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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

cool microphonesA recent warning to avoid fish oil during chemotherapy for cancer treatments raises the question:  Can vitamins and supplements do more harm than good?   In the case of cancer patients taking fish oils, this might be the case.

In mice, the administration of fish oil, while getting a common chemotherapy agent cisplatin (used in many cancer treatment regimens from lung to breast cancer), caused a reduction in the sensitivity to the chemo.

With this proven, oncologists are recommending that patients avoid fish oil at the time of chemotherapy, with the thought that this type of fatty acid may interact with the chemo medication and make it less effective.

So, rather than presuming that supplements are benign at worst, it may be that they are more trouble than they are worth, particularly when medications are an important treatment for your serious health condition.

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OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS MAY INCREASE RISK FOR PROSTATE CANCER IN MEN

mega redSupplementation with Omega 3 fatty acids, the healthy fats that come naturally from fish sources and also are used as supplements like Mega Red, has shown an association with prostate cancer.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute report shows a statistical increase in men with high levels of Omega 3’s, having more ‘low grade’ and ‘high grade’ prostate cancer statistically.

Although this should not be reason to shun such supplements, it does raise the specter of unintended consequences of vitamins and supplements, something I have mentioned previously in my comments on the use of Vitamin in THE GUIDE (Page 14)

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THE GUIDE by Doctor Doug

CALCIUM CITRATE IS MY CALCIUM OF CHOICE

Calcium Citrate (Brand CITRICAL) is my choice for calcium supplementation in those who need additional calcium for their bones.

The reasons I like this brand are:
1.  The various forms that are available, from once-daily to smaller pills for those with difficulty swallowing

2.  Calcium Citrate is better absorbed that Calcium Carbonate and is generally easier on digestion.  Calcium can cause constipation and the better absorbed products will limit this side effect

Here is information on bone healthy……

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61406543/DoctorDougsNewDesk/Minfo—Bone%20Health.doc

and here for information on calcium to be found in the diet…..

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/61406543/DoctorDougsNewDesk/Diet—Calcium%20Info.doc