This is an article about the safety of Chinese herbs and the misinformation that the medical profession continues to tell patients why not to use an herbal medicine that has a safety record far surpassing pharmaceutical drugs!
‘Concerning “Chinese Herbal Nephropathy”
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!
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.
This is an article I wrote which was published in the local Lotus Guide, Directory for Healthy Living in Fall 2005: Safely Combining Prescription Drugs with Herbal Remedies