• DIET

    Asked by ALERO on Sunday, February 18, 2018

    DIET

    Anyone out there found a sensible diet to follow that is supposed to be helpful to those with colon cancer. There is a lot of “gimmick” stuff around, but what have some of you found? Books? Anything?

    16 Answers from the Community

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    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Ask your oncologist since he's the cancer expert. Then ask him/her to refer you to a nutritionist for cancer patients. If you are having digestive upsets, that would affect what you are able to eat.

      I have gastrointestinal tumors, and my oncologist has never commented on my diet. Best wisjhes.

      7 months ago
    • ALERO's Avatar
      ALERO

      Thank you; there are nutritionalists around but never can get appt lined up or something. Read everything I could regarding diet and know protien, veggies and back off on white processed stuff. Kinda common sense and been doing that for the last 20 years. Was in good shape and ran half marathon. But now, what? Living off chicken and fish mostly. And veggies. But never feel XXX I’m eating enough calories. I am maintaining weight, but.... just really don’t eat much dueing the day....and that seems weird and bad gor me to do. I understand FOLFIRI causes loose bowels and will be dowing lamotil a lot. Just seems to be a battle to stay fed. If this is kinda normal, then fine!! Just dint wanna miss something.

      7 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I don't know, since my oncologist has said my diet doesn't matter. I have GIST tumors and take a daily chemo pill, so I'm sorry I can't really help you.

      Generally speaking, you should try to eat during the day so your body can stay strong (have a minimum of 45 grams of protein). Have you tried liquid nutrition like Boost High Protein drink? I drink that when I don't want to eat, or sometimes just as extra protein. Wishing you the best.

      7 months ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Total Vegan diet with all it's amazing fibers. No Dairy of any kinds. Aspirin....

      7 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Barry, why did you recommend aspirin with GI cancer? What do you eat for protein in your diet?

      7 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Alero, I just noticed that you're from B'ham, and I am, too. Kirklin Clinic used to have a Nutritionist who counseled cancer patients.

      7 months ago
    • ALERO's Avatar
      ALERO

      Thank you ALL for these responses!! And yes, I do the protein drink thing...., make my own, but on chemo weeks, it’s harder to do, plus really don’t want much to eat. But the BoatHouse Protein drinks are good. And yes, in Bham...., but have not thought of Kirkland and who they might have. Will try that. Will look into Vegan. Stopped eating red meat years ago but never went Vegan. Felt like I’d starve?

      7 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      You dont starve. I was a raw vegan (except for honey) for a long time and found/find it to be very helpful.

      You dont starve. There are ingenious ways to blend food into cakes and cookies and pretend meats. Sprouts (young plants) and green leaves and various fruit provide a lot of protein. It is from leaves and grasses that animals derive their protein.

      Today's commercial chickens come to market in under 8 weeks from egg to a consumer. How much protein can be developed in that time? Not much, I would warrant.

      How about switching to Atlantic wild fish?

      There is a book I am currently reading called "How to not Die" and it has a companion cookbook.

      I wrote a book on raw and living food reasoning and prep. If is only available as a CD or pdf. If you have interest ask for your whatnext discount at www.etsy.com/shop/rawmaven

      Check a movie called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead".

      Best wishes for your return to good health.

      7 months ago
    • ALERO's Avatar
      ALERO

      Geekling—excellent info and meant “starve” as a funny. For sure, years ago, when I did switch to more of a plant based diet to get in better shape, I felt better. Agree totally that parts of the food supply and how things get to stores, then to us is sketchy. Not overboard on any of this one way or the other. Common sense is best guide seems like to me. Will check out the books noted and thank you so very much

      7 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Start with this in the morning if you would like to try something. It wont have calories but it will have minerals and protein so, lol, it is a nutrition powerhouse. Use organic food please, please, please.

      3 ribs celery
      1 cucumber
      1 knuckle of fresh turmeric rhisome
      2 cups of sprouts
      Add mint or ginger if you prefer a taste punch. Or add one apple.

      Run it all through a juicer and drink the liquid right down. Another time, I can show you how to use the pulp as crackers or a wrapper. Full of awesome minerals and protein and wont make you toss your cookies when on chemotherapy.

      Best wishes

      7 months ago
    • ALERO's Avatar
      ALERO

      Will get by the store and give this a try!! Thank you!!!!

      7 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      Hi! I was referred to a nutritionist today. My doctor called and she came right up and I have an appointment for Monday morning. Would your doctor be willing to put in a request?

      7 months ago
    • ALERO's Avatar
      ALERO

      Asked about that early, but so much was happening so fast, never was done... but can give it another shot! Thank you for the info!
      Kindest Regards

      7 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Geekling, what has the protein in the nutrition powerhouse recipe?

      7 months ago
    • bobbik4's Avatar
      bobbik4

      My husband has been on a ketogenic diet suggested by his oncologist. He has out lived by far what they originally predicted. He also has lost around 85 lbs in the past year, which he wanted to do. This diet is healthy for anyone. I will post some links so you can check it out. It is basically a modified atkins diet. Low carb, moderate protein and higher fat. You adjust the fat depending on your purpose. If you want to lose weight you cut the fat down so your body burns your fat. if you want to maintain your weight then you eat more fat so your body burns that fat and you maintain the weight. This diet teaches your body to burn fat instead of carbs for energy. Carbs turn into sugar which feeds the cancer. That is why it is best to go low carb but still make sure you are getting all of the nutrients you need. Obviously it is not good to start any diet without consulting your doctor first. This diet has worked very well for my husband and we truly believe that it has helped him stay alive along with his treatment and of course God. Here is a good link that really does a good job at explaining the diet and giving you a food list. https://www.perfectketo.com/full-ketogenic-diet-food-list/

      5 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      All fruit & veggies contain some protein. That is how animals build their protein, @BarbarainBham.

      The sprouts have a protein wallop. The celery & cuke are mineral rich as is parsley. Ginger & turmeric are familiar, yes?

      5 months ago

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