CHEMO & RADIATION
In my years as Naturopathic Practitioner, I have had hundreds of patients come to me for advice and consultation for support with the diagnosis of Cancer. A Cancer diagnosis is perhaps the most stressful and devastating for patients and their families. For some patients the medical recommendations for Chemotherapy and Radiation are equally as frightening as the Cancer itself. It is also not uncommon for a Patient to be more afraid of the Chemo and Radiation than they are of the Cancer that is ravaging their body. For some, this fear makes them deny the medical treatments all together.
After years of experience in supporting Cancer patients on their healing journey I have concluded that an Integrative approach to Cancer treatment provides the best short term and long-term outcomes for patients and their families. This involves using the most advanced and researched medical approaches such as Chemotherapy, Surgery and Radiation as advised by the medical community. I always recommend getting second and third opinions for these options once a diagnosis is made. Naturopathic and Alternative medicine supports these medical therapies by reducing negative side effects and harmful effects of the treatments. It also supports long term health and recovery once the initial treatments are finished. The combination of the newest medical advances with the ancient wisdom of Nutrition and Natural Medicine, many of my Cancer patients recover from Cancer and lead thriving healthy lives after the Cancer is gone.
I advise working a Naturopathic Doctor or Functional Medicine Practitioner alongside your Medical professionals every step of the way during your Cancer recovery journey. There are different nutritional recommendations and therapies that are recommended in different stages of Cancer Treatment and Recovery. They all include a thoughtful approach that includes recommendations that support the medical intervention without interfering with its effectiveness. This is not something that should be approached without a knowledgeable and educated practitioner.
I did my Naturopathic Residency in Cancer treatment support. I certainly saw that Chemotherapy, Surgery and Radiation can be necessary and remove the Cancer. On the other hand, these treatments can ravage the body and are often not tolerated well by the patient. The Chemo Support smoothie was designed and formulated by me to help my patients tolerate the Chemo and Radiation treatments. The Smoothie also minimizes the damage of the medical treatments to the rest of the body, healthy cells, and tissues.
INGREDIENTS + HOW the SMOOTHIE WORKS
The CHEMO & RADIATION SUPPORT SMOOTHIE is a Functional Food Superfood Meal replacement. Since many patients with Cancer experience nausea, it is something that can be sipped on slowly through the day. This is also beneficial as it lets the body assimilate all the great nutrients in a Natural way much like eating.
GLUCO BALANCE Whey Protein is very high in the Essential Amino Acids, and it provides a very rich source of Amino Acids. Amino Acids are the building blocks of the body and immune system. Whey is a low allergy food and easy to digest. However, some people are allergic to all dairy based products including Whey Protein. In this case, the protein powder can be substituted with a Vegan protein made of Pea and Rice Protein.
The protein in the Whey helps to prevent the muscle wasting and weight loss that caused by the chemotherapy.
GUT REVIVE repairs “Leaky Gut” and the Gut/Immune mucosa. I refer to the GUT/IMMUNE lining as the Border Wall. It lines the entire inside passage of the body from the nose all the way down to the Urinary Tract. Chemotherapy ravages this lining and may lead to ulcers and bleeding of the Gums and GI tract tissues. When this lining is broken down it is called Leaky Gut. Leaky Gut leads to a decreased absorption of nutrients, a weakened immune system, and increased toxicity. The GUT REVIVE formula helps to lay down new pavement on the lining the Gut/Immune System.
PROBIOTIC PLUS is a comprehensive probiotic that provides the microbiome with the beneficial bacteria that help strengthen immunity, improved digestion, and absorption of nutrients, and promote detoxification.
FIBER COMPLETE is a fiber formula that has both Soluble and Insoluble Fiber as well as Prebiotic to support a healthy Microbiome. Fiber helps to bind toxins and move them out of the body working much like a Street Cleaner pushing things to the exit. It helps both Diarrhea and Constipation that may be associated with Chemotherapy.
ARCTIC COD OIL provides the essential omega 3 fatty acids that are necessary for a healthy immune an inflammation response.
RAINBOW GREENS is a comprehensive fruit and vegetable formula that ensures that you are getting all the nutrients you need from food in one day. It can be challenging to eat healthy when feeling the nausea of the Chemotherapy. Rainbow Greens has fruits and Vegies of all the colors of the Rainbow so that you can benefit from the phytochemicals that are specific to each color. The Greens help to protect the healthy tissue from damage by the Radiation treatments.
IgG IMMUNE provides the antibody food and fuel necessary for the Immune system to repair following the chemotherapy. A strong and healthy antibody and Immune response are important for recovery and preventing Cancer reoccurrence
SUPERFOODS and EXTRAS are food-based nutrients rich in phytochemicals that support all areas of wellbeing in the Immune, Gastrointestinal, Nervous, and other systems. This category should be consulted on with your Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Doctor. Sometimes these may interfere with the Chemotherapy and Radiation. So, they may be best to use after those treatments are finished.
There are no conflicts with the Base Smoothie in the Treatment of Cancer. However, for best advice I always recommend that you consult your doctor and let them know that you are having the smoothie and eating a healthy diet to support your Treatments. I have found that the Medical Doctors are extremely pleased with how well the Smoothie helps their patients to tolerate the medical treatments.
Below is the Recipe for the Chemo & Radiation Support Smoothie.
I hope that you enjoy the benefits and comfort it provides during your challenging time.
CHEMO & RADIATION SUPPORT SMOOTHIE RECIPE:
Ingredients: (included in bundle)
- Gluco BALANCE 1 scoop
- Rainbow GREENS 1 TB
- Gut REVIVE 1 TB
- FIBER Complete 1 scoop
- PROBIOTIC Plus ½ packet
- IgG IMMUNE 1 scoop
- Arctic COD Liver Oil 1 TB
Optional Super Food Boosters: (add 1-2 for additional goodness)
- Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
- Superfood + Antioxidant Powder 1 tsp
- Cacao+Reishi Longevity Blend 1 TB
- Spices: Turmeric, Ginger ½ tsp
- Mix the above ingredients into 12-16 oz. of purified water
- You may add 1⁄2 cup of frozen organic berries, oranges, or carrot juice
- Optional: You may add 1⁄2 cup of yogurt, rice milk, almond milk, or soy milk
- Citrus Fruits, Carrot Juice, Turmeric and Ginger are great additions for extra immune support.
- All ingredients should be refrigerated.
- The smoothie is best as a meal replacement for breakfast.
- It has nearly 20 grams of protein.
- Take at least 30 minutes to drink it. It is a meal.
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