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Ep 05 - Diet Myths and Facts with Dietician, Menopause and Cancer Expert Hilary Wright
Episode 519th July 2022 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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What’s the deal with menopause and diet after cancer? Is there a ‘best way to eat’?

I’ve been looking for an expert on this for a long time and I was so thrilled that the incredibly knowledgeable Hillary Wright has agreed to speak to us.

Hillary Wright is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 2 decades of experience - and now wait for it: She is a Senior Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, providing nutrition care for patients undergoing treatment, as well as cancer survivors AND she is an expert on menopause too, being the co-author of the Menopause Diet Plan, a book that I can highly recommend.

As the Director for Nutrition Counselling for the Domar Center for Mind Body Health in Waltham, MA, Hillary specialises in nutrition and women’s health.

In today's episode she will debunk some myths and share the latest evidence on:

(26:31) Sugar,

(58:51) Fasting,

(25:21) Dairy,

(49:41) Soya,

(39:38) Diet to reduce recurrence,

(23:51) Diet to help with symptoms of the menopause,

(21:30) Weight.

Hillary Right can be found here

Or on Instagram here:

The Menopause Diet Plan book is here for you


About Dani:

The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of online platform Healthy Whole Me.

There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences.

I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.

Through the episodes I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field.

And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.

So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.

More educated, better informed and less alone.


Connect with Dani:

Instagram @healthywholeme 

Facebook: @healthywholeme 

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For oodles of inspiration, healthy recipes, yoga classes and all round positivity go to her website:





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