Managing Side Effects

Managing the side effects of treatment can be chaotic, challenging, and frustrating – but you are not alone! With 14+ years of experience, I have compiled a collection of trials, tips, and suggestions to help you better manage your treatment experience.

Metallic taste causing loss of appetite

When you are undergoing treatment for breast cancer, one of the side effects you may experience is ...
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Reduce heartburn and acid-reflux with a few simple tips

During your treatment for breast cancer you may end up with an occasional incident of acid-reflux (also ...
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Breakfast for Dinner during Chemotherapy

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes   If you have an upset stomach after a day of chemotherapy, and ...
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Breast cancer treatment and weight loss

When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, consider yourself at war with the disease.  Once you've gotten ...
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Coffee or Tea? What to drink while you are on chemotherapy

Some chemotherapies can be a little rough on your digestive system and are not really compatible with ...
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Any day with hair is a good day

  I often joke with my friends that  “any day with hair is a good day.” When ...
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What’s chemo like?

One question I often get from people is "what's chemo like"?  If you haven’t already started chemotherapy, ...
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On Losing Your Hair

Close-up of a brush with lost hair on it, on white background If you have chemotherapy, you ...
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Barbara Spalding RDN Culinary Dietitian

Hi, I am

Barbara Spalding MS, RDN, Culinary Dietitian

As a dietitian and world traveler, I love bold flavors — in food and in life. 14 years ago, I fell down the rabbit hole into Breast Cancer Wonderland. Since then, I’ve learned to cook differently while savoring the pleasures of food and companionship. I’ve built a resilient new life and a bold new kitchen. Let me show you the flavors of the world.
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