I had an appointment this afternoon with an oncology dietitian at the hospital where I am being treated. I showed Gabriella my food diary for the past week, and took along all my supplements and prescribed medications to show her. We talked about soya, dairy, caffeine, sugar, oats, water, calcium, exercise complementary therapy, and more. She said there is still debate about soya, which I have read about, but that consuming it or not is down to personal choice. She said to keep dairy in my diet, make sure I have enough calcium, and that she would not recommend anyone drink more than 1-2 caffeinated drinks a day. I don't drink much caffeine, but I asked for anyone else on here who may have wondered. She also said to keep eating oats for the fibre. For anyone looking for complementary therapy in the UK she said to look through the Cancer Research site for recommendations.
Another thing she mentioned was to keep exercising, but to not feel guilty if I don't feel like doing it as often as I have been, and to enjoy food (I do!) She was very caring and compassionate.
Some of the things she said to avoid are fermented foods if I ever have to have chemotherapy, and blood tests that check for allergies. Gabriella said that if anyone suspects they have a food allergy to see a dietitian about it, not just go ahead and do it without a proper medical consultation.