Integrative Oncology: Nutrition During Chemotherapy

Integrative Oncology: Nutrition During Chemotherapy

A person’s nutritional needs may change during cancer treatment and side effects can sometimes add challenges when it comes to eating. Joanna Lipp, Registered Dietitan who specializes in Oncology Nutrition, often leads an in-person program about Nutrition During Chemotherapy, and we’re bringing that information to the web.

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  1. Helping Others on June 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I can’t believe this video is suggesting eating anything that contains sugar, like jello and ice cream. Cancer feeds off sugar!!!!!

  2. Lakshmi Ns on June 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Clear and crispy 👌 …

  3. josue garcia on June 16, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Sugar feeds cancer, aka carbohydrates

  4. Aczel Maxwell on June 16, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Can I ask if black or white Coffee is not good or good to drink while doing chemo treatment ? Thank you for your reply . Under chemo treatment in Scotland ! God bless ! 🙏

  5. David Sailor on June 16, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Let me get something straight: Yes you can deprive a tumor by eliminating all carbohydrates and therefore glucose sources from your diet it’s called ketogenic diet. It’s possible to starve a cancer. But Cancer cells can indeed work out a way of using then fatty acids as source of energy. The metabolic state your are then going through is Called a ketoacidosis, this is a vulnerable state because your body is acidic. The reason are the ketonebodies your body produces as the energy source, so a nutritional specialist should guide you and control your parameters If you go through this process.

  6. umair abbasi on June 16, 2021 at 11:49 pm


  7. 444 Slots on June 16, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Eating animals raises your risk of getting cancer in the first place. Plant based protein does not have the same effect in the system.

  8. Remi's Kapampangan Recipes on June 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Great content and ideas..

  9. Michael Siddle on June 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    This information is outdated. Grains and fruits are sugar. Sugar spikes insulin and causes inflammation. Why do you think diabetes and obesity are rampant? There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. Check it out for yourself. Fats and proteins are absolutely essential, without them you will die but carbs are totally unnecessary. Ask your nutritionist to show you any proof that carbs are necessary . They can’t!

  10. Dionne Clarke on June 17, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in January 21. Did a double mastectomy. Now getting ready to start chemo and radiotherapy in the coming week. I try not to get so caught up in all these ideas that keep swirling around and just left you confused as to what course to take. I just do what I can and remember the future I have. Isaiah 33:24 and 25:8 as well as Psalm 37:9-11, 29.