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Case Study: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

MC is a 41 YO female recently diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL). She will soon begin ABVD chemotherapy and was concerned about residual heart damage from the treatment. Additionally, she wanted to know if there were any specific foods that she should focus on to help her fight her kind of cancer. While HL is much rarer than Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a thorough review of the literature presented many new studies on specific nutritional components and dietary patterns that were linked to HL. In addition to providing MC with a cell and genetic mutation-specific dietary plan and meal template, along with the supplements she has been taking, the following supplements and recommendations were added to round out her healing program.

Fast. Feast. Repeat. Intermittent Fasting Book (for increased clarity, energy and potential benefits during chemotherapy)

Real Mushrooms Blend 2 caps/day (to support immune system response)

Toxic and Essential Elements Hair Analysis  (to determine mineral levels – certain minerals like iron and cadmium are higher in HL patients)

Cal/Magnesium Citrate, 2 caps/day (for bone protection)

Lavendar Oil, Topical Use (Extract of lavender stops HL cells from proliferating and causes cellular death. (Iran J Cancer Prev, Autumn 2013

Use During Chemo (supports effectiveness of chemo or reduces side effects associated with chemo):

Green Tea Extract, Standardized 2 caps/day

Standardized Astragalus, 250 mg/day

Melatonin, 20 mg at bedtime

DGL, 400 mg with meals for mouth sores

CoQ10, 100 mg, twice a day

Turmeric with Bioperine, 500 mg/day (1 cap)

Quercetin, 500 mg/day (1 cap)

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