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Wellness through Nutrition

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A Recipe for Getting the Nutrition You Need during Cancer Treatment

by Holly Clegg

Anyone who’s been diagnosed with cancer knows that cancer and the side effects of treatment can affect the body in many differ­ent ways. People undergoing cancer treatment may experience loss of appetite, taste and smell changes, sore throat, diarrhea, consti­pation, and a lack of energy. All these changes can make maintaining adequate calories and nutrition difficult.

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Food for Life

by Maria Petzel, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, FAND

When you’re undergoing can­cer treatment, so many things can seem out of your control. However, one thing most survivors can control is nutrition. During treatment, making the right food choices can help you manage symptoms, improve your tolerance of treatment, and increase your quality of life. Once treatment ends, good nutri­tion can help rebuild your body after cancer.

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Cook for Your Life

by Ann Ogden Gaffney

I love to cook, and I live to eat. Two cancer diagnoses couldn’t put a dent in that, but they did get me thinking about food. When you have cancer, cooking isn’t just about healthy eating; it is also about feelings, both physical and men­tal.

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