Alternate Treatment in Lieu of Aromatase Inhibitors/Tamoxifen

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Alternate Treatment in Lieu of Aromatase Inhibitors/Tamoxifen

by Smiley18 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 06:40 PM

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Hello.

My mom survived breast cancer from 26 years ago, thank God!  Radical masectomy w/lump nodes removed at that time.

Bad news is that she was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

Does anyone know, PLEASE, if there are treatments (Natural) that would work as well as Aromatase Inhibitors and Tamoxifen?  I'm scared of the side effects of these 2 drugs.

What is the best diet to follow?  I'm aware that sugar and carbs are to be avoided.  Is brown rice pasta/gluten free, okay, once or twice weekly?

Thanks so much, and God bless you!

RE: Alternate Treatment in Lieu of Aromatase Inhibitors/Tamoxifen

by ncnurse on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:43 PM

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Hello, suggest you go to Alternative therapies thread.  The vegan, mostly raw diet is the most popular diet for healing cancer, with small amounts of whole grains and beans often included.  Veggie juices are an important part of this method and she would need a juicer. The ketogenic diet (very low carb, high fat, moderate protein) is very popular right now, based on mostly theory, with few cancer survivor testimonials.  There are many alternative therapies that could help, but diet is paramount.  For a review of some alternative therapies, visit cancertutor.com .  For diet info, testimonials, visit chrisbeatcancer.com .  Wishing you both the best!

RE: Alternate Treatment in Lieu of Aromatase Inhibitors/Tamoxifen

by mariab964 on Thu Mar 02, 2017 03:00 AM

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On Feb 27, 2017 6:40 PM Smiley18 wrote:

Hello.

My mom survived breast cancer from 26 years ago, thank God!  Radical masectomy w/lump nodes removed at that time.

Bad news is that she was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

Does anyone know, PLEASE, if there are treatments (Natural) that would work as well as Aromatase Inhibitors and Tamoxifen?  I'm scared of the side effects of these 2 drugs.

What is the best diet to follow?  I'm aware that sugar and carbs are to be avoided.  Is brown rice pasta/gluten free, okay, once or twice weekly?

Thanks so much, and God bless you!

You should consider the glycemic load of any carbs and avoid higher glycemic. Stay away from gluten-free pasta, too high. Best rice is Indian basmati. Vegetable sources of starch like yams, rutabaga, winter squash are best. Here are copies of some of my posts: Please consider finding a clinic that does insulin-potentiated low-dose chemotherapy as well as a circulating tumor cells blood test with chemo sensitivity testing. Unfortunately you will need to go to a specialty clinic that will not be covered by insurance, but if you can afford it this will greatly increase your odds of beating metastatic cancer. At the very least, consider getting a biopsy done and sending the fresh tumor sample to Dr. Larry Weisenthal in California who does chemosensitivity testing and works with traditional oncologists. It's really important to get the chemotherapy that matches your tumor genetics rather than the standard chemotherapy that is first line for your disease and is the " Standard of care" for your disease. My experience is with metastatic breast cancer--I know that these therapies saved my life and the standard chemotherapy would not have. Getting rid of excess body fat is the number one way to reduce your risk of hormone-positive breast cancer because your fat cells can produce estrogen from testosterone using an enzyme called aromatase – hence the use of aromatase inhibitors to block this process. You should also try to eat at least 5 teaspoons a day of ground flaxseed, which acts as a weak estrogen and binds to cell receptors, blocking estrogen. Start slow with just a teaspoon a day and work up to 5 teaspoons because it can cause bloating (food for normal bacteria in your gut). You can put it in yogurt, hot cereal, smoothies. It's also important to support your body's natural detoxification of estrogen. The best way to do this is to make sure you get all the B vitamins, sulfur from onions, garlic, and cruciferous vegetables, and important compounds found in cruciferous vegetables called Indole-3-carbinol and diindolylmethane (DIM). The most potent potent source of these compounds is broccoli sprouts, which you can easily make yourself and eat daily. Unfortunately, once broccoli is picked and shipped to stores it loses a lot of its important compounds. For additional bone support, I recommend that you take vitamin K-2 and magnesium in a chelated form like citrate or glycinate. I hope this is helpful to many survivors. Some supplements to consider if you want to avoid aromatase inhibitors are Chrysin (Jarrow brand, 1000 mg twice daily) and red clover. Unfortunately no human studies have been done, so the evidence is theoretical and limited. I would suggest consulting with an integrative practitioner. You may find other useful links on my website. Warmly, Maria Bachteal www.healingnutritionofsonoma.com .
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