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[MOL] colon cancer-nutrition Lil

Lil, this was great, I edited it and it is a keeper. We need some new
recipes to spice up our regular family fare. We go to Arizona/NM in
April so should come back with some goodies!  Jeanne

Lillian wrote:
> Making me work huh?  LOL!  Here it is friend.
> Proactive Oncology NutritionEat A Plant Based Diet
> Nutrients should always be consumed primarily through food; however, it is
> important to assess if there is major gastrointestinal disease or
> dysfunction which would require specific nutrition support. Generally, the
> diet for the cancer patient should be high in grains, legumes and colorful
> produce. Whole, natural foods are best since processed foods usually contain
> excessive amounts of fat, sugar, salt, and preservatives.
> Eat Fewer Risky Foods Reduce your intake of fats, particularly saturated
> fats and hydrogenated food products. Avoid refined sugar products. High
> intakes of fat and sugar suppress the immune system.
> Maintain A Health Gastrointestinal Environment Eat small, frequent meals in
> an effort to enhance absorption and utilization of nutrients. This
> suggestion will also help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Increase intake
> of fiber and fluid. Consider beginning a detoxification program and
> supplementing with probiotics like acidophilus or fiber compounds.
> Supplement Your Diet Additional vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary
> supplements can be helpful to reduce cancer risk, improve recuperative
> ability during cancer treatment and help to stimulate immunity. Antioxidants
> like vitamins C and E and minerals like selenium protect cells from
> oxidative damage.
> Avoid Malnutrition Forty percent of cancer patients die from malnutrition as
> a primary cause of death. Inadequate calories and/or protein causing
> significant weight loss can impair immunity and cancer treatment may be
> interrupted. To ensure dietary adequacy or the need for high calorie/protein
> supplements, or nutrition support measures, obtain a general health and
> nutritional status assessment from a qualified health care professional.
> Maintain Immunity Fortifying natural defenses is essential to avoiding
> cancer. A strong immune system also helps to reduce toxic side effects of
> cancer treatment. Immunity is enhanced by plant substances called
> phytochemicals, certain vitamins and minerals, amino acids, herbs and
> positive emotions.
> Reduce Toxicity Of Cancer Treatment Conventional oncology treatments such as
> chemotherapy and radiation can be augmented with proper nutrition and
> dietary supplements. In addition, certain natural components found in food
> have been shown to be helpful in decreasing treatment side effects. Try some
> of the natural remedies for treatment maladies mentioned in this packet.
> Get Educated Be proactive in the therapeutic and recovery process. Ask
> questions. Because each person’s nutritional needs are very individualized,
> seek out a registered dietitian who can develop a personalized,
> complementary nutritional therapy program.
> Part II: Dietary Supplements
> Carotenoids
> Natural carotene sources are the best
> Acts to prevent free radical damage and has demonstrated effectiveness on
> oral leukoplakia
> Dosage for enhanced immunity: 25,000 to 100,000 IU/day
> Food sources include colorful (red, green, yellow and orange produce)
> Ascorbic Acid
> Natural or synthetic Vitamin C is equally effective
> Acts to enhance white blood cell function and activity and inhibits viral
> and bacterial growth in vitro. Inhibits conversion of nitrates to
> nitrosamines
> Becomes depleted by tobacco smoke, allergens
> Dosage for enhanced immunity: 1,000 to 20,000 mg/day
> Food sources include citrus fruits, potatoes, greens, broccoli
> Tocopherol
> Vitamin E’s most effective form is d-alpha tocopherol succinate
> Acts to reduce risk for heart disease and prevents oxidation of fats and
> inhibits conversion of nitrates to nitroamines
> Dosage for enhanced immunity: 400 - 800 IU/day
> Food sources include vegetable oils, found in smaller amounts of wheat germ,
> whole grains and leafy greens
> Selenium
> Essential trace mineral with poorest soil content found in Midwest and
> northeast U.S.
> Acts to reduce tumor incidence in supplemented animals and reduces free
> radical damage
> Dosage for enhanced immunity: 200 - 800 mcg/day
> Food sources include seafood, meats, smaller amounts found in whole grains.
> Food content directly related to regional soil content.
> Essential Fatty Acids
> A conditionally essential nutrient with blood thinning capability
> Acts to lower triglycerides and may function as an anti-metastatic agent
> Dosage for enhanced immunity: 3,000 to 5,000 mg/day
> Food sources of omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines
> and flaxseed
> Rating Your Foods
> These foods are rated based on their ability to enhance immunity and offer
> chemoprevention. Eat foods high on the chart (Adapted from P. Quillin,
> 1997). BEST
> Oranges Beet greens Brussel sprouts Garlic Barley Bass
> Limes Cauliflower Dandelion Cabbage Greens Wheat
> Halibut Green peppers Tangerine Tomato Endive Oats
> Carrots Banana Asparagus Pumpkin Sprouts Soy
> Parsley Strawberries Low fat yogurt Parsley Peas Cod
> Haddock Cantaloupe Winter squash  Pintos Millet Sole
> Apricot Nonfat milk Sweet potatoes Chard Spinach Kale
> Guava Buttermilk Brewer’s yeast  Papaya Onions Rye
> Garbanzo Brown rice Navy beans Spirulina Wild rice Algae
> Cherries Low fat milk Low fat beef Lettuce Ginger Trout
> Shrimp Blueberries Low fat pork Chicory Grapes Tuna
> Chicken Low fat cheese Veal, lamb Cinnamon Potatoes Clams
> Lima  beans Watermelon Parmesan Turkey Lobster  Eggs
> Swordfish Radishes Popcorn Oysters Tortilla Beets
> Zucchini Pineapple Salmon Vinegar Hot peppers Grits
> Celery Green tea Apples Melons Corn
> Prunes Homemade Pizza Raisins Veg juice Peanuts Dates
> Whole milk Pumpkin seeds Most cheeses Granola Rhubarb Duck
> Dried fruit Sunflower seeds Fruit juice Almonds Plums
> Molasses Ice cream White rice Most veg oils Crackers
> Honey White flour Commercial pizza Canned fruit Pancakes
> Waffles Avocado Granola Creamed vegs Sherbet
> Sausage Sugar Commercial pies Sugared cereals Salami
> Hot dog Bacon Mayonnaise Gelatins Margarines
> Butter Alcohol Coconut Diet soft drinks Doughnuts
> Lard Bologna Cakes, cookies Chips Pastries
> Suggestions for Loss of Appetite
> To obtain needed protein and calories, drink a high calorie, high protein
> supplement shake. Read labels to find one that is lower in simple sugars
> like Gainers Fuel.
> Consume small, frequent meals. The sight of large amounts of food can cause
> loss of appetite. Don’t drink liquids before or during meals to avoid
> filling up on liquid calories.
> Choose snacks wisely. Soy puddings, organic yogurts, buttermilk, cheeses,
> nuts and nut butters and whole grain breads and cereals are easy to digest
> and high in protein. Some contain "friendly" bacteria essential for
> gastrointestinal health.
> Consider B vitamin supplementation. The B vitamins are responsible for
> releasing energy from food and enhances appetite.
> Herbs that may stimulate appetite include fennel seed, ginger root, ginseng,
> gotu kola, papaya, and peppermint.
> Suggestions for Nausea and Vomiting
> Prevention is the key; once excessive salivation and nausea have set in, it
> is much more difficult to control.
> Whole grain crackers or other dry, starchy foods, and olives have an effect
> of decreasing salivation.
> Avoid spicy, heavy, fatty processed or junk foods prior to or during
> treatment.
> Avoid odors and aromas. Have meals served cold or delivered uncovered.
> Consume chilled fruit or vegetable juices often. These foods contain
> potassium needed to restore proper electrolyte balance.
> Ginger is an excellent remedy for nausea. Take two capsules one hour before
> treatment and every three hours as needed.
> Peppermint tea or lozenges may soothe and calm an upset stomach.
> Acidophilus supplements may be helpful to replace intestinal bacteria.
> Suggestions for Fatigue
> Avoid nutrient-robbing foods like refined sugar and flour products, alcohol,
> fats and caffeine.
> Food allergies are often the cause of fatigue. A food challenge test may be
> beneficial in determining if certain foods irritate the gastrointestinal
> tract.
> Include more fruits and vegetables, grains, seeds and nuts in your diet. Eat
> less red meat and other saturated animal products.
> Obtain adequate calories and protein. Your specific energy needs can be
> determined by a registered dietitian.
> Vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with a lack of energy.
> Choose a high potency multivitamin with mineral complex.
> Spirulina, an excellent vegetable protein source, has been used with Vitamin
> C for fatigue with good results.
> Gingko biloba, gotu kola, and Siberian ginseng may help combat fatigue.
> Avoid ginseng if you have low blood sugar, hypertension, or a heart
> condition.
> Suggestions for Constipation
> Drink more water. Consume at least 64 ounces of fluid daily, whether you are
> thirsty or not.
> Eat high fiber foods like raw fruit and vegetables, whole grains and beans
> daily. Consume high pectin foods like apples, bananas, carrots, and cabbage.
> Fiber and pectin are also available as dietary supplements.
> Avoid fried foods, dairy products, and spicy foods that stimulate mucous
> membrane secretions.
> Eat prunes or figs. These are the best natural laxatives.
> Physical activity speeds the movement of waste material from intestines. Try
> a 20 minute brisk walk.
> If on morphine or codeine based medications, do not take psyllium based
> products. Instead choose flaxseed oil or freshly ground flax to help soften
> stools.
> Herbs that are helpful for constipation include cascara sagrada, turkey
> rhubarb, senna leaves, and yerba mate.
> A ½ cup of aloe vera juice in the morning and afternoon assists in forming
> soft stools.
> Suggestions for Diarrhea
> Drink plenty of fluids rich in potassium or take kelp. The prolonged loss of
> fluids can lead to dehydration and loss of necessary minerals like sodium,
> potassium, and magnesium.
> Oat bran, rice bran, yogurt, and other fermented dairy products provide
> soluble fiber and aid in gastrointestinal integrity.
> White rice and green apples help to form stools.
> Consider food allergies as a potential cause of diarrhea. Avoid dairy
> products and limit intake of fats and foods containing gluten like barley,
> oats, rye, and wheat.
> Carob powder is high in protein which halts diarrhea. Add to cereals,
> beverages, or yogurt.
> Digestive enzymes may be helpful to aid in digestion and promote absorption
> of food nutrients.
> Kombucha tea, which acts as a detoxifier and immune stimulant, may be
> beneficial to diarrhea and other digestive disordersWarmly, lillian
> Warmly, lillian
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> From: <CCR0417@AOL.COM>
> To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 5:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [MOL] colon cancer-nutrition
> > I could use the colon-cancer nutrition info too - can't find the original
> > msg.  My boss's buddy just had surgery for this.  Thanks, Chris
> >
> >
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