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Special food issues
This section is for people who limit the types of foods that they eat. This could be because of a medical condition, such as food allergy or lactose intolerance. Or it could be because of a desire to follow a vegetarian eating plan.
If you think you have a medical condition involving food, we'll give you tips for helping you find out what kind of problem you have and what to do about it. And if you want to follow a vegetarian eating plan, we'll give you tips for getting all the nutrients your body needs.
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Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment - This booklet discusses dietary needs during cancer treatment to help cope with side effects related to eating. It is designed for cancer patients, their families, and other caregivers.
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Across Your Lifespan: Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults - This booklet gives tips for older adults on eating healthy, getting active, and losing weight.
Kidney Failure: Eat Right to Feel Right on Hemodialysis - This publication explains which vitamins to take and which foods to avoid for someone on hemodialysis. It explains hemodialysis-related terms, such as "dry weight," and offers a checklist to use when preparing to speak with a dietitian.
Menopause: Staying Healthy Through Good Nutrition (Copyright © The Cleveland Clinic) - This publication gives some basic dietary guidelines for women in the years around menopause and discusses foods choices that may reduce symptoms.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding - When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have special nutritional needs. This website is designed just for pregnant and breastfeeding women and includes important advice to help keep mothers and babies healthy.
What I Need to Know About Eating and Diabetes - This publication reviews diabetes nutrition basics, including what, when, and how much a person with diabetes should eat. It discusses healthier ways to buy, cook, and eat foods to achieve good blood glucose control.
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Content last updated June 18, 2008.
Resources last updated June 18, 2008.
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