Daily Contest Tuesday May 16

Daily Contest Tuesday May 16

Today’s Theme: Oncology

Read about today’s theme and then answer the question to enter the daily contest. Remember to tag as many people as you’d like in the comments on Instagram and Facebook because each tag is a new entry!

Good news for coffee lovers! Coffee intake is strongly linked to lower rates of liver and uterine cancers, and may decrease the risk of cancers of the colon, skin, and mouth. Coffee has not been found to increase the risk of any cancers. However, it is best to be mindful of when you drink your coffee (morning is best to avoid sleep disruption), and what you add to your coffee (sugar-sweetened beverages are not recommended for optimal health and cancer prevention).  

(Reference: AICR/WCRF. Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective, 2018.)

Today’s Contest Question*

True or false:

​​It is best to limit or avoid coffee for cancer prevention.

Today’s Featured Doctor: Ellen Conte, ND

Dr. Ellen Conte, Naturopathic Doctor Inc.

Halifax Naturopathic Health Centre
2585 Beech Street,
Halifax NS B3L 2X9
902-407-0808 Phone
902-407-0809 Fax

ellen conte

Dr. Ellen Conte (nee McDonell) is a naturopathic doctor and clinical researcher with a focus in integrative cancer care. Ellen works with people for cancer prevention, complementary care during active cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship. Ellen uses an evidence-based and practical approach to support people with a range of concerns including side effect management, quality of life concerns, recurrence risk, and overall health. Ellen also welcomes patients with general health concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Ellen is an associate researcher with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Patterson Institute for Integrative Oncology Research where she studies the effects of a complementary and integrative approach to healthcare. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at academic conferences.

Ellen received her degree in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa before obtaining her Doctor of Naturopathy from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She then completed an oncology-focused residency at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. Ellen is board certified in naturopathic oncology through the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology—the only naturopathic doctor in Atlantic Canada with this designation. Ellen is Chair of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physician’s Research Committee and sits on the editorial review board for the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors Journal. Ellen is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, is registered in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology.

Born and raised in Halifax, Ellen lived in Ontario for over a decade before moving back East with her husband in early 2021. An avid runner and triathlete, when not at work she’s often outside training and enjoying nature, or spending time with her husband and daughter.

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