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Posts tagged with “cancer nutrition”

Managing Diabetes with Cancer

Posted on January 6, 2022 in Blog

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 122 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes. The CDC also reported more than 1.7 million new cancer cases in one year in the United States. With these numbers, it is no surprise that patients come through […]


Myth-busting: Your Diet and Cancer

Posted on December 20, 2021 in Blog

This content authored by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Is that true? When people in or even outside of our inner circle hear that we or someone we care about are sick with cancer, they tend to respond in a few different ways… some offer us a hug, some don’t know what to say, […]


Building a Healthy Relationship with Food

Posted on November 19, 2021 in Blog

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian If you feel different about food because of cancer, you are not alone. Cancer changes eating habits. Cancer changes your body. These changes, plus a swarm of conflicting messages about food and cancer online, can create anxiety. Luckily, there are simple strategies that can […]


Immune System: Boost or balance?

Posted on October 11, 2021 in Blog

This content authored by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Food and Your Immune System Have you ever taken Emergen-C or a similar supplement to “boost” your immune system? Many of these “immunity-boosting” supplements claim to enhance the immune system and ward off illness. However, scientific experts warn against the idea of “boosting” the immune […]


The Nutrition Facts Label: Breaking it down

Posted on October 1, 2021 in Blog

Content authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN The Nutrition Facts label acts as a guide, helping you navigate food choices for your overall health. These labels can be found on packaged foods and beverages like bread, sodas, sauces, cereals, protein shakes, yogurts, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, and more. It can be daunting […]


Nutrition to Prevent Cancer

Posted on August 19, 2021 in Blog

This content authored by: Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Can nutrition help prevent cancer? Yes! Keep reading to learn more. Some risk factors for cancer are non-modifiable, meaning that they cannot be changed. For example, you cannot change your genetics, family history, age, gender, race, and ethnicity. However, here’s the […]


The Link Between Nutrition & Healing

Posted on July 27, 2021 in Blog

This post authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Why do we, clinical dietitians, talk about healing? Surgeries, treatment side effects, injuries, and chronic wounds are all reasons why healing is a priority for cancer patients. Proper healing helps patients continue treatment and their daily activities. Surprisingly, nutrition […]


Nutrition Tips for Radiation Therapy Patients

Posted on March 23, 2021 in Blog

This content was written by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, one of Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians.  Managing Nutrition During Cancer Treatment Before, during, and after treatment, nutrition can be challenging for patients and caregivers. Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. While treating cancer cells, surrounding healthy cells can be damaged. […]