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.

Living in Wonderland

There’s always something new around the corner; Just like Alice, you can only go forward. Circumstances constantly ...
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Metal Mug

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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Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Breakfast for Dinner during Chemotherapy

  If you have an upset stomach after a day of chemotherapy, and can't find anything you ...
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Samurai

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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Colored Wigs

Any day with hair is a good day

I often joke with my friends that  “any day with hair is a good day.” When you ...
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Chemo

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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Hair Loss

On Losing Your Hair

If you have chemotherapy, you will quite likely temporarily lose your hair.  The first time this happens ...
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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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