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#1 of 6 Old 05-28-2011, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Sorry if this is in the wrong place. Since it's about supporting my body through a medical treatment, I thought it should go here. Sorry if it should have gone in the nutrition section.

I'm getting ready to start treatment for melanoma. I want to support my body through it with the healthiest green smoothies possible. I have a blendtec blender so, I'll be blending the whole fruit or veggie. ideas on what I can pack into a smoothies?

So far I've been doing:
Ginger
Yogurt / kefir
Kale
Spinach
Matcha green tea powder
A carrot
2 dates
Frozen berries
1/4 frozen banana
Black seeds
Hemp oil
2 brazil nuts

Any thoughts on things I should add? Take away? Any thoughts are appreciated!
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I have a green smoothie every day and LOVE them. Everything you are putting in sounds great. I put in Maca (not every day and only a little)  Hemp seed and chia. Lots of good stuff in those. Also, coconut water, very good too.

 

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I just read an article on Dr. Mercola's website about cancer-fighting veggies that he suggest for juicing. It sounds like celery & parsley are excellent choices.

Also, I want to pass on a link to some info about LDN in case you haven't heard of it. I came across it on Weston Price's website. LDN & Cancer  I know several ppl who have had amazing results with it.

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Thank you so much! Adding celery and parsley. That LDN is so interesting! I'm working with an amazing doctor at the Integrative Medicine Clinic at the U of A. I'm going to talk to him about it. Thank you so much for the information!
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If you go to Kris Carr's website (community section) you'll find lots of info about green juicing (you'll get more nutritional value through juicing vs. smoothies b/c you won't be able to drink nearly as many veggies from smoothies as you will via juicing.  Her recipe is here.

 

Kale/chard/spinach (any combo), parsley, cucumber, ginger, lime, and maybe a small amount of green apple make a great tasing green juice, and you could still do the green tea powder as an add-in, and eat the hemp oil at a different time of the day as salad dressing, etc.  There are endless veggies combinations of course...just keep trying what's available & find a combo you like.

 

You may want to stay away from the high glycemic fruits and veggies during cancer treatment - lots of info on google on that.

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How about adding wheatgrass?  I've been reading about how powerful it is in the body.  http://www.drwheatgrass.com/info/newsletters/march_08

 

 

also some coconut oil would be good too.

flax seed too.

 

aloe vera juice can reduce nausea and heal the stomach linings.

 

 I would use a variety of healing superfoods, including goji, coconut oil, berries of all kinds, spinach, any greens, sprouts, and living foods of all kinds. 

 

 

 


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