I was diagnosed in 2010, though blood tests show that WBC started to increase in 2007, following a car accident. Since diagnoses I changed my diet fairly radically, eating pretty much vegetarian, though also eating fish occasionally. I attribute the slow progress of the disease to that, plus feeling really well, lots of energy and working full time at a demanding job. Had a breast cancer scare last year, read Your Life in Your Hands by Prof Jane Plant, so cut out dairy and followed a lot of the additional advice in her book. I also saw the news on this forum about turmeric, though as it "fights" with green tea extract, I take it for 6 days, day off, then 6 days of green tea. Went to see my consultant this week and remarkably lymphocytes are down, platelets now pretty much normal, red blood cells normal, WBC down from 35 to 32. Consultant is delighted. Go back again in 8 months.
I know people get very upset if they think they have to give up their favourite foods, but I think it is completely worth it, as I feel so well and hopefully it is really having an effect .
Just thought I'd share if anyone else wants to give dairy-free plus taking turmeric a go.