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Insights Into Cancer – June 11, 2019

Nutrition, Hydration and Cancer

Presented by Howard Murad, MD, FAAD and Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT

About the Lecture

Cellular hydration is of paramount importance for well-being for cancer patients during treatment and beyond. The body uses water throughout the day that needs to be replaced, and during cancer treatment, many of the side effects of treatment rob the body of water and electrolytes, e.g., vomiting, fever, sweating and diarrhea. Cancer treatments can also lead to a lack of appetite and thirst and sore throat or mouth.

However, hydration is more complex than simply drinking water. The food you eat determines how the water you are drinking will be stored and how it can help maintain cells for better health. The food you eat determines how the water you are drinking will be stored and how it can help maintain cells for better health. Dr. Howard Murad will discuss the faces of hydration. Carolyn Katzin will expand on the nutritional value of high water content foods and the role of hydration during treatment for cancer.

About the Speakers

Howard Murad, MD, FAAD, is a trained pharmacist, associate clinical professor of medicine at UCLA, founder of Murad Skincare Inc. and Murad Inclusive Health Spa, president of the University for Inclusive Health, and a physician who specializes in both inclusive health and dermatology. He is one of the world’s leading skin- and health-care authorities, and his research into the Science of Cellular Water has revealed the ability of cell membranes to hold water as the fundamental marker of youthful good health and offers comprehensive insights into health and aging. He is the founder of Murad Skincare, and provides oversight to the Murad Inclusive Health Spa, Murad Inclusive Medical Group, and Murad Research Laboratories.

Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT is an Integrative Oncology Specialist at the Simms/Mann Center where she sees patients for a highly individualized assessment of nutrition and supplements. She completed the Stanford Professional Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University in July 2017. Carolyn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition (with honors) at University of London’s King’s College and earned a Master of Science degree in Public Health in Nutritional Science from UCLA. She is the author of several books including “The Everything Cancer Fighting Cookbook” and “The Cancer Nutrition Handbook.”

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