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Chemotherapy – Foods that boost the immune system

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Toxic toxins released during radiation therapy and chemotherapy can have a terrible effect on our immune system. People who undergo these forms of therapy mustn’t have a deficiency of some minerals and vitamins. It is also important that they have enough food elements that will boost the development and functioning of their immune system.

Foods such as vegetables and fruits rich in apigenin will have a very positive effect on the immune system. Talk about the food you need to eat with your oncologist.

People living with Cancer cannot recover from this disease if they are resistant to chemotherapy.

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Studies from 2008 organized by biochemists University of California Riverside have proven the natural dietary agent found in fruits and vegetables. Apigenin increases the exposure of cancer cells to chemotherapy and radiation.

Researchers Xuan Liu and Xin Cai have proven that apigenin in fruits and vegetables naturally conquers cancer cells’ resistance to chemotherapy by breaking down certain proteins found in the cell nucleus. These proteins are necessary for the development of cancer cells. Apigenin is found in cherries, grapes, and apples. Other good apigenin sources are walnuts, primrose, celery, basil, artichokes, and juices made from plants such as various teas and wine.

Besides consuming five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The guidelines for the diet of people with cancer include the use of grains rich in carbohydrates. A good choice of cereals is brown rice, millet, wild rice, oats, barley, buckwheat.

Whole grain bread and pasta are a valuable source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber that support the immune system’s health. It also matters cleansing the body of toxins from the colon, treatment, and prevention of various intestinal infections.

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People exposed to chemotherapy should increase their intake of proteins that strengthen the immune system. Fish, turkey, chicken, mango meat, and shellfish are good protein sources for people with cancer. You must limit red meat and all meat products in the diet. Other protein sources are dairy products such as low-fat cheese, low-fat yogurt, and goat’s milk.

It is vital to take a large amount of fluid for people who have undergone chemotherapy. We can also include various teas, juices, soups, and more liquid. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of liquid during the day. It is forbidden to take liquids rich in caffeine. You should always have a bottle with you, and you should consume liquid throughout the day.

You should avoid Chlorine-rich water, and the use of clean bottled water is recommended for people with cancer. If a person taking chemotherapy feels nauseous while taking water, you can alleviate consumption by using a straw or cooling the liquid by adding ice cubes.

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In addition to new habits that are very important in cancer treatment during chemotherapy, people with cancer can use some supplements that will also affect the development of their immune system and reduce some of the symptoms that accompany this form of treatment. In people treated with chemotherapy, low levels of leukocytes have been noticed below the allowed limit in laboratory findings.

To regulate the level of leukocytes from the beginning of taking chemotherapy, it is recommended to use cordyceps, an autochthonous form of the Tibetan fungus that affects the bone marrow’s development and increases the production of white blood cells. Other preparations that can be used for this purpose are ginseng, oak gloss, and shiitake mushrooms, as well as the fungus Chaga, which actively influences the immune system’s development.

How much chemotherapy and radiation releases large amounts of free radicals that damage cancerous cells and hurt healthy cells in the body is necessary to increase antioxidants’ intake.

Of the very active antioxidants, we can mention vitamin c, which has an active role in ridding the body of excess free radicals and whose daily dose can go up to several tens of grams, coenzyme Q10, whose doses daily should be up to 400mg to effectively neutralize harmful oxygen atoms and of course astragalus which not only neutralizes free radicals but also has a wide range of effects that improve the immune system and reduce the effects that accompany chemotherapy.



Miko Lamberto

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