7 Natural Remedies to Combat the Side Effects of Chemo

Chemotherapy can kill cancer, but it can also bring in a slew of side effects including nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, digestive problems and more. Try these tips to help - no prescription required (8 Photos)

Julie D. Andrews on Oct 2, 2012 at 1:34PM

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7 Natural Remedies to Combat the Side Effects of Chemo

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The BRAT Diet

Relieves: Diarrhea

Chemotherapy may cause diarrhea, so stocking up on high-fiber, stool-bulking foods before your first treatment can help, says Fleishman.

How-to: Fleishman recommends the BRAT diet: Bread (or bananas), Rice, Apples and Tea, which can also help with dehydration, another chemo side effect. Opt for green tea, which is rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants. If you’re constipated, try an over-the-counter stool softener found at any drug store.

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