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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

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Nutrition and Breast Cancer

Mar 22, 2024

Registered dietitian and oncology nutrition specialist Hillary Sachs helps Melissa Jenkins moderate a special Virtual Community Meetup on nutrition and breast cancer.

After a breast cancer diagnosis, many people want to eat more healthfully. This podcast is the audio from a special Virtual Community Meetup featuring guest moderator Hillary Sachs.

Listen to the podcast to hear Hillary discuss:

  • how sugar and protein affect cancer cells
  • foods and supplements that can help ease fatigue
  • alcohol and cancer
  • soy and breast cancer

Listen now or read the transcript.



  • salamandra
    salamandra Member Posts: 745

    Thank you so much for providing the transcripts for these - it makes all the difference for me!

    This was very interesting and gave me some fodder for my appointment with an integrative oncologist tomorrow. I have been taking collagen for skin/vanity reasons, and I want to check with her about that for sure.

    I think my recent big question about nutrition though is how food is tested for nutrients, and how much depends on the soil in which the food is grown. I read that brazil nuts are not necessarily actually a good selenium source unless grown in selenium rich environments. That really made me wonder about other plant foods too, especially in the US where there is relatively little regulatory oversight of farming practices.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,287
    edited March 29

    Great question, @salamandra! We'll add it to a list for a follow up Q&A with Hillary.

    We're so glad you're enjoying our program and that you are benefiting from reading the transcripts! Thank you for the feedback.

    —The Mods