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Positive Nutrition as Part of an Integrative Approach to Cancer

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Detox and Cancer

Spring is upon us, bringing with it a popular time to undertake a ‘detox’. Detoxification is certainly an attractive concept, but, what does it really mean?

Eat well and enjoy! 

Whether you live to eat or eat to live, food is essential to our lives and one of the most important influencers of our health and wellbeing.

Cooking for One

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Are you taking part in Veganuary this year?

Whether you’re trying out a plant-based diet just for January or thinking of going vegan part time, we take a look at making the diet work best for you.

What’s in season this September?

We’re spoilt for choice in the month of September with plenty of seasonal vegetables and fruits to harvest and eat.

Key findings: Nutrition and supplement survey 2019

Key findings from our 2019 nutrition and supplement survey have allowed us to better understand the nutrition needs of people living with and beyond cancer.

Impact of Penny Brohn UK nutrition support services

Results are in following a study, looking into the impact of nutrition advice and support received by people using our services.

Guest Blog: Ryan Riley, Life Kitchen – Umami: the fifth taste

This month, we are thrilled to have teamed up with food writer and stylist, Ryan Riley, founder of Life Kitchen, which runs food classes for chemotherapy patients.

Discover the Unique Taste of Blood Oranges

Like other oranges, blood oranges are rich in vitamin C, which has been linked with a range of health benefits. Find out more here.

Benefits of cooking with herbs and spices

We love our herbs and spices so much, we gave them a dedicated section on our healthy eating plate! But, why do we love them?

Is coffee really so bad to drink?

We are looking into the potential benefits of coffee in our diet and asking is it time to rethink your relationship with coffee?

Winter immunity

This winter, we want to talk a little about the immune system – including the evidence behind vitamins and minerals with immune boosting claims.

Guest Blog: How can we help anxiety through nutritional therapy?

How can we help anxiety through nutritional therapy? Thanks to Nutritionist Allison Llewellyn DipNT, mBANT, rCNHC you can find out more.

Fasting and Cancer

Fasting and Cancer – The Facts!

The practice of fasting has often made headline news in recent years. While some of us have adopted it as a way of life, others consider it no more than a passing fad. So, what does the research tell us? Here, we share with you our thoughts on why you may choose to fast.

Omega 3 Fats, what they are, why we need them, where to get them….

Omega-3 fats. We’ve all heard of them, but what do we know about them? Our Nutritional Therapist, Janey Twigger sums up what they are, why we need them and where to get them.

The consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk

British Medical Journal recently published the findings of an important study on ultra-processed foods and cancer. Dr Catherine Zollman explains why this gives further support to Penny Brohn’s position.

Foods to soothe the digestive tract

When the gut microbiota is healthy and in balance, it plays an important role in maintaining health, ensuring proper digestive function.

Phytochemicals in cancer management

A new article on phytochemicals in cancer management.

eat the rainbow

How to eat the rainbow

Eat your Greens? How about eating a whole rainbow! Janey explores why is this phrase now so popular and how you can achieve it in your diet. 

Calcium and the White Stuff

The fact that milk is an excellent source of calcium is not exactly headline news but does it mean we all need to include it in our diets?

The truth about sugar

There are a lot of reports about the detrimental affect too much sugar can have on your health. Here is the truth about alternative sugar substitutes.

Let’s talk about breakfast

Guidelines on the principles of a healthy breakfast to support energy levels, concentration and mood with breakfast ideas and recipes.

The Bristol Whole Life Approach to Healthy Eating

Introduction to our Healthy Eating Guidelines and food suitable for people living with cancer. There is no one ‘anti-cancer’ diet that suits everyone.

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