Here’s an excerpt from a fascinating blog I found over the weekend, written by a Stage 4 colon cancer survivor about all of the supplements he takes:
SupplementsPosted on February 13, 2013 by Ren
My order of phospholipids arrived today. Another $900 well spent (or wasted as some would say), on a 2 month supply. Something new to add to my ever growing supplement list.
This is a good time to take stock of my supplement regime, as it is getting out of hand. I have become a victim of my own research it seems and my desire to throw everything possible at my little mutants has led me to this:
The photo is my morning dose of various supplements. This is repeated 3 times a day.
I went to the effort of counting the pills, and the count is 120 per day and still waiting on more exotic stuff to arrive from various parts of the world, which will bring the total to about 150.
Even to me this is starting to look insane, but pruning my list is proving difficult as everything I take has been carefully selected and researched. It now takes quite an effort to swallow all these pills and some make my daily nausea worse. Time to re-visit my list I think.
I have setup a new category on supplements and over the next few weeks will document everything that I am taking and my reasons why.
Ren may or may not have gotten carried-away with his supplement regimen. Maybe not, considering he is using it along with more traditional colon cancer therapy as he searches for a cure.
But all of us should re-evaluate and try to pare our supplement list down at least once a year–otherwise your hand will quickly fill like Ren’s in the photo as quickly as your wallet grows thinner.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat