Wednesday, July 7, 2010


A lot of people who take chemo find that it suppresses their immune system. Often their white blood count is so low they can not continue on the chemo. Below are some things you can do to raise the white blood count.

  • Eat lots of colorful veggies up to 8-9 servings a day, such as spinach, carrots & broccoli.
  • Garlic
  • Yogurt - if you are not allergic to milk.
  • Various fruits such as melons & oranges.
  • Zinc - 50 mg. per day.
  • Good multi-vitamin - you may need to add additional vitamin C & vitamin E.
  • Fish oil.
  • Brown rice.
  • Sunflower seeds.
These should be added to the diet along with dealing with the stress you are under.

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