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Posted on: Mar 3, 2012 07:37AM, edited Mar 5, 2014 11:07AM by alain23
Here is a link of the american cancer society regarding this precautions to take if your immune system is weak :
The precautions are at the second part of the page.
Anyway ask your oncologist about the precautions to take when your immune system is weak. It's also important to work with a registered dietitian. (1)
They say for instance that we must WASH AND COOK THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, and many other foodstuffs of course (what I forgot to say in the last version of my message)
I wrote in one of my former post about steaming (which preserves the properties of the food).
I don't know how long we have to steam the food to kill the bacterias. (the time of cooking can also be different according to the foods).Your medical team will also informe you regarding this way of cooking and the time
But DON'T USE PLASTIC FOOD STEAMERS (or steamers that have plastic pieces in contact with the food) because the impregnate your food with dangerous chemicals.
So use other materials . Ask your medical team about the safest ones. You can tell your friends and people you know about this information, but they also have to ask their medical team.
Fruits and vegetables are very healthy and it's goot to eat them. (but ask your medical tea which ones are the most adapted in your situation because every situation is different) but I read we just have to whash and cook them if our immune system is weak. For instace I read Cruciferous vegetables like brocolies or bussel sprouts increases survival (from 5 servings a week) and they are more efficient with mustard. But ask if its'ok for you to consume cruciferous and mustard, and in which quantities. Also tell which kind of mustard you eat.
BUT IF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS NOT WEAK I READ IT IS BETTER TO CONSUME THEM RAW BECAUSE THEY LOOSE THEIR PROPERTIES WITH COOKING but ask your medical team if it's ok for you to consume them raw. I also read it's good to chew them a long time.
. WE MUST ALSO AVOID TO CONSUME THESE VEGETABLES DEEP FROZEN BECAUSE THEY ALSO LOOSE THEIR PROPERTIES (the industrial process to deep-froze them make them loose a great part of their properties). But as I am not a doctor this information is not a medical advise, just informations I read. That's why I prefere to be prudent. For instance if you take blood thinning medications like warfarin, ask your medical team how to consume cruciferous vegetables because they contain vitamin K that change (decrease) the effectiveness of these drugs. Also ask about other foodstufs that contains vitamin K . But I don't mean to say that people who take blood thinning medications must avoid cruciferous vegetables, just that they have to ask their medical team how to consume them.
And of course ifyou are pregnant you have to ask your doctor which food you must avoid and ask before adding a new food in your alimentation (for instance horseradish must be avoided during pregnancy and lactation)
As I am not a doctor the content of this message is not a medical advise, just an information I read. And we read many things in Internet ;-) That's why I write (so many times) we must ask our medical team about the precautions to take. (for food and other subjects). Usually if your immune system is weak they informe you spontaneously but if they didn't tell you ask them.
Have a nice day and sorry for my english which is not my usual language ;-)
(1) Ask your oncologist to advise you a good registered dietitan that knows well oncology and insist because the help of a registered dietitian (before, during and on the long term going after the treatment = all your life) increases qualitiy of life and survival regarding to what I read. I also read that your oncologist and your reg dietitian have to collaborate together. For instance they can advise you with physical activity that also increases survival and decreases cancer rate.
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Mar 4, 2012 12:35AM dunesleeper wrote:
I am hoping that I will discipline myself to proper diet and exercise. I will be more careful about washing fruits and veggies from now on.
Opted for raw organic fruit and veggies and only occasional fish or humanely treated free range organic chicken and lots of supplements.Dx 2/7/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/31 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Mar 21, 2012 01:27PM Ruby- wrote:
Hi Alain, thanks !
I've also read that steaming is highly recommended both for killing bacteria and to preserve nutrients and that raw food is hard on the spleen. Actually, very lightly cooking food releases loads of vits and minerals which otherwise remain locked and not absorbed
“The cell’s intracellular cytoplasmic sea is an ocean of symphonic motion awash with incomprehensible complexity.” Howes, M.D., Ph.DDx 2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-