Preparing the ingredients for chicken marinade.

July 23, 2014

Change in taste affecting your appetite?

There are many changes that come with the diagnosis of cancer and the subsequent cancer treatments – which include changes in the sense of taste. Common problems for patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy include changes in the taste buds, making some foods taste bitter or metallic, too salty or sweet – or even tasting like […]

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fresh papaya

June 24, 2014

Cooling Off

Hot weather isn’t the only reason you may want to get some cold foods and drinks this summer. Consuming chilly foods and beverages may be beneficial for patients going through radiation and/or chemotherapy for many reasons. Common side effects of these treatments are painful mouth sores, irritation and inflammation caused by a condition called mucositis. […]

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Avocados

June 20, 2014

Advocating Avocados

If you haven’t yet discovered this fruit deemed a “super food,” it may be worth a try for several reasons. It is a recommended addition to anyone’s diet for its health benefits, as well as those who need to add healthy calories for weight management during cancer treatment. Fiber: Avocados contain 9 grams of fiber […]

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Fresh cantaloupe with strawberries

June 4, 2014

Summer Smoothie!

Summer calls for sunshine and something refreshing – such as a smoothie! Creating a nutritional drink from fruit, fruit juices and dairy foods (such as yogurt) is fast and as easy as the touch of a button on a blender. Smoothies are great for those going through treatment, as cold beverages can be soothing, easy […]

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african-chicken-peanut-stew

April 2, 2014

Tempt your taste buds!

Change in taste is one of the unwelcome side effects from radiation and/or chemotherapy,  with the sense of taste being completely dulled – or the opposite effect of some flavors being heightened, such as sweet or bitter.  Either can make food seem unappetizing.  This recipe includes bold flavors that may be more appealing to the […]

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Shelf of liquor bottles

February 19, 2014

To drink (alcohol) or not to drink…

According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, studies show evidence that alcohol consumption increases the risk of head and neck cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx (throat) and larynx, as well as cancer of the esophagus, breast in women and colorectum in men. Drinking alcohol also has been linked to risk in colorectal cancer […]

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Ramen noodle soup

February 10, 2014

What am I going to eat now?

When you’re feeling fatigued, it’s difficult enough to think of what to have for your next meal, let alone prepare it. To help with both the guesswork and the preparation, here’s a food that many people have in their pantries, is inexpensive and takes very little time to prepare.  What is it?  Ramen noodles! In […]

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Apple slices with peanut butter

January 29, 2014

Whetting your appetite

Staying nourished during cancer treatment During cancer treatment, staying nourished can become a chore, especially if you have lost your appetite or don’t feel well enough to eat.  It’s a “Catch 22,” because you need to be fully nourished at the same time that you feel the least like eating. Here are a few strategies […]

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Blueberry yogurt

November 11, 2013

Sore mouth management

A sore and sensitive mouth is something that patients commonly experience during cancer and cancer treatment. The changes that you may experience can make eating and maintaining weight a definite challenge. Discussing possible side effects of your treatment with your physician and pharmacist can help you with precautions and offers a way to stay ahead of your nutritional […]

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Peppermint candies

October 22, 2013

Managing side effects

Nausea and vomiting are the two most common side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other clinical treatments. Sometimes, these side effects occur the day of treatment, but they also can linger for a while. Either way, the discomfort can be managed, and here are some tips that may provide some relief. Communicate with your physician. […]

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