In this episode of "The No Feeding Tube Show," I discuss the importance of nutrition for patients undergoing head and neck cancer treatment. I share my personal experience of having a peg tube for 15 months and transitioning back to oral eating, highlighting the challenges of interpreting medical advice about high protein, high energy, and nutrient-dense food when dealing with changes in the mouth, tongue, and teeth. I stress the need for patients to understand basic nutrition and food groups, and to consider their ethnicity, interests, and passions when communicating nutrition. Additionally, I provide practical tips for shopping for food and avoiding waste.
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