Oncology nutrition: A powerful self-care tool to support your cancer care regimen.
Take advantage of our nutrition resources and discover smart strategies and nutrition tips for supporting your immune system. You’ll learn new approaches to healthy eating that prime your body to achieve the best outcome from your medical care.
Eating & Living Well
Free Webinar Series with New England Cancer Specialists
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 4-5 PM EST
Eggs are good… nope eggs are bad… wait, eggs are good?! Confused about dietary fat and blood cholesterol? Wondering if omega3s really help promote brain health? Cardiovascular disease is one the leading causes of death in the United States and around the world. Research shows that a plant-based diet can help prevent and in some cases even reverse heart disease and help sustain cognitive function with age. We’ll sort out fact from fiction and learn all about easy-to-implement healthful eating habits for your heart.
Gut Health & The Microbiome: Unlocking Your Key to Optimal Wellness
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 4-5 PM EST
Gut health is one of the hottest health topics. And with good reason! Our gut does so much to keep us feeling happy, healthy and looking our best. In fact, many experts suggest that gut health is the key to better overall health and wellness. Many cancer treatments are known to disrupt gut health and cause changes to digestion. Our gut is also a gatekeeper that protects us from infections and is crucial for survival as its main responsibility is digesting food and absorbing nutrients. But did you know that immunity, chronic illness, inflammation, metabolism, brain function, mood and stress are interwoven with our gut health? Let’s look at 5 easy ways you can boost gut health & be your best.
Meet Your Host
Stacy Kennedy MPH, RD, CSO, LDN
Board-Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition
Mindful & Intuitive Eating
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 4-5 PM EST
Learn to create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, especially important during and after cancer treatment. Intuitive eating helps shift our focus toward enjoyment and away from guilt, shame or a "cheat day" mindset. Cultivate a positive and peaceful relationship with food and your body and ditch the diet cycle.
Hormones & Eating
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 4-5 PM EST
Staying healthy and fit as we age and when our hormones are affected by cancer treatments, can be a serious challenge, but it is certainly possible with right info and strategies. Learn the latest science to help you balance hormones, keep your metabolic engine running so you can burn fat and not muscle, chill out inflammation and those hot flashes, protect your heart, brain and gut, and manage changes to sleep and mood. During this session you'll learn pro-tips, bust popular internet myths and create your own mini-plan.
Meal Prep Hacks to Optimize Nutrition
This session was held in September, 2022. Stay tuned for future offerings on this topic!
Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a loop of two steps forward, one step back, when it comes to being consistent with healthy eating? Do you find creating nutritious and tasty meals difficult, overwhelming, expensive or just too hard?! You're not alone! Learn how to break down these barriers with simple, effective strategies that keep you focused on your path toward wellness.
All You Should Know About Cooking a Mediterranean Diet
This session was held in October, 2022. Visit our YouTube channel to view the recording! Watch
The Mediterranean diet is the healthiest in the world and best way to optimize your nutrition, wellness and overall immune system. It's also a flavorful and simple way to approach creating meals. Come learn about why the Mediterranean diet can benefit you and how to create delicious meals your family will love.
Low Sugar Lifestyle
This session was held in November, 2022. Visit our YouTube channel to view the recording! WATCH
Excess sugar in our diet is linked to everything from poor mood to low energy and risk for many chronic illnesses, like prediabetes and heart disease. You've probably heard that "sugar feeds cancer," but this headline doesn't tell the whole story. Get the facts and reduce fear around eating after your cancer diagnosis. You'll learn why our bodies naturally crave sugar and how to work smarter, not harder, when it comes to conquering cravings.
Energy & Sleep
This session was held in December, 2022. Visit our YouTube channel to view the recording: watch
Did you know that fatigue is the top rated symptom that's dampening your quality of life? Nutrition is one of the best ways you can boost your energy level, support your metabolism and active lifestyle. About a third of the U.S. adults sleep less than the recommended amount! We will be exploring the relationship between sleep and nutrition by discussing specific nutrients, overall eating patterns, timing of eating, and simple action steps to improve your sleeping habits. We will go through a Sleep Challenge Worksheet together, so you can leave with a personalized Sleep Plan.
Immune Fighting & Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle
This session was held in January, 2023. Visit our YouTube channel to view the recording!
This fun, engaging and informative workshop is all about healthy eating to support anti-inflammation and immunity. Your immune system requires key nutrients found in plants, but seasonal eating can sometimes feel like a challenge. Learn how to keep up with healing fruits and vegetables and specific foods that will help to support immunity and reduce inflammation.