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      A yr ago my iron panel was fine so the onc said it was the medication.now the iron is low so tomorrow I'm getting iron in iv.Also there's a possibility that I might be losing blood from mass in colon.I guess it's all a guessing game but the center in Columbus,2 hrs away from me,sounds like a great idea.
      Thanks again!!!!

      7 months ago
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      Shtema, I'm glad you're getting some iron. Ask them what you should eat to keep the hemoglobin up. If you've not been eating meat and your oncologist doesn't know that, it could make a difference. Please update us again.

      7 months ago
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      I believe in the power of a plant based diet, as well. There are many reputable physicians that support this diet for disease treatment, T Colin Campbell is a very well known cardiologist, for one example. Dr Max Gerson developed a cancer-fighting diet in the 1920's, despite ridicule from the American Medical Society, there are clinics operating under the Gerson name to this day, and his books remain in print. There is definitely healing through natural remedies. When Hippocrates said "Let Food Be Thy Medicine", he was right. Our food today is packed full of hormones, dyes, pesticides and chemicals that shouldn't be part of a human's diet, even for the healthiest people out there. But a weakened immune system, struggling to recover from the toxic, yet potentailly life saving effects of chemotherapy, needs as pure and simple food as possible to help nurture weak cells and encourage healing. Juicers are great, but I agree with you, if you are feeling weak and tired, they require a bit of effort to operate and a lot of fruits and vegetables to produce the treasured liquids. The excess pulp, from the fruits and veggies can always be used for baking breads and making soups if you have a cook in your house. Unless you have someone to juice for you, while you are weak, your Nutribullet will be your best friend. My best friends are my Ninjas, in 2 different sizes. I have yet to burn up the motors, despite constant, daily use. Love them for my protein smoothies! As for low iron, a transfusion may be just what you need to boost your hemoglobin. Although there are many foods that are meatless and still rich in iron.
      •Eat more iron-rich plant foods (See list below)
      •Include a source of Vitamin C with iron-rich meals. Food rich in vitamin C include orange juice, broccoli, strawberries, and red peppers.
      •Avoid drinking caffeine with meals
      •Cook meals in a cast iron skillet
      •Take a vegan iron supplement

      Vegan foods that are high in Iron:
      •Lentils
      •Beans
      •Soybeans and Tofu - you can use the "Silken"type and put it in your smoothies
      •Oatmeal
      •Tempeh
      •Nuts
      •Blackstrap molasses
      •Green leafy vegetables
      •Fortified foods such as cereal or soymilk
      Be strong, and find a little piece of beauty in each day, even if only to enjoy the sunrise or sunset, the bird's song or the love of your daughter. May God bless you. You are not alone.

      7 months ago
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