After Cancer: Limiting Chemical Exposures

After Cancer posts address unique topics for those in cancer survivorship. This month, certified oncology dietitian Mindy Athas writes about carcinogens and reducing your risk. 

Chemical Nation

Chemicals are everywhere, but not all pose a health risk. Most concerning are those in food, grooming and cleaning products, packaging, prescription drugs, household and lawn care products. Factors that increase cancer risk include smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, on-the-job exposure to certain chemicals, radiation and sun exposure, and some viruses and bacteria. Read More

Homemade Basil Pesto

Making pesto is quick and easy and is such a versatile sauce. You can whip this up ahead of time and use it on baked chicken, salmon, veggies or whole wheat pasta. It is also great as a spread on a sandwich or a dip. Check out this video with community nutrition educator Bridgette Bostic, R.D.N., showing how to make it at home.