Speaker: Francine Blinten, MS, CCN, CNS. Francine Blinten is a Clinical Nutritionist who has worked extensively with patients through all phases of cancer diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. She holds an MS from the Nutrition Institute at Bridgeport University, and is board certified by the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists and the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists.
For 5 years, Francine was on staff at the Boyd Center for Integrative Health, led by Dr. Barry Boyd, a leading oncologist in Greenwich, CT. She helped patients use diet and lifestyle to minimize treatment side effects and reduce risk of recurrence. Since 2012 she has been a consulting nutritionist for the Connecticut Mental Health Center, a partnership between Yale University School of Medicine and the State of Connecticut. Francine also works with cancer patients in her private practice, monitoring metabolic biomarkers to avoid secondary illness and late effects of cancer treatment. In addition, she assists clients with disease prevention, weight management and food allergies or sensitivities.
- What to eat at various phases of treatment: Managing side effects during active treatment ~ Nutrition after treatment, caring for the rest of you ~ Common nutritional deficiencies.
- Facts and Myths: What is the science behind: Sugar, does it feed cancer? ~ Alkaline diets: Am I too acidic? ~ Must I juice and/or cleanse? ~ Specific diet approaches such as: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free.
- Supplements: What role if any do supplements play? ~ Should I take a multivitamin? ~ Which supplements are helpful? ~ Can they do harm?
Audio and slides from Support Connection’s Webinar “Nutrition for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Care” – Recorded on Oct. 26, 2016.