Ask a Registered Dietitian

From tips for cooking through chemotherapy to busting healthy food myths to easy, pantry-friendly meal ideas — our team of experts covers it here.
How to Lower Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

How to Lower Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal or colon cancer accounts for one-third of all cancer-related deaths in the United States, affecting men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, especially in people over 50. But more recently, there's...

Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Cancer Prevention Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Cancer Prevention

Many studies show convincing evidence that there is a strong link between excess body fat and cancer risk. The mechanism of how excess body fat increases cancer is complex but known to be related...


How to Eat an Immune-Boosting Diet Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

How to Eat an Immune-Boosting Diet

It’s no mystery that there are many foods with proven benefits for your immune system. When you consume these foods, it helps support our body’s acute inflammatory response (the...


What Are Antioxidants? Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

What Are Antioxidants?

Terms like antioxidants and free radicals tend to be thrown around a lot, especially in the cancer area, where these compounds are supposed to help prevent or fight...


The Facts about Fiber Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

The Facts about Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate and should be one of your favorite parts of a cancer-protective diet. There are two types, soluble fiber, and insoluble fiber, and...


Pairing Your Foods To Get More Nutrition Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Pairing Your Foods To Get More Nutrition

Did you know that pairing different foods together can help increase the amount of nutrition you get from foods? Here are simple ways of getting more of these...


What Can I Eat on a Bland Diet? Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

What Can I Eat on a Bland Diet?

My doctor told me to go on a bland diet after surgery. What can I actually eat?  When prescribed a bland diet, people often feel doomed to culinary purgatory. ...


Top 3 Questions I’m Asked As An Oncology RD Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Top 3 Questions I’m Asked As An Oncology RD

Alexandra Rothwell is a registered dietitian, with a specialization in oncology nutrition. Currently in private practice in the Bay Area, while she was in New York Alexandra worked...


Ask Esther: Lowering Cholesterol Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Ask Esther: Lowering Cholesterol

Lifestyle changes are a terrific way to address high cholesterol. As a registered dietitian-nutritionist, I’ll walk you through some things you can do. But keep in mind that...


Frozen Vegetables: Is Thawing Okay For Nutrient Retention? Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Frozen Vegetables: Is Thawing Okay For Nutrient Retention?

Many people are concerned about getting the most nutrients from their food – and rightly so. Vegetables are chockful of nutrients so it’s important to get your daily...


Ask Esther: BPAs & Food Storage Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Ask Esther: BPAs & Food Storage

Can I use plastic containers to store food? I heard it is toxic. One of the components of some plastic containers, as well as the lining of some cans,...


Dealing with Severe Fatigue Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Dealing with Severe Fatigue

What can I do about severe fatigue? Are there specific foods I can eat or things I can do to help get through it? Frequently, people undergoing chemotherapy and/or...


Don’t Panic If It’s Not Organic Image
Ask a Registered Dietitian

Don’t Panic If It’s Not Organic

We are forever urging people to eat more fresh fruits and veggies. There is more and more evidence that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help...