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Nov 11, 2017 11:03PM
All of the suggestions above are great. I believe I am still here 6.5 years out because I drink tons of green tea and used to (and have restarted) taking tumeric/theracurcumin.
The articles listed below are why.
My neutrophils have always been low (around 1.2 - normal range was 1.8 - 7.7) but interestingly I never got sick. Used to bother me but not anymore. My neutrophils went up to normal when I went off tumeric and green tea for some prophy procedures. After the procedures I resumed the tea and tumeric and brought my numbers down again.
Every year I try and get my bloodwork done. Last year all my doctor wanted to do was testing for cholesterol. Had a real battle with my doctor last year but no problem this year after showing her a couple of the articles above. I told her I need to know where my neutrophils are as a way of managing my metabolic disorder (my BRCA1 mutation).
I also have high cholesterol and will be starting medication after she gets my recent bloodwork. I am not going to mess around with it after reading the above info.
I take 4000 IU of vitamin D3 and I am not even near the middle range. My doctor told me to up it to 5000 IU. I have told my sister and my friend to get their Vitamin D level checked. Both are on 6000 IU after receiving their results. Vitamin D is huge for triple negatives.
I also do strenuous exercise (elliptical) every other day for 40 minutes -with a heart rate monitor so that my heart rate is over 130.
I try to eat low fat but that has gone out the window and I have gained over 20 lbs. oh well....
Good luck with your plan
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