Wellness through Nutrition
by Jennifer Fitzgibbon, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN
A cancer diagnosis is life altering, to say the least. As soon as you hear the words “you have cancer,” you are thrust into a world of complex medical language, difficult treatment decisions, and overwhelming emotions. Your diet is probably the last thing on your mind.
by Elise B. Cushman, MS, RD, CSO, LD
As important as it is to eat well during cancer treatment, for many survivors, finding the motivation to do so can be challenging. Cancer can put you in a hypermetabolic (fuel-burning) state that can rob your muscles of protein and cause weight loss, depleting your stamina and leaving you easily fatigued. So what can you do to overcome these barriers to good nutrition?
by Kalli Castille, MS, RD, LD
A nutritionally balanced diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is especially vital when you’re fighting cancer. Good nutrition helps keep your body and immune system strong to help prevent malnutrition and other complications that could interrupt your treatment.
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