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Re: Juicing?


I've just seen this post and I'm really surprised you didn't receive lots of replies.

It may be that your problems are over by now and I hope that they are.

However, if not I have posted a link to a smoothy recipe which is an example of what you can find on the internet.

I searched in Google for: smoothie recipes in Chemotherapy treatment and it brought up loads of things.

I am in the 6th day following my 1st chemo and my mouth feels on fire. I have a metallic taste and most foods and drinks taste vile.

I'm going to be looking for ideas later (it's currently 4am) as I really need to get some nutrition into me - I have lost 8lbs in the last week. 

I hope you are doing ok but I will look out for a response.

Karen x


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Re: Juicing?

Hi renpen,

Thank you for your post.

I am sorry you haven't had any response yet. I am hoping my response will help our member to see it and share their tips and experience.

Please do not forget that for any clinical question our Nurses are always here and happy to talk.

Sending you our warmest wishes,




Can anyone give any advice on juicing during the crappy days after chemo please.

My onc has told me not to take any vitamins or supplements during chemo as the antioxidants can reduce the effectiveness of the toxins that that you are trying to keep in your body to do the cancer.

After two rounds of HCTP, both times I have ended up so low for a week that I can barely get out of bed with really upset stomach.  In normal circumstances I’d be reaching for a Berrocca at least!
I know I’m short on nutrition as I’m barely eating during the bad week and vegetables go right through me, undigested  

All the juicing recipes that I look at seem to focus on being antioxidants, whereas I need nutrition and an energy boost, but I don’t want to do anything that will lessen the good effect of the chemo.  Any suggestions gratefully received!