Denial

Posted June 27th, 2011

She was desperate. I remember she was a middle aged woman with dark hair. I think she was still wearing a coat long after the rest of us took ours off. I was attending a blood cancer support group at Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley. We had an unusually good turn out that night. I can […]


Nutrition Nuggets: Best foods?

Posted May 13th, 2011

There is a certain amount of tug of war in nutrition as it relates to cancer. On the one hand there are frequent “discoveries” of chemicals founds in foods that seem to be helpful in “fighting” cancer. Often the chemical in question is just one of many found in a particular plant and it is […]


Songs for a Blue MoodSongs for a Blue Mood

Posted August 27th, 2010

This is a musical blog, so I hope you have some time.  Click on the links and enjoy some great music. I’m a big Lyle Lovett fan.   He’s a great song writer whose songs bend several musical genres: country, blues, gospel, rock.  He often tours with his Large Band, a 16 piece Texas swing band […]


A Dietitian’s Strange Affair with Sugar

Posted June 28th, 2010

At least once a week, if not more, I find myself in the strange position of trying to convince someone to eat more sugar. It is not that I think that everyone should eat more sugar, it’s not that I think sugar is healthy, but the information regarding sugar and cancer gets so distorted by […]


I Loved Christmas…Until Cancer Came Along

Posted December 10th, 2009

I loved Christmas. What boy didn’t? Especially a greedy little urchin like me, who measured Christmases by the size of the pile of gifts I’d get, and whether or not I got all the G.I. Joe paraphernalia I asked for. It wasn’t a spiritually uplifting, get together with loved ones, Jesus our savior is born […]


The Rainbow Connection

Posted November 18th, 2009

I love news stories about "super foods". Even if these stories can sometimes be confusing, I welcome almost any opportunity to talk about healthy foods! Super foods often get their designation in the media because they contain some newly discovered chemical, often called a phytochemical that may be helpful in preventing heart disease, diabetes or […]