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Healthy Eating with Cancerwife

I love to eat.  Food delights me.

Even when I stayed in the hospital for chemo, I looked forward to each meal and snack. Some of the hospital food was not that great, but I found some appetizing items!

Marinated Mushrooms

marinated mushroom recipe healthy eating with cancerwife low omega 6Whenever we go to a salad bar, we always look for marinated mushrooms to add to our salad.  The marinated mushrooms add quite a bit of weight and price to our salad!  This is until I realized I could make it myself at a fraction of the cost. 

Now, I make a batch of these every week! These marinated mushrooms are great on salads, or as a side dish to any meal! 

No-Cook Honeydew Coconut Chia Pudding

honeydew coconut chia pudding recipeA quick and healthy spin to a classic Asian dessert, honeydew coconut pudding.

4 ingredients only and no cooking required!


Healthy Snacking: Kettle Chips Real Sliced Potatoes

Potato chips are one of my guilty pleasures.  When I started the low omega 6 diet, I realized that most of the chips  have a ton of omega 6 fats.
Chips are usually fried in large amounts of sunflower or safflower oil, which are high in omega 6 (4g or 10g omega 6/ Tbs, respectively).

Freekeh Mediterranean Salad

 In looking for healthy grains that are low glycemic, I found freekeh.  It's an ancient grain that is readily available at Costco (Village Harvest Organic Freekeh).

An added benefit of this dish is that I have fun saying "I'm eating freeky" :-)


Blueberry Chia Egg Oatmeal

I've been searching for a good breakfast food that is fast to make, low in carbs and high in protein.

I may have found it with this recipe!


The High Omega 3 Low Omega 6 Regimen

What are Omega 3 and Omega 6?
Omega 3 and omega 6 are both fats.  Specifically, they are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). 
It’s important to be mindful of how much omega 3 and omega 6 we eat and drink, because these fats are incorporated into all the cells of the body, both normal and cancer cells.

How to Approximate Omega 6 from Food Labels

On the Nutrition Facts label, look under “Fats”.

See if it lists the “Polyunsaturated Fats” (PUFA).  Omega 3 and Omega 6 are both polyunsaturated fats.  Most labels will not list out the amount of Omega 6.  Since most foods have higher amounts of Omega 6 compared to Omega 3, I assume the total amount of “Polyunsaturated Fats” is the amount of Omega 6 in that food.

Case Studies of High Omega 3 Low Omega 6 Regimen

Table comparing Patient DH and my high omega 3 low omega 6 regimen

As of Jan 2015 


Nutrition Facts for Low Omega 6 Diet and Ketogenic Diet

** UPDATED 5/1/2014 - Peanut butter and Almond butter added under "Nuts"

** UPDATED 4/26/2014 - "Condiments" added.   Various Beans added under "Starches"

To make it easier to identify the pertinent information for each diet:

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