Cranial Radiation and increased risk of stroke

I’m going to extrapolate a bit based on the study linked and excerpted below and you decide if I’m correct in my thinking. Being a long-term survivor of an “incurable” cancer living with a host of long-term and late stage side effects from aggressive conventional therapies when I was 35-37 years old, I figure I’m allowed to extrapolate a little based on my survivor experiences.

  1. Cranial radiation increases the risk of “neurovascular events”-
  2. Cranial radiation increases the risk of a second stroke-
  3. Hypertension is a risk factor for a stroke-
  4. Reducing hypertension/blood pressure naturally would reduce the risk of stroke-

I’m not a physician and cannot prescribe medicine. I am, however, a long-term cancer survivor. No, I never had radiation therapy to my head. Chemo and radiation yes, collateral damage yes. Lots.

I have supplemented with Nattokinase for years. I resolved a DVT slowly over many years and still take a maintenance dose of Nattokinase. Studies have shown that Nattokinase reduces blood pressure.

While evidence-based research clearly indicates that Nattokinase reduces blood pressure, there is no mention of this natural, inexpensive, easy therapy for childhood cancer survivors who are at great risk for stoke.

If you have any questions about nutritional therapies to reduce the risk of side effects of cancer therapy scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Director

Cranial Irradiation Increases Risk of Stroke in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors

“Conclusions-The incidence of neurovascular events in this population is 100-fold higher than in the general pediatric population and cranial irradiation is an important risk factor. By defining the incidence of this late effect, physicians are better able to counsel parents regarding treatment, monitor patients at risk, and target a population for primary stroke prevention in future studies.

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Have High-Risk of Recurrent Stroke

“A new study from UC San Francisco’s Pediatric Brain Center shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke survivors. The study found that the main predictors of recurrent stroke were cranial radiation therapy, hypertension and older age at first stroke – factors that could help physicians identify high-risk patients…”

The findings provide strong evidence for adjusting secondary stroke prevention strategies in these patients, and to aggressively detect and treat modifiable stroke risk factors, such as hypertension

Previous research has shown that radiation therapy targeting the head is a strong predictor of a first stroke. In an earlier study, the authors found that children treated for brain tumors were 30 times more likely to suffer a stroke compared to their siblings

“If we could identify high-risk patients, we could recommend they be followed by a pediatric stroke specialist,” said Mueller. “That will be huge in providing effective follow-up care for these children.””

 

Scans of a brain pre- and post-radiation treatment

“An image of the brain’s blood vessels of a childhood cancer patient before and after cranial radiation therapy. Post-radiation, two arteries show signs of narrowing, which may encourage brain clots to form and eventually cause a stroke.”

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Insomnia dramatically increases risk of cardiovascular disease-study

Medical science complicates how to achieve good health.  According to the study linked and excerpted below, not getting a good night’s sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 45%. I don’t always sleep well and I’m glad to find a study explaining how important it is for me to get a good night’s sleep.

As a long-term cancer survivor I live with chronic A-Fib. I need to keep my heart healthy.

I don’t consider the study below an example of medical science complicating things. It’s the medical solutions to the problem, insomnia in this case, that is the problem. Prescription sleep therapies bring a host of negative side effects with them-“Prescription sleeping pills may be popular, but they can be dicey—the tales of side effects for drugs like Ambien and Halcion are legendary…”

Further, the definition of a full night’s sleep, 8 hours, is too simplistic, at lease in my case. If I sleep soundly in between my trips to the bathroom (already I’m out of the norm…cytoxan induced side effect) for say 7.5 hours, I can wake refreshed the next morning.

How do I fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly between pee breaks? Melatonin and L-Theanine . To be more specific Swanson Suntheanine L-Theanine  200 mg and Swanson Melatonin 3mg. This brand of L-Theanine and melatonin have been tested and approved by Consumerlab.com, an independent testing service. Also Swanson L-Theanine  and Melatonin are the lowest cost formulas tested by Consumerlab.com.

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Certainly everyone is different. Though studies contend that both Melatonin and L-Theanine are well-tolerated and low cost. Yes, regular moderate exercise, no late screen time, no alcohol, many things can effect your sleep.

For questions about non-conventional sleep therapies, scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

thank you

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Insomnia and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis

Objective: Increasing evidence suggests an association between insomnia and cardiovascular disease. We performed a systematic review with meta-analysis of all the available prospective studies that investigated the association between insomnia and risk of developing and/or dying from cardiovascular disease…

Results: After the review process 13 prospective studies were included in the final analysis. These studies included 122,501 subjects followed for a time ranging from three to 20 years. A total of 6332 cardiovascular events occurred during the follow-up. Insomnia was assessed through questionnaire and defined as either difficulty of initiating or maintaining sleep or presence of restless, disturbed nights. The cumulative analysis for all the studies under a random-effects model showed that insomnia determined an increased risk (+45%) of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease during the follow-up (relative risk 1.45, 95% confidence interval 1.29–1.62; p < 0.00001), with no evidence of heterogeneity across the studies (I 2: 19%; p = 0.14).

Conclusion: Insomnia is associated with an increased risk of developing and/or dying from cardiovascular disease.”

I USED MYSELF AS A GUINEA PIG FOR 8 ALTERNATIVE SLEEP AIDS

CAN’T SLEEP? YOU’RE not alone. Some  70 million Americanshave chronic sleep problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s about far more than feeling tired all the time. Sleep deprivation is a contributor to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to mental illness to “poor quality of life and well-being…

It can’t be noted strenuously enough that this is a thoroughly unscientific test and my experiences should not be seen as representative of how anyone else may respond to these supplements, or as a benchmark for their effectiveness. ..

As well, remember that many things can impact how you sleep. What you eat, what you drink, evening exercise, late-night brain stimulation (like watching TV or playing games), pets in the room, temperature, ambient noise and light, and who knows what else can each have a severe impact on how well you sleep. Supplements are only one piece of the puzzle, but the question is whether they can genuinely help to overcome those other elements…”




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Omega-3 fatty acids may improve Gemcitabine efficacy

There is more to the article/study linked and excerpted below than meets the eye. Lots more. The main issue is that OMEGA 3  fatty acids improved the efficacy of a toxic chemo called  gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers out there. Think about that for a moment.

If you were told that you had a cancer that was so deadly that conventional therapies (such as  gemcitabine might buy you a few months… how would you feel? But if you added OMEGA 3 fatty acids to your therapy you may live longer and feel better while doing it. What would you say then?

And then someone showed you studies that showed how additional integrative therapies, such as curcumin and alpha-lipoid acid might help even more, what would you say then? I’m not talking about some quacky alternative therapy. I’m talking about evidence-based research citing nutritional supplementation working with FDA-approved toxic chemotherapy.

My point is not to minimize the seriousness of pancreatic cancer. My point is to offer evidence-based research explaining the clear benefit of integrative therapies to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

The kicker to all this evidence-based research about integrative therapies is that I have been in complete remission from my “incurable” cancer, multiple myeloma, since ’99. I supplement with OMEGA 3  fatty acids, curcumin and ALA, among other supplements.

I take Life Extenion Super Omega-3 EPA, DHA with Sesame Lignans and Olive Fruit Extract. Heart and brain healthy too. 5 percent of your purchase on Amazon is donated to PeopleBeatingCancer, a 501c3 non-profit. Thank you.

If you have any questions about what, if any, nutritional supplements might increase the efficacy of chemo you are about to undergo, while moderating the toxicity of the chemo, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Omega-3 fatty acids may improve treatment and quality of life in cancer patients

“Adding omega-3 fatty acids to antitumor medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients. This new study was published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition(2015; doi:10.1177/0148607115595221)…

Patients were given 1,000 mg of gemcitabine weekly followed by up to 100 grams of a lipid emulsion rich in omega-3 fatty acids for 3 weeks followed by a rest week. This was continued for up to six cycles,

  • progression,
  • unacceptable toxicity,
  • patient request,
  • or death

More than half of the patients had a greater than 10% increase in quality-of-life scores, generic symptom scores, and disease-specific domains…

They stated that marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids may reduce circulating proangiogenic and proinflammatory factors.”

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Rectal Cancer Diagnosis? Read this to learn the challenges…

Rarely does an article come along that highlights cancer issues so well. I mean the issues that make or break a cancer patient’s survival and quality of life going forward. The writer of the article linked and excerpted below doesn’t come down one way or the other, she simply calls out all the issues of interest.

Well done, JEANNE WHALEN of the Wall Street Journal.

What are the issues faced by a rectal cancer patient? I am not a rectal cancer survivor so I have no personal experience with the choices below. But I have been living with the pros and cons of my own cancer therapies (chemo, radiation, physical therapy for multiple myeloma) and can study the article below to list trade-offs with the cancer procedures discussed. All cancer survivors face choices, pros and cons, pluses and minuses.

If you have rectal cancer, depending on your stage, size and location of your tumor, here are your choices. The good news for all rectal cancer patients is“Rectal cancer treatment has undergone significant improvements over the last 20 years on all fronts…” No matter what you decide, rectal cancer treatment has improved- your life post treatment, will be better.

Before you even think about your choices, learn about Prehabilitation. You will be glad that you did.

Let’s break it down… First and foremost, consult with a rectal cancer specialist. The more experience the oncologist has the better for you.

The Situation– You are diagnosed with rectal cancer. Your goal of course is to remove ALL of your cancer and experience a satisfactory quality of life after your treatment.

If your cancer/tumor necessitates removing all or part of your rectum:

  1. Surgery to your rectum may compromise your ability to eliminate waste
  2. The surgeon may need to create a new exit point for waste via a colostomy
  3. However, improved colostomy bags make this an improved option

 

A Fuller Life After Rectal Cancer Treatment

Medical advances mean fewer, and more tolerable, colostomies

Improved surgical techniques mean fewer patients need colostomies, the often dreaded procedure that diverts bodily waste through an opening made in the abdomen. Meanwhile, people who do need the procedure say advances in designs of colostomy bags and other colostomy-related products have sharply reduced the inconvenience of living with one

Cancers of the rectum can be trickier to remove than cancers higher up the colon, which pose less risk to full bowel function. If the tumor is very close to the end of the digestive system, the surgeon may need to create a new exit point for waste via a colostomy…

Doctors are increasingly targeting tumors with radiation and chemotherapy before surgery to shrink them and ease their removal. In many cases this approach “allows you to preserve a small amount of rectum and reattach the colon to that part of the rectum, not interfering with the anal muscles at all…”

The advances (in rectum surgeries) have contributed to a rise in so-called sphincter-sparing procedures and a drop in colostomies. One analysis of 48,000 U.S. patients who underwent surgery for rectal cancer found the rate of sphincter-sparing procedures rose to 60.5%in 2006 from 35.4% of surgeries in 1988, according to results published in 2010 in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum…

One worrisome finding: Several studies have shown that colostomy rates are higher in smaller towns and in hospitals that perform few rectal cancer surgeries, or that lack specialized colorectal surgeons. Sphincter preservation is typically higher at hospitals that perform a high volume of rectal surgery, the studies show…

The risk of rectal cancer recurring appears to be roughly similar after colostomy and sphincter-sparing procedures, doctors say. Some data suggest the risk might actually be slightly higher in patients who get colostomies, possibly because the surgeons who perform them aren’t removing enough of the fatty tissue surrounding the rectum, Dr. Efron says…

Many patients have satisfactory bowel function after receiving sphincter-sparing procedures, but some suffer varying levels of incontinence…

Although most patients are petrified of colostomies, “I would say most people who end up with a colostomy are happy,” Dr. Weiser adds…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vitamin D3 supplementation improves balance, muscle strength and prevents falls.

Vitamin D3 supplementation improves balance, muscle strength and prevents falls. My experience coupled with the evidence-based research below clearly proves this. While the two studies below measure Vitamin D3 efficacy very differently, they prove an important point.

My father and I are like the two studies linked and excerpted below- I am independent (first study) and dad is housebound (second study).  As a long-term cancer survivor suffering from chemo-induced nerve damage I need all the muscle strength and balance I can get. Dad is 88 and suffers from the usual old age health challenges.

And dad needs to not fall…

I supplement with Life Extension Foundation Vitamin D3  (2000mg daily) and my dad doesn’t. I’m not the athlete that I once was but I can still workout every morning (moderately) and I’ve managed to stay out of a wheelchair for 20 years now-post aggressive chemotherapy.

Vitamin D3  supplementation offers many health benefits. I supplement with Life Extension Vitamin D3 because it was tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com, an independent testing service.

My 88 year old dad fell last Saturday night and while he is okay, he is in rehab for the next few weeks trying to regain some leg strength and balance.

My point is that supplementing with Vitamin D3 is important and not part of what conventional doctors think about when counseling older patients.

If you have concerns about leg strength, balance, falls, etc. for you or someone you love, click any of the highlighted links and order Life Extension Vitamin D3  now.

Thanks and hang in there,

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength, gait and balance in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

“OBJECTIVES: To systematically review and quantitatively synthesize the effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength, gait, and balance in older adults

DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis…

SETTING: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, bibliographies of selected articles, and previous systematic reviews were searched between January 1980 and November 2010 for eligible articles…

RESULTS: All studies with daily doses of 800 IU or more demonstrated beneficial effects on balance and muscle strength…

CONCLUSION: Supplemental vitamin D with daily doses of 800 to 1,000 IU consistently demonstrated beneficial effects on strength and balance. An effect on gait was not demonstrated, although further evaluation is recommended.”

Delivery of a Vitamin D Intervention in Homebound Older Adults Using a Meals-on-Wheels Program: A Pilot Study

“Conclusion: A vitamin D intervention delivered through MOW was feasible, resulting in improvements in 25(OH)D concentrations and a lower rate of falls in adjusted analyses. Further research is needed to validate the reduction in falls from this type of intervention.”




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Reduce Endometriosis Pain Naturally

Translating all the research jargon in the study linked and excerpted below, Melatonin reduces endometriosis pain naturally.

Melatonin offers a host of medical benefits including reducing the risk of breast cancer, reducing fibromyalgia pain, and pain caused by TMJBuy Swanson Melatonin and begin sleeping better with less pain ASAP. 

Endometriosis “is a disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside the uterus.[1] Its main symptoms are pelvic pain and infertility. Nearly half have chronic pelvic pain, while in 70% pain occurs during menstruation.

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor,” also known as BDNF, is a protein[2] that, in humans, is encoded by the BDNF gene.[3][4] BDNF is a member of the neurotrophin family of growth factors, which are related to the canonical Nerve Growth FactorNeurotrophic factors are found in the brain and the periphery.”

I began taking Melatonin to help me sleep after developing chemo-induced side effects. The study linked and excerpted below tested Melatonin doses of 10mg. ConsumerLab.com tested and approved Swanson Ultra Triple Strength Melatonin for purity and rated Swanson Melatonin as the least expensive of all Melatonin brands tested.

For more information on natural therapies to manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and others, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Efficacy of melatonin in the treatment of endometriosis: a phase II, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

“Endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain (EACPP) presents with an intense inflammatory reaction. Melatonin has emerged as an important analgesic, antioxidant, and antiinflammatory agent

Post hoc analysis showed that compared with placebo, the treatment reduced daily pain scores by 39.80%…

This trial investigates the effects of melatonin compared with a placebo on EACPP, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) level, and sleep quality…

Melatonin improved sleep quality, reduced the risk of using an analgesic by 80%, and reduced BNDF levels independently of its effect on pain. This study provides additional evidence regarding the analgesic effects of melatonin on EACPP and melatonin’s ability to improve sleep quality…”

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Vitamin D3 and cancer treatment


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Ladies and Gentlemen, the science is in. The answer to whether or not vitamin D3 supplementation prevents cancer is…”highly convincing evidence of a clear role of vitamin D does not exist for any outcome.” What does that mean? Why do studies have to be so confusing???PeopleBeatingCancer is built on “evidence-based research.”

So what are we supposed to do? Does supplementing with vitamin D3 prevent cancer or not?!

The two studies linked and excerpted below basically say that the evidence is controversial. Science often is. But both authors conclude that vitamin D3 supplementation probably reduces cancer.

I’m a long-term cancer survivor who must decide for himself what the studies point to. I live in Cleveland, Ohio (think less sunshine…). I have heart issues, brain issues in addition to being a long-term cancer survivor.

I have a blood test annually to keep track of my serum blood levels of vitamin D.

I supplement with vitamin D3 daily- 2000 mg. Life Extension Foundation Vitamin D3. I think you should too. Vitamin D3 supplementation has been shown to reduce the risk of a host of chronic diseases. LEF Vitamin D3 has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com, an independent testing agency. Vitamin D3 is the cheapest cancer treatment you will ever see.

But it now.

For more information about nutritional supplementation to reduce the risk of cancer or a relapse of cancer, scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP. Thank you,

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Director

Vitamin D for preventing cancer: evidence and health beliefs

“There is a debate about whether sufficient doses can be obtained through diet alone. The exact amount needed is hard to define and depends on factors like age, body weight, and where people live. Vitamin D status can be determined by the measurement of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, although optimal vitamin D levels are controversial.[3]…

Two recent Cochrane Reviews by Bjelakovic and colleagues have addressed hot topics in vitamin D supplementation. The first review, from January 2014, analysed 38 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with 76,627 participants in high-income countries and showed that vitamin D3 reduced all-cause mortality in adults (mostly elderly and mostly women).[4] About 150 people had to be treated over five years to prevent one additional death. However, combination with calcium increased the risk of renal stone formation…

A new Cochrane Review investigates whether vitamin D supplementation prevents cancer in adults.[5]…The same results applied to participants with vitamin D status below 20 ng/mL (defined as vitamin D deficiency) and those with higher vitamin D status at entry. However, cancer mortality was lower following vitamin D3 supplementation, although the overall quality of the evidence was low…

Vitamin D and multiple health outcomes: umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies and randomised trials

Conclusions Despite a few hundred systematic reviews and meta-analyses, highly convincing evidence of a clear role of vitamin D does not exist for any outcome, but associations with a selection of outcomes are probable.”

 

 

 

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Prehabilitation with induction cancer therapy

I blogged about a study I read a while back about “prehabilitation.” Simply put, prehabilitation is getting your body in shape to undergo cancer surgery, chemo, radiation, etc. People who prehabilitate recover faster, have fewer side effects, in short, do better before, during and after their surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

Prehabilitation Regimen:

  • “General exercise;
  • Targeted exercise depending on the patient population and diagnosis;
  • Nutritional interventions designed to support specific outcomes, tailored by diagnosis and patient;
  • Stress reduction;
  • Smoking cessation…”

Under the “nutritional interventions” I can point to studies citing the importance of vitamins such as B, C, D3, E,  minerals such as magnesium and nutritional antioxidants such as curcumin, green tea extract and resveritrol.

Now comes the study linked and excerpted below citing probiotics as an adjunct therapy to chemotherapy and radiation. Therefore, I would like to add probiotic therapy to the prehabilitation regimen for cancer patients. Why? The studies linked and excerpted below explain that probiotics help a body get through chemotherapy.

It’s important to highlight that the study below specifically points out that ” Experimental evidence suggests that probiotics might have beneficial effect on the toxicity of anticancer therapy…” Translation… probiotics may reduce side effects of chemo or radiation.

For more information about prehabilitation to help you through your “induction therapy” after a cancer diagnosis, scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

Survivor, Creator, Director PeopleBeatingCancer

“BACKGROUND: Probiotics are live microorganisms, which as drugs or food supplements help to maintain health beneficial microbial balance in the digestive tract of a human or other host. Probiotics by their properties may help strengthen homeostasis and thus reduce side effects associated with cancer treatment. Experimental evidence suggests that probiotics might have beneficial effect on the toxicity of anticancer therapy…
Despite limited data, it seems that probiotic bacteria as live microorganisms could be safely administered even in the setting of neutropenia…
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Testosterone, Cancer and Heart Attack



  • First, testosterone does not increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Second, high levels of circulating testosterone do not increase prostate cancer risk and
  • Third, my testosterone levels are on the very bottom of the normal range, so I am supplementing with a natural testosterone supplement-

All three of the above points are important to me. I was diagnosed with cancer in ’94 and underwent a stem cell transplant in ’95. One of the many side effects of this aggressive, toxic, procedure is decreases in testosterone. I’ve been undergoing annual blood testing to keep an eye on my testosterone levels.

About a year ago my free and serum testosterone levels were a bit low so I decided to supplement with a natural testosterone boosting supplement from Life Extension Foundation called Super Miraforte.

The ingredients in Super Miraforte, muira puama, nettle and crysin are documented to increase testosterone levels and the benefits of testosterone are well documented to I think it’s important that I spend some time and a little money to get my testosterone levels back in the middle of the normal levels.

For more information about natural supplementation to enhance your health, scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

PeopleBeatingCancer

High levels of circulating testosterone are not associated with increased prostate cancer risk: A pooled prospective study

“We investigated the association of serum levels of testosterone, the principal androgen in circulation, and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) with risk in a case-control study nested in cohorts in Finland, Norway and Sweden of 708 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer after blood collection and among 2,242 men who were not. In conditional logistic regression analyses, modest but significant decreases in risk were seen for increasing levels of total testosterone down to odds ratio for top vs. bottom quintile of 0.80…”

Study: No Link Between Testosterone, Heart Attack

“WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although recent research has linked testosterone therapy with a higher risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study involving more than 25,000 older men suggests otherwise.

The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, may help ease some fears about testosterone therapy for patients and their families, the study authors said…”

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Curcumin enhances mood, fights depression-

Do you want to treat your depression with conventional or non-conventional therapies? While this post cites Super Bio-curcumin  and it’s effect on depression, the same question is asked in other chronic diseases such as cancer treatment, diabetes, Alzheimers, and others.

And evidence-based research shows that Super Bio-curcumin helps the human body/brain fight all these chronic diseases. I know because I have been taking Super Bio-curcumin  for over five years now.  I am a long-term cancer survivor who has remained cancer-free since 1999.

Please read the study linked and excerpted below. Please consider supplementing with Life Extension Super Super Super Bio-curcumin. I take this formulation because it is more bioavailable and absorbed into my blood. Also, LE Super Super Bio-curcumin has been tested and approved by ConsumerLab.com an independent testing service.

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For more information about nutritional or lifestyle therapies to manage depression, scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

Long-term Survivor, Creator, Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Turmeric enhances mood in depression research trial

“The antidepressant benefits of the Indian spice turmeric have been supported by the results of a trial run by a Murdoch University researcher…

“There have been a few positive human-based studies investigating the effects of curcumin in depression. However, this is the first randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study and over the longest duration…”

“The findings from this study suggest that depression can be treated with an agent that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,” he added.

Our findings support consistent research that depression is associated with increased inflammation. Despite what has been previously believed, depression is not all about brain chemicals such as serotonin…”


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