Category: Health & Wellness

Posted 12 months ago

Essential Oils

Many people diagnosed with cancer seek complementary and alternative therapies to address the side effects of treatment and…

Posted 1 year ago

National Sourdough Bread Day

April 1st is not only April Fool’s Day and our first Survivor Day Breakfast since COVID, but also,…

Posted 1 year ago

Pineapple, Raspberry, and Beet Crisp

Enjoy this Pineapple, Raspberry Beet, Crisp it is a delightful vegan dessert with a bright color scheme and the nutritional profile of a healthy power bowl or smoothie. The fruits and veg offer a great addition to your daily intake of vitamins and antioxidants, while ground almonds, oats, and flax provide high quality fiber and heart-healthy omega-3s.

Posted 1 year ago

Happy New Year! 2023

Happy New Year! One New Year’s tradition that I have practiced for the last two years that brings…

Posted 2 years ago

Cool Cap for hair loss

One of the challenging side effects of some chemotherapies used to treat cancer is hair loss. Not all chemotherapy treatments cause an individual to lose their hair or have hair thinning.  This can be very emotional and distressful for a patient.

During conversations with your Oncologist prior to beginning treatment, they may mention cooling caps as an alternative to hair loss.  There are no guarantees that the products will work and cooling caps are not covered by your insurance.  Patients can seek out the caps and pay for them on their own for use at Ironwood.  We would like to take a moment to share some facts and research on the use and success of these products.

Posted 2 years ago

Your Guide to Protein

Every diet, whether having cancer, going through active treatment, living an active lifestyle, or living day-to-day requires protein…

Posted 2 years ago

Family fun month with cooking “therapy”

August is Family Fun Month which makes it the opportune time to enjoy family with extra fun and activities! So why not start a tradition and make some memories with cooking? When you cook together, it’s a chance to press pause, tune out distractions, and tune into each other with the added benefit of exploring new recipes, ingredients, flavors, all while producing a scrumptious end product of nourishment.

Posted 2 years ago

Summertime Mocktails

The summertime is quickly approaching. Summertime is often when we gather with friends and family for barbeques and…

Posted 2 years ago

Safe Travel for patients

Many people have been at home and forgoing travel for almost two years now due to COVID. However,…

Posted 2 years ago

Chocolate, it does not have to be just for Valentine’s Day

In the U.S. 58 million pounds of chocolate are purchased in the 7 days leading up to February 14th. But chocolate does not just have to be for Valentine’s Day…it should be the right chocolate though. Not all chocolates are  equal when it comes to nutrition and health.

Posted 2 years ago

Eat Well, Live Well Gingerbread

Gingerbread This beautifully light version of traditional gingerbread uses whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber, vitamins and phytochemicals…