I am taking a chemo drug 5FU (Capecitabine 1,500mg 2x day) only on radiation days because it was one of the drugs that showed to be effective with my chemo sensitivity test on the 2nd tumor. This drug does create extra sensitivity to radiation for abnormal cells. On the side of supplements and nutrition they said not to take antioxidants because it would interfere with radiation so I held off the vitamin C and Vitamin E until the end. However I take a cancer radiation support "CR Support" herbal blend from Evergreen Herbs out of CA, and Quercetin (750mg) which has been shown to protect against radiation-induced pulmonary injury in murine model studies and assist in preventing inflammation and also enhances tumor sensitivity during radiation. Vitamin K (90mcg) which is essential to be able to utilize/absorb Vitamin D which I also take 10,000iu/ day. In addition, I take 200mg of Selenium, and to protect my heart I take CoQ10 (400mg). Also another supplement Berberine has been shown to enhance the cytotoxicity of radiation to abnormal cells, so I take 1000 mg/day. Circuminin/Tumeric Extract (750mg/2x day) with DIM (dindolymethane 450mg/2x day) is an advance metabolite of Indole-3 Carbinol, the indole found in crucerferous vegetables. Since I am not good about getting enough veggies when my garden is over ice unless I am juicing, this hopefully covers that need. I also take Honeopathic pellets called Tramueel which seems to help with the trauma as well as Beladonna for inflammation and Arnica Montana for bruising and muscle soreness. I do occasionally juice organic carrots, a green apple and celery when my stomach can take the raw foods, but I need to take digestive enzymes with it because it can be tough on the stomach, especially when taking the chemo drug.
One very interesting thing I learned while listening to a webinar group of health professionals discussing the power of foods during cancer treatment is relative to beets. I had been avoiding them because of the natural sugars, however during radiation I am taking one beet a day. The reason is beets have an ability to scavenge radioactive isotopes in the body and flush them out, so I figured it was a good idea to add them to my diet. And as always, I take Milk Thistle herb (1050mg) to help detoxify the liver and Gotu Kola Leaf (850mg) which I have read a lot about regarding cancer. Both of those herbs I get from Mountain Rose Herbs online. I also ordered some of my skin care oils from that site. I can't say that I always take the entire list every day, but I certainly try to!
Finally, I try to get in a good smoothie each morning after my hot lemon water. My smoothie consists of the following:
1 Cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 Cup of unsweetened whey protein powder with no additives (BiPro USA brand)
1 Teaspoon of Barley Grass powder (Vitamin B17 Activz brand organic)
1 Teaspoon of Sun Warrior brand super greens
1 Teaspoon of Alma fruit powder
1 Tablespoon of Nutiva brand Hemp Protein
2 Tablespoons of liquid minerals called Liquid Light from Sun Warrior
1 Tablespoon Modified Citrus Pectin (coats abnormal cells so they are seen by "NK cells")
1 Tablespoon of ground medicinal mushrooms combo (Turkey Tail, Reishi, Coriolus, Cordyceps, Umbellatus, Maitake, Beta-1,3-Glucan)
1/2 Cup liquid Chaga cold tea mixed with Reishi cold tea (Chaga mushroon is harvested locally off birch trees and has an orac value of 80,000; Reishi is ordered by Mountain Rose Herbs and is the most researched anti-cancer mushroom with a lot of clinical data. *You must not boil these to make your tea, but just keep the mushrooms under simmer point and then turn off the heat. Then let sit for a couple hours, strain and save in the fridge. I use distilled water when making my teas.
1/2 Cup of Essiac tea which I get from a person who I will share the info with privately, because the person was given the formula from the original nurse from Canada and chooses not to have a web site. There are many places you can get knock-offs of Essiac on line, but they are not the same formula. It is very affordable an from this source and prices have not gone up in 25 years since I have known this person. If you would like contact info, send me a message with a private way to contact you directly.
That sums it up for now....hope it helps those out there who are looking to support their body through conventional radiation treatments:) Be well, keep your strength up and stay positive!