Daily Life

Here you’ll find posts about resources and products created to help you get through the day.  Learn about potential side effects and how to manage them; fitness programs for cancer fighters and survivors; tools to track medications and health history; free house cleaning or babysitting services; care packages to brighten your day; as well as some of our favorite cancer-fighting recipes and much more.

Pesticides & Food

This infographic was created by Garrick Dee of JuicingWithG, a blog that’s all about juicing. The information presented here was taken directly from the Environmental Working Group’s website. For more information on when to buy organic produce vs. conventional produce, click HERE.  


Recipes to Nourish Your Body During Cancer Treatments & Beyond

Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup By Jennifer Segal of OnceUponAChef.com   NOTE:  Eating protein-rich food like chickpeas and lentils gives your body the fuel it needs to build up your immune system which often times becomes compromised during cancer treatments. Servings:  6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, finely chopped...


Study Finds Cancer Diagnosis Can Lead to Mental Health Disorders

  For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during this challenging time.  In fact, research has shown that strong support communities can be beneficial to cancer outcomes.  To help cancer patients and their caregivers get the support they need, MyLifeLine.org provides free, personal websites to anyone affected...


What You Should Know About the 2014-2015 Influenza Season

  Today marks the first day of Autumn.  I love this time of year…. Alan’s birthday, cooler temperatures, crisp air, beautifully colored leaves, and flu shots.  Yes, you read that right… now is the time- BEFORE winter arrives (and with it, the flu)– when it’s best to get your flu shot. Regardless of how severe this season’s...


Fight Cancer With This FREE Cancer Fighting Video Game

  Any oncologist or parent will tell you that getting young cancer patients (that includes children, teenagers and even young adults) to stick to their treatment regimens and take their medications when and how they have been prescribed is no easy task.  To help encourage treatment adherence (which improves outcomes and...


When to Buy Organic: 2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Many people believe that the pesticides used to grow conventional or non-organic produce may have played a role in their cancer and that removing pesticides from our food may help re-build and strengthen their bodies.  Although there is no definitive research proving either belief, should we avoid buying some or all fruits or vegetables that are...


Nutritional Fixes for Common Cancer Side Effects

Super helpful info from Cancer Treatment Centers of America… To learn about fixes for these and other common cancer side effects, check out Cancer Nutrition & Recipes for Dummies. Click HERE for more on nutrition therapy, tips & recipes from Cancer Treatment Centers of America Dieticians.   http://ctcaho.pe/CancerNutritionAndRecipesForDummies


Protect Yourself From Mesothelioma (aka Summer’s Silent Threat)

  Meet PATIENT ADVOCATE Susan Vento of The Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Rights Campaign (ACVRC),  a national campaign dedicated to protecting the rights of asbestos victims, making sure they and their families are protected in seeking compensation, and opposing legislation that seeks to roll back their rights.  At the end of this article written by the ACVRC,...


FREE Running Program for Cancer Survivors

  Pictured above is my husband Alan (on the right) with his childhood friend Andy.  Since this picture was taken, Andy has run more than 30 marathons, completed 13 triathlons and has become a certified running coach.  Despite all these accomplishments, Andy always made time to go for a run or...




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