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Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong

We’ve all heard the dictate that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source. But are all foods truly created equal in terms of how they affect our health and weight? Given the barrage of competing information directed at us every day, what do we really know about healthy eating? Speakers: Christopher Gardner, PhD, and Robert Lustig, MD,

Life Beyond Salt

Sticking to a low- or no-sodium diet does not mean you can't enjoy flavorful foods. Food blogger Jessica Goldman describes who she learned to change her diet without sacrificing taste. Speaker: Jessica Goldman





Nutritional Considerations for Supporting the Immune System: During and Beyond Cancer Treatment

Is it really possible to boost the immune system through diet during cancer treatment? Stanford dietitians discuss: The role of the immune system in detecting and controlling cancer; changes to the immune system during treatment ; research on specific foods that have purported immune enhancing functions; modifiable lifestyle factors that influence immune health; survivorship nutrition fundamentals and risk reduction and more. Speakers: Astrid Shapiro, MS, RD and Helen Halley, RD, CNSC, SCO

Nutrition and Cancer: Myths and Legends

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the search is on for information. People look to something they can control, like food. There are often misconceptions out there regarding food which can be confusing. This talk focuses on some of these "questionable" foods/nutrients and help you understand the real story. Speaker: Erika Connor, RD, CSO


Nutrition Related Supplements: The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown

Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

Stanford dietitians discuss popular supplements such as turmeric/curcumin, fish oils, vitamin D, and more.

Speakers: Erika Connor, RD, CSO, and Natalie Chan, RD

Survivorship: The Importance of Nutrition and Exercise in the Cancer Journey

Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

This collaborative lecture with Stanford's Registered Dietitians and Certified Cancer Exercise Specialists addresses two topics that most cancer patients have questions about.

Speakers: Julie Grosvenor CET, HFI; Regan Fedric CET, HFI; Erika Connor RD, CSO; Alaina Castro RD, CNSC

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