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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Diet Chart in Myelodysplastic Syndrome - MDS Diet - Blood Cancer

Diet in Myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS diet – Precancer - Leukemias and other cancers

It is very important to follow a strict diet in fighting blood cancer or any other cancer types. Even all the diseases respond to this diet chart. The preleukemia which is also called Myelodysplastic syndrome should be managed with the below mentioned diet.

In all blood cancers or MD, all types of fruits are recommended, except citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, pomegranate (if sour), Mosami. Also avoid "Ama" producing and sticky, heavy greasy foods like Yogurt, Banana, Arbi, Bhindi (Lady's finger),cheese, sweets and milk products, Packaged food, noodles, pasta (packaged), food full of preservatives, canned food is not good. Grapes, Chikoo and mangoes are allowed if there is constipation and there is weakness in general and no diabetes. Dates are not recommended in large quantity, although they have so much energy but still they are hot in nature, so should be avoided. Can be used once in a week or so. Amla berries are fine.

For Calcium – I have added Mukta pishti (pearl calcium and coral calcium (praval Pishti / praval panchamrti) in the packs.. so nothing to worry about calcium.

Advised – Warm food, Fresh Food – Vegetable soup made from fresh green leafy vegetables is recommended. Once daily or twice daily is good. Alkaline diet is recommended. God made foods are good rather than man made (Processed) – as this machine is made by God and not by man and he knows better which fuel is good for this machine. So most of the things which grow in fields, trees, forests is good for you. Packaged food, processed food is very bad. Soft drinks are bad because they provide CO2 (carbon di-oxide) and deprive living cells of oxygen.

Since malignant cancers are – mainly caused by Vata-Pitta imbalance, the use of GHEE is recommended. Medicated ghee like Bramhi Ghritam, Maha Chaitas ghritam, ashwagandha ghritam, Swamla compound (made from amla base), Maharishi Amrit Kalash are various preparations which can be added depending upon various conditions. Coconut water should be consumed everyday early morning to neutralize the toxins produced by acidic diet in the body. It's a miracle.

Fruit juices should be consumed - one fruit juice at a time or in a day. For example fruit juice of Apple, Water melons and avoid sour fruit juices like Lemons, Oranges. For vitamin C, Amla fruit berries are excellent, and although they are sour but they become sweet in "Vipaka" (Metabolic property) after digestion. So they are good. Amla berries are there in Amalaki Rasayan, All chawyanprash, and other herbal jams of Ayurveda.

Fresh Beetroot juice is very important. 30-100 ml daily is recommended to boost immunity and improve blood count.

Use of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) is recommended. Wheat grass juice, Amla Juice is also recommended.

Green leafy vegetables should be made into soup every evening. Potatoes are fine but fried are not recommended. Mushrooms are very high in protein and increase fire element in the body. So they should be consumed after few days gap only and are fine if the patient is having protein energy malnutrition or low energy or muscle mass.

Butter is not recommended but Ghee is recommended. It's good for vata and pitta. The leukemia or the blood cancers (Myelodysplastic syndromes) are pitta disorder, so cooling herbs and vegetables are recommended. High protein diet should be avoided.

Non-Vegetarian soup and small chicken chunks are allowed if the patient is very weak, otherwise it will again increase pitta content in the body.

Wheat and mix of various grains breads / chapatti is recommended. Rice are not recommended and should be avoided. Once or twice in a week, mixed with various herbs and spices (made as Pulao) can be consumed.

Avoiding Constipation in MDS, Blood Cancers and other cancers

Consitpation should be avoided at all costs. Consuming soups of green leafy vegetables, consuming fruits like papaya, melons, apples, pears and coconut water will help to get rid of constipation and improve appetite. Don't force feed and let the appetite generate itself. It is written in Ayurveda, if there is no food, the digestive fire will burn the "ama" (toxins) . So it is good to keep a fast once a week to enlighten the digestive fire and improve appetite. Keep fast on coconut water or soups.

Apple rich diet for MDS and other cancers

Apples are excellent for all tumors/cancers. Fresh apples, without pesticides spray should be consumed almost everyday. Don't mix them with Yogurt or milk. Consuming whole, along with the peel is recommended as it is rich in quercitin but washing for about 5 minutes is recommended to clear the disinfectants. Locally grown apples are recommended rather than imported, as they are sprayed with chemicals. 1-2 apples a day are fine.

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