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I have read a few things you have written in different places about foods to avoid while on chemo.  I was wondering if you have a “master list” of does and don’t for nutrition and chemo?  Does it change depending on the type of chemo?  I am on taxol and avastin with zometa.

 

I am also struggling to make sense of the information I am finding on supplements while on chemo.  I was told to avoid antioxidants when I was on chemo the first time around, but since this is going to be a longer run of treatment, I am trying to decide which supplements to take.

 

I know my vitamin D level is low, so I want to stay on that.  I also want to take a good multi vitamin and calcium.  Is there anything else I should be on?  Is there a reason to NOT take anything I am considering?

 

Thank you so much for all the time you spend helping us unravel the research.

 

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I think the multi is a waste of money. Just my take, but you need LOTS more of some things--calcium and magnesium, for example--than you can get in one multi, and you can't double up on it without OD-ing on something else. I buy all my supplements individually.  You need lots of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D.  DO NOT TAKE BORON.  It increases your extrogen level.

Actually, research has shown that anti-oxidents actually HELP the chemo to be more effective. But your onc may not have heard that yet. Pity!

Edge will have to advise you about drug interactions, but in general the list I posted on the CAM thread is pretty good. Any chance you can find a Naturopath Doctor where you are? I was warned to avoid herbals--St John's wort, for example--because we don't know exactly how they interact with ANYthing. But the normal stuff is supposedly OK.

I encourage you to take co-q-10 for your heart and energy levels. Without knowing what your chemo is, nobody can say exactly what else you can take, and I'm no expert in any case. But I assure you that "we don't know what it does--don't take anything" is no longer a valid prescription.



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Hey Fancy-
 
Thanks for the ideas.  My list before chemo included CoQ-10.  I will go see your other post....
 
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