(I just got cancer) Eating right when on chemotherapy
Eating right when you are on chemotherapy is crucial. I have been so fortunate to have been accepted by the Ceres Project in Northern California. The Ceres project provides cancer patients withe meals so that eating right when on chemotherapy is not so difficult. It is so wonderful as eating right can be expensive at any time. I am learning what foods are exceptionally special to eat.
The Ceres Program uses foods that are organically grown. The American Cancer Society suggests that 2/3 of our diet should be plant-based. The Ceres Project uses foods that help to fight cancer by using no white or refined flour or sugar. Salad dressings are made from scratch. The veggies include dark orange variety and sea vegetables such as arame and kombu. Also other cancer fighting mushrooms such as shitake, maitake and trumpet royales. The food is incredibly nutritious. I have also been given a scratch made sauerkraut, whey protein, home-made soups and much more. Please check at with your Oncologist to see if there is a similar program in your area.
I started my first treatment of cycle five in my chemotherapy a couple of days ago. I have been quite exhausted as it was my double dose of drugs. For the last two days I had my steroid side effect of feeling like I was burning up. I do not get a fever, but red skin, anxious and swelling in my face. I also get a weird feeling of electrical shocks in my hands. My arms have been in a great deal of pain which makes it difficult to attempt to blog daily. I feel better today. As anyone one chemotherapy knows, each day is a new day.
I have eaten some amazing meals over the last two days. I had walnut crusted baked cod, broccoli risotto, chopped cabbage, veggie burgers, ginger cookies, broccoli-yogurt slaw, veggie omelette, and veggie broth. I am also drinking a protein shake and a greek yogurt daily to keep my protein levels up. As I have mentioned in the past it is important to eat 60 mg a day of protein. Recently I was told to make it 90 mg. It seems to vary depending on who you talk to. I would ask your Oncologist about that too.
Well, as you can tell, I live in Northern California and this is Giant Baseball Country so today I have to say. Lets go Giants and win the World Series.
Eat as healthy as you can and live life to the fullest.
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