How Diet Enhances Our Natural Anti-Cancer Response

One of the ways the body controls the overall number of cells is by initiating a preprogrammed cell death routine, known as apoptosis, in damaged or otherwise unnecessary cells. Apoptosis allows elimination of cells without induction of an autoimmune response. A hallmark of many types of cancer cells is a resistance to apoptosis; hence, tumors continue to grow and metastasize. Finding ways to defeat this resistance in cancer cells is an area of active research. Read more.

APPETITE FOR LIFE: Nutrition Talk + Demo At Johnson & Wales University

Register now for the nextAppetite for Life presentation October 17 at 6 PM in Charlotte. In collaboration with Johnson & Wales University, the Nutrition Research Institute is pleased to present a free community event at the JWU campus in Center City Charlotte. JWU Chef Megan Lambert will demonstrate delicious, healthy cooking for the holidays, while NRI registered dietitian Steph Saullo, RD shares nutrition news and tips. A light fare will be served.
The location of this event is the Hance Auditorium, Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 [map]Seating is limited. Register early for this much-anticipated event!
Upcoming program:
November 14 – Susan Smith, PhD – Eat Like A Nutritionist: How To Survive the Holiday Season at Restaurant Forty Six in Kannapolis, NC.
Registration for each program opens 4 weeks in advance on

Polyphenols: Colorful, Healthy, Plant Compounds You May Already Eat & Drink

The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory on the NC Research Campus compiled a list of the foods and beverages highest in health-promoting, plant polyphenols. Good news! Many of them may be a regular part of your diet. Read more.