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Insights into Cancer: Hydration and Cancer

Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions.

June 11, 2019

Hydration and Cancer

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 remain in your body long enough to maintain cells and do the magic water needs to do. Dr. Howard Murad discusses the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of hydrating foods. Carolyn Katzin will expand on the nutritional value of high water content foods and the role of hydration during treatment for cancer.

Howard Murad, M.D., F.A.A.D., is a trained pharmacist, associate clinical professor of medicine at U.C.L.A., 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, M.S., C.N.S., M.N.T., 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 “Crisis Nutrition,” “The Everything Cancer Fighting Cookbook” and “The Cancer Nutrition Handbook.”

6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Kauser Ahmed, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Kauser Ahmed, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA parking is $12 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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