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Top 10 Questions To Ask in about Nutrition and Cancer in 2017

By Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, CDCES January 11, 2017Pearls of Wisdom Blog

It’s a fresh start with the New Year. Make a positive step forward by asking the right questions when you visit your oncology healthcare provider or registered dietitian nutritionist on your cancer journey. Check out these top 10 questions you should ask and click the links to learn more about the topcis!

1. What foods should I eat?

2. Are there any foods I need to avoid?

3. Which nutrition or dietary supplements are the best to use?

  • You can also check out Oncology Nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) for more on supplements and cancer.

4. Should I eat only organic food?

5. Why is weight loss during treatment not suggested?

6. Is it ok for me to eat soy?

7. What should I eat to prevent cancer?

8. Should I be juicing?

9. Does sugar feed cancer?

  • Here is another good article from Oncology Nutrition from AND for more on sugar and cancer.

10. Should become a vegan or vegetarian?


References and Additional Resources:

American Cancer Society

American Institute for Cancer Research

Oncology Nutrition from AND

Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, CDCES

Author Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, CDCES

Nutrition Educator Margaret Martin is a Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist in the State of Tennessee as well as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Margaret graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science & Public Health from the University of Tennessee. With more than 10 years of experience in Clinical Nutrition, Margaret has also worked in the insurance industry with WellPoint Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield providing telephonic nutrition consultations, service assistance, and web-based nutrition education. In her free time Margaret volunteers with the American Lung Association’s annual “Lung Force Walk" in Middle Tennessee. She belongs to the Oncology Nutrition & Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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