I am the same, the only thing I have to avoid is grapefruit as apparently it interacts with Tamo, however I have not had any for the last two years as I am on a blood pressure tablet and had to avoid it because of that. I absolutely love grapefruit especially the pink, so it was a hard thing to adapt to, but apart from that I have not made any changes to my diet as I hardly ever eat chocolate that is not a problem. I would say the one change I have made is to ensure that I drink plenty of fluid each day which I found helpful whe going through my rads and I try as much as possible to keep up the 2 litres a day.xx
personally, and I may get shot down in flames, but life is short and yes we have all had the dreaded C but having to be so particular about diet as well as the treatments etc. I think it’s all about balance and trying to look after yourself but why be miserable and deny yourself something you enjoy. I do know that grapefruit reacts with a number of medicines but enjoy the chocolate, the wine and live. I am not saying that we should all be rolling around drunk but a nice glass of wine (or whatever your tipple is) won’t hurt.
My GP said that Breast cancer is very common and there are a lot of factors to take into account and whilst there may be lifestyle or genetic factors, one will truly never know the catalyst.
Best wishes x
Your 'research' link is not to be trusted. There is no supporting scientific evidence for its claims. The links it gives are either from untrustworthy scientific papers or from complex investigations that are inconclusive and relate to very specific research in need of interpretation by an expert in the field. On the website author's own admission, they have been selected to suit the author's bias.
Reliable research evidence for the use of breast cancer patients will be balanced and will outline views from different research teams for and against hypotheses put forward. See Breast Cancer Care, Macmillan and Cancer Research UK.
If any of you are at all concerned about your diet, ask your BCN to refer you to an NHS dietician and raise your worries with them.
Don't rely on misleading information from the Internet such as this. You could easily be omitting important nutrients from you diet.
Hi, M Stacey I started taking Tamoxifen in mid June 2018 and I have gained around 2kgs or more. I am also retaining a lot of fluid and I exercise regularly and eat well. What else can I do. Its really depressing
Sharnie Interesting about the tomatoe juice, hadn't heard that but will give it a try, anything is worth a go...
Takeadeepbreath Loving the sound of your office..... we have a food table, we pay £5 per month and one of our lovely support workers eeks it out, she buys lovely coffee tea fruit teas etc (even beans for the machine) and lots of biccies crisp etc (marvelous shopper). I try to avoid the biccies and crisps. Might have to have a word about the wine tho'...... I try to have just the odd glass of Pinot Noir (highest in Resveratrol) or a little glass of champers for special occasions.
Thankyou ladies for the advice, partiularly on what to avoid.
Take Care Gilly x
I have never eaten so many leafy green vegetables since getting diagnosed! Any port in a storm. The blood test prep op revealed a potassium deficiency which surprised me so I've been making a conscious effort to eat well and am in danger of turning into one of those people I used to think were slightly mad.
This is going to make it hard at work where we have a "food table" for biscuits and chocolate which we all share. (And occasionally there is wine or even champagne in the office fridge!)
I tend to agree with you, im more relaxed about what i eat and drink since i had cancer, I was always a very healthy eater, ok i drank wine, but i rarely had a chip, a crisp and have never eaten a ,mcdonalds. Well im still not doing that,once a healthy eater always one, b ut honestly i am more relaxed as in spite of my healthy habits and never EVER smoked, and always been slim, i got cancer, My dad who apart from not smoking broke ever other rule in book, lived to 98 and died of old age. june
Oh for the love of God! No more cheese and wine! ! and only ONE Brazil nut
Jill I've been talking mine for almost 2 weeks have to nip out now but will give you the low down asap
Check out this advice based on research.http://foodforbreastcancer.com/articles/what-should-breast-cancer-patients-and-survivors-eat-during-...
Avoiding peanuts is fine but alcohol?!