How to Detoxify From Chemotherapy and Repair the Body

Fatigue Hair loss Easy bruising and bleeding Infection Anemia (low red blood cell counts) Nausea and vomiting Appetite changes Constipation Diarrhea Mouth, tongue, and throat problems such as sores and pain with swallowing Nerve and muscle problems such as numbness, tingling, and pain Skin and nail changes such as dry skin and color change Urine and bladder changes and kidney problems Weight changes Chemo brain, which can affect concentration and focus Mood changes Changes in libido and sexual function Fertility problems.



Detoxing during/after chemo?


Detoxing during/after chemo?

Natural Ways to Detox Your System After Chemotherapy or

Doctors and scientists say that the body already has specific systems in place (gut, liver, kidneys, and skin, to name a few) to efficiently clear toxins and waste. Eating healthy foods (such as vegetables) and drinking a lot of water helps the body break down and remove them.

Chemo Detox and Infrared Sauna – Whole Health Goal




There is no evidence to suggest that detoxing after and during chemotherapy is necessary and it would not be a safe thing to do during chemotherapy. Chemotherapy will naturally leave the body and there is no evidence that following a specific diet will help this along. However it is a good advice to eat a good healthy diet. Having a good fluid intake is also vital for good heath but there is no need to take a large amounts of it. Filtering water is a preference that many people take but again it is not necessary. The NHS has some very good information about healthy eating and drinking and you can find it here.


Chemotherapy is one of the most toxic treatments that the body ever experiences. It is a therapy designed to kill cells and doesn’t distinguish healthy from cancerous cells as it travels the blood stream. Medical Oncology does not offer solutions for helping patients detoxify during or after this life-changing ordeal. As a naturopath and an expert in integrative oncology, I seek to optimize wellness and recovery through detoxification. This represents a new paradigm in medicine where emphasis is placed on health rather than disease and healthy cellular function is supported both during and after chemotherapy. In doing so, patients not only feel better but we remove a cause for future cancer growth or recurrence. There are many potential hazards of detoxification particular to cancer patients which I can help you navigate as you restore your vitality.