• Anyone have any good/bad experiences with nutrition and/or supplements?

    Asked by Grandpa_Ray on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Anyone have any good/bad experiences with nutrition and/or supplements?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Scientific's Avatar

      ok 4 or 5th time but ok pc I am gona help this guy. Be as extreme as the cancer is.

      1.Cut sugar out of your diet as much as possible: for God sake no sweets, potato (release sugar so fast), poultry (enzymes work with cancer), avoid feeding your cancer, vegetable diet in greens is good pasta whole grain, fiber cereals check sugar content at back. Veg suoups low in sugar etc soya milk is a gd option get a good brand as some are not great others are better than cow milk

      2. IV vitamin c as well as oral, actually fights cancer causes hydrogen peroxide in the cancer cells, you need it in iv in the veins for real term effects as cancer feeds of this and directly kills cancer oral not so effect both together great kills cancer and gets inside their core. + High dose vitamin E anti angiogenic cut food supply of cancer. if you cant get iv then high dose tablets will do not too badly you need it to fight cancer and keep your immunity up

      3. Shown to fight cancer: propolis, cocoa pure in boiling water bitter but shown to work, resveratrol, pomegranate tabs (ellagic acid), turmeric powder 800 mg powder or tabs what suits u, omega 3 tabs and Quercetin tabs

      4. shown to help to some degree but work excellently taken together: ginger root tab, vitamin d3, acai berry tabs, garlic oil tabs, zinc tabs, aloe vera, milk thistle, Capsaicin. I am not listing all this is all i believe work

      I take all these, research them and combine them together as powders and tabs in the morn a 10 minutes experience but they work together. No bad experiences apart from garlic tabs. should slow down the cell growth and possible remission as always. As always research, take it easy, Avastin is good if you can get it where u are, I'll be dead in a month anyway but thought what the XXX my research will help my family and let it help you too, there should be at least one thing that help I hope.

      about 9 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      I wrote an answer to a supplement question a few days back... and I paste it here below....

      I did a TON of research (as I'm known to do) to figure out what supplements were reasonable to consider. I came up with a list of about ten supplements. Then, I sent that list to my oncologist, and he accepted several and rejected a few. He was very clearly very familiar with the very recent scientific literature on supplements.

      His rejections were for supplements that are suspected to protect not only healthy tissues but also cancer tissue from chemotherapy. The ones he accepted were ones believed to protect healthy tissue without protecting cancer tissue from the chemotherapy.

      My final list ended up as:
      Glutamine (this one is HUGE - helps minimize and prevent a bunch of side effects of chemotherapy)
      Vitamin B-12
      and Vitamin D

      Vitamin E was rejected... as well as a few others.

      One thing he cautioned me about was taking too many supplements because that can make nausea worse... I didn't have too much trouble with nausea with the first part of chemo... but the second part was ROUGH-O-RINO!!!!

      So, at the end of the day, my advice is that you should talk about every supplement you consider with your health care providers. Take the containers in with you or write down the dosage and form of each supplement.

      Good luck!


      about 9 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Good nutrition is always a good thing, but it doesn't cure cancer. It can help manage some of the side effects of cancer treatment though.

      about 9 years ago
    • Elaine's Avatar

      Egg white protein powder has lots of good stuff in it and is not gritty like some protein powders. I found it at Whole foods. Also, adding avocado to a shake gives you good fats and calories. Dip apples or pears in peanut butter for a snack. Try eating 5 or 6 small meals a day. I know it is very difficult but should be the goal Good luck! Elaine

      about 9 years ago
    • mykidshavepaws' Avatar

      A nutritionist can be a great help. Hope you have one available, if not, ask your doc. I tried commercial supplements when I couldn't eat - like Carnation Instant Breakfast VHC Balanced Nutritional Drink "Vanilla Swirl". Had to force it down but it was better than nothing. The colder the better. Right now I'm using the BRAT diet for diarrhea- bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.

      about 9 years ago
    • Irishsurvivor's Avatar

      Good your consulting with a pharmacist,but good to also check with your doctor & nutritionist on supplements, as some can be toxic if you get too much. I had my vitamin D & ferritan blood levels checked & both were very low - have added these per my doctor & feeling better. Drinking high protein Boost & Smart Water during chemo, radiation & currently really helped. Eating 5-6 small meals daily helped but was a challenge during chemo & radiation, usually ate cereal with lactose free milk ( some chemo's can cause lactose intolerance, I experienced this), cheese & crackers, soup, & drank Boost twice daily to replace 2 meals. Good luck! Be a big brave bear & you can get through this.
      So sorry to read your wife is in Hospice.

      about 9 years ago
    • copland16's Avatar

      I agree with several above. Visit a nutritionist it was the best thing I did. I visited her after my first chemo treatment because it kicked my butt. I was proactive on my round of taxol and met with her before my first one. I learned that a diet high in protein will give your the body the energy it needs during treatment. I also met with another one when I started radiation. I read the book Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life.
      Good luck!

      about 9 years ago

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