May 12, 2011 01:19PM 3katz wrote:
Alicia - I'm kind of surprised no one answered you yet but when they do, you'll get lots of opinions. I'm no expert in the nutritional area - mainly due to the fact I'm 35-40 pounds overweight. But eating a healthy diet is important. Also, diet will depend on the type of treatment your mom is going through. My recommendation is to see the nutritionist at the onc's office (if there is one) or have the onc recommend someone. While she probably doesn't need to go on a strict "diet," maybe an analysis of her eating habits would be enlightenting. Common sense is the most practical application though - plenty of fruits & vegetables, whole grains, lean meats. And definitely don't remove sweets and ruin the QOL - sweets are a wonderful treat. Moderation is the key there. And don't forget plenty of water during the day.
I don't take a lot of stock in the eating asparagus everyday, wild blueberries & currants, coffee, etc hype you see in emails, on TV and in print. However, if your mom is ER+, staying away from soy products is a good idea, although a little edammame or tofu on occasion probably won't hurt. But ask the doctor - that's always the best thing.
Good luck to you.