As the heading suggests - I need a Special Diet to fight my Endometrial Cancer ... plus Nicotine to fight it (Yes!) & I can't afford both so thank goodness for the Govt. Patches Subsidy etc .. *MY SPECIAL DIET: (1) NO CARBS except 7 slices bread Weekly - either wholemeal, soy/linseed, rye, multigrain/multi-seed & natural potato & carrot), (2) HIGH PROTEIN very LEAN (200-300g daily): Note - NO TOFU ever ... contraindicated for this particular cancer! ... either Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Prawns, Octopus/Squid & other Seafood (Fresh is best but occassional canned/drained is ok) , Chicken Breast, Pork Fillet, Premium Mince (simmered & strained), Rump Steak or Eye Fillet Steak: VEGES incl Salad 7-8 serves min. daily .. lots of fresh Cauli, Brocolli, Carrots, Onion, Chilli, Tomatoes, Capsicum, Zucchini/Squash, No Peas or Corn - Sno-peas ok, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Beans, Pumpkin, Lettuce, Avocado (1/2 daily), Cucumber; FRUIT: 2-3 serves daily ... an Orange is a must, Apple, Banana, Plum, Apricot, Peach, Strawberries, lemons etc. etc; DAIRY: whole milk is ok in Coffee, Tea etc & sometimes a small drink say 100-130 mls, Yakkult is a MUST daily, Yoghurt is a MUST daily - at least a good serve of Plain Greek Yoghurt (Farmers' Union is good) & another , say Yoplait Plain Yoghurt ... these 3 have all the different bacteria strains aka a full & inexpensive gut of all Probiotics needed, Eggs ... 2 or 4 at a time but no more than twice weekly (eg 8 medium weekly), sometimes I sneak in a little Light Sour Cream if making something really hot/spicy but mostly Greek Yoghurt is fine; Cheese - I love cheese & can't give it up so the little 100g assorted & sliced cheese packs are great - over 2 or 3 days ... swiss, gouda, edam, mature, havati etc. or equiv of cottage cheese/ricotta; DELI: I try to eat only very lean Leg Ham ... mostly everything else contains heaps of fat, chemicals, gelatine & flour; OTHER: Any fresh or dried herbs & spices are ok (just NOT pkt mixes of any kind), Water is great and limit soft drinks - even lo-cal - too much gas build-up, occassional (1-2 weekly) fresh squeezed vegetable or fruit juices including bottled; CONDIMENTS & SPREADS: Use Soy Sauce sparingly as it's a no-no, same for Tomato or BBQ Sauce - mustards/horseradish ok, vegemite, a little honey, a little peanut butter but fresh peanuts/ almonds are better, no jams etc - better to avoid although I sometimes sneak a bit; LASTLY: No sugar ... use sweeteners instead BUT I do eat lemonade iceblocks because of the sweating problem especially when it's so hot & humid, sometime sneak once a fortnight icecream, do ocassionally have a spirit or a wine - always mix with lo-cal, water or ice on hand, occassional chocolate say a small Freddo Frog, Curly-Wurly but known to have the small Toblerone once a fortnight; keep to your Basal Metabolic Rate Calorie Wise LESS 20% allowed for the Cancer slowing down your metabolism. My Metabolic Rate might be say 1,900 calories a day if I don't exercise or walk much (I'm down to 98-99 kg at present) BUT my Basal Metabolic Rate might only be 1,450 calories a day ie your Basal Rate is only what your body needs laying down, sitting breathing etc - it's important not to confuse the 2. It's from the Basal Rate that you deduct 18.5-20% of calories ... e.g. I never go over 1,160 to 1,190 calories daily ... unless of course I've had 2-3 days of 650/700-850 calories and then splurge out on 1 day of 1,300-1,500 calories!
FINALLY: All the diet hints I've gleaned from watching a video by Dr. Bernadette Tynan (on YouTube) who unfortunately died from Endometrial Cancer late December (I think) in 2017. A very tragic tale & she made this video whilst dying in the hope it would help other women. Also through my own research I've picked up other hints (via medical journals/clinical trial reports etc) plus the smoking bit has been verified by my specialist who would NEVER advocate smoking in a "pink fit" but ... yes, I'm right - in "one of only 6 circumstances is smoking not harmful but actually helpful" - or words to that effect ... and wow - disposable Vapestix (non-nicotine) is "allowable" - well, because of it in combination with the patches I'm not missing smoking at all - just as well as I need the nicotine to push back/beat down/kill off "Rosemary's Baby" ... the cancer creaton growing in my womb & trying it's hardest to spread out further into my body - not on!!! :) a Smilie icon!
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