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Old 04-23-2010, 04:20 AM
 
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Olive oil certainly has vitamin e. Its very high in it:

Olive oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Olive oil contains the monounsaturated fat oleic acid, having antioxidants such as vitamin E and carotenoids, and oleuropein, a chemical that prevents the oxidation of LDL particles. It is these properties that are thought to contribute to the health benefits of olive oil."


Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Oil, olive, salad or cooking

^^^ 10% of your daily vitamin e per tbs

emu oil also has vitamin e:

http://www.ehow.com/about_5436018_al...e-emu-oil.html

"Although vitamin E is already present in emu oil, vitamin E oil itself is an alternative to emu oil."
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Not trusting wikipedia, I checked outside it in a quick google search and whaddya know. You're right! But what I also found, was two-fold:
1. the evidence that vitamin e dietary supplements interfere and reduce the efficiency of chemotherapy is inconclusive, and
2. this refers exclusively to dietary supplements - that is, ingesting vitamin E in doses of 1000 units at a time, and not smearing 2 drops of olive oil, of which only trace amounts consist of vitamin E, on the skin.

Also, most foods that are healthy, contain vitamin E. If someone on chemo were to adhere to a "no vitamin E" diet, they would have to cut out green vegetables, meats, nuts and legumes, olives, whole grains, fortified cereals, fish, eggs, and beans. In short, they would eat cheese, and pretty much nothing else.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Lincolnshire, UK.
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I couldn't help feeling for this lady. I did not need chemo, only radiotherapy but the changes in skin & hair were pretty drastic. I thought it might be a good idea to try to bring this post up to date with sites that I used that proved very helpful to me through last year.

Caring for Your Skin, Hair, and Nails During Chemotherapy SCROLL DOWN TO "Caring for Your Skin, Hair, and Nails During Chemotherapy
By Katherine Kam
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WebMD Feature
Should I take vitamins when having chemotherapy? | Cancer Research UK
Healthy Side Dish Recipes | Cook For Your Life

AnonChick hope the above adds to your databank, thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I think your mom should talk with the staff at her chemo center, they ought to know what would work or not for her.
Wishing her the best.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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My mom found that the Origins body cream works best for her when she is getting chemo. Yes, she uses it on her face.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Make sure she doesn't forget to use a good sunblock at all times, since chemo often doesn't do well with sunrays (although avoiding the sun as much as possible would be even better).
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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I recently had to use a chemotherapy cream on my face. It burns, blisters, and peels the skin. I used Olay's Regenerist Pro Serum morning and night. It helped a lot.

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