Pros and Cons of Popular Diets for Cancer
PROS AND CONS OF POPULAR DIETS FOR CANCER: ARMING DIETITIANS WITH ANSWERS
We all know someone with cancer...and despite our nutrition degrees we may sometimes wonder about the merits of these popularly promoted diets. How do you answer your clients, family or friends when they ask you what you think of juicing, the Alkaline diet, Gerson therapy and others? Are there merits to these diets? Can you believe the internet testimonials? How do you address your concerns without alienating your client and driving them into the offices of alternative and questionable health practitioners? Join us for this sobering presentation as Jean LaMantia, an experienced oncology dietitian, will share her approach with you as well as her research on popular diets promoted for cancer.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Name at least 4 popular diets promoting as cancer treatments or cures.


  • Be able to state at least 2 pros and cons of each diet.


  • Feel confident that they can field client questions about these diets without alienating them.


  • Be aware of research that has tested the merits of these diets.
Live Event Date: Dec 19, 2019
Expiration Date: Dec 19, 2022
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 5150, 1070, 6070, 5420
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 8.1.2, 8.3.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Jean LaMantia, BASc, RD
Jean LaMantia

Jean LaMantia is a registered dietitian, cancer survivor and author of three books on the topics of cancer, lymphedema and intermittent fasting. She is also the creator of the Lymphedema Nutrition School – an online program to help individuals living with lymphedema. She will be launching the professional version of the program this year so that dietitians can acquire the skills and confidence they need to help their patients with lymphedema. She lives in Toronto, Canada where she has a virtual private practice You can find out more about Jean and read her Cancer Bites blog at www.jeanlamantia.com.

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