Episode 22: Eating Well: Nutrition During Cancer Treatment with Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN
The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime.* In this episode of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, is joined by Memorial Sloan Kettering oncology dietitian Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN to discuss nutrition and lifestyle recommendations for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Tune in as Cara shares advice for people newly diagnosed with cancer, her top nutrition recommendations, and how to manage different side effects of treatment.
* Source: The National Cancer Institute. Based on 2015–2017 data. Learn more: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics.
Cara Anselmo, MS, RDN, CDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in oncology nutrition and is currently on staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Cara earned her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Brown University. She has over 15 years of experience working with patients and clients in a variety of settings, including seeing patients and clients privately, and is also a certified yoga teacher (CYT-200).
About The Host
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is an integrative eco-dietitian and nutrition educator with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University, where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. In addition to being the host of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, she had her own podcast, The Nutrition Show, with 100+ episodes, and has authored two books, Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. Mary also teaches for other universities and educational platforms, is a nutrition and sustainability adviser for Big Bold Health, and is a sought-after speaker, consultant and community builder working with organizations to create a more sustainable, just and resilient food system. Learn more about Mary at www.marypurdy.co.
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