A Simple, Easy, Chemo-Friendly Recipe

A Simple, Easy, Chemo-Friendly Recipe

Shaun Veran

A cancer diagnosis completely upends eating habits. Firstly, you are restricted from eating various types of food with a low bacteria diet. Secondly, you can have weird side effects like cravings, swings in appetite, or digestive issues. Finally, the medication can completely alter the taste of your favorite foods.  With all these changes, it can be really hard to maintain a normal, healthy diet while undergoing treatment.  So to help you stay healthy while on a low bacteria diet, we sat down with Fifi Buchanan, host of the Divine Hostess, for a simple, easy recipe that you could make while...

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Choosing an Oncologist: Traits to Look for in Your Doctor

Choosing an Oncologist: Traits to Look for in Your Doctor

Keane Veran

With a cancer diagnosis, a flood of emotions takes over. Fear. Anxiety. Denial. Hopelessness. In moments like this, your doctor becomes both your captain and your cheerleader. They will be with you through both the triumphs and hardships of recovery. Because of this, it is so important to make sure you choose an oncologist that you will have the utmost confidence in. You should have complete trust in their discernment, especially because trust works both ways. Their guidance for your treatment only works if you adhere to their recommendations for you. The worst thing is to second guess your doctor....

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4 Ways to Manage Cancer Treatment as Healthcare Changes

4 Ways to Manage Cancer Treatment as Healthcare Changes

  Earlier this month, I attended the Blood Cancer Conference put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was such an incredible opportunity to learn more about the state of cancer recovery from doctors and experts in the field.  From all the incredible speakers there, it was a topic that Dr. Saro Armenian brought up that really stuck with me:   Healthcare is moving away from a doctor centric system. Our healthcare system is changing. For decades, we have been operating with the responsibility of care placed solely on doctors and clinicians. However, with changes to our healthcare system...

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The Legend of 1000 Cranes

The Legend of 1000 Cranes

Keane Veran

If you haven’t noticed, we love the crane. This fabled bird is said to live for 1000 years and has become a symbol of life, longevity, and happiness in Japanese culture. With so much good fortune associated with the crane, it quickly became the most popular and iconic piece of origami for people to fold.  But it didn’t stop there.  According to legend, folding 1000 origami cranes results in a wish. It’s said that each folded piece represents a year of the crane’s life and when someone completes all 1000, the sacred crane grants their wish.  Through the years thousands...

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UV Protection Caps by OURA - Behind UPF 50+

UV Protection Caps by OURA - Behind UPF 50+

Keane Veran

Exposure to sunlight is bad... right? As the saying goes, everything in moderation. Catching a couple rays can be totally fine but getting too much sun is definitely harmful. Sunlight has Ultraviolet (UV) radiation which increases your risk of sunburns, premature skin aging, and skin cancer so it’s important to limit your exposure. Clothes provide our first defense against the sun by absorbing or blocking the UV radiation, but different clothes provide different levels of protection. Darker colors are more protective than lighter colors, while tightly woven fabric is more protective than one that is loosely woven. UV, UPF and...

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