How to Support your Body During Chemotherapy

Treating cancer is a complex and much-debated issue and after weighing up the options there are those who chose chemo and radiation therapy as a way to deal with this life-threatening illness.

Chemotherapy targets cancer cells which divide at a rapid pace and have gotten out of control, but this results in other fast dividing cells in your body also getting the brunt of the chemotherapy chemicals too, causing problems with things like your digestion and causing hair loss.

Radiation therapy uses high energy waves to kill cancer cells and can also lead to side effects such as nausea, fatigue and skin issues, as well as possible longer-term effects such as lung or heart problems.

There are natural supports you can use to help your body sustain as little damage as possible while you receive treatment and Faithful to Nature has put together a pack of products to help those who would like some loving support from Mother Nature in their journey…


Good Life MSM Powder 180g, R95

This MSM supplement is ideal for easing pain and inflammation, improving your circulation and even reducing scar tissue. MSM targets cancer cells and opens their ports, allowing chemotherapy to target the cancer cells more efficiently. It also helps protects your body from the damage caused by Chemo and has also been found to decrease the viability of cancer cells.


Flora Force Carcinoguard 90 vegecaps 350mg

Carcinoguard is based on the original ESSIAC formula, a potent anti-cancer herbal remedy. It’s a powerful support for treatment of tumours, and immunity disorders, protecting your body from radiation exposure and cell damage, cleansing the blood and boosting immunity. It also acts as a tonic for digestive issues. The full potency herbs in the Flora Force ESSIAC formula are anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-microbial and will help your body detox and regenerate.

BioLife Vitamin C 1000mg

Vitamin C can fight off infection and keep your immune system strong, as your body is weakened and vulnerable when taking chemo, radiation therapy or surgery. You may suffer from mouth or skin sores too and vitamin C is the first line of defence for healthy skin and resisting infection.


 Raw C Coconut Water 1L, R59,99

Coconut water from young Green coconuts is an excellent blood builder that will help you deal with symptoms and damage from Chemo. It replenishes electrolytes in your blood as well as oxygenating it, while restoring the ANC count, white blood count, haemoglobin and platelets. It’s antimicrobial properties also kill off opportunistic microbes in cancer cells, helping them to return to normal.


Natraloe Regenerating Aloe Gel 200ml, R119

Aloe vera is an extremely healing and soothing gel that contains special sugars that encourage healthy new skin growth, and are anti-inflammatory. It has the unique ability to penetrate below the epidermis, carrying its naturally moisturising, soothing, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to dehydrated and damaged cells, and has proven to regenerate damaged cells 8 times faster than normal! Apply to areas where you may have radiation burns for soothing relief and regeneration.



Flora Force Dandelion 60 veggie caps 300mg, R97,90

Dandelion is a superb tonic for your liver, gallbladder kidneys, bladder, pancreas, spleen and stomach. It can help you nourish and detox these organs after your course of chemotherapy is over.


FloraForce Slippery Elm 90 tablets, R160

Slippery Elm is so soothing for an irritated gut and relieves the painful symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and ulcers. It has a mucous-like consistency that forms a protective coating along your stomach and gut that allows for healing. It contains flavonoids and sesquiterpenes that have an anti-inflammatory effect and tannins that tighten the bowls, helping to lessen diarrhoea which could lead to dehydration.

Health Connection Psyllium Husk 200 vegecaps 500mg, R152

Psyllium husk capsules contain fibre that can help relieve constipation and promote a regular, healthy colon, supporting you with intestinal disturbances caused by cancer therapies and illness. It can also help alleviate diarrhoea. It’s not absorbed into your bloodstream so should be not interfered with chemotherapy drugs.


Natura Rescue Tablets 150 tablets, R131

Rescue Remedy is a wonderful aid as it is such a gentle, subtle and safe way to calm anxiety before treatment. It treats fear, emotional shock, anxiety, grief, sleeplessness, and feelings of desperation (contains lactose).

  • MG
    Posted at 18:43h, 11 February Reply

    Hello, I’m looking for a cream to give to a person going through a chemo, any suggestion please?

    • Kerry Haarhoff
      Posted at 10:10h, 13 February Reply

      Hi MG, always best to consult with a registered health practitioner when making any additions to your treatment. The Aloe regenerating cream mentioned above is a lovely cream.

  • Lani
    Posted at 09:32h, 30 May Reply

    I’m not supportive of Vitamin c during chemo. It works against it…
    There is scientific evidence to back this up.

    While the chemo is busy killing cells, the vitamin c is trying to regenerate them.
    One needs to go through that hell of chemo and then work on healing the body.

    • Lora
      Posted at 21:46h, 02 July Reply

      That’s exactly the advice my Oncologist gave, don’t take Vit C and check all other supplements with the Dr..

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