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Eating well is one of the best ways to support the body before, during, and after cancer treatment—and your needs will likely change throughout your cancer journey. Our certified oncology dietitians work closely with your physicians, as well as our entire multidisciplinary team, to ensure that nutrition services are integrated seamlessly into your treatment program.
Our certified oncology dietitians are experts in nutrition for cancer care, and they are available at both our Middletown and Westbrook locations. They provide individualized nutritional assessment and counseling during treatment and survivorship.
Nutrition plays an important role during and after cancer treatments. After cancer treatments, it’s important to pick up healthy habits to maintain a healthy weight. Good habits also help rebuild muscle loss, promote bone health, and improve overall quality of life.
Plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains are packed with nutrition. Eating a mostly plant-based diet will help you reach these goals and can help reduce your risk of developing another cancer.
You can learn more about eating a plant-based diet and see some meal and snack ideas by watching the presentation below, hosted by Middlesex Health's two oncology dietitians.
Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: Do You Know the Difference?
Prebiotics help the healthy bacteria in your gut flourish. They are found in fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
Probiotics are the healthy bacteria themselves. Fermented dairy products - such as yogurt, keifer, and aged cheeses - and non-dairy products - including kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, and cultured non-dairy yogurts - are great dietary sources.