• Anyone juice before,during or after chemo? I am looking to boost my immune system.

    Asked by polgara on Saturday, July 28, 2012

    Anyone juice before,during or after chemo? I am looking to boost my immune system.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Alyce's Avatar

      I have read pros and cons of juicing. Personally, I think it is a great way to get more nutrients into your body. They are fresh and about as good as you can get when it comes to getting them naturally. I have been juicing before and during chemo. Anything that boosts your nutrients, in my book, is a good thing. I have breast cancer, triple positive. Doing chemo before I do surgery. In the beginning, they said I would have to have a mastectomy. My tumor was 1.75+ inches, now they can not detect with a physical exam. Now, they are talking lumpectomy. Dropped sugar out of my diet as much as possible (read that sugar is to cancer like gasoline is to fire). Why not. We eat too much sugar anyway. Took out all boxed and frozen foods unless it is just veggies that have been frozen. Home cooked meals with no processed foods. Hope that helps. It's working for me!

      about 8 years ago
    • Bellamore's Avatar

      I have bild duct liver cancer. Stage IV inoperable. I've been juicing since starting chemo back in december. It's the only way I'd get my veggies and more importantly, it keeps me regular.

      about 8 years ago
    • Moonflay's Avatar

      I drank the Sobe Coconut water during my chemo and had little issues with any of the chemo or with mouth/throat sores afterwards. I've read that drinking a smoothie during the "red devil" portion of the RCHOP helps with this as well.
      As far as juicing...anything that elevates your nutritional intake and promotes a positive feeling of wellness during your chemo is a good thing. I drink a small probiotic drink every day (began well before the cancer diagnosis), drink a breakfast drink every morning along with oatmeal and a banana, gallons of water, lots of protein (mostly fish, chicken and peanut butter, lol). Since I had GERDS before the cancer diagnosis my diet consisted of mainly bland, healthy foods but I certainly felt better living on that diet than any other time in life! Chocolate milk shakes are also my best friend...but then I'm always trying to gain weight...sigh.

      about 8 years ago

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