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    The first step in protein digestion is the action of Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) in the stomach. The Creon adds digestive enzymes, which are the next step that happens in the small intestine. Without adequate stomach acid, protein won’t be broken into amino acids and absorbed, even with Creon. As people age, they make less HCl. Chemotherapy can damage the parietal cells in the stomach that are responsible for HCl pro...

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      The only way to choose the “right” chemo besides the standard of care that relies on clinical trial data is to get a tumor sample tested for its sensitivity to a range of different drugs (not necessarily the ones used in standard of care for your disease BTW). Unfortunately few oncologists want to be bothered with this tailored treatment approach and no drug company is interested in lobbying for it because their wond...

      October 18 at 7:27 PM view post
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        Thank you for bringing this to people’s attention. We definitely should be proactive in insisting on a thorough examination of any lump. In this era of cost-cutting, doctors are afraid of ordering tests. Another topic this brings up for me is the lack of understanding that kids getting the HPV vaccine are not 100% covered against all strains and all modes of transmission. I believe the vaccine covers 70% of the s...

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          I would avoid quick fix radical diets. Instead focus on blood sugar management with plenty of healthy fats and green leafy vegetables. Fruit not so much. Chec’ out the work of Isaac Eliaz MD. He has a modified citrus pectin product and a product called Prostacaid with research backing them up.

          July 26 at 4:02 PM view post
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            Has his tumor been tested for those her-2 neu protein? If it’s 3+ then yes he might benefit.

            July 19 at 4:08 PM view post
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              Absolutely, and the right diet and supplements might even improve the patient’s outcome despite whether an oncologist tells you they won’t. Maria Bachteal, NC www.healingnutritionofsonoma.com

              June 21 at 9:19 PM view post
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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...

                    May 31 at 3:40 PM view post
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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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                      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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