RECIPE: Foods To Eat Before and During Chemotherapy???

trudymomSeptember 29, 2006

I have heard that there are some certain foods that help the chemotherapy do its job. Do you know of any?


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Well, no one has posted so I will. Not that I can help with your question. I am on chemo and will be going in for my third treatment tomorrow. Mine lasts 8 hours. I eat a special diet that I found in a book "Beating Cancer with Nutrition" by Dr. Patrick Quillan. He makes a compelling case for staying away from certain things like sugar and white flour. But there are many foods that are OK and many others that are not. You'd have to read about it because it isn't as simple as that. I don't know if it will help to be on this diet, but I know it can't hurt.

Good Luck

    Bookmark   October 2, 2006 at 10:39PM
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katalina, thank you for responding. I had never heard of that book, but I will get it. I will put you in my prayers.

Thank you.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2006 at 8:12AM
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i would check out 'one bite at a time' by rebecca katz. I'm sending all sorts of hope and healing in your direction and i wish you all of the best.


    Bookmark   October 14, 2006 at 1:29PM
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I am currently having radiation treatments. My best wishes and prayers go out to you as your go through chemo.

My doctor recommended that I get 1 or 2 good books about nutrution and supplements. He has helped me work out a plan that I can live with and will meet my own requirments. My surgeon and 2 oncologists have approved my diet and supplements.

I have Dr. Quillan's book and "Challenge Cancer and Win" by Kim Dalzell. Dalzall's book has nutrition plans and info for specific cancers since they are not all the same.

I want offer you some insight shared with me by my surgeon who is also a cancer survivor. The rest of your life is about balance. You don't need to be 'an*l' about your nutrition and supplements but you do need to find the balance of nutrition, supplements, and exercise that will benefit you and your body the best. I have found the balance that works for me. This journey that the cancer started has been interesting and educational in so many different ways.

I would suggest that you try getting the books from your library or ordering them. I got mine from Amazon.

Good luck.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2006 at 1:27PM
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