*The use of the materials need to be explained with the guidance of a qualified dietitian and are not to be self interpreted for your own use. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have further enquiries with regards to the information on the handout.
Nutritional Tips For Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping the cells from dividing. Good nutrition for chemotherapy patients can be affected by poor mouth care, fatigue, pain, fever, as well as the many symptoms that can occur during and after cancer chemotherapy treatments. The goal is to know how to overcome these symptoms and maintain an adequate diet after chemotherapy.
Eating Well During Cancer Treatment
Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of food before, during and after treatment can help patients feel better and stay stronger. To ensure proper nutrition, a person has to eat and drink enough of the foods that contain key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water.
HAPPY HEARTS -Omega 3 and your health
Just as not all bacteria are bad for the body, not all fats are bad for health. One example of good fat is Omega 3 fatty acids. They are essential for many physiological functions, including the absorption of calcium and other minerals into cells, the relaxation and contraction of muscles and the regulation of clotting, as well as the secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones. Omega-3 fatty acids also play a role in the cell division & growth, suggesting they may protect against certain types of cancer.
Good Bacteria – Prebiotics & Probiotics and your health
Our bodies are made up of healthy micro-organisms that help maintain regular bodily functions and promote general well-being. When the micro-organisms environment gets disrupted, harmful organisms take over causing multiple problems. These include irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, skin infections, mouth ulcers and other problems related to the immune system. Cancer patients are especially susceptible as treatments and regular intake of medications pose a challenge to the immune system’s defenses. Regular intake of antibiotics may drastically reduce the number of healthy micro-orgranisms in the body. Prebiotics and probiotics help to keep a healthy micro-orgranisms environment in the body.
HIGH ENERGY – Whey Protein and your health
While treatments and advanced care are now readily available, these may still take their toll on a cancer patient’s nutrition. Nausea and loss of appetite are not uncommon side efects of cancer treatment, thus affecting their ability to meet daily nutritional requirements. When prolonged, this can lead to general weight loss, loss of muscle mass and malnutrition. Eating a balanced diet, especially one that encourages a boost in immunity levels, is essential for a patient’s continued health and well-being.
See The Light – Vitamin D and your health
Most people know Vitamin D as the “sunshine vitamin” since you only need about 15 minutes of exposure to sunlight daily to get enugh Vitamin D for your body’s needs. It encourages the absorption of calcium and phosphorous in the body, as well as regulating the production of proteins responsible for cell division and growth.
Nutritional Tips For Gaining Weight
Diet is an important part of cancer management. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger throughout the treatment. To ensure proper nutrition, a person has to eat and drink enough of foods that contain key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fat and water.
Nutritional Tips For Weight Reduction
Diet is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger. Certain type of cancer treatments may cause some unwanted weight gain. This handout provides some information on how to lose weight in a healthy way.
Nutritional Tips on Texture-Modified Diet
A texture-modified diet is one in which the texture of the food has been changed to allow the food to be safely swallowed. There are different ranges of texture-modified diet, such as; smooth pureed diet, minced diet and soft diet. Selecting the right range of texture will depend on individual restrictions and swallowing abilities…