You all know that Registered Dietitians (RD) are nutrition experts! Not only that, but there are a certain group of dietitians who focus specifically on oncology (cancer). Those of us who work with cancer clients and have passed an exam are called Board Certified Specialists in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). Before I wrote my gluten article (Is a Gluten-Free Diet for Everyone? Should I be on it?, I asked for feedback from other RD's who work with cancer clients. I loved this statistic … [Read more...]
Is a Gluten Free Diet for Everyone? Should I Be On It?
Here's a topic that was suggested to me by my cousin, a speech therapist in Sacramento. She says " I'd like to hear your thoughts on the gluten free diet. The latest trend it seems-here in CA. And I keep hearing that some parents whose kids have autism are putting them on a gluten free diet." A good question! It seems that a lot of people have decided that eating a gluten free diet is going to be the cure to all their problems. Or maybe just some of their problems! So you … [Read more...]
Do Soy Foods Cause or Prevent Breast Cancer? Part I
This question regarding soy foods and breast cancer is one that I get often when talking with groups or individuals. Although numerous studies claim positive effects of soy foods on cancer risk, other studies have found no effects, or unwanted effects. It was just last week I spoke to a breast cancer survivor who was told by her oncologist to avoid soy foods. She described to me her difficulty as she was avoiding all products with any form of soy, including soybean … [Read more...]