What is your personal experience with anti-oxidants? Have your PCa numbers improved? Does your doctor see improvements?
Federal law prohibits doctors from receiving any payments for medicines that are prescribed and bought by the patient from pharmacies. Doctors can receive a round about payment for drugs that they administer in the office. The payments are made by giving partial rebates for previously prescribed meds when the dr hits certain thresholds of using the drug. It was a scandal about kidney drs making a lot by administering a drug of dubious value.
I have been fairly
open with our experiences. Firstly NO known problems.
Remembering that I chickened out, and had the wicked-cut, but, four days B4 the RP, a special PSA test showed a drop from 5.2 to 4.7 .. . Too late for me - and the bride would kill me if I cancelled - Could not handle the uncertainty !!
A few doctor friends did believe in the power of AO's but convinced me that NOTHING could be more productive, than having the cancer removed and then use OPC's to 'ensure' that it did not return.
The personal benefits that we have experienced are listed above. A general "Better Health" would be the best description of our findings..
In reality - we can't prove anything , and that leaves me uncertain, but one thing that I know as fact is that a few years ago I would crunch when walking up the stairs in the dead quiet of the mornings . That crunching in the knees has gone, as has the bad pain.. It is clear that the pain is 95% better, NOT totally gone, but dramatically better. (I have had cartlege removed in the worst knee)
I got a friend onto OPC 1 month ago and he just arrived for a chat. I supplied him from my personal stach.. As a fitter and turner, his hands are his work and he reported that even after a month, his hands are free'er than for many years. Bottom line - most of the clear benefits display in Arthritis control. Other benefits can't as easily be linked to the AO's.. That is part of the reason for MY interest in hearing from others' experiences..
"Does your doctor see improvements?"
I can't say that they really care.. Funny statement perhaps, but I don't think the average doctor goes any further than trying to fix any problems that one presents with.. I am reasonably healthy anyway, and the usual age-related issues of Arthritis are only spoken about IF I complain, and I don't.
As far as the U-Doc is concerned, he would have no concerns, unless I present with an abnormality like rising PSA. One does not vist the U-Doc like you might, the GP..
"Federal law prohibits doctors from receiving any payments for medicines that are prescribed and bought by the patient from pharmacies. Doctors can receive a round about payment for drugs that they administer in the office. "
I know that there are practical laws about unethical behaviours, but it is clear that there are other ways of providing incentives.
I must admit that I don't know how the Pharma-Reps can attribute sales to specific doctors, as the patient would normally take a script to their local pharmacy.. I won't dwell on the subject as it's not that big an issue.
"Taken in moderation, most of this stuff is unlikely to hurt you and if it gives someone comfort, why not use it?"
The stuff that we take is that OPCXtra stuff, and it only has a small amount of various AO's. Only 20% of it is the Pine-Bark extract
"When my son was in the hospital last week with his odd bout of kidney failure (reversing), the nephrologist wanted to know about ant OTC meds..."
Really sorry to hear about your son.. I hope that they do come to terms with the cause.. , and hope that it's fully curable..
It is clearly a big problem with modern life that some think that good-health can be achieved via the Vitamins Shelf..
It's fascinating how varied medical opinion really stands. I was reading two blurbs by two self-proclaimed expert doctors in Natural Health.
One was proclaiming the miraculous benefits of natural Milk and the other was declaring it to be disasterous for health. Indeed that book 'The China Study' is very scathing of Milk Products, and then another mob is highly critical of the books bias..
Is there any wonder that the average punter has no real idea, and our doctors are as confused and end up just asking "Show me the proof".. At least with registered 'Drugs' , our doctors can hide behind the TGA, as the approving authority.
My issue is that I don't need to go to the grave saying "I was resolute - They could not show me the proof"
Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 1/5/2011 2:14:50 AM (GMT-7)