American Institute for Cancer Research - Foods That Fight Cancer
“Research showing evidence of how food can fight cancer directly and indirectly.”
Colleen Gill, MS, RD, CSO
4770 East Iliff Ave., Suite 104, Denver, CO 80222
“Colleen Gill is a registered dietitian nutritionist, speaker and author with 25 years experience working at the University of Colorado Hospital…. Since 2002, she has combined work at the NCI accredited University of Colorado Cancer Center with her private practice… Colleen attends conferences across the country each year to stay current with the latest nutritional research and therapies for cancer.”
Cheryl Rojic, INHC, AADP
“Cheryl is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) as a holistic health and nutrition coach. After years of being a personal chef for clients with chronic health issues, and having beaten cancer twice herself, she knows the importance of the connection between nutrition, healing and health…. Her specialty is assisting and guiding cancer patients in all stages toward their health and life intentions.” As an “Integrative Nutrition Health Coach” (INHC), Cheryl works in private practice through “Intentional Health” and offers cooking & nutrition classes at “Red Rocks Cancer Center” in the Radiation Oncology Kitchen.
National - Nutrition
Jeanne Wallace, PhD, CNC
1697 East 3450 North, North Logan, Utah 84341
“Jeanne M. Wallace, PhD, CNC (certified nutritional consultant) is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most prominent experts in nutritional oncology. She is the founder and director of Nutritional Solutions which provides consulting to cancer patients throughout the U.S. and abroad about evidence-based dietary, nutritional and botanical support to complement conventional cancer care.”
The Tea Spot
Based in Boulder, Colorado, The Tea Spot was “…founded in 2004 by Maria Uspenski, an ovarian cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea during her recovery. Her message is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders … unmatched health benefits…”
“Peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of certain chemotherapy drugs, causes numbness, pain and tingling in the hands and feet. The exact mechanism of this chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is unknown. Supplementation may help alleviate symptoms of neuropathy.
Vitamin B6 - is known to help diabetic neuropathy and may help manage chemotherapy-induced neuropathy symptoms when taken in a safe dose. Taking 50 to 100 mg of B6 daily is safe and may be effective. If you are taking a multivitamin and/or B Complex, check the amount of B6 so that you do not go above 100 mg total per day.
GLUTAMINE –has been suggested to help chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, especially from Taxol. Taking 30g/day, as 15 grams twice daily, of Pure L-Glutamine Powder is considered safe for cancer patients. Try to find a powder without other “fillers” in the ingredient list.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (Ala) - seems to reduce symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients, and may help with symptoms of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. Taking 300 mg twice daily or 600 mg daily is considered a safe dose. Symptom improvement is seen within 3-5 weeks. ALA is an antioxidant, and when used in combination with radiation treatment, may reduce effectiveness of the cancer therapy. ALA can be used for up to 4 weeks safely. For long-term use, speak with your physician and dietitian.
From: “Ask the Nutritionist” at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston