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Is anyone taking turmeric on a daily basis? If so have you seen any significant benefits of taking turmeric on a daily basis? It sounds like a good idea so I have been reading up on all its health benefits including cancer.

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I take it every day..make my own golden paste..no idea if it helps but can’t hurt so I just take it

Barb xx

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I take it everyday in pill form. I also add natural turmeric powder to my salads and curries. It is supposed to be antiinflammatory with anti cancer properties. Xx

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How much do you take in pill form? What brand do you use?

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I take 2-3 supplements of turmeric per day. They are about 1500 mg each. I used to take 1-2 prior to my stage 4 dx. After the dx, I kind of stopped thinking “well, I now have MBC”. But, my teeth started hurting intermittently in the past 2 months, and my hands get cramped upon waking up. I started taking 2-3 times per day and I think it’s working. It’s minimizing discomfort. The teeth is from grinding my teeth at night (guess this is stressful!) and the hands I guess are “joint pain”. The joint pain goes away in an hour after waking.

Many people swear by glucosamine sold at Costco.

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Be careful if what is in your supplements. No soy! Must vitamin c is made from corn/ no! I was told Costco s vitamins are from China and I’m nit sure I trust sources of food from there in this case.

I use drs best curcumin phytosone with meriva 1000mgs. 2 morning and two at night. Also for inflammation, jarrow opcs+95 (grape seed) 1 in am with food. I also drink tumeric tea with ginger. I do alit if antiinflamatory things. These are some. Epsom salt baths I have recently added .

I believe anti inflammatory is extremely important in fighting this. So far so good for me/. We will see. My pleural fluid and lung Mets gone right now and I believe theses things helped

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I watched Kris Carr’s Cancer Summit. The verdict on soy is not definitively in. There are two kinds of phytoestrogens in soy, and the one in tofu is not supposed to feed hormone + cancers. My onc said twice a week was fine. Does anyone have more precise data on this? Thanks

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If soy is in supplements it would be as a filler, and that's the version we should be avoiding. Whole food soy should be fine in moderation

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Thanks for that, 13plus. I wonder why soya would be used as a filler for supplements though? I don't see the point, especially if there is a link to breast cancer. I have noticed that soya lecithin is added to almost every variety of chocolate in the shops, even the so-called good quality brands! x

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I thought done of Kris ‘s series was good and the first few not so. The first user of series I thought was pharma drivin and a waste of time. There are much better series out there

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My onco said only tineric in food form but I don’t listen to that either! And I totally avoid soy. It us in sooooo many things must of us ingest daily

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Must salad dressings have soy and most prepared foods!

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I noticed that too! It's shocking how much food contains soya in one form or another!

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Why purposely add more and that’s scary

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I agree with you, Blms! Since I was told to avoid soya by two hospital pharmacists I have been shocked to see just how much food is laced with soya products (soya flour in bread, and soya lecithin in chocolate) so now I buy bread with no soya flour and make my own chocolate products that do not contain soya. The cooking chocolate I now buy costs about twice as much as regular chocolate (surprise, surprise!) but it is worth it to know it does not have any soya in it. I'm seeing my oncologist tomorrow to get my CT scan results. I plan to ask her for her opinion on soya.

Take care,

Sophie x

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Sophie, I honestly think the incision know nothing about nutrition. So good luck with that!!

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Spell check incision supposed to be oncos.

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I will let you know what my oncologist says tomorrow. You would think they would have a comprehensive understanding of nutrition though, wouldn't you?

Sophie ❤

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No I would not as they have VERY little nutritional education in medical school. And if older doctor none!

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That's really bad! They should know how best to help their patients and I don't believe pumping our bodies full of poison is the best course of treatment.

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Hi Blms!

I saw my oncologist today. I asked her about soya. While she acknowledged the controversy surrounding soya, she does not think it makes any difference to those of us with ER+ breast cancer. But she did say she wouldn't recommend drinking soya milk every day. She was surprised when I told her two pharmacists at the hospital had told me to avoid it. I'm going to carry on avoiding it as much as I can, but if there is a small amount in my food I will not stress about it.

Take care,

Sophie x

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Thanks for sharing this Sophie. Your plan of attack is the same as mine. I don't eat edamame beans or drink soy milk or obvious soy products but if we look it is included in many products as a cheap preservative so hard to avoid. My biggest surprise was in loafs of bread. My husband is quite diligent though and to counteract that he bought me a bread machine so I can control what goes into my bread. We can't afford to stress out about the small things. Take care.

Sandra

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crazy but soy is EVERYWHERE!!!

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Hi Sandra,

I tried to respond to you earlier, but there seemed to be a glitch. I agree with you about avoiding edamame and soya milk. I was also shocked to see it added to bread. I've found a few kinds that are soya-free (tiger bread, Irish soda bread and naan). I found a great looking flat bread recipe on the Bigger Bolder Baking website. Gemma is brilliant!

Take care,

Sophie ❤

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Thanks for the site recommendation. I'll definitely check it out.

Sandra

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You're welcome! What I like about Gemma is how easy she makes recipes look easy (I could be wrong!) and she doesn't use 50 ingredients.

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Sophie I finally had time to check out this website. It is fantastic. I've bookmarked it and am going to try out some of the recipes. My husband is the baker in our family but maybe I can surprise him someday when he gets home from work. Thanks again for the recommendation.

Sandra

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Hi Sandra,

You're welcome! I have not actually tried any of Gemma's recipes yet, but they look easy to make. I don't like fiddly, complicated recipes that take 3 hours to make (I've had a few of those lately and I just wanted to throw in the towel!) She provides videos too, so for me that makes her recipes more accessible. It also encourages me to look to her site for ideas rather than buying unhealthy alternatives in the shops.

Sophie x

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smart girl

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So don’t expect much other than referring to nutritionist. Naturopath the better way to go

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That's what I'm planning to do. I located a naturopath about 20 miles away who is willing to work with me. I am looking forward to setting up an appointment with her.

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Where do you live

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I'm in the UK.

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I have probably asked you that ten thousand times!! Let me know what naturopath suggests!!!

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I don't know! You might have. I'll make an appointment when I get back, so I probably won't see the naturopath until December.

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I started Turmeric 2 caps a day : w/400 mg powder and 50 mg extract.

After a week I saw inflammation in my feet decrease and some joint pain in my right hand that has a history of injuries decrease in spite of it being my dominant hand.

I just bought some Yogi honey turmeric chai tea (love it), some fresh turmeric root for cooking (love it) and ... some Fantastic Bone Broth Protein Turmeric (Mobilizing Superfood Protein Powder) by Ancient Nutrition. One scoop has Protein 20 g, Sodium 150 mg, Potassium 270 mg, and chicken bone broth protein concentrate,organic turmeric root 23g.

You can add it to a smoothie,cooking/rice,pasta whatever and drink it warm straight up. Now just the powder drink is definitely intense, however, I did my first warm drink of it last night and already have seen results this morning with a noticeable decrease in inflammation ALL over. For me the slight lower joint pain in the am was a big relief. I can't wait to feel the results after a week.

So Damm, I plan on figuring out how to have 2 scoops a day.

Great product, this local health food store managed and run by some young folks (30-40 yr. olds) has everything including the entire line of bone broth products.

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Bone broths are great for health

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I picked up a dark chocolate bone broth sample today to try in a smoothie. Only 80mg sodium. Hope it's good.

It's remarkable how quickly I feel a huge improvement with my joint mobility when climbing stairs and standing. My endurance has lengthened without my joints feeling achy.

Yep, this source of protein produces results. With any luck, maybe it will provide the nutritional support I need to loose some weight.

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Hi Mimigram. This definitely is a very controversial topic. A few months back I talked with my oncology pharmacist for advice on what joint supplements I could take and I even had chosen one (which contained turmeric) and she said absolutely not. She provided me with an updated copy of their natural health products and breast cancer which was updated June 19th of this year and turmeric which was previously not included is now included. She said that some research shows that turmeric in the body can act like estrogen so if you have been diagnosed with estrogen positive cancer it is safer to avoid. Also always check the bottles because many contain soy which of course we should also avoid.

*****It is important to note that this refers to supplement form only and I have been given the ok to eat turmeric in food form any time I want.

Sandra

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Hi Sandra,

It's interesting you should mention turmeric being dangerous for those of us who are ER+. I read somewhere (I can't remember where) that turmeric tea is not good for us. I may be wrong, but I accepted a cup of turmeric tea from a friend and then not long after that I read it could be dangerous, so I have avoided it since. I think it is considered safe if we use it in powder form in our cooking though.

Take care,

Sophie x

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Hi there. I do believe turmeric has anti inflammatory benefits, but I do recall my hospital integrative department saying they r not sure about it’s interaction with ibrance.

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Hi Epinto,

It's worth checking just to be sure.

Sophie ❤

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My thought is that we NEED to boost immune function. Ibrance knocks the hell out of that. Pharma does not want anything to interfere with stats so we have that. But without strengthening our immune system we are sunk

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I agree that we need to boost our immune system. It's so important to be strong so we can manage this disease. I don't take Ibrance, but I still want to do all I can to get healthy. Would you mind explaining what you mean about Pharma not wanting to interfere with statistics? I didn't catch your meaning, whether they are for or against us.

Thanks,

Sophie ❤

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This is all interesting. I took tumeric while on letrozole and found it really helped keep the aches away. Now I've switched drugs and I got conflicting answers about it with ibrance so didn't restart taking tumeric. So far I don't feel any aches so I'm ok. Still I had wondered about taking it but I'm e+ so perhaps not after reading the post above. Will need to research this more!

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I take it everyday. Mine is in a gummy form and is pretty tasty. I am going to see a naturopath tomorrow to see if what I am taking is beneficial and if there is anything else I can be doing to help my immune system fight the cancer. I will let you know what she thinks. I sure don't think it can hurt.

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Hi Kim,

All the best with your appointment tomorrow! I recently contacted a naturopath too. I'll be seeing her when I return from my holiday to Switzerland.

All the best,

Sophie ❤

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Thanks Sophie. Enjoy your trip.

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You're welcome, Kim! I'm getting my packing done tonight, as I'm going to be at the hospital all morning tomorrow.

Sophie x

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A gummy. What’s in that?

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Organic turmeric root, oranic fermented turmeric root, curcumioids and organic black pepper. It also has some other organic ingrediants such as apple peach Lemon and organic sunflower oil for coating. It’s made by garden of life.

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I do like garden of life products. In general I gave found them to be good quality.

Ladies look up slone Kettering site fir supplements. It’s a great resource. But look into the details on the site, instead of just accepting analysis, when you are interested in a particular supplement

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I do and I think my supplements have helped me a lot. Check out Cell Stop too.

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