LifeSpring Home Nutrition

At LifeSpring Home Nutrition, we aim to address the global healthcare crisis by providing healthy, Medically Tailored Meals (MTM) with convenient home delivery at affordable prices.

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Cancer Support

Cancer Support
Individuals diagnosed with cancer benefit from eating regular, healthy meals. Often, people recovering from cancer treatments have difficulty meeting their nutritional needs. According to the National Cancer Institute, “Studies have reported malnutrition in 30% to 85% of patients with cancer.” Nutritious meals reduce the risk of cancer and help people recover from cancer treatments more effectively. LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers cancer support services to ensure individuals in the community have access to nourishing and comforting foods during recovery.

Cancer Support and Nutritional Meals During Recovery

People diagnosed with cancer face a wide range of challenges, including difficulty preparing, eating, digesting, and tolerating various foods. Proper nutrition is essential before, during, and after cancer treatments to ensure people benefit the most from medical treatments. Medically tailored meals (MTM) and cancer support services ensure people have access to the nourishing food they need to heal properly.

Individuals diagnosed with cancer may struggle with a wide range of health problems affecting their ability to eat regular healthy meals, including:

Cancer and cancer treatments directly impact physical strength and energy. Some people may struggle to eat regular meals when exhausted or physically weak. Weekly frozen meal deliveries provide people with various foods they can prepare as they feel hungry. Each dish comes with easy instructions and minimal packaging for convenience and to reduce waste. The dishes contain vital nutrients to improve overall health and increase energy.

What Issues Does Cancer Support Address?

The registered dietician (RD) at LifeSpring Home Nutrition assesses meal plans and educates individuals diagnosed with cancer on maintaining a healthy diet. Part of the assessment involves determining any potential issues the client may struggle with due to their condition, including weight loss, changes in appetite, or difficulty preparing meals following cancer treatments. Below are some challenges people face after being diagnosed with cancer.

#1. Variable Appetite

Many people going through cancer treatment have frequent changes in appetite, leading to weight loss or malnutrition. Lifespring Home Nutrition offers a range of nourishing and delicious meals to help people regain their appetite. Meals with comfort foods also improve people’s emotional well-being by giving them something positive to look forward to each day.

#2. Cancer Support and Weight Tracking

Weight tracking ensures people receive foods with the right amount of nutritional density. According to Cathleen Anthony, M.B.A., owner of LifeSpring Home Nutrition, the RD may adjust a person’s “therapeutic diet as needed to accommodate preferences/appetite for optimal intake and tolerance.” Each meal plan is personalized to ensure the individual gets the right amount of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other essential nutrients.

#3. Intolerance of Certain Foods

Some people develop temporary intolerance to certain foods during cancer treatment. According to Nutrition and Cancer, treatment for cancer causes significant changes in how some people react to certain foods’ scent, taste, and texture. “Patients reported a wide range of food preferences and aversions.” In addition, “Patients who had less energy or lost weight since beginning treatment were more likely than others to report treatment-related dietary changes.” Access to easily tolerated foods decreases the risk of unintentional weight loss and improves mental health.

What Foods Are Recommended for Individuals Diagnosed With Cancer?

People undergoing cancer treatment are often encouraged to eat meals that include plant-based proteins. According to Nutrients, “[W]hereas an unhealthy diet is an established risk factor for several cancer types, eating plant-based foods to achieve a healthful diet has been associated with a reduced cancer risk.” Plant-based diets include fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes.

Whole foods and plant-based dishes often have more of the following:

Plant-based meals are good for helping the body heal and boosting the immune system. Other types of foods also have health benefits. For example, meals with fish provide people with essential omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. The European Journal of Cancer Prevention states, “Fish intake and other dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a reduced risk for some cancers.”

Do I Need to Change My Diet?

Many people with cancer choose to adopt a new diet to accommodate changes in their health. For example, some individuals may shift to a plant-based diet after a cancer diagnosis. Each person is unique, and their dietary needs are affected by multiple factors, including:

Some people may not need to make any significant changes to their diet. However, other individuals may require new meal plans to accommodate symptoms or side effects during treatment and recovery. The RD at LifeSpring Home Nutrition works with each client to ensure they have an appropriate meal plan.

Cancer Support at LifeSpring Home Nutrition

LifeSpring Home Nutrition is more than a food delivery company. Every member of the team cares about clients and their community. Many older individuals diagnosed with cancer live alone, and the weekly meal delivery may be their only contact with non-medical personnel. A positive social connection significantly improves mental and physical health. The delivery drivers also act as wellness checks for vulnerable individuals who would benefit from having someone monitor their general well-being.

Malnutrition is a problem for some individuals diagnosed with cancer. Treatments may affect a person’s ability to prepare or eat foods, and often, they require a higher nutritional density to get all the recommended daily vitamins and minerals. LifeSpring Home Nutrition offers cancer support to ensure people have access to nutritious and comforting foods. To learn more about our services, call (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.