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|Healing Strategies: Supplements
Rationale for the Strategic Supplements
The supplements on the right side of this page were chosen because
research has convinced the editors of the strategic value of each nutrient.
This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Certain commonly taken
supplements such as DIM and I3C (Indole-3-Carbinole) have been omitted
from the list because we have reservations about their impact on the
thyroid as well as the chemical action blocking systemic estrogens rather
than the estrogen receptors in the breast.
It can't be restated often enough that vitamins and minerals work
synergistically which is why the best source of nutrition for healthy people
is whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods grown organically in
uncontaminated soil.. After a diagnosis of breast cancer, however, most
patients usually want to raise their intake of nutrients with documented
When one supplement needs another to work optimally, it is considered
a co-factor. For example, iodine has been found to work best when selenium,
magnesium and vitamin C are also taken. Vitamin D works with Vitamin A.
CoQ10 needs to be mixed with fats or oils. All supplements need adequate
mineral intake and adequate digestive enzymes.
Supplement Quality/ Supplement Sensitivities
days.The pulsing strategy occasionally unmasks supplements which may be
causing reactions such as fatigue, sleepiness, brain fog or vague aches.
Sometimes the cause appears to be the build-up of the supplement or a
contaminant in the product that causes symptoms after prolonged use.
Please consult a physician knowledgeable about the documented action of supplements
before starting or changing your current protocol.
These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The
supplements discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This website is intended as information only. The editors of this site are not medically-trained. Please consult
your licensed health care practitioner before implementing any health strategy. The information provided on
this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and
his/her existing physician. This site accepts no advertising. The contents of this site are copyrighted 2004-
2012 by Breast Cancer Choices, Inc. Contact us for reprint permission.
Web page updated January 2013.