May 092012

Acupuncture Reduces Side Effects from Tamoxifen, Arimidex

Finally research shows that acupuncture will treat menopausal symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats, and in this case, specifically the side effects of Breast Cancer drugs!

Dec 072011

My general protocol is:

1) Krill Oil: 2g/day or Fish Oil: 3g/day (less expensive than Krill Oil)
(Brands: Thorne for Krill Oil, Metagenics for Fish Oil)

2) Policosanol: 1/day
(Brand: Metagenics Cholarest)

3) Niacinamide: 1000mg/day
(Brand: Metagenics Alapars)

4) Folic Acid/B12: 600 mcg of B12
(Brand: Professional Complementary Health Formulas Homocysteine Spray)

If cholesterol levels do not normalize within 3 months, add:
5) Red Yeast Rice: 1200 mg w/ CoQ10 30 mg (minimum). Preferred: w/ CoQ10, 100 mg/day.
(Brand: Doctor’s Best)

NOTE: Red Yeast Rice can affect the liver, so yearly liver function tests are recommended.

Although I highly recommend not using statin drugs, if you are taking a statin drug for reducing hyperlipidemia, the anti-oxidant CoQ10 is definitely needed. See brief article about statin drug use and CoQ10.