How To Help Us Help You Better

You can help your NeuropathyDR Clinician along by bringing copies of laboratory tests that may have been performed within the couple of years prior to your office visit. In this day and age especially, it’s very important that diagnostic tests that have already been performed are not duplicated unnecessarily.

Additional considerations in diagnosing peripheral neuropathy include the application of things like NCV, or nerve conduction velocities. These are oftentimes performed in the offices of neurologists and other healthcare providers who are trained and certified in their application.

The good news is that there are also other items on the horizon that will make the measurements of nerve conduction velocity much easier and more straightforward, and these will be applied to the studies that are ongoing in our patients that suffer from peripheral neuropathy.

Something else that really affects all peripheral neuropathy patients is that drug only treatment to date has been of very limited effectiveness.

Patients oftentimes try many drugs, costing many hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets that prove to ultimately be ineffective.

Nutrition therapy may be part of the answer, but is not the entire answer.

I say this not only from my own personal experience, but also from the experience of other doctors I’ve consulted with and from speaking with my patients over the years.

In fact, as I stated earlier, one of the worst things that can happen is when a patient attempts to treat his or her own peripheral neuropathy without the guidance of a trained and licensed healthcare professional.

Thats why our treatment centers and trained professionals are here for you!

Learn More At http://neuropathy.org
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How To Help Us Help You Better

You can help your NeuropathyDR Clinician along by bringing copies of laboratory tests that may have been performed within the couple of years prior to your office visit. In this day and age especially, it’s very important that diagnostic tests that have already been performed are not duplicated unnecessarily.

Additional considerations in diagnosing peripheral neuropathy include the application of things like NCV, or nerve conduction velocities. These are oftentimes performed in the offices of neurologists and other healthcare providers who are trained and certified in their application.

The good news is that there are also other items on the horizon that will make the measurements of nerve conduction velocity much easier and more straightforward, and these will be applied to the studies that are ongoing in our patients that suffer from peripheral neuropathy.

Something else that really affects all peripheral neuropathy patients is that drug only treatment to date has been of very limited effectiveness.

Patients oftentimes try many drugs, costing many hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets that prove to ultimately be ineffective.

Nutrition therapy may be part of the answer, but is not the entire answer.

I say this not only from my own personal experience, but also from the experience of other doctors I’ve consulted with and from speaking with my patients over the years.

In fact, as I stated earlier, one of the worst things that can happen is when a patient attempts to treat his or her own peripheral neuropathy without the guidance of a trained and licensed healthcare professional.

Thats why our treatment centers and trained professionals are here for you!

Learn More At http://neuropathy.org
http:/ webmd.com

How To Help Us Help You Better

You can help your NeuropathyDR Clinician along by bringing copies of laboratory tests that may have been performed within the couple of years prior to your office visit. In this day and age especially, it’s very important that diagnostic tests that have already been performed are not duplicated unnecessarily.

Additional considerations in diagnosing peripheral neuropathy include the application of things like NCV, or nerve conduction velocities. These are oftentimes performed in the offices of neurologists and other healthcare providers who are trained and certified in their application.

The good news is that there are also other items on the horizon that will make the measurements of nerve conduction velocity much easier and more straightforward, and these will be applied to the studies that are ongoing in our patients that suffer from peripheral neuropathy.

Something else that really affects all peripheral neuropathy patients is that drug only treatment to date has been of very limited effectiveness.

Patients oftentimes try many drugs, costing many hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets that prove to ultimately be ineffective.

Nutrition therapy may be part of the answer, but is not the entire answer.

I say this not only from my own personal experience, but also from the experience of other doctors I’ve consulted with and from speaking with my patients over the years.

In fact, as I stated earlier, one of the worst things that can happen is when a patient attempts to treat his or her own peripheral neuropathy without the guidance of a trained and licensed healthcare professional.

Thats why our treatment centers and trained professionals are here for you!

Learn More At http://neuropathy.org
http:/ webmd.com

How To Help Us Help You Better

You can help your NeuropathyDR Clinician along by bringing copies of laboratory tests that may have been performed within the couple of years prior to your office visit. In this day and age especially, it’s very important that diagnostic tests that have already been performed are not duplicated unnecessarily.

Additional considerations in diagnosing peripheral neuropathy include the application of things like NCV, or nerve conduction velocities. These are oftentimes performed in the offices of neurologists and other healthcare providers who are trained and certified in their application.

The good news is that there are also other items on the horizon that will make the measurements of nerve conduction velocity much easier and more straightforward, and these will be applied to the studies that are ongoing in our patients that suffer from peripheral neuropathy.

Something else that really affects all peripheral neuropathy patients is that drug only treatment to date has been of very limited effectiveness.

Patients oftentimes try many drugs, costing many hundreds of dollars out of their own pockets that prove to ultimately be ineffective.

Nutrition therapy may be part of the answer, but is not the entire answer.

I say this not only from my own personal experience, but also from the experience of other doctors I’ve consulted with and from speaking with my patients over the years.

In fact, as I stated earlier, one of the worst things that can happen is when a patient attempts to treat his or her own peripheral neuropathy without the guidance of a trained and licensed healthcare professional.

Thats why our treatment centers and trained professionals are here for you!

Learn More At http://neuropathy.org
http:/ webmd.com

Nutrition Support for the Cancer Patient


If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, no one has to tell you how devastating that diagnosis can be…

Your life literally changes overnight…

You’re faced with the reality of treatment and that usually means

∙           Surgery

∙           Chemotherapy

∙           Radiation

∙           Experimental treatments including possible hormone therapy

And all the side effects that come with each of those cancer treatment options.

If you’re a cancer or post chemotherapy patient and you suffer from

∙           Loss of appetite

∙           Nausea

∙           Post chemotherapy peripheral neuropathy, including nerve pain and/or balance and gait issues

∙           Dry mouth

You may be missing a very important piece of the cancer recovery puzzle…

Nutritional support for cancer treatment and recovery.

Trying to recover from cancer without giving your body what it needs to build itself back up is like trying to rebuild a house after a tornado without 2×4’s and nails.

If your body doesn’t have the essential materials it needs to heal, no medical treatment has any hope of succeeding.

Granted, food may not sound appealing right now.  Talk to your medical team to put together a cancer recovery diet plan that will make food taste good and give you the nutrients you need to heal.

Here are some things to think about when designing a cancer recovery nutrition program:

Basic Cancer Nutrition Tips[1]

If you’ve undergone chemotherapy or you’re preparing to, you need to support your immune system.  Your best option for doing that is a diet rich in whole foods that are easy on the digestive system.  Make sure your cancer recovery diet includes foods that are high in anti-oxidants and protein.  Your diet plan should include foods rich in vitamins, especially vitamins C, D and E and nutrients like soy isoflavones, amino acids, folic acid, l-glutamine, calcium and carotenoids.  Drink as much water as possible and don’t worry about keeping your calorie count low.  This is the time to take in all the calories you need.

Chemotherapy and radiation may affect your ability to digest foods so invest in a good food processor and/or juicer.  Both of these tools will allow you to prepare foods that are easy to ingest and digest while still getting the nutrition you need.

Try These Foods To Rebuild Your Body[2]

It’s easy to say “eat foods that are high in vitamins” but you may not know exactly which foods you need.  Here are some suggestions for foods to aid in your cancer recovery and chemotherapy symptoms:

Vitamin C

∙           Red cabbage

∙           Kiwi fruit

∙           Oranges

∙           Red and Green Bell Peppers

∙           Potatoes

Vitamin D

∙           Salmon and tuna

Vitamin E

∙           Nuts, including almonds and peanuts

∙           Avocados

∙           Broccoli

Carotenoids

∙           Apricots

∙           Carrots

∙           Greens, especially collard greens and spinach

∙           Sweet potatoes

Soy Isoflavones

∙           Soybeans

∙           Tofu

∙           Soy milk – this could also be helpful if you need to go lactose-free

Folic Acid

∙           Asparagus

∙           Dried beans

∙           Beets

∙           Brussels sprouts

∙           Garbanzo beans

∙           Lentils

∙           Turkey

These are just a few examples.  Talk to your local NeuropathyDR™ clinician for a specially prepared diet plan that incorporates all the foods you need to rebuild your immune system.

Use Herbs and Spices to Give Your Food More Flavor

Herbs and spices are a natural way to flavor your food without adding man-made chemicals.  And many herbs have natural medicinal properties of their own.  Try some of these to make your food taste better:

∙           Cinnamon

∙           Basil

∙           Coriander

∙           Cumin

∙           Ginger (natural anti-inflammatory properties, too)

∙           Garlic

∙           Mint (great for fighting nausea as well)

∙           Fennel

∙           Turmeric

We hope this gives you the basic knowledge you need to talk with your health care team, including your local NeuropathyDR™ treatment specialist about cancer recovery nutrition and your pre and post chemotherapy diet.  Working with your medical team to design a cancer recovery diet plan that works for you will ensure that you’re not neglecting the missing piece of the cancer recovery puzzle – good nutrition.

For more information on cancer recovery nutrition and coping with the symptoms of your cancer treatment, including peripheral neuropathy, get your Free E-Book and subscription to the Weekly Ezine “Beating Neuropathy” at http://neuropathydr.com.


[1] www.cancer.org/Treatment/SurvivorshipDuringandAfterTreatment

 

[2] www.mayoclinic.com/health/cancer-survivor