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Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 08:40AM

Skiboots42 wrote:

I am 42 years old and recently diagnosed. I am pretty good about exercise, but need to increase based on recommendations. My diet however needs an overhaul. My gut was wrecked after taking 4 weeks of antibiotics after surgery. I had a drain for 4 weeks. I have been using Kombucha and probiotics. I have made some dietary changes; low refined sugar and more plant based. I am also thinking of starting a turkey tail mushroom supplement. What is other folks experience with improving digestive function? Is anyone else using turkey tail, what is your experience good and bad?

Surgery 5/2/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 5/4/2018, DCIS/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, 4cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Jul 2, 2018 10:00PM awjkej wrote:

I just added Turkey Tail to my supplements on the recommendation from my oncologist with the hopes that it will increase the health of my immune system. I have just finished one 120 capsule bottle so have been doing it for 60 days. My CBC counts are all normal for the first time in years. I can't say for sure it is resulting from the Turkey Tail addition, but certainly isn't hurting :) / Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.--Rabindranath Tagore Dx 1/10/2003, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 2/3/2003 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/27/2003 AC Targeted Therapy 10/1/2004 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/1/2004 Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy 11/4/2005 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2005 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2006 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 8/9/2007 Tykerb (lapatinib) Chemotherapy 8/9/2007 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 10/17/2007 Bone Chemotherapy 4/8/2008 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy 11/10/2010 Lymph nodes
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Jul 2, 2018 10:05PM Egads007 wrote:

Taking all refined sugar, wheat, grain and processed foods completely out of my diet has put my ulcerative colitis and acid reflux into complete remission for 3.5 years. Probiotics and fermented foods are a great addition.

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