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Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Cancer Treatment And Nutrition Choices

By Manisha U. Vaidya, MS, RD, LD

image Mrs. Vaidya is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the UAB hospital.  She coordinates nutritional assessment, re-assessment, diet education and plan of care for Bone Marrow Transplant, Hematology-Oncology and Geriatric unit patients. She is responsible for follow up with food preferences, patient care, calorie counts and diet education for cancer patients. Mrs. Vaidya can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Smart nutrition choices before, during, and after treatment of cancer will fuel the body and help manage common treatment side effects.

All the ladies out there! There is lot of awareness about diet for diabetes, hypertension (blood pressure), heart disease and in general weight loss.  However, it is not very common that we talk about diet or type of food one should eat while undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or bone marrow transplant.

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01/07/10
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Your Child - Nutrition and Health

By Suman Madan, MS, RD, LD
Sr. Nutrition Consultant, Northern Health Center, Birmingham, AL


Suman Madan is a Licensed, Registered Dietician and has been practicing in Public Health for over 25 years. At Jefferson County Dept. of Health, she coordinates activities for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and provide nutrition education for North Birmingham Communities. WIC is a federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Program. For more information on Alabama WIC, please go to www.adph.org/wic. Suman Madan is available to answer any questions regarding WIC program benefits for the eligible families at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). image

 

Nutrition and child development are two terms that often go hand in hand. The more nutritious of a diet your child consumes, the healthier your child will be. Nutrition requirements of a child differ from those of an adult, because children experience growth phases throughout childhood. In addition, Physical activity is an equally important part of your child’s health and development.

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10/30/09
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Diabetes Management

A Diabetes Educator’s Perspective
By Suma Vitta

image This article is provided by Mrs. Suma Pradeep Vitta. Suma is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator and works as a consultant at a local endocrinologist office at Brookwood Hospital and Eye foundation in Birmingham, AL. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Unfortunately, diabetes is a very common disease in our Indian population.  Though there is always a genetic predisposition to any disease, life style factors play a very important role in the manifestation of this disease.  Modest lifestyle changes can help any person with diabetes to manage this disease and prevent long term complications. The disease when not managed adequately can be devastating, as persons with diabetes have a high risk factor to develop heart disease. Uncontrolled blood sugars can also lead to kidney disease, neuropathy effecting the eyes, feet, etc.

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08/31/09
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Healthy Eating tips – Indian Style

By Mrs. Suma Vitta

This article is provided by Mrs. Suma Pradeep Vitta. Suma is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator and works as a consultant at a local endocrinologist office at Brookwood Hospital and Eye foundation in Birmingham, AL. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). image

Following list is a general reference for incorporating healthy foods while planning meals and snacks.  I strongly urge that persons with diabetes or any other disease condition seek the guidance of a registered dietitian for nutrition education and to help you design your individualized meal plan. Following plan gives you some ideas to increase fiber, lean protein and good fats in your diet (1-26).

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08/31/09
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Achieving Health Eating Indian Food

By Manisha U. Vaidya, MS, RD, LD

image Mrs. Vaidya is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the UAB hospital.  She coordinates nutritional assessment, re-assessment, diet education and plan of care for Bone Marrow Transplant, Hematology-Oncology and Geriatric unit patients. She is responsible for follow up with food preferences, patient care, calorie counts and diet education for cancer patients. Mrs. Vaidya can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

 

Food symbolizes ethnic culture and identity.  Indian cuisine is increasing in popularity world wide.  The style of Indian cooking and food taste varies from region to region, reflecting the diverse cultures of the Asian subcontinent.  Indians have been creative in improvising food sources such as grains, cereals, greens and meat. 

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06/20/09
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Finding Your Way to a Healthier You

By Suman Madan, MS, RD, LD
Sr. Nutrition Consultant, Northern Health Center, Birmingham, AL


Suman Madan is a Licensed, Registered Dietician and has been practicing in Public Health for over 25 years. At Jefferson County Dept. of Health, she coordinates activities for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and provide nutrition education for North Birmingham Communities. WIC is a federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Program. For more information on Alabama WIC, please go to www.adph.org/wic. Suman Madan is available to answer any questions regarding WIC program benefits for the eligible families at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). image

The food and physical activity choices you make every day affect your health—how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2005), highlight these recommendations:

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04/18/09
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Unleash the NEW you with wholesome/healthy nutrition!!

By Suma Vitta

image This article is provided by Mrs. Suma Pradeep Vitta. Suma is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator and works as a consultant at a local endocrinologist office at Brookwood Hospital and Eye foundation in Birmingham, AL. She can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Nutrition is one of the most important aspects in disease prevention and disease management. Emerging research in Heart disease, Diabetes and certain types of cancer stresses the importance of good nutrition and other lifestyle modifications as exercise, stress management, smoking cessation etc in preventing and avoiding longstanding complications. The demands of our fast-paced society makes us succumb to unhealthy choices as eating on the run, skipping meals or eating one large meal and munching calorically dense foods with little or no nutritive value.

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02/22/09
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