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    Ryan Lucido
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    My father has been battling MDS for almost a year now, I have read multiple articles about how proper nutrition can help with platelet count, I was wondering if anyone can share some advice as to what is or has worked and if anyone has a detailed guide as to what will help and what won’t – not having much luck so far so looking for alternate solutions. Also has anyone gone thru a stem cell implant procedure?

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    tam
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    Here’s my response to an earlier post.

    For low platelets you might want to try organic dry papaya leaf. I buy bags of organic leaves online from Starwest Botanicals, but there are other retailers. We buy paper tea bags and scoop a tablespoon of dry leaves in each bag and staple shut. Steep the papaya tea bag in hot water for 5-6 minutes. It may help. There is research showing that papaya can increase platelets. I have been drinking one cup per day for five years and my platelets have increased from where they were when I started. Give it a try — it certainly won’t hurt. I have read that two cups per day is completely safe. Good luck.

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