Dr. Phil talks about nutritional therapy and how it can help anyone preparing to undergo chemotherapy for their cancer treatment.
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[1:37] What can you do to keep from feeling bad as you go through chemo treatments?
[3:07] Malnutrition is a major problem for cancer patients.
[3:45] Cancer and the treatment affect the appetite and how the bodies uses the foods we eat.
[4:59] The effects of cancer can be varied and may include: loss of appetite, changes in taste and smell, nausea and vomiting, gain/loss of weight, mouth sores, difficulty swallowing, fatigue, GI issues, and depression.
[5:50] When our body doesn’t get the nutrition it needs, it can’t heal or recover in the proper way.
[7:22] The benefits of nutritional therapy during cancer treatments are that it supports immune system function, preserves the lean body mass,helps to rebuild body tissues, increases energy and strength, decreases risk of infection, and improves quality of life.
[8:16] How can you maintain good nutrition?
[8:41] Be on a well-balanced diet with balanced nutrition, take vitamin and mineral supplementation, protein smoothies that include vital nutrients, and take natural products that can help with nausea or constipation or diarrhea issues.
[12:10] One of the best things to do for depression during cancer treatment is to get outside and get some sunshine and connect with nature.
[13:07] Some people practice “grounding” where they walk outside on the grass barefoot. This can help with depression.
[13:48] This episode’s Feeling Good Superhero is Brenda. She asked Dr. Phil what she could do to keep from getting so sick during her chemo treatments. We talked about taking probiotics and getting the right food source nutrients as she endured chemo. Brenda followed through and is now a cancer survivor. She didn’t suffer the malnutrition issues some people experience while going through chemo. Her preventative measures helped her to thrive and survive.
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