• magnesium foods

    Asked by bevaschia on Saturday, November 21, 2015

    magnesium foods

    I'm taking adjuvant chemo now after my bilateral mastectomy. Taxotere, carboplatin, and herceptin. I understand the carboplatin. Can mess with magnesium levels. Are there foods rich in magnesium that can counteract so the levels don't get too low? Any advice is appreciated. Love to you all. Thank you!

    11 Answers from the Community

    11 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      I take two Supplements of Magnesium Glycinate....

      about 5 years ago
    • Mika's Avatar

      My magnesium tanked last week .......nurse told me to take magnesium supplement 250 mg

      about 5 years ago
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    • geekling's Avatar

      greens, greens and more greens, the darker the better. Seeds, lots of unsalted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts, avocado, banana, beans all you can stuff down. as a reward for trearing yourself well, eat fruit and dark chocolate.

      How well do you eat now? BTW, there is no magnesium in breads, noodles (except buckwheat noodles) and pastries.

      Best wishes from a raw & living food devotee. Smoothies are a good way to stuff nutrition down. Make sure to have variety (not spinach every day, for example) and if it isnt sweet enough, add fruit. Grapes make everything sweeter. Apples add interest as do pears. Pineapple is very sweet and mangoes are wonderful in season. Fruit is availabke frizen even in the dead of winter. Be carwful of dries fruits as most have nitrates and sugars added in. Pomegranates are, slurp, a taste to live for.

      about 5 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      BTW, nutrition data is great, the best for a look up as to what a particular food contains but not so fab looking for a particular nutrient to see what foods contain it.

      about 5 years ago
    • barbdee's Avatar

      I had the same TCH cocktail & that issue never popped up for me. My oncologist did not endorse any supplements during the TC portion. Get thru the first portion & since the single Herceptin is so easy in comparison, that's when I would inquire. The last thing I wanted was something extra when I didn't absolutely need it! All the best going forward. I'm nearly 3 years & loving life!

      about 5 years ago
    • DoreenLouise's Avatar

      I take baths twice weekly with epsom salts, which contains magnesium.

      about 5 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar

      I take magnesium glycinate every day. After chemo, you'll likely end up in Tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor, both of which deplete your magnesium. Mine got so low, I developed a heart arrhythmia, which cleared right up when I started the supplement. Good luck to you!

      about 5 years ago
    • happydyad's Avatar

      Cancer Treatment Center of America has me on 2g magnesium daily. It definitely helps with hot flashes. You might use a supplement initially to replenish your body while also increasing mag rich foods. Wishing you the very best, Judy in Ky

      about 5 years ago
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      about 5 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      See http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.php . My favorite is almonds. I recommend avoiding caffeine which can deplete magnesium.

      about 5 years ago

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