Nutrition: Reliable Guidance For Lung Cancer
Written by Rebecca on May 3, 2014
Nutrition can be an essential part of feeling your best when treating lung cancer. Meeting your nutritional needs can help you feel stronger and better cope with the side effects caused by treatments. The key is to understand your individual needs and how to best equip your body. While the Internet contains a vast amount of guidance on this topic, the abundance of information can often time be overwhelming and even worse, unreliable.
Dietary guidance promising organic or herbal cures for lung cancer are unsubstantiated and tend to dangerously promote a universal diet plan. Nutritional needs are based on treatment plans, body measurements, living conditions, allergies, additional illnesses, etc. The only common denominator for these base points is that they are all unique to the individual. An effective diet plan should be no different.
To date, there is no prescribed diet plan for lung cancer. Furthermore, nutritional needs will often change throughout the process. General principles that everyone should follow include maintaining a healthy weight and ensuring that calories consumed during the day are of nutritional value and sufficient to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. It is important to consult your doctor, dietician or nutritionist to help you determine what diet plan works best for you.