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Chemotherapy  &  Gut Health

Chemotherapy & Gut health

In India cancer patients are increasing like never before. The common

treatment of cancer includes chemotherapy and radiation along with

surgery. This chemotherapy brings with it some major side effects and

one of them is- intestinal inflammation.

This intestinal inflammation reduces the absorption of vital

nutrients which are must for your speedy recovery.

Major nutrients are absorbed in your body through your

intestinal lining. Hence, it is important to maintain

intestinal health in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Your food can be your medicine. So, let us see-

How your food can help to heal your intestinal

damage caused by chemotherapy?


  • Glutamine is an amino acid which improves your digestion

by protecting your intestinal lining.

  • It also prevents constipation & diarrhea.
  • It is a type of amino acid which generally is produced by

your body.

  • However, in some of the major illnesses & in chemotherapy,

your body can not produce it in enough quantity. Hence, you

need to take it from natural sources.

  • Now a days glutamine supplements are also available- but,

you should not take it on your own. You need to take it under

expert Observation.


Good natural vegetarian sources of glutamine are:


  • Almond
  • Peanuts
  • Pista


  • Chickpeas
  • Green peas


  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Red cabbage

In addition to glutamine, there are many such dietary

support that can make your recovery fast and more

comfortable. Consult your qualified dietitian now!

That’s all for today.

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip.

Till then…… Take care….

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life….

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician



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