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Forum: Nutritional Suggestions

This forum is for our members to ask for nutritional suggestions and share recipes they have found helpful. Please check to see if someone else has already started a topic before starting a new one on the same subject.

  1. Nabilone/Cesamet

    Has anyone had experience with this drug? I've had low appetite issues for quite some time while on Romidepsin and after talking with my oncologist...

    Started by potatosoup, 03-25-2015 04:30 AM
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  2. Seeking Advice on energy drinks

    Red bull, Monster, Rockstar, 5 Hour Energy, etc. almost like a punch-line to a joke. Several days ago, I walked into a gas station convenience...

    Started by potatosoup, 02-17-2015 04:51 AM
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  3. I need advice please

    My mother in law is 89 years old and a stomach cancer survivor for 20 years. The problem now is her complete lack of appetite, she is seriously under...

    Started by emmacat, 03-17-2015 10:15 AM
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  4. Low Platelet count

    Does anyone know if there are supplements available to increase platelet count which is low due to chemo? I have read to load up on vitamin C helps...

    Started by Gammi1, 09-26-2009 08:37 PM
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  5. Callories count!

    I tell ya... it went totally against the grain... hunting though the store for the most calorie packed high fat foods i could lay my hands on. im...

    Started by shaww, 02-07-2015 10:07 AM
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  6. Anti-Oxidant Supplements and Chemo/Radiation therapy

    I am curious about when it is ok to take anti oxidant supplements. They say you should not take them during chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I...

    Started by Gartist, 04-04-2014 12:54 AM
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  7. A healthy breakfast recipe meal I suggest...

    Hi, I've been eating a nutritional healthy breakfast made from my loving Mom, so if you're looking for something unique and beneficial than here's...

    Started by SFGiants13, 10-07-2014 09:39 PM
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  8. Fermented Wheat Germ helps fight off cancer cells!

    Hi, Some of you may have heard of wheat germ and it's one of the most nutritious foods available to help in cancer treatment. This info from...

    Started by SFGiants13, 12-11-2012 07:42 PM
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  9. Guyabano or Sour Sop Fruit for Chemotherapy

    Just wanna share this information cause I have seen the effect of this fruit/juice to my Aunt. Chemotherapy took its toll on her and body malaise is...

    Started by lifechanger, 08-09-2014 02:31 AM
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  10. I could use your two cents- what the heck do I feed her??

    Ugh, I'm new to this cancer monster. Mum has pancreatic cancer- not even sure that's the primary as she has also had H.Pylori and a number of other...

    Started by Lucia G.M., 07-26-2014 07:19 PM
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  11. Australia and low selenium

    The soil in Australia, especially in many of the coastal regions, is low in selenium. Here is an article from a conservative/conventional group that...

    Started by Prettybird, 04-09-2014 12:50 AM
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  12. Is B17 good for you when you have cancer?

    I have been reading a lot this morning about the effects of B17 foods on cancer.

    Started by Tony22, 10-18-2011 04:32 PM
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  13. Calcium and Vitamin D

    I have done loads of research and in a few studies it has shown that Calcium and Vitamin D combined can decreases your breast density and prevent and...

    Started by feathers, 09-16-2013 10:07 PM
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    04-06-2014 01:14 AM Go to last post
  14. taking glutamine for neuopathy

    I have breast cancer of the left breast with mastectomy, ILC, stage 3a, 6 of 9 nodes involved ,hormone positive, HER2neg. I am done with the 4 rounds...

    Started by wagirl, 10-25-2012 03:37 PM
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  15. 48 hours of foods to eat before PET SCAN

    I read the other post and it is very good because my husband and I have had problems with which foods. I do have some papers but still confusing....

    Started by maryaz, 04-01-2008 06:21 AM
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  16. Nutrition

    I recommend juicing with a GreenStar or Norwalk or maybe even that Super Angel. Look into the Gerson Diet. Whfoods has a food list and essential...

    Started by damianies, 05-05-2009 03:26 AM
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  17. Question Good Juicing Recipes?

    Anyone have any good juicing recipes on days that you don't quite feel like you can eat but still need your nutrients?

    Started by jessabeth1980, 11-28-2013 12:47 AM
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  18. No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say

    Even though millions of Americans pop a vitamin, mineral or multivitamin supplement every day, an influential government-appointed panel of experts...

    Started by ChemoMan, 11-12-2013 09:41 PM
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  19. Honestly - an easy recipe for easy-to-eat Carrot/Ginger soup

    Even this doesn't work for the worst days, but it's super nutritious, and EASY. You must have a blender for this (a cuisinart thing doesn't work as...

    Started by paella, 01-02-2012 01:46 PM
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  20. Juice Recipe/foods that has helped my mom

    Hi everyone, this is my first post. I've been meaning to share this juice recipe for a while now. It seems to have helped my mom a lot and seems...

    Started by pika_sil, 11-02-2012 05:53 AM
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  21. Anyone can please tell me about strep throat symptoms??

    Hey few days back i am suffering from rheumatic fever and pain in my throat, is this the symptom of strep throat??? please help me out what are the...

    Started by john43, 05-23-2013 05:04 PM
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  22. Recipes for someone who can't swallow solid food

    Hi, My partner has been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer, and of course has problems swallowing. I am really looking for some recipes for high...

    Started by Merlin22, 08-08-2010 07:33 AM
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  23. What is a good Diet

    My father was just diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, adenomacarcinoma, he coughs a lot. I've been investigating what would be good for him from...

    Started by qwertyas, 10-11-2010 02:02 PM
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  24. Create awareness of Chemical element found in plastic water bottles

    Thanks to this little website you will learn what is Bisphenol A (BPA), how it comes in contact with our food and why you should be aware of it....

    Started by tejas78, 12-08-2012 04:56 PM
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  25. Desperate to eat, bad taste

    First, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! My problem is not a lack of appetite. My problem is the taste of everything. I've seen this phenomenon...

    Started by CLTBenson, 11-22-2012 02:49 PM
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  26. Cool Hydrazine Sulphate or "HZ" - Where can I get it in UK and any experience of it?

    I'm very interested in Alternative Treatments, especially for Cancers. I read about HZ (Hydrazine Sulphate) as a treatment for Cachexia and I...

    Started by OldCodger, 11-04-2012 06:29 PM
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    11-04-2012 08:03 PM Go to last post
  27. Dietary recommandations for cancer patients

    Hello, Here is an interesting information. (Sorry for my English this is not my native language ;-)) Nutrition is very important for cancer...

    Started by ladylady, 03-13-2010 08:12 PM
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  28. Unable to follow cancer diet with current doctor

    Hello my mother was diagnosed with cancer 2 months ago. She had 2 chemos 1 month ago. The tumors did not shrink much so she will have 4 more chemos....

    Started by joeharth, 08-30-2011 02:50 PM
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  29. Dietitian - Help me help my patients

    hello all !! I'm a clinical dietitian working in a hospital in a third world country the problem is in our country the importance of...

    Started by Dietitian, 10-29-2012 12:37 PM
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  30. opinions about palliative TPN for starving friend

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the cancer forums. My friend (age 22) was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in July. They think the primary may be gastric...

    Started by itsdavid, 10-19-2012 01:17 AM
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  31. Nutrition for Cancer Survivors

    I work with CTChallenge, a Connecticut based cancer survivorship non profit. Our mission is to "empower cancer survivors to live longer, happier,...

    Started by CTChallenge, 05-27-2011 05:37 PM
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  32. Healthy 'low residue' foods???

    Well, looks like I am reevaluating my know-it-all healthy eating regimen six months post chemo and rad. Seems the latter did a number on my lower GI....

    Started by Bamabelle, 05-14-2012 11:42 PM
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  33. What to eat when you don't want to......

    I have battled my weight all my life and Ty cancer I'm falling BELOW. Radiation therapy got me from about 175 to 140 in about a month. Treatments...

    Started by Ateam0611, 04-18-2012 07:33 AM
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  34. Essiac Tea?

    I'm not sure if this has been discussed but was wondering if anyone has used the four herb made into Essiac Tea / Capsules or Flo Essence?. If you...

    Started by siulong, 09-19-2012 08:38 PM
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  35. Supplements are not anti cancer magic

    Hi interesting article. For a bit of entertainment you can look at the comments at the end of the article Supplements are not anti cancer...

    Started by ChemoMan, 05-10-2012 10:27 AM
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  36. Tofu Scramble

    12 oz. Tofu, smushed up 1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil 2 stalks celery, chopped ...

    Started by Ernie, 08-08-2009 06:45 PM
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  37. Asian diet modification for chemo-rad treatment rectal cancer

    I will soon be going into chemo-rad treatment for my rectal cancer lump. I have for the past 4 years been on a strict chinese diet (very small...

    Started by MartinR, 07-30-2012 12:35 AM
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  38. diet

    If anyone is trying to keep a high protein diet or anything else that your doctors have requested www.fitday.com is a good daily planner site and it...

    Started by Sasha, 04-28-2008 03:02 AM
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  39. Food during and after treatment

    Hey I'm interested to hear others experiences with food during and after treatment. Were there foods that you had during treatment that gave...

    Started by David Robertson, 05-19-2012 04:05 AM
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  40. Sugar and Cancer

    Hi everyone I just joined the forum today but I have lurked here quite a number of times. The reason why I joined was to try to find out more...

    Started by krissy-2011, 03-20-2011 08:30 PM
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  41. Sugar??? I know again...

    I don't know if I buy off on the sugar causes cancer. Im not a researcher or that smart. But I am interested in loosing the extra fat and getting...

    Started by jpearson, 08-16-2011 05:01 PM
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  42. Potential specific dietary interventions

    if you don't know about angiogenesis and current research into angiogenesis, I suggest seeking out a 2010 video by Dr Willima Li of the Angiogenesis...

    Started by peterz54, 12-27-2011 01:05 PM
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  43. Smile Living Beyond Organic

    Hi My older sister's boyfriend bought our mom this book called "Living Beyond Organic," that was written by a health nutritionist named Christina...

    Started by SFGiants13, 07-20-2010 07:15 PM
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    Started by hoppy12, 01-11-2009 06:34 PM
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  45. help getting cancer educated.

    Hello everyone, my name is Tim (age 32) and I'm here because my dad (age 63)has been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma and want to help him fight it....

    Started by thetimm, 07-24-2011 10:02 PM
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  46. To "symon"

    I tried to PM you back, but you have that option turned off. Just wanted to say thank you for the information about a dietician. When you said...

    Started by Joe7, 06-22-2011 12:23 PM
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  47. Unhappy Things to eat or/and drink for Dad with Lung and secondary Liver Cancer

    My dad has been trying to eat some food over the past couple of weeks but stomaching very little of it. He has a taste for citrus type drinks as...

    Started by Sean1234, 06-09-2011 09:48 PM
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  48. Flushing your system - Does it help?

    My dad has NSCLC stage IV. He recently had his first chemo. I wonder if it would be beneficial to flush out the chemo meds as quickly as possible...

    Started by nberlanga, 05-07-2011 11:54 AM
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  49. struggling on what to eat as everything tastes bland ,off or like cardboard

    im 4 days in from having my second round of chemo and i have lost all taste for food its making eating very hard work. on my first round of chemo i...

    Started by yellowrose, 04-22-2011 01:12 AM
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  50. Red Wine

    I have read that Red Wine has a lot of healthy stuff in it. They recommend 8 oz a day for men and 4 oz a day for women. Since I do not drink wine on...

    Started by brainman, 04-05-2010 05:12 PM
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