Melinda Lund, DietitianJanet Noe
Melinda Lund MS, RD
Dietitian, Center for Health Improvement/Outpatient Diabetes Services
It’s so wonderful to hear from the doctors, nurses and dietitians like Melinda who are witnessing the benefits of re:iimmune in their patients. The creation of our product was born from a desire to help folks who are recovering from a variety of illnesses to get better in a better and more convenient way. From l-glutamine to repair intestinal tissue, probiotics to help feed healthy gut bacteria to ginger to ease the discomfort of nausea all in one product, we’re proud to hear that re:iimmune is helping folks on the road to recovery!
“Professionally I’d like to focus on our oncology population. Even though I have recommended this product to other patients (including pre/post bariatric surgery), it’s our oncology patients I feel that are some of our most vulnerable. The use of this product just within that group is multi-fold. We have the patients who are going through chemo treatment that may have higher risk than usual ER/UC utilization for dehydration after treatment (days 2-4 post chemo) due to treatment side effects (vomiting) and/or lack of intake. We also have patients who lose significant amount of weight or have head and neck cancer that, with treatment, are no longer to eat by mouth. In both cases, a tube feeding of some sort is warranted which means surgery and the risks/side effects that accompany the procedure.
re:iimmune is a product that is fantastic to recommend in all of these scenarios. Both pre-surgery on through post-surgery recovery and again just prior to and through post chemo treatment. The bonus ingredient from my perspective is the ginger! For our oncology patients that experience nausea (slight to extreme), I always recommend ginger in some form to them. This being in the re:iimmune, to me, makes so much sense and is the perfect place to “house it”. The probiotics already added in are also very important to me for the patients. Chemo/radiation treatment are very hard on the gut balance, and I typically was recommending a probiotic supplement for those patients all of the time already. Again, having this already in the formula is amazing. One drink, everything that they need. Many of them can be overwhelmed with all of the medications they are asked to take during treatment, so to help them limit added pills to swallow makes life much easier for them…and in drinkable form.
I’ve also had this product on hand to recommend to our ALS patients – again, many with declining oral intake, weight loss, PEG tube surgeries…an excellent supplement for them! As I mentioned, we have such a vast variety of patient populations here where I can see re:iimmune being beneficial…so I really am a firm believer in this product and it’s quality!”