A healthy diet can help you feel your best
Learn what to eat and what to avoid
It’s no surprise that how and what you eat may trigger Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea (CSD) symptoms. Here are some tips and recipes that will help you stay in control.
Foods to avoid or reduce
Foods with amines1
These foods include aged cheeses, alcoholic beverages, smoked or salted foods, soy products, chocolate, and coffee
Try to avoid pepper, cayenne pepper, and mustard
Foods high in fat1
Fried foods, full-fat dairy products, chips, processed meats, and desserts are all high in fat
So, what CAN you eat? Try these foods
There are many nutritious, tasty foods that you can eat to help you manage your CSD, including vegetables, whole grains, and protein-rich foods like fish, beef, chicken, and eggs.
Recipes to get you started
Get additional support, including help with your diet, from a Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE)
When you sign up to connect with a CNE, you have free access to a specialist who can answer any questions you may have about diet, nutrition, CSD, and XERMELO. When you sign up, they can also send you a free Find Food You Love nutrition and recipe guide.
*Eligibility criteria: Eligibility cannot be determined until all of the information submission requirements have been met by the healthcare professional, patient, and/or caregiver. Patients are not eligible for co-pay assistance if prescriptions are paid by any state or other federally funded programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, VA, DOD, TriCare, or where prohibited by law.
- Oncologynutrition.org. Carcinoid Syndrome & Diet. Updated February 2014. https://www.oncologynutrition.org/erfc/eating-well-when-unwell/carcinoid-syndrome-and-diet.