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Good nutrition vital for breast cancer recovery


Good nutrition vital for breast cancer recovery
The Hippocratic Post (blog)

After cancer treatment, the mind and body are often at a low ebb and balanced targeted nutrition can optimise recovery.From the outset, it is important to focus on the gut and the liver which are both organs that can be adversely affected by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I always suggest that people who are in recovery eat plenty of foods that help detoxify the liver. These include vegetables from the cruciferous family like green spinach, curly kale, pak choi, rocket and sprouts and the allium group of vegetables including garlic, leeks and onions. All contain high levels of magnesium and the B group of vitamins which support the liver. Allium vegetables are also packed full of sulphur which helps to support the immune system.It is also important to avoid dietary toxins which put the liver under pressure, so I suggest cutting out alcohol and caffeinated drinks in the first stages of recovery.

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