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    Posted: Feb 20 2020 at 7:38pm
So, I have heard a plant based diet is best for us.  Does anyone have suggestions On what they have researched or what they do for what foods are best for us.  A lot of confusing information out there...so, I thought I would bring it to this forum.  
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I've been curious about diet as well. Met with the registered dietician at my oncology office and her recommendation was also a plant based, low fat diet. My oncologist referenced a Mediterranean type diet. They had no specific recommendations as far as eliminating any particular foods that have been linked to TNBC. Just mainly common sense advice like eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, some whole grains, fish, chicken, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight. Also there's a study that links regular green tea consumption and exercise with a reduced risk of reccurrence of tnbc.                                                                                                   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4586952/

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Here's another interesting study looking at the association between BMI, exercise, diet and other factors in relation to TNBC.
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Many thanks for the links, Suebhs.  Both are very interesting and I could relate my own circumstances to some parts of the studies.
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I've been plant based for 16 years and was diagnosed with TNBC in Nov 2020.  I'm sticking the the plant based diet but I'm finding most things are not tasting that great with the AC chemo regime (besides carrots and oranges :) ).  I hope this changes after my 4 rounds are over....
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Regarding plant based which i'm trying to incorporate more into my diet, (my Onco recommends mediterranean diet with some tweaks, (less olive oil i presume) .  Im having a hard time finding protein sources ( i tend to get hypoglycemic episodes if not enough protein.)  I probably eat way more eggs than i should, beans, tofu, fish and refuse to eat the beyond beef stuff.  any ideas on cook books (less ingredients the better for me) i would greatly appreciate it!

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Cozaz, do you eat nuts and seeds?  I sprinkle nuts of all types, flaked almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts on many foods, eg salads, veg stir fries, breakfast cereals, etc.  Also peanut butter on toast for breakfast.

As for seeds, I use sunflower, sesame, lin.

All nuts and seeds taste better with light roasting.
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I have a problem if I donít get enough protein also.  I buy the salt free mixed nuts at Costco.  Iíve been eating them for a long time, way before I was diagnosed with TNBC.  
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Hi, I'm new, but I wanted to join the discussion.  I'm not sure how to post the newbie info.   I follow the mediterrean plan of eating.  No red meat, lots of fresh fruit (berries esp) and veggies, low salt, low fat.  I recently added in chlorophyll/chororella and drinking alkaline water in addition a litany of supplemental  vitamins.  I follow probably a 2 meal vegetarian/1 meal animal protein daily.  

A bit about me. I am early 50s, obese (and im working on that),  diagnosed in 12/2020 w/ stage 4 metastatic invasive lymphatic and vascular bc, E/P +, HERnegative.   We tried a treatment of twice daily Verzenio and Astrolozale for bc and nothing stopped it. I have not had surgery bc my oncologist doesnt want to do that. I was supposed to go on clinical trial after my summer vaca. That's not going to happen now.

The day before yesterday (06/03/2021) my oncologist called to tell me that my bc had mutated into triple negative bc.  

I think I'm still somewhere between denial and Wtf, how does cancer mutate into a whole different type of bc?

How the h*'ll does that change get missed? I think I'm pretty angry too. I'm wondering if using any of the previous treatments hurt my chances of living better, since the tumors grew while on Verzenio and Astrozole. 

I'm scheduled for radiation therapy soon to treat the lymph nodes/cancer on my neck which seemed to explode the Monday after Mothers Day.  

So I'm looking for suggestions of treatments as it takes my HMO forever to approve treatment. 

Thank you for this forum!


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I am in Southern California also. Iím in Indio. Where are you?  I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer after being told I did not have that type.  Seems the pathologist found a tumor behind the one that I had a lumpectomy for.  Where are you going for treatments?  
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