Wellness through Nutrition

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Lost Appetite?
Satisfying Solutions for Getting the Nutrition You Need

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?

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Serving Up Tips for Regaining a Lost Appetite

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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Managing Nutrition-Related Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

by Carly Roop, RD, LDN, CSO

Many studies have found that good nutrition plays a role in improved cancer survival. How­ever, treatment-related side effects, if left unmanaged, can complicate things. Side effects can compromise a person’s ability to get the nutrition they need and stay on course with their treatment. As a nutrition counselor, my job is to help you prevent and manage side ef­fects that interfere with good nutrition during treatment.

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