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Lymphedema is more prevalent than HIV, Parkinson’s, ALS, MS and Alzheimer’s combined. It should be top of mind to anyone in healthcare, especially those who work in oncology, rehab, wound care and bariatrics. Lymphedema responds well to nutrition management, but if you’re like most dietitians, you’ve never dealt with it before and have no idea where to start.
Dietitian. Author. Cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 27, an experience that sparked my 20+ year career in understanding the interplay between nutrition and cancer. I’ve made it my mission to become an expert in evidence-based nutrition for lymphedema and want to share best practices to expand your clinical reach.
Nutrition is one of the best, but most overlooked, options for prevention and management of lymphedema. Even if you work with patients who have suffered for years, you can see a measurable difference in outcomes with these powerful strategies! We’ll separate fact from fiction as we cover the most pivotal concepts for understanding the lymphatic system and debunk outdated methods that are holding your clients back:
Lymphedema is common, but it’s often misdiagnosed, underserved, misunderstood, and left out of university courses and internships. This changes now. This training will help you to better understand lymphedema, reduce inflammation and improve the gut/lymphatic connection. Redefine the standard of care for those facing lymphedema and empower them to take back control.
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Jean LaMantia, RD, is a registered dietician, cancer survivor, author and speaker. She has been a dietitian for 30+ years and has written three books on the topics of cancer, lymphedema and intermittent fasting. Jean has worked in in-patient, diabetes education, home care, health club and now her virtual private practice and on-line school. Jean has been a repeat invited speaker for the National Lymphedema Network as well as the Canadian Lymphedema Framework national conferences. She has been published in Pathways – Canada’s national lymphedema magazine and spoken for several provincial lymphedema associations including Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. She is currently writing the nutrition position paper for the NLN and has been invited to speak at the AVLS conference. She has spoken to the Oncology DPG as well as state conferences and Dietitians of Canada, oncology network and diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular network.
Financial: Jean LaMantia maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Markham Lymphatic Centre and Wellspring Cancer Support Agency. She receives royalties as a published author. Jean LaMantia receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jean LaMantia is a member of Dietitians of Canada, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Oncology DPG.
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