Whether you are dealing with treatment related side effects, looking to increase your well-being or manage your weight, nutritional counseling with a Registered Dietitian will help you develop an individualized plan for your needs.
Overall nutrition is necessary for good health, but it is especially important for those being treated for cancer. Focusing on your nutrition during treatment may improve the results of treatment and help one feel better, stay stronger, and recover more quickly .
It is also important for a healthy immune system and to protect the body’s defenses. Poor nutrition can result in weight and/or muscle loss which can contribute to fatigue and weakness. Request to see a Registered Dietitian for help with these acute needs:
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite/anorexia
- Sore mouth/throat
- Difficulties swallowing
- Changes in taste/smell
- Manage tube feedings
- Phytoestrogens/ antioxidants during treatment Nutrition is an integrative part of a complete wellness plan for every person. A Registered Dietitian can help you accomplish your goals.
- Weight Management
- Supplementation Evaluation
- Cancer Survivorship Eating Plan
- Anticancer Diet
Heidi Jensen, MS, RD, CSO, LD is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and a Registered Dietitian that brings a vast background and knowledge to Inspiritas at the START Center. She earned a B.S. in dietetics from Iowa State University in 1997 and M.S. in nutrition in 2001. Heidi is certified in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. She has been providing education to patients with cancer and their caregivers for over 13 years.
Please call or top in to schedule your appointment and inquire about fees. 210.593.2639