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Nutrition

Naturopathic Oncology in Chandler , AZ

Nutrition

Nutrition services offered in Chandler , AZ

Proper nutrition makes sure your body gets what it needs to thrive during and after cancer treatments. At Precision Integrative Oncology in Chandler, Arizona, Jennifer Havens, ND, and Sydney Sharaf, NMD, offer minimally invasive nutrition treatments and holistic recommendations to prevent cancer or enhance your well-being while undergoing any kind of cancer treatment. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about your nutrition treatment options.

What is good nutrition?

Good nutrition encompasses the needs of your body when it comes to your diet. While most of the nutrients come from the foods you eat, you can also get them by taking oral supplements or through IV therapy. 

Many people don’t realize they’re deficient in certain nutrients because they don’t get enough of them in their diets, so they experience symptoms as a result. Your body needs macronutrients like protein, carbs, and fat, as well as the micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

A balanced diet can benefit your health and well-being in ways you might not expect. Nutritional therapy is a great choice for preventive care, reducing your risk of developing chronic conditions like cancer. It can also help support your body and give it the strength it needs for cancer treatments.

How can good nutrition prevent cancer?

Having good nutrition can reduce certain risk factors for cancer. Through a healthy diet plan, you may be able to prevent cancers like: 

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer 
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Stomach cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Other types of cancer

The best nutrition plan often includes: 

  • Eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Including more healthy fats like nuts and seeds 
  • Limiting processed foods 
  • Reducing sugar and sodium intake 
  • Eating less red meat 
  • Limiting alcohol consumption 

Maintaining a healthy weight may also prevent certain obesity-related cancers, such as colorectal, kidney, and pancreatic cancers. 

How can nutrition help with cancer treatment? 

When you have a serious health condition like cancer, it can be challenging to eat well and get the right balance of nutrients your body needs to function. It’s important to eat nutritious foods, maintain a normal weight range, and drink plenty of fluids to provide your body the tools it needs to heal and repair itself during and after cancer treatment.

The side effects of cancer treatment can cause many changes, including your appetite and weight. Some cancer treatments cause weight loss, while others may cause weight gain. Gaining or losing too much weight can affect your general wellness and recovery process. 

Cancer treatment may also cause things to taste differently, making it more difficult to eat or drink. If you’re having trouble eating or drinking, professional nutrition counseling from an oncology specialist may be able to help. 

Precision Integrative Oncology has a natural medicinary with a wide selection of dietary supplements that your provider can recommend for you. They can also suggest other types of nutrition support, such as IV nutrition therapy or feeding tubes.

Call Precision Integrative Oncology today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about nutrition for cancer care and prevention.

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