Nutrition for cancer patients
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Round 4 of specialized nutrition training for me:
1. I began working with dietitians about 8 years ago when my husband became a diabetic. We revamped the foods and menus. Two websites, Sparkpeople and DLife, gave me information and recipes to help me make the changes.
2. Two years ago he experienced end stage kidney disease. Now the tracking had to include calcium, phosphorous, and potassium. I have lists of food for high in potassium versus low in potassium. I eventually found a website to give me the phosphorus information in most foods. I customized my food entries to include phosphorous. Now I read his blood tests counts. Then I choose foods based upon the mineral levels.
3. About 2 years ago, I got rheumatoid arthritis as my first chronic disease. I began the switch to organic foods and shifted to 1 meal per day as a vegetarian. The arthritis inflammation decreased.
4. My latest venture has me studying what to do when which side effect hits. I have lists of foods to use during each side effect. Nutrition for cancer seems the most complicated.
I am really taking this seriously. How many other "diets" are out there??