Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fighting Cancer - from Apples to Apps!

I still have a 'dumb-phone' so I don't know much yet about 'apps', but my dietitian friends at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston are well ahead of me technology-wise. They have developed the content for a free app for an iPhone that provides easy to use information about healthy foods and recipes for people with a cancer diagnosis (and every delicious-sounding recipe I looked at would be great for trying to prevent cancer, too).

Here is the link to information about all the recipes and nutrition information available on this 'app'. I especially like the "Ask the Nutritionist" generated list of questions that were submitted to these oncology dietitians with the answers then shared on the web for all to review. (I started doing this, too, on my website when it first launched in 1998.)

Congratulations to my Dana-Farber colleagues (and friends). Thanks for sharing your collective (and impressive) knowledge about nutrition and cancer with the world. You will help countless people who are sorting through the overwhelming amount of nutrition and cancer information available through the internet to find up-to-date, reliable information that offers the best hope versus hype or even potential harm. On behalf of all those people, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I hope you have lots of recipes with garlic and kale!

Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row!

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

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