Inflammation is a natural part of our body’s healing process. While occasional inflammation flare-ups are beneficial by indicating our immune system is actively healing our bodies, persistent or chronic inflammation may signal underlying health concerns that require attention.

• Causes of inflammation and why it’s so dangerous
• Strategies to reduce inflammation, increase energy, and relieve brain fog
• Signs of chronic inflammation
• Natural ways to reduce chronic inflammation
• Simple meal strategies to make eating an anti-inflammatory diet simple

Challenging and emotional conversations become the norm after a cancer diagnosis, so it’s essential to surround yourself with a broad team to educate and guide you while also making you feel comfortable and supported. This is especially true when exploring and planning for palliative and hospice services.

Join Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and Cancer Wellness Center in a candid discussion with Dr. Martha L. Twaddle, the Medical Director for Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care at Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Twaddle will help us:

• Explore the differences between palliative care and hospice care.
• Understand when it is time to plan for care options.
• Three key questions you should ask providers in setting up care.
• Ways in which family members can also receive support during this difficult time.

Talking With Children About Cancer: 3 Ways To Provide Support Through A Parent’s Cancer Journey
Featuring Kelsey Mora, LCPC, CCLS, Chief Clinical Officer of Pickles Group

Being on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing for most adults. Depending on the ages of their children, these emotions are often amplified and coupled with a fear of the unknown. Learning how to speak with children about this sensitive topic and what the right amount of information to share is crucial.

Kelsey Mora, a Certified Child Life Specialist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and the Chief Clinical Officer of Pickles Group will share:

· Evidence-based data on kids facing parental cancer.
· 3 guiding principles to frame tough conversations.
· Appropriate developmental responses.
· The importance of honesty, listening, validating, and reassuring.

The Cancer Fighting Diet, Part 3: Easy Diet Swaps for a Healthier You
Featuring Chris Rosandich, MS, Nutrition and Wellness Manager, Cancer Support Center

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be challenging or boring. Simple switches can make a big impact on your everyday life. And would you believe a balanced diet can actually be tasty AND fun?

Chris Rosandich, the Cancer Support Center’s Nutrition and Wellness Manager, will share easy diet swaps for a healthier lifestyle, including:

· Why it’s so hard to make healthy diet changes.
· Two reasons why healthy lifestyle attempts fail.
· Quick and healthy ingredient swaps.
· How to make sweet and salty treats better for you.

Join us virtually every month where we’ll share practical wellness tools, tips, and techniques from experts on the topics that are important to patients, survivors, and caretakers alike.

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