Nutrition 365 Blog



We are excited about Nutrition 365: Monthly Whole Food Education for Cancer Prevention! Each month, we'll dive into topics such as healthy fats, food additives, plant protein, and more! Check out our blog regularly for posts, handouts to download, and new recipes to try! 





2/4/2017 11:18:30 AM
Replacing Refined, White Flour with Whole Grains  

Examples of Whole Grains:

Wheat & Bulgur (cracked wheat)

Oats (including oatmeal)

Brown & Wild Rice

Rye & Barley

Buckwheat

Millet

Quinoa

Corn (including popcorn & cornmeal





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Categories: February  |  Fiber  |  Recipes  |  Whole Grains
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1/1/2017 9:32:57 AM

What's on your plate?  Do meat and potatoes take the stage?  Are there any colors?  A large and growing body of research shows that the content of our plate can have a huge impact on the quality of our health.  Our aim this month is to transition to "The New American Plate" where we will begin to reduce the portion size of animal protein while adding more color, fiber and a higher quality of nutrition to our plates. Download the January Handout


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12/1/2016 12:08:05 PM

Energy Density, a.k.a. calorie density, refers to the amount of calories present in a specific weight of food. Research shows that people tend to eat the same volume of food each day, so choosing foods low in energy density promotes weight loss without the hassle of counting every calorie.  Read here to learn which foods have the lowest energy density and how you can use this information to make better choices...


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11/1/2016 8:25:49 AM

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration where we count our blessings and spend time with the ones we love. And...our celebrations usually include a feast! However, our feasting and celebrating don’t have to interfere with our desire for good health. This season, we invite you to join us in healthy holiday eating. Start by making realistic goals. The holiday season is no time to place added stress on yourself by attempting to lose weight. Instead, practice mindfulness when eating and drinking. And we all know, moderation is the key. Follow these tips to enjoy a season of celebration, blessings and health...

Cheers!

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Categories: Healthy Holiday Eating  |  November
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10/1/2016 8:22:28 AM

Dietary fats are nutrients found in foods that supply calories and help the body to absorb certain vitamins. They can be found in both plant and animal foods, but leading health organizations recommend that plants provide most of the fat in our diets. Although most plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans are naturally low in fat, some, such as avocadoes, nuts, seeds and oils are naturally high in fat. These high-fat plant foods also contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and health-protective phytochemicals, so small to moderate amounts of these foods are part of a cancer-fighting diet.


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Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Good Fats  |  October
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9/1/2016 8:55:08 AM

What is a probiotic?

The word probiotic is derived from the Latin pro, meaning "for” and biotic, meaning "life”. As defined by the World Health Organization, probiotics are "live microorganisms which confer a health benefit to the host.” Probiotics support life and promote a healthy digestive tract or a "healthy gut”.  Read more about what probiotics can do for your health...

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Categories: Probiotics  |  September
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8/1/2016 1:52:49 PM
This month, we are focusing in on Plant-Based Main Dishes.  That's right, we are going meatless! Don't worry, you don't have to give up your grilled chicken and steak forever.  We are just encouraging you to try going meatless for one meal once a week, once a day, or maybe even a whole day each week.  Our favorite is to try a Meatless Monday to experiment with making plant-based main dishes a part of your regular diet.  Read on to discover the health benefits more plant-based eating can provide...

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Categories: Fiber  |  Plant Protein  |  Recipes  |  Whole Grains
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7/1/2016 8:14:47 AM
Green SmoothieJuly is already here and we are definitely feeling the summer heat!  This month, we are focusing on going green with our smoothies.  "Green Smoothie Goodness" we call it.  If you have never added greens to your smoothie, you are missing out on tons of phytochemicals, vitamins and beneficial digestive enzymes.  Green smoothies make a fantastic breakfast on the go, a superb snack, or a rejuvenating post work out pick-me-up.  Give it a try this July.  Go Green to get lean and mean!  ( ;

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Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Fiber  |  Green Smoothies  |  July  |  Phytochemicals  |  Plant Protein  |  Raw  |  Recipes
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6/2/2016 10:23:37 AM
This Saturday our local Farmer's Market was overflowing with the most beautiful fruits and vegetables.  And, the organic kale was absolutely gorgeous and only $3 for a HUGE bunch.  After filling my basket, I ran right home and made this most delicious Asian Kale Salad.  This recipe was shared at one of our Wellness Potluck Parties by a Yoga and Pilates student.  Everyone loved it!  I hope you do, too. 

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Categories: June  |  Plant Protein  |  Raw  |  Recipes
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6/1/2016 9:56:41 AM
Summer is just around the corner along with all of the wonderful summer veggies AND the hot and heavy humidity so familiar to Louisiana natives!  With all this summer heat, who wants to spend time cooking or eating a hot and heavy meal?  This month, we are focusing on salads.  Raw salads, cold salads, sweet salads, savory salads, pasta salads, potato salads...we are going crazy over salads!  We will also have plenty of fabulous, easy to prepare salad dressings.  Read more for tips to help you create a delicious, nutritious and interesting summer salad.  And, stay tuned for some fantastic recipes!!!

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Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Fiber  |  June  |  Plant Protein  |  Raw  |  Recipes  |  Salad Dressings
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5/2/2016 9:01:06 AM


This month we are focusing on becoming aware of and eliminating highly processed foods from our diet.  Yellow #5, monosodium glutamate, sodium propionate, sulphur dioxide...yikes!  What are  chemicals in our food?  Learn how to recognize and avoid these additives and clean up your diet for greater health!

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4/1/2016 5:20:25 PM
Spring has SPRUNG! Our natural world is coming back to life, the flowers are blooming, and an abundance of delicious fruits and veggies are up and coming.  In addition to being a treat for the taste buds, these colorful plants pack a powerful nutritional punch.  Read here to find out about the abundance of "Fabulous Phytochemicals" that are found in fruits and vegetables...
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Categories: April  |  Cancer Prevention  |  Phytochemicals
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3/17/2016 8:34:07 AM
Oven Roasted ChickpeasChickpeas, also known as Garbanzo Beans, are a great source of fiber and protein.  They can also make a GREAT snack.  Check out this delicious recipe for Oven Roasted Chickpeas!
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Categories: Fiber  |  March  |  Plant Protein  |  Recipes
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3/5/2016 9:48:12 AM
Reducing Red Meat, Avoiding Processed Meat and Increasing Plant Based Protein

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends choosing mostly plant-based foods, limiting red meat to less than 18 oz per week, and avoiding processed meat to reduce your cancer risk.  Learn what constitutes "processed meat" as well as tips for reducing red meat in your diet...

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Categories: March  |  Plant Protein  |  Processed Meat  |  Red Meat
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2/20/2016 9:17:44 AM
 As Lafayette health food foodies await our very own Whole Foods Market, we take a virtual trip to their website featuring a "whole" lot of whole grains tips and recipes!
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Categories: February  |  Fiber  |  Plant Protein  |  Recipes  |  Whole Grains
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2/4/2016 9:17:22 AM
Follow these tips from the Whole Grain Council to help replace refined, white flour with healthy, whole grains!


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Categories: February  |  Whole Grains
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5/19/2010 10:49:41 AM

We have all heard of the power of prayer. Some people believe it, some don’t, some believe some of it. There is a growing body of research on the connection between spirituality and health.

 


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4/15/2010 11:47:52 AM
Hearing a song that moves you can change how you view the world and your place in it. Sometimes great writers capture w/ music the song in our hearts.

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4/8/2010 12:18:32 PM
I’m a girl on the move. I love hiking mountains and snowshoeing through forests. So when I had a chance to take a yoga class at Miles Perret Cancer Services, it stopped me in my tracks.
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3/11/2010 10:20:09 AM
Most of us think about eating right so we can lose weight and fit into our skinny clothes. We don't often think about eating right so we lower our chances of getting cancer. 

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2/17/2010 11:49:04 AM
The steps are big and small here at Miles Perret's Wellness Center, but they provide the lifelines to keep cancer survivors moving forward and living well!
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1/18/2010 11:34:28 AM
Why do people come into our lives? I believe they are sent to share lessons about life that we still need to learn and that will make us more aware of the goodness and hope that exists in our world.
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12/15/2009 5:17:25 PM
The TV show is called "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?", but I've got one better.
 
"Are you wiser than an 8-year-old?"
 
My niece Katie Kelley (and some elves) shed light on what's really important! 

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11/17/2009 12:59:01 PM
GIVE THANKS WITH US .... IT'S THE HEALTHY THING TO DO!
 
FOR OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS
GENEROUS COMMUNITY
INSPIRING SURVIVORS

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10/6/2009 9:44:07 AM
Debbie Perret shares stories about Miles and the highlights from his athletic ventures!
 

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9/25/2009 8:15:36 AM

We're all artists at heart ---- we just have to be bold enough to show our true colors!


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9/16/2009 12:23:50 PM

My life came full circle (yet again!) through an international art exhibit coming to Lafayette and one very talented cancer survivor from Acadiana.


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8/27/2009 12:34:06 PM

A local artist captures the "faces" of Miles Perret and we see one client's face transform.

 
MPCS Wellness Director Carla Duhon with client Rebecca Trahan 

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8/15/2009 4:54:13 PM

Games of Acadiana celebrates life and the joy of playing well!


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7/30/2009 9:52:18 AM

Eight women in treatment took part in our Miles Strong program. They are this year's honorees for Games of Acadiana on August 15th.


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7/23/2009 12:55:34 PM
Julie Kelley's Cancer and Wellness Column runs in The Daily Advertiser on the first Thursday of every month. 
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7/23/2009 12:35:31 PM

Julie Kelley's Cancer and Wellness column runs in The Daily Advertiser on the first Thursday of every month.  


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6/18/2009 2:25:36 PM
Our Wellness Center Celebration reaches nearly 250,000 people through a multi-media campaign and inspires healthy living among cancer survivors in Southwest Louisiana.
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6/8/2009 4:39:10 PM

Local oil companies create a dynamic day of sportsmanship and help families fighting cancer in Acadiana!


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5/27/2009 11:25:02 AM

Sephora store launches "Makeovers For Miles" and makes Acadiana a more beautiful place by helping families fighting cancer.


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5/19/2009 9:17:37 AM
Two well-known area men team up to support families fighting cancer in Acadiana with a donation to Miles Perret Cancer Services!
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4/30/2009 9:54:32 AM
Superior Energy Services and UL Baseball hit one out of the park for Miles Perret Cancer Services and create magic moments for families fighting cancer! 
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4/20/2009 9:39:44 AM
Acadiana Karate sets a record during the "Kicks For Miles" Break-a-thon! 
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1/29/2009 8:53:36 AM
Yah know that old tv show, "Kids Say the Darndest Things?" I'm living it and loving it!
 
Every time a school takes on our CHANGE FOR MILES service project, I go in and talk about how their change will help people in Acadiana with cancer through Miles Perret Cancer Services. At the end, I always ask them if they have any questions. Questions --- indeed!

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1/12/2009 3:15:47 PM
Big plans in the works for early 2009: Public Service Announcements, Junior Leadership Service Day and Wellness Program expands.
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12/15/2008 8:24:56 AM

An old tune kept popping into my head Saturday night ...maybe you'll be humming by the end of this!


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12/12/2008 9:28:59 AM
What's happening at Miles Perret Cancer Services. 
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