Many side effects of treatment can induce bone loss, cause thinning of the bones (osteopenia) and increase the risk of fractures. Keeping your bones strong and healthy is more than just a good idea. It can also be a lifesaver.
As the days get shorter and the air grows crisp, we start to crave those fall classics: apples and pumpkins. Long gone are the last hot days of summer -- the ones when we're too tired to do much more than sink into a pile of berries or slurp up the juice of a soft tomato. Cool air refreshes and leaves us aching for something more toothsome.
Eating for treatment is quite different than eating for survivorship. During treatment, our goal is to help you maintain your weight as it is. Your appetite still may be diminished for some time after treatment ends. Food may continue to taste different for a while, too. But when you do start to feel more like eating, consider it an opportunity to take charge of what you eat.
If you're currently undergoing cancer treatment and losing weight, now is the time to indulge in comfort foods. Macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and ice cream can be great options as their high calories, creamy textures and low-fiber content make them easy to chew and digest.
You may feel like you are fighting a losing battle with fatigue. The fatigue itself can hinder eating enough calories and protein to maintain energy by limiting your ability and desire to prepare healthy meals and snacks. We have tips to help.
A cancer diagnosis often makes people re-evaluate their eating habits, inspiring many to incorporate more organically grown foods in their diets. Some people buy organic because of concerns about the environment, pesticides or animal welfare. Others perceive organic foods to be more nutritious. But considering the higher cost, is there any evidence that organically grown food offers more health benefits than conventionally grown food?
In today's age of fad diets and infomercials promoting the latest exercise craze, it's easy to see that weight is a health concern. Besides making you feel more confident and look better, achieving a healthy weight can help reduce your cancer risk.