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    Please don’t use Boost or Ensure. They are full of sugar and will feed cancer. It makes me sick that doctors and hospitals recommend this garbage. You can make him nice smoothies with high-quality protein powder like pea protein or whey (just make sure it’s cold-filtered and don’t buy the cheap stuff from GNC or big box stores). Also try making blended soups from chicken broth, collagen hydrosylate powder, and wel...

    June 01 at 2:57 PM view post
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      Herceptin and Perjeta are very effective for Her2+ bc. Definitely get them if you can.

      May 31 at 3:41 PM view post
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        The mucus is likely a response to the inflammation from the treatment. I would try making a porridge from slippery elm powder (find online or health food store), coconut milk, and cinnamon. You could also add collagen hydrosylate (Great Lakes brand, from Amazon.com). It is a source of protein that dissolves easily into puddings, yogurt, smoothies, and soups/broth. Also make chicken broth cooked 24 hours for added he...

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          You might consider getting a consult with an experienced integrative practitioner to help improve your possible outcome. Often there are herbs and nutraceuticals that can both potentiate allopathic therapies and relieve side effects. I highly recommend the Mederi Centre in Oregon. They work via phone and Skype so location isn’t an issue. It’s not cheap but it is lifesaving. I’ve been in remission from Stage IV ca...

          April 26 at 12:16 AM view post
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            You might consider taking chrysin at a dose of 1000 mg twice daily. Jarrow is a good brand. Another option to consider (advised by my integrative oncologist) is to take Arimidex every other day. He says the 1 mg dose is meant to cover women of all shapes and sizes. If you are lower weight and have less body fat than normal, you might be fine with less. Keep in mind that aromatase is an enzyme that produces estro...

            April 11 at 6:08 PM view post
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              I took arimidex for a couple years post surgery. I was also consulting with an integrative oncologist at the time who informed me that the 1 mg dose was meant to cover a large weight range. Because I only weighed 115 he told me I’d be safe taking it every other day. I still had some stiffness and all the menopausal symptoms, though to be fair I had my ovaries removed as well. My cancer did metastasize to bone an...

              March 30 at 4:59 PM view post
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                “to” not “too.” Can’t figure out how to edit!

                February 01 at 11:00 PM view post
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                  Glad too help. Hope this helps others too.

                  February 01 at 10:56 PM view post
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                    Avoid sugar, processed foods, and a diet that relies heavily on grains. Instead, eat more healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds, organic ghee). Emphasize lots of fruits and vegetables, at least 2 cups per meal. Eat only 100% grass-fed meat (higher in Omega 3) and lots of fish, especially wild salmon and sardines. Supplements: CoQ10 (in the ubiquinol form), memory boosting herbs (I like Natura Health Produc...

                    February 01 at 9:20 PM view post
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                      Hi Steve, The best thing you can do is work with a naturopathic oncologist or integrative medicine practitioner who specializes in cancer, not ask the opinion of lay persons. I suggest contacting the Mederi Centre for Healing or Dr. Lise Alschuler. I’m a 3 year survivor of metastatic breast cancer, and my integrative cancer protocol included antioxidants. However, I used supplements with professional guidance. ...

                      January 04 at 3:37 PM view post
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                      About mariab964

                      Survivor
                      Breast Cancer
                      After Treatment, Alternative Treatments, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Prevention

                      I’m in remission from metastatic Her2+ bc. I’m also a certified nutrition consultant who advocates a low-glycemic and nutrient-rich diet, targeted supplementation, and lifestyle modifications as the key to long-term survival and wellness. My website is www.healingnutritionofsonoma.com.

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