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Topic: Foods for healthy immune system and anti inflammatory

Forum: Recipe Swap for Healthy Living —

A place to share our "healthier" recipes and food tips for everyday life.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2017 01:37PM - edited Sep 6, 2017 01:37PM by scaredashell07

scaredashell07 wrote:

hello. Wanted to start a thread to gather foods you take or avoid to help lower estrogen, build a better immune system and decreaseinflammation in the body. All these things have been on my mind but am so overwhlemed with what I read and hear

I use turmeric and black pepper in my food

I take vitamin D( have a d deficiency)

I drink organic green tea daily

I use flax seed in oatmeal

I eat low sugar fruits and lots of veggies

No gluten

No processed foods

No diary

Dx 9/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/9/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/16/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Sep 6, 2017 02:17PM beach2beach wrote:


I've been taking turmeric in supplement form and sprinkling the spice over food.

Take Vit D3,Vit C , Mag, Melatonin, selenium. Was doing DIM but not sure about that anymore and will add Krill oil. May add more to the list again as I research further

Trying to eat clean. Salads/grill chicken. Heading more towards Ketogenic type of eating/ Mediterranean diet. To cut sugars and useless carbs down.

TruBroc green tea daily

Water, water, water.

Little dairy and if I do, buying organic.

Veggie or fruit smoothies I try to make daily.

I'm a snacker, so finding it tough. I can't keep snacking on veggies, its not the same as pretzels!!!!!

I thought I would give myself one day a week to cheat a bit. Hopefully I will stick to the plan better that way then completely depriving myself.

Dx 7/28/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/11/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 10, 2017 03:06AM Momine wrote:

Veggies, fatty fish, high-fibre grains, herbs and spices (lots of trace minerals in herbs), go easy on the fruit, 70% chocolate and raw nuts for snacks or a green apple with some nuts, sometimes hummus. It depends. I am not a big snacker anyway, so this is not a huge problem for me.

From everything I have read through over the years, anti-inflammatory foods are good and fibre is essential, like grandma always said :D. Fibre contributes to healthy gut bacteria, which in turn help eliminate estrogens from your system, among other benefits.

I often make a simple sauce/dip to eat with fish, veggies or meats. I put a large bunch of parsley, cilantro or mint (or a combo) in the blender with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil, sometimes nuts as well. Blend it into a thick sauce. Also, chili and other hot peppers have anti-inflammatory effect, so if I make turkey burgers, for example, I will add some pepper flakes to the meat. Onions and garlic are also anti-inflammatory, so add some chopped onion to tomato and beet salads.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 10, 2017 09:58AM Bosombuddy101 wrote:

I haven't started active treatment yet as I was recently diagnosed but I've been including the Budwig cottage cheese and flax oil mixture (2:1 ratio) once a day on my salads since the big C reared its ugly head. I avoid dairy, wheat, meats, sugar--- although I do like the occasional croissant with berries in the morning. I've become a fishatarian ;0) I'm also taking beta glucan daily with a fruit smoothy or a fresh squeezed vegetable juice in order to boost my immune system. I'm wondering what would be a good multi vitamin to take. Any suggestions?

“Trouble that can’t be named, tigers waiting to be tamed” ----Coldplay Dx 7/4/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/20/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/31/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Jan 11, 2018 02:40AM red332 wrote:

What brand of beta glucans are you taking? having a hard time finding a high quality one.

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Jan 11, 2018 05:09AM MelisaNg wrote:

Thank for these advises

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Jun 19, 2018 11:07AM sarahlee111 wrote:

Great thread. Thanks for the tips.

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