Low white blood count and diet?

mom2greatkids
mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
Today I went back for lab work. My second treatment was July 19. My white counts were pretty low. They gave me an antibiotic to take for a week as a precautionary measure.

Are there any foods I can eat to help build this count up as much as possible?

Thanks ladies, you're the best!

Carla

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  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,380 Member
    Foods and supplements
    I can't speak from experience, as I was receiving neulasta injections with my chemo. But foods high in beta carotene are supposed to stimulate white blood cell production (like carrots). Also the herb astragalus and the mineral selenium. The book "The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook," by Rebecca Katz shows a whole list of recipies that are found within the book that address neutropenia. I highly recommend this book.