As promised, a phytochemical is a naturally occurring plant chemical that protects plants from disease. It’s found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Evidence also points to phytoc
Do you know what an antioxidant is? I will tell you really soon, but first lets start with some background information on why antioxidants are important to your health. Every day our bodies are subjec
Lettuce? Yup, I said lettuce! Have you noticed ’tis the season (spring to early summer) for lettuce? Lots of different types and each offers different vitamins and minerals along with cancer-fighting
How far have you gotten with your spring cleaning? Do we also need to clean out and detox our bodies along with our homes? When clients ask about eating clean and detoxing, I ask them what they mean.
As Memorial Day approaches, grills around the country are being prepped for the official start of barbecue season. Whether you prefer traditional barbecue or something a little different, with so many
Eating is meant to be a pleasurable experience, not a challenging one. But undergoing cancer treatment can change that as sense of taste is lost, dulled or altered. In this video, our resident nutriti
Meditation is an ancient art practiced for thousands and thousands of years. In the Yoga Sutras, the sage Patanjali defines meditation as the progressive quieting of the fluctuations of the mind. I li
I’m sure you’ve heard about the heart healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but did you know there is also a possible link to reducing cancer risk, including a hard to treat post men
SOY SO MANY WAYS… April is National Soy Food Month, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share all the different and wonderful ways that soy can be incorporated into our daily diets. Enjoy!!
Although old time garlic superstitions for warding off the evil eye curse or vampires and werewolves originated in Europe, garlic was first cultivated over 5,000 years ago in Central Asia. Today it
Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! Grilled cheese is an All-American staple typically made with white bread, American cheese (which contains additives and fillers) and loads of butter in the fry pa
Time and time again I’m asked, “Since I have cancer, should I follow an alkaline diet?” The thought process behind this question is the theory that the food we eat can affect how acidic or alkal
Have you noticed plant-based milk alternatives are popping up everywhere? No longer exclusive to health food stores and natural foods supermarkets, many non-dairy options are finding its way into peop
Water helps perform so many functions including regulation of body temperature, transporting of nutrients and oxygen, lubricating joints, just to name a few. Plenty of foods and other liquids contain
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Eating red meat and processed meat increases risk of colorectal cancer. Changing eating habits can be challenging, but there’s always an opportunit
Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day❣️ Did you know that the word dietetics originates from the Greek word diaita, meaning ‘way of life’? True to it’s root meaning, food and nutrition is a way
A common theme I notice with my clients at Mondays at Racine and elsewhere is anxiety. In today’s fast-paced society, relaxing is difficult for anybody but a cancer diagnosis further compounds this. D
Hot off the press…the Mondays Newsletter: Winter 2017 Edition (click here to access the full newsletter) is finally here! Make sure to check it out…this month we’re highlighting: O
Do you LOVE Peanut Butter? Well I do & since today is National Peanut Butter Day, it seemed fitting to mention that peanut butter is protein-packed, nutrient-rich, & highly-versatile. Traditio
Welcome to our new blog series…Wellness Wednesday with Wendy. Every week, on Wednesday, Mondays’ Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Wendy Kaplan, will share quick, easy and useful nutritio
So much to be thankful for this Fall. Read our latest edition of the Mondays Newsletter to catch up with us and all that we’re thankful for this year!!