How Do I Eat Well when I am Feeling Sick?

How Do I Eat Well when I am Feeling Sick?

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9037
Publication Format: A5 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 12/12
Last Review: 04/15
Next Review: 04/18

Information for people with cancer on how to maintain nutritional intake and relieve symptoms when feeling sick.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

To enable clients and their carers understand how to adapt their diet to cope with a range of side effects associated with their cancer or the treatment and to improve their diet generally.

The Target Group will understand how to adapt their diet to cope with a range of side effects associated with their cancer, its treatment and/or to improve the diet generally for people with eating/appetite difficulties during palliative care/convalescense.

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How Do I Eat Well when I Just Don't Feel Like Eating?

How Do I Eat Well when I Just Don't Feel Like Eating?

Information for people affected by cancer to help deal with anxiety, stress and/or conflict around eating.

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  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9039

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How Do I Eat Well when I have a Dry or Sore Mouth or Throat?

How Do I Eat Well when I have a Dry or Sore Mouth or Throat?

Information for people with cancer who may be experiencing a dry or sore mouth or throat due to radio or chemotherapy. Guidance on relieving symptoms and maintaining nutritional intake.   Sampl...

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  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9038

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How Do I Eat Well when I have Diarrhoea?

How Do I Eat Well when I have Diarrhoea?

Information for people with cancer who are suffering from diarrhoea on how to relieve their symptoms through diet.

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  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9036

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