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Dietary Recommendations For Women Who Have Had Breast Cancer

Dietary Recommendations For Women Who Have Had Breast Cancer

I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago with stage 1A ER/PR positive Breast cancer in my left breast. There was no lymph node involvement and the tumor was 5 mm in size. I chose not to have radiation but a mastectomy. I am currently on and aromatase inhibitor and have 2 1/2 years to go on this drug. At no point has my oncologist or any of his staff advised me on dietary recommendations does anyone have any good resources or guidelines for women who have had… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed with stage 2 ER possitive almost 5 yrs ago. I started a ketogenic diet about 10 months ago. It consists of high healthy fats, moderate protein, and low carbs.
I eat as much organic as possible. Most of my carbs come from veggies and I don't eat any sugar or processed foods. The veggies that are keto approved are also estrogen inhibitors which is great for anyone like me who was ER positive. Not only do I feel great but I also lost 20 lbs (5 more than i planned) in the first 3 months and have maintained ever since.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Good Morning,

I had treatment at UCSF and they gave me this booklet which I have uploaded onto Google Drive to share:

Please review, basically, no meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol........

I try my best to follow, but like my nutritionist said as long as you are doing it 80% you are cutting out SO MANY CHEMICALS. They also recommended I get products like makeup, hair products, cleaning products etc that are paraben free etc.

I hope that people find this helpful, and PLEASE SHARE!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I can't remember when I first posted this, but since January decided to go back to being a vegetarian. The effects of doing so have helped me so much! I may make an exception for fish, actually probably only fresh caught Salmon (definitely NOT farm raised). I haven't decided yet, so for now just staying away from any fish or meat. It really isn't as hard as I thought it would be since I have done this before). I just have to make sure I am getting enough protein, but it is available in so many foods! Also, my stomach is so much better, I am done to using only one nausea pill! Sometimes nothing! I am also taking a new multi-vitamin and a pro-biotic for gut health. I really attitribute all of those things combined to less prescription med use! I have also lost weight die to a more strenuous workout routine involving 45 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of yoga daily. I think every little thing we can do helps! Paula

posted about 2 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I lost 35 lbs before breast cancer with a nutritionist program. I continue to eat all of the food groups. I do my best to stay away from added sugar, alcohol, the things we know not to eat anyway. With HER2 positive cancer alcohol is a no-no, although my oncologist advised that it won't hurt.

I also do my best to stay away from processed foods. Along with that, I have reduced my chemical input from other factors - cleaning products, laundry soaps. We all have our own individual choice. is a great site that is current. If you are diabetic, you will need to follow those guidelines.

As far as soy, my oncologist advised only natural sources - like edamame. One of the reasons I stay away from processed foods is that there is soy in a lot of our foods. At one point in the history of food, the US decided to follow another countries diet of adding soy, the other countries people were less overweight. This didn't take into account of the American diet and its affect is not the same.

Since my cancer was ER+ 5%, I avoid things that would interfer with estrogen. In my own case, I know I will not be 100% perfect. It is best to eat healthy, period. However it is a balance and not going to extremes. Do the best you can and what you are willing to do in your own lifestyle. Cancer is indiscriminate and God forbid for recurrence. Being healthy will help in general and when fighting any illness.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Hi there love ☺

I can only speak from my experience, but what really helped me was not earing anything fries, bake it instead. I started steaming my veggies, instead of boiling them, which rods them of their nutrients. Invest in a decent spice rack, so you can have fun and experiment with different recipes. I love natural veggie dips....

I can go on and on, but the important is be easy on yourself. Try one thing at a time. Be patient with yourself.

I lov:

Love and light

posted about 2 years ago
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