Category Archives: diet/nutrition

Ideas for eating right when you’re staying in: Tips and easy recipes

BY JIM HOWE These are trying times. Even though you may be stuck at home, however, you can still prepare nutritious meals, often with just a few, simple ingredients. Juliann Mellen, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Upstate, advises that as … Continue reading

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New medical school course emphasizes nutrition, its impact on health care

A new elective at Upstate Medical University teaches medical students about how food affects health. Fourth-year medical student Natalie Antosh worked with faculty members — Beth Nelsen, MD, Barbara Feuerstein, MD, and Susan Levinsohn, MD, all from Upstate, plus Kay … Continue reading

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Eating better: Rural medical students learn about culinary medicine

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Many patients know they need to eat better. They don’t know how. That’s why “I don’t ask them what they eat. I ask them who cooks,” Joseph F. Wetterhahn, MD, told 14 first-year students in Upstate Medical … Continue reading

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Which ‘milk’ should you drink?

BY AMBER SMITH Market shelves are filled with varieties of nondairy beverages that call themselves milk. They may taste good whirled into a smoothie or poured over cereal. But they likely cost more than cow’s milk, and they are probably … Continue reading

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Help for eating with a sore mouth, plus a recipe

BY AMBER SMITH Cancer treatment can harm the fast-growing cells in the lining of your mouth and lips. You may develop little cuts or ulcers in your mouth, or tender gums, which will most likely feel better once treatment ends. Here are some … Continue reading

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For cancer patients: Advice on eating when you don’t feel hungry

Nutrition is an important part of staying healthy, especially during cancer treatment. But eating when you have no appetite or feel full all the time can present a challenge. Here are eight tricks to try, from Upstate Cancer Center registered … Continue reading

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Should weight loss be part of breast cancer treatment?

BY AMBER SMITH An obese woman with breast cancer is at increased risk for recurrence, compared with healthy-weight patients. Researchers want to know whether she can reduce her risk of recurrence by losing weight. Central New Yorkers can help find … Continue reading

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These recipes make use of cruciferous vegetables

Upstate family physician Kaushal Nanavati, MD, says research shows cruciferous vegetables can potentially reverse the buildup of plaque in arteries, helping to improve circulation. “We don’t have medications that can do that,” he says. “And yet, this food can be … Continue reading

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Mind-set to thrive optimizes quality of life

BY AMBER SMITH A cancer diagnosis can produce stress, no doubt. How a person responds to that stress impacts his or her quality of life. Family medicine doctor Kaushal Nanavati, MD, is medical director of integrative therapy at Upstate. He … Continue reading

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5 ways to cope with nausea and vomiting

Here are some tips to deal with the nausea and vomiting, provided by Maria Erdman, the Upstate Cancer Center’s registered dietitian nutritionist: — Eat small, frequent meals. — Avoid unpleasant odors. — Avoid foods that are hot, spicy and strong-smelling … Continue reading

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