personally, i feel the green tea and even the pomegranate juice are just the current trendy cancer patient's "i got to do something to help myself" items. some of the extreme dietary changes i have seen some promote here just aren't good for the body, there's a reason why there is a food pyramid. i had a long talk recently with the oncology dietician at my hospital. she mailed me a good amount of info on eating properly with me being a several times over cancer patient, and no point, , does she reccomend cutting out entire food groups, i.e. red meats, dairy, etc.
her big thing: healthy heart diet, not because i have/had cancers, but to promote a healthier body in general, to make it easier to deal with all things medical now and in the future.
she said unless you are allergic to milk products, no benefit to switching to soy, as you will pick up more calories, and it can cause worse digestive problems. soy milk is best for young nursing soy beans, lol.
for all the talk i have seen in 2 plus years here at HW, people will go on and on about
dietary things, or their pet supplement, etc, but whenever the subject of drinking or smoking comes up, there is silence in the air. If you are a regular/and/or/heavy smoker, then you are negating any possible good of dietary changes. If you drink too much, the damage to your liver and other areas far offset any good you will ever do with diet
i am an ex smoker, though i only smoked for about
5 years, i quit the night beforer my prostate surgery in 11/2008 cold turkey, and have never had a drag or even been tempted. i figure what is the point of going through all i was about
to go through, and little did i know what lay ahead for me the past 2 years, if i was going to keep on smoking.
i am not anti-drinking, but by choice, haven't even had a sip of beer since 1973. Nothing judgmental there or intended.
the point: in the desperation to do something, many PC patients focus all on the wrong end of things, and think a lifetime of bad habits and their effects are going to disapear because now they are suddenly concerned since they have cancer.
green tea is never going to hurt you, if you can handle the taste, but i would only look at it as just another healthy beverage, but nothing more
david in sc
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