A Nutritionist can help you make your Cancer Journey easier, Here’s How!

Rishi Dhingra

Rishi Dhingra

A cancer nutritionist is a healthcare professional who specializes in providing nutritional support to cancer patients. Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, as cancer and its treatments can affect a patient’s appetite, digestion, and overall nutritional status. A cancer nutritionist can help patients manage these side effects and ensure that they are receiving adequate nutrition to support their treatment and recovery.

Here are some ways in which a cancer nutritionist can support cancer patients:

Assess Nutritional Status: A cancer nutritionist will evaluate a patient’s nutritional status, which includes assessing their weight, body composition, and nutritional intake. This information will be used to develop a personalized nutrition plan that meets the patient’s specific needs.

Manage Treatment-Related Side Effects: Cancer treatment can cause a range of side effects that affect a patient’s appetite and digestion. A cancer nutritionist can help manage these side effects through dietary modifications and the use of supplements or medications, if necessary.

Provide Nutritional Education: A cancer nutritionist can educate patients on how to make healthy food choices and prepare nutritious meals. They can also provide guidance on reading food labels and managing dietary restrictions.

Address Specific Nutritional Needs: Certain types of cancer and cancer treatments can affect a patient’s nutritional needs. For example, patients with head and neck cancer may require a soft food diet, while patients undergoing radiation therapy may need to avoid certain foods. A cancer nutritionist can help address these specific needs.

Support Overall Health and Wellbeing. A cancer nutritionist can help patients optimize their overall health and wellbeing by providing guidance on exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle factors that can impact nutrition and cancer treatment outcomes.

In conclusion, a cancer nutritionist is an important member of a cancer patient’s healthcare team. By providing personalized nutritional support, a cancer nutritionist can help patients manage treatment-related side effects, optimize their nutritional status, and support their overall health and wellbeing during and after cancer treatment.

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Formal Consultation and Blueprint

You’re super serious about your health goals and are eager to see results soon! Perfect!
A formal consultation is the first step in this process.

If you sign up for a formal consultation, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to fill out which I use to create a customised nutrition plan or formalised blueprint for you to follow.

I analyse your answers and the metrics you’ve recorded to define goals, calories, energy balance, macronutrients, deficits and surplus. I look at micro level detailing of your eating habits and patterns and suggest foods to add or delete based on your preferences, via a formalised blueprint.

The Blueprint will also include suggestions for eating frequency, windows and patterns. It will suggest pre and post workout nutrition options and recommend supplementation based on any deficits that show up in your questionnaire. Styles and frequency of training are also recommended.

The goal is to create a sustainable short and long term strategy to ensure you’re always in optimal health.

After creating the blueprint, a consultation call is arranged during which we go through the blueprint together. I explain macros and the role of hormones in overall health and take care of any comments, concerns or questions you may have. Once we’re aligned on the route forward, the Blueprint is sent to you.

This Blueprint will serve as the guide through your transformation journey.