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Studies Show Link between Vitamin D Deficiency and Cancer

Historically, health care professionals have valued Vitamin D mainly for its relation to bone health. Recently however, there has been growth in substantial scientific evidence that supports the role of Vitamin D in the prevention of cancer.

Birmingham oncologist Luis F. Pineda, MD, MSHA, says studies have shown that adequate serum Vitamin D metabolite levels are associated with substantially lower incidence rates of several types of cancer, including those of the breast, colon, prostate, and ovary. "Scientists now are talking about its correlation with diabetes and metabolic syndrome - a precursor to diabetes - and with immunity in general," he says. Click HERE For the full Article from the Birmingham Medical News.


Oncologist, Culinard Grad Help Cancer Patients Cook for Recovery

Dr. Luis Pineda's medical career has taken several unexpected turns, but each helped him define his theories on healing. A native of Guatemala, where he completed medical school, Dr. Pineda accepted a colleague's challenge to take the test to do a residency in the U.S. He passed easily and then felt he needed to do something with that open door. He came to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he gained knowledge but did not enjoy the snow and cold. That led to the decision to move to Birmingham, Alabama, for a hematology/oncology fellowship.  Click HERE For the full Article from the Culinard News.


The Flavor of Compassion

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated. - Plato

Sometimes a physician comes along who recognizes this fundamental truth expressed by Plato, and finds a way to treat patients’ bodies and souls with equal passion and humility. As doctors, we know instantly when we are in their presence. Their compassion is at once humbling and inspiring. We are made better by our interaction with them. A community with a doctor of this sort is truly blessed. Birmingham is such a community. Luis Pineda is such a doctor.  Click HERE For the full Article from the Birmingham Medical News.


Helping cancer patients eat well

Birmingham doctor creates dishes palatable during chemotherapy

Marilyn Rushing wondered if she'd lost her taste buds.

Since starting chemotherapy in April to treat early stage breast cancer, the Sylacauga woman has experienced fatigue, weakness, nausea and weight loss. ''I feel like I have the flu and can't get over it,'' she says.

On top of all that, nothing she ate seemed to taste good, if she could detect any flavor at all. One day recently, while undergoing chemotherapy at Dr. Luis Pineda's Vestavia Hills clinic, she decided to sample a couple of food items her doctor had prepared for his patients.  Click HERE for more.


Pineda's Cinnamon Ice Cream

Pineda's cinnamon ice cream with guava granite recipe includes whole milk, egg yolk, sugar and cinnamon stick, guava fruit, water and arbol pepper, which, together, may stimulate appetite and reduce gastrointestinal problems, he says.  His melon soup with lime sorbet contains sliced melon, orange juice, lemon juice, sparkling water, orange zest, lemon zest, cornstarch and habanera pepper powder.  It can soothe mouths inflamed by mucositis, an ulceration of the mouth and/or throat common to chemotherapy patients, he says.  Click HERE For the full Article from the Birmingham News.


From El Sentinel.com (Sur De La Florida) - 04 de Agosto

DOCTOR Birmingham (Alabama) El Dr. Luis F. Pineda, oncologo-hematologo quatemalteco residente en Alabama, se capacito formalente como chef para crear recetas de cocina para sus pacientes de quimioterapia y radiacion.


From Diario Latino (New York) - 04 de Agosto

Publicado: 04 agosto 2005

Oncólogo y cocinero

El Dr. Luis F. Pineda, oncólogohematólogo guatemalteco residente en Alabama, se capacitó formalmente como chef y es creador de recetas de cocina, especiales para los pacientes que se encuentran bajo tratamiento de quimioterapia y radiación. Pineda llegó a Estados Unidos en 1974 para seguir estudios en medicina interna y psiquiatría en Omaha, Nebraska. 


From El Diario (New York) - 12 de Agosto

Alabama/EFE El Dr. Luis Pineda, oncólogo-hematólogo guatemalteco residente en Alabama, está acostumbrado recibir ofertas de trabajo, lo cual no resulta sorprendente dada su exitosa carrera médica e investigativa.

Lo que sí sorprende es que estas ofertas vengan de restaurantes buscando un chef creativo y meticuloso para dirigir la cocina.

Pineda llegó a Estados Unidos en 1974 para seguir estudios en medicina interna y psiquiatría en Omaha, Nebraska.  Click HERE for more


Birmingham doctor creates dishes palatable during chemotherapy

Marilyn Rushing wondered if she'd lost her taste buds.

Since starting chemotherapy in April to treat early stage breast cancer, the Sylacauga woman has experienced fatigue, weakness, nausea and weight loss. ''I feel like I have the flu and can't get over it,'' she says.

On top of all that, nothing she ate seemed to taste good, if she could detect any flavor at all. One day recently, while undergoing chemotherapy at Dr. Luis Pineda's Vestavia Hills clinic, she decided to sample a couple of food items her doctor had prepared for his patients. 


Birmingham News Press Release


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