It’s nearly impossible to find someone who hasn’t lost a loved one to cancer.
Nearly everyone undergoing treatment for cancer experiences trouble eating, yet only 20% of patients ever speak to a nutritionist. Because of the shortage of oncology nutritionists, patients who aren’t seriously ill often face 3-week long waiting lists.
Waiting too late to address nutrition can be fatal. A third of cancer deaths are from cachexia, or malnutrition that’s advanced to wasting syndrome.
Nutritional support can minimize the impact of treatment side effects, keep you and your family strong, and improve your quality of life.
Over the years I’ve lost several family members and friends to cancer. All of them experienced trouble eating. A few years ago, my dear friend Eric was diagnosed with a glioma of the brain stem. He was plagued with mouth sores and difficulty swallowing. Everything tasted wrong. No matter how tirelessly we worked, he couldn’t manage to eat enough to withstand treatment. If you’re too weak for treatment, you can’t beat cancer.
I vowed after that experience to dedicate myself to helping people with cancer and their loved ones receive access to healthy nutritious meals, safe evidence
The result of this commitment is Savor Health. We are dedicated to making your life easier and less stressful by providing answers to your questions and solutions to make sure you and your loved ones get the nutrition you need.
Since founding Savor Health, it’s been incredibly fulfilling to watch patients become survivors and help them regain their strength and thrive in their new lives. The research is out there and we’re taking it from the journals and brining it to you, to make your life better.
What makes Savor Health different?
Anyone, regardless of training or experience, can call themselves a nutritionist. Registered Dietitians, RD (or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, RDN) are the only nutrition professionals who have completed rigorous requirements in order to provide nutrition counseling services.
RDs are required to complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in course work approved by the Accreditation Council of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as extensive supervised practice before they can take the registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
The Oncology Nutrition specialization (CSO) that our RDs have requires an additional 2,000 hours of practice experience in the specialty area of oncology and successful completion of an exam testing one’s understanding and knowledge of oncology dietetics.
Needless to say, the RDs here at Savor Health have gone through an education program and supervised experience to become nutrition experts that provide sound, reliable, and most importantly, science-based advice that reflects the most recent and up-to-date research. With Savor Health, you can be assured that you are receiving personalized care from a professional oncology dietitian who really know how to best care for you.