We love golden milk too. My boyfriend woke me up at 5am last time he was getting chemo (he was sleeping with the 5-FU pump on) and asked me to make him golden milk! For some reason he woke up craving it. Normally I give Jesper 1000mg of turmeric every day. I haven't worried too much about the bleeding/blood thinning risk but maybe that's something to consider as well. A friend of ours who had cancer passed away due to a blood clot, and so I've always been more afraid of blood clots than the risk of bleeding. But I suppose it's a matter of balance, as with so many other things.
I think the supplementation factor depends soooo much on your oncologist as well - in Denmark integrative oncology does not exist, and the oncologists we have met know next to nothing about nutrition/supplements. But in the US it seems to be a totally different story. I was surprised to find that Memorial Sloan Kettering's website has a whole section about integrative medicine and herbs. I wish we had that kind of thing here! I got a booklet at the hospital that told me that at worst, supplements are dangerous, and at best, a waste of money.
And the nurses told us that if he wants a giant bar of chocolate during chemo, he should eat it. I understand the aspect of not losing weight, etc, but I don't understand why they actively encourage an unhealthy diet. Surely it is best to nourish the body and keep it strong during aggressive chemo treatments? Ok sorry, rant over.
I agree with you Siti, our men are lucky they have us to do the research and care for them!
I always tell Jesper his job is to endure the chemo, and I'll take care of the rest and do what I can to make it less rough on him.