Seeking an Immune-support Diet for Bile Duct Cancer
Hi Ted, My name is Laura and I am writing today for some guidance. I am currently fighting bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) which has spread to create lesions in another part of my liver. I have been in chemo for about six months, and that will continue to be my course of treatment as for now my condition is considered inoperable. I am also on blood thinners (Lovenox) by injection twice daily to offset any blood clots this cancer is prone to causing. I now suffer from post thrombotic syndrome caused by blood clots in my legs that went undetected for too long at the onset of my condition. I have also been taking an oral magnesium supplement and applying magnesium oil externally (magnesium chloride) to compensate for the magnesium my body has lost through chemo.
I am shortly going to be transferred to a new chemo drug as the previous drugs have become ineffective. To strengthen myself, I would like to undertake a change in diet and also treat my condition in parallel with any natural remedies that may be available. I understand you support a vegetable based diet that excludes sugar, red meat and whole grains (processed carbs). My first question is, are there any preferred vegetables for this condition. For example, some vegetables contain higher amounts of starch (i.e. potatoes) than others--are these to be avoided like sugar? Is there a more comprehensive version of the diet you recommend anywhere online? You mention white rice is prohibited--does the same hold true for brown rice or buckwheat? Are soy products, poultry, beans or fish allowed as protein sources?
I have been using lemon with bicarbonate soda to control nausea during chemo--it seemed to helped me greatly. Are there any other natural remedies and/or supplements for my particular condition that would also be helpful?
Thanks for taking the time to read my message. I greatly appreciate any information you may be able to offer.