When we think about cancer, food isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But maybe it should be.
As oncology dietitian Stephanie Swavely says, “Nutrition is essential for maintaining optimal immune function, hydration, physical strength, and quality of life throughout treatment.”
In other words, you can’t make a full recovery without a healthy diet. The problem is that cancer patients often experience nausea, loss of appetite, and other symptoms that make eating a struggle.
Read more about how nutrition and cancer treatment are intertwined and the ways you can help the cancer patient in your life as they recover.
Good nutrition is critical for the management of many other diseases as well. Our own client Michele Childs testifies to the importance of nutrition in managing her diabetes.