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Jan 28, 2019 05:52AM
Jan 28, 2019 09:52AM
When I had my recurrence I searched pubmed endlessly looking for what I could do in addition to medicine. Here is what I did based on my research.
- Exercise seems to be number one. I always aim to get my 150 minutes minimum per week but try to do more most weeks. More is better per my breast surgeon.
- Blood sugar levels - those with fasting blood glucose 86 or lower had fewer recurrences. I am mostly Paleo. Similar to Seachain, I cut way back on grains and food with added sugar. I eat a lot of nuts, veggies with olive oil or grass fed butter, eggs, chicken, and berries. This will be good for your husband too. My hubby was diagnosed with diabetes around April and he changed to this way of eating and lost 50 pounds and has his A1C perfect. I stopped dairy for awhile but now I am back to eating plain yogurt and cheese. Try to eat organic as much as possible. I no longer believe in the low fat diet with lots of grains.
-Women who fasted 13 hours per day (overnight) fared better. I always do 13 to 16 hour fast.
-Vitamin D. I take vitamin D now but also get real vitamin D from the sun-moderately. Sun exposure additionally improves immune function.
- Light at night. In mouse studies, tamoxifen did not work when mice were exposed to light at night. They described it as the amount of light that would come from the crack under your door. Yikes my bedroom faces the street and I always had light from the street lights, and I had been on tamoxifen when I recurred. Invest in room darkening curtains or a sleep mask.
-Fasting. I do occasional fasts and did fast during chemo. Read up on Valter Lngo if interested in learning more.
Round 1 -bmx, tug flap reconstruction, tamoxifen. Local Recurrence-excision, TCx4, radiation, Zoladex, Anastrazole.
2/22/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
4/25/2013, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-