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EP 41 - The Importance of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 2

Summary: One thing you can control during cancer treatment is your nutrition.
Air Date: 5/23/18
Duration: 33:25
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Jessica Iannotta, RD, CSO
JessicaIannottaJessica Iannotta is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO). She studied nutrition at Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. She obtained her Master's degree through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Jessica has worked in inpatient and outpatient oncology settings since 2001 in the North Shore-LIJ Health System (currently the Northwell Health System).

Jessica is in charge of all operations including clinical and culinary operations ranging from menu development to evidence-based website content, relationships with registered dietitians and social workers and developing processes and protocols for intake, management and outcomes analysis of patients.
  • Book Title: The Meals to Heal Cookbook
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/SavorHealth1
  • Guest Twitter Account: @savor_health
EP 41 - The Importance of Nutrition in Cancer Care, Part 2
There are so many uncontrollable elements when one undergoes cancer treatment.

Jessica Iannotta advises that the one thing that a patient can control is nutrition. Consuming nutrient-rich foods that the body can tolerate can improve cancer treatment success.

Nutritional tips for cancer patients:

  1. Eat small, frequent meals. This allows for continual energy and reduces the distress on the digestive system during chemotherapy.
  2. Seek out a nutrition partner via your local cancer center. A registered dietitian on-site might help you develop a personalized nutrition plan. The letters CSO indicate a certified specialty in oncology nutrition. Every medical center has someone who can aid with a nutrition plan.
  3. Keep a food diary. This makes it easier to track what works for you. Share your findings with your dietitian.
Listen as Jessica joins Dr. Bond to share nutrition tips for cancer patients.

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