Cancer related fatigue

Staying well-nourished with cancer-related fatigue. Meal planning, grocery shopping, food preparation and even eating all require energy – something many of our readers may be lacking. In this issue, we will provide you with strategies to keep yourself well-nourished when you are tired – it is very possible to do! Cancer-related fatigue is the most […]

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Side Effect Management: Fatigue

If you’re dealing with fatigue, you may not have the energy to accomplish all of your daily tasks. That’s okay. There are two main strategies you can use to help manage fatigue: Save your energy and take steps to reduce fatigue. TIPS TO SAVE YOUR ENERGY 1. Be patient with yourself You may not be […]

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Ask the Dietitian

Should I become vegetarian? One of the more healthful diets is a plant-based diet. A vegetarian diet is plant-based and in some cases may include milk products and eggs. It may also exclude all foods from animal sources, as in a vegan diet. Well-planned vegetarian diets offer a number of health benefits hat are likely […]

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Smoothie Guide

Follow these steps and enjoy a blended drink in minutes. (makes 2 cups) Smoothie ingredients to choose from: 1. START WITH A LIQUID BASE (1 CUP) Milk or milk alternatives (soy or almond beverage) Fruit juice (100% fruit juice with no added sweeteners) Coconut water or plain water Nutritional supplements such as Boost® or Resource® […]

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Tips for healthy eating

People with cancer often think they have to avoid certain foods such as animal products, acidic foods and sugar, or eat only organic foods. The truth is, the best “diet” for people with cancer is actually to follow the healthy eating guidelines that dietitians have been promoting for years.

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Side Effect Management: Weight changes

Most people associate cancer or its treatment with weight loss but weight gain can also occur. There are ways to cope.   What is a healthy weight? A healthy weight is based on your “Body Mass Index” or BMI. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered in the healthy range and is associated with […]

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Ask the Dietitian

Organic Foods Should I go organic? The term “organic” doesn’t necessarily mean healthy. Organic is simply a label for foods that are grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or genetic modifications. Is it worth the extra money? Organic foods are usually more expensive. But are they more nutritious? Some studies have shown that organic foods are […]

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