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DIETITIANBECKY
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2/3/13 8:24 A

I too encourage a consultation with an oncology dietitian.

I also think you will find the food, nutrition and recipes helpful at American Institiute of Cancer Research:

www.aicr.org/

Registered Dietitian Becky



SAMDJS
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2/1/13 1:30 P

Very helpful, everyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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DIDS70
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2/1/13 1:04 P

For cleaner products, you may want to look at EWG.org. they rate household cleaners and make up on a toxicity level as well as other safety levels. I think it is also called Happy Child Happy World. They do the same thing with rating products. They are non for profit so the information is not biased.



GRAMCRACKER46
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2/1/13 10:40 A

You have a risk. Doesn't mean it's inevitable though and I congratulate you on being proactive.

Your environment may play a big factor. Avoid smoking for sure. I would recommend dairy meat and eggs be free of hormones etc. We drink hormone free organic milk but it's even more expensive than the regular expensive. Do what you can.

Be cautious also of cosmetics and household cleaners. Be as "natural" as you can.

Good luck to you and your sis.



DIDS70
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2/1/13 9:56 A

Google Anne Wigmore, she had colon cancer and got rid of it with eating. Also check out hallelujah acres. my sister also used Anne Wigmore since the cancer she had couldn't be fought with chemo or radiation. It did certainly help her. also check out drcharlesmajors.com (he had stage 4 brain cancer and is now cured)

Yes, these may be exceptions to the rule, but it is still worth looking at.



MISSSVJS
Posts: 458
2/1/13 9:28 A

I can't add much more to what Sunshine wrote other than to avoid sugar at all costs as sugar will feed cancer cells! Find a healthy alternative such as organic stevia - don't use artificial chemical sweeteners like Equal, Splenda, etc.



MISSRUTH
Posts: 3,276
2/1/13 9:23 A

I did a quick google search and it brings up lots of stuff-- the type of website you want is one that says "dot gov" or "dot edu" or is, say, the mayo clinic or md anderson or something like that. Not wikiipedia or some "dot com" hawking supplements or shakes or something.

I agree that your doctor and other medical professionals are the best ones to guide you. Testing positive for the gene doesn't mean you WILL get cancer. And also, eating right doesn't guarantee you won't.

People often overlook the obvious-- the things they always say, to reduce your risk of cancer. Like, quit smoking. If you drink, do so in moderation (which does not mean 2 or 3 drinks a day, that is not "moderation"). Exercise. Eat a balanced diet, avoiding processed foods and eating more vegetables. And you want to be at a healthy weight; being overweight increases a person's risk. Which always sort of strikes me as weird, that just simply being overweight could increase your risk of cancer.



SUNSHINE6442
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2/1/13 8:54 A

You probably need to see a nutritionist with a particular specialty as an "Oncology Dietician", ...your doctor should give you a referral.

Everyone on both sides of my family have died of some sort of cancer....3 cousins, an aunt and my grandmother died of breast cancer....my sister had it too and beat it...she eats low card, and regulates her blood sugar as I do...she is now 84

Meantime eat lots of greens,the darker the better, raw veggies, Fage 0% plain yogurt and add berries to sweeten, Avocados are a top food to fight cancer because they are loaded with antioxidants..eat Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, green beans, mushrooms, (White button or Reishi) tomatoes, carrots, lots of berries of all sorts...these all assist in stavinf off cancer especially brocolli add Sesame seeds as they contain many valuable nutrients. Eat lots of fresh fruit like apples..praches, pears, plums, apricots

also whole grain foods which are rich in antioxidants...oatmeal

tuna, salmon & sardines, wild salmon, herring, Pacific oysters contain omega-3 fatty acids
Five anchovies have nine grams of protein and only fifty-five calories & a good source of minerals like calcium and selenium which is a trace mineral and plays a role in cancer prevention.

limit red meat, saturated fats, sweet processed snack food...go for the nuts and popcorn air-popped, limit or omit any charred red meat,no bacon or high sodium foods, fried foods and baked goods...but please go see an Oncology Dietician and get regular breast exmas.

Maybe The National Cancer Institute or the Mayo clinic site can help too!
You may also want to try www.cancer.gov

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 2/1/2013 (08:58)


SAMDJS
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2/1/13 7:21 A

I need to change my diet to one that includes the best foods to reduce one's risk of cancer. I know it should be one with lots of veggies and fruits and such, but I need some more guidance - like a book or website or something that really details what you should and should not eat with meal ideas as well.

Being diagnosed with the BRCA2 genetic mutation, I need to do something. I just don't know where to start.

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