Anti-oxidant power · Cancer · Science

Nutrition app and new blog update

Happy Monday everyone!

I wanted to share with you all very quickly about a new sister site that I recently created called Beautifully Scientific. I started this blog after noticing how much traffic this post on a DIY paraben-free face mask received. I thought long and hard about whether to just expand Scientifically Delicious in this area or to start something new. It came down to the realization that not all health foodies are also hard core beauty junkies (and vice versa), so I felt it only right to start an additional blog.

Beautifully Scientific will focus on 3 things, 1) Exposing the hazards of ingredients used in everyday cosmetics, lotions, shampoos, etc and providing some of the scientific literature to back it up, 2) Provide healthy alternatives of organic/natural beauty cosmetic lines, including extensive product reviews and 3) DIY recipes for many healthy alternatives.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, I invite you to head on over there and take a look around, or follow me to see how the site evolves over time. As always, I appreciate your support.

Onto something more food-related. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute just released a brand new nutrition app that I think is pretty awesome! This app is geared towards helping patients who are receiving cancer treatments and would like to use foods to aid in digestion, boost their immune systems and increase their anti-oxidant intake. On the app are recipes, which you can filter for specific diets or amazingly by symptom management (for ex. constipation, diarrhea, and nausea). Also, there is an “Ask the Nutritionists” button, which takes you to a number of different question and answers, for example, examining the role of over anti-oxidation in prostate cancer survival. I hope you will find this helpful. I’m proud of Dana-Farber’s commitment to patient care, they continue to go above and beyond.

More info and the app can be downloaded here:

http://www.dana-farber.org/nutrition-app.aspx?track=nutritionapp

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