Remember back 30 years or so when vitamin C was thought to be a miracle nutrient, able to cure everything from lyme disease to cancer? And how about vitamin E? That was supposed to prevent prostate cancer, heart attack and stroke.
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:
Folic acid is in the news lately. Folic acid is a type of vitamin B and an important nutrient for all of us, but especially for pregnant women.
Here is a link to a helpful post I found on the site, SHEKNOWS.COM. My only criticism; most of these suggestions apply to men, too!
Helpful tips from cancer survivor David Emerson’s newsletter, People Beating Cancer:
Hard, scientific evidence about the value of taking multivitamins has been mixed.
More mixed messages about vitamin and supplement use. Here is some good news for guys I found on an ABC News site:
This isn’t good. Check-out these excerpts from a USA Today/AP report that was published earlier this month about the risks when buying and taking unregulated supplements:
A quick review of herbal supplements from television personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz:
Nutrition guru, Dr. Joseph Mercola, recently ran a list of cancer killing foods/supplements on his website. Take a look:
Check-out this excerpt from a Newsmax Q/A that I saved from last month about the nutritional benefits of coconut oil:
I just completed writing a four part series of articles about nutritional supplements on my daily site, MultipleMyelomaBlog.com.
My good friend and myeloma patient columnist on MultipleMyelomaBlog.com, Danny Parker, sent me a link to this British article this morning. Give it a read and see what you think:
I read an USA TODAY online article today that I found to be worthwhile. It’s written by a newly diagnosed colon cancer patient. Here’s his “bio”:
Did you read yesterday’s post about how Vitamin E can significantly reduce our risk of developing liver cancer?
I wish that taking a few multivitamin pills would protect us from cancer…
Check-out this press release about a number of natural compounds which may help prevent and/or slow down prostate cancer:
This isn’t good news! A pair of very large nutritional studies has just confirmed that taking too much calcium–especially calcium supplements, can raise your risk of heart attack by up to 86%.
Caught-up in the pomegranate craze? Check-out this article from The Consumerist: Shoppers bite back:
Yesterday I ended my cautionary post about using anti-cancer supplements during cancer therapy this way: