Nutrition and Neuroendocrine Tumors Video
What is a healthy diet for neuroendocrine tumor patients? If a NET patient has carcinoid syndrome which foods should be avoided? Are supplements recommended for carcinoid/NET patients? When NET patients have problems related to malabsorption and various therapies, what changes should be made in their diet? These are among the many questions answered by Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD and Leigh Anne Kamerman Burns, RD, CDN in the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s video, Nutrition and Neuroendocrine Tumors.
Presented by Monica E. Warner, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
Research Coordinator, Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc., New York, New York
Year 2000 with Year 2008 update.
by Diana Dyer MS, RD, Cancer & Nutrition Specialist
An Inspirational site created by a dietitian who is a 3-time cancer survivor, including neuroblastoma and breast cancer twice. Although not specifically geared for carcinoid cancer patients You will find nutrition information and healthful light recipes of benefit to all cancer patients. A resource in the areas of both conventional and complementary medicine.
This website provides independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products.
Nutrition and Diet for Carcinoid Patients: An Interview with Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D.
“Niacin deficiency, general protein energy deficiency, nutrition problems due to surgery, malnutrition and chronic diarrhea, and the excess metabolism of tryptophan,” are the key nutritional issues for carcinoid patients says endocrinologist Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D. Dr. Mechanick has been working with carcinoid patients at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he is Clinical Professor of Medicine and an attending physician, for over twenty years, beginning when he was a Fellow in Endocrinology at the hospital in 1981. He became interested in carcinoid patients as he worked at Mt. Sinai alongside Richard R.P. Warner, M.D., a nationally and internationally recognized carcinoid specialist and Medical Director of The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.
The challenges of working with carcinoid patients, explains Dr. Mechanick, are both in the very early diagnostic stage as well as in the advanced stage, when very sick patients are undergoing surgical intervention.
Nutrition guidelines for carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor cancers.
Nutrition Power Point slides from the Portland Oregon Patient Conference, September, 2006
By Miles Hassle MD and Monica Warner MS, RD. CDN
Nutrition of the Cancer Patient (PDF)
by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
Some answers for the eating challenges that can occur during treatment. Explains steps you can take to maintain a healthy appetite and energy level.
The New American Plate
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has introduced a highly successful approach to eating that combines the latest science, flavorful recipes, and old-fashioned, American common sense. With the New American Plate, it’s easier than ever to create meals that lower your risk for cancer, nutrtiion for cancer patients and other chronic diseases.
A very nice website that can give you detailed information on the nutrients in your favorite foods, including many brand names. This site provides detailed listings of calories from fat, protein, carbohydrates, types of carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and specific fatty acids. You can get a list of foods that are good sources of magnesium, for example. The site shows nutrition facts labels for foods and tells you about “the good” and “the bad” along with a rating scale of 1 to 5 stars.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: NutritionData.com is more user friendly than the USDA nutrient database and contains even more values. Be aware that there are missing values for many individual nutrients; this does not mean the value is zero. This is typical of all databases. You can also find an extensive list of food additives by chemical name and what they are used for. You can save and email analyses for foods or create a recipe for analysis. A very nice site!
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