As a result, of a bad blood test at the end of September, I reexamined what I was eating and doing and ended up inventing the "ABCDE minus L" diet for fighting CLL which I will try until my next blood test 3 months from now:
A is for Anardana, an Indian medicinal spice made by grinding up pomegranate seeds.
B is for Brambles. Fruits of the bramble family including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, rose hips, and pomegranates.
C is for the Cole family. These include cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli sprouts and sauerkraut.
D is for Drinking lots of water. This is important because I am increasing aerobic exercise in order to build blood volume.
E is for EGCG from green tea. I also drink green tea all day long with some rose hips bags (see Brambles) thrown in.
The other part of the "ABCDE minus L" diet is cutting back on lipids (fats and oils) as CLL cells love lipids the way other cancer cells love sugar.
Here are studies that appear to support this diet:
1. Anardana and the Brambles (EA):
2. Cole family (SFN):
3. Building up blood volume with exercise and water:
5. Fewer lipids:
I'm at the watch and worry stage with my CLL. I'll let you know after my next blood test If it appears to be working for me. I invite others at the same stage to do the same. But check with your oncologist before starting anything new.