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HealthQuest Improvements!

WE'RE MOVING!!!!

After 15 wonderful years in the same location on Los Gatos Boulevard, HealthQuest is moving! OPENING DAY is now scheduled for TUESDAY, MARCH 20th. The new clinic is located at:
14107-J Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032. It's on the corner of Knowles and Winchester Blvd, in the Vasona Station Center. The main building in the center is Aldo's restaurant, located on the corner. Additional landmarks to find us include:
  • 1 block east of the Netflix main building
  • 1/4 mile east of Hwy 85/Winchester exit
  • less than 1/2 mile east of Courtside Club
We are about 5 minutes from our previous clinic. Same phone number (408) 358-2225, same website (www.HealthQuestForMe.com), same office personnel (Susan and Robin), same hours and services. The biggest change is we are now located on ground level, so there's no stairs and no need for elevators. Additionally, the new HealthQuest clinic has no fluorescent lights (LED and halogen only), and was constructed using no VOC paint (non-toxic), metal-clad wiring (less EMFs) and a bright, open-beam ceiling in the reception area. It took over 6 months to get everything just right, but we think you'll feel right at home in our new 'oasis of health'. Another bonus is we are between our friends at Breathe Yoga on one side, and Pacific Healing Arts (acupuncture and Chinese Medicine) on the other side. What a combination! For additional information, location specifics, new services or any other questions, go to our website at www.HealthQuestForMe.com, or feel free to call us at (408) 358-2225. Come check us out!

Cancer Corner


Radiation Therapy Support? 
Many people are told that antioxidants should not be taken during radiation therapy because they 'protect' the cancer cells from the ionizing/killing effects of the radiation. It actually may surprise you to know that antioxidants typically don't reduce radiation effectiveness, but in fact may enhance their effects. Drs. Brignall and Lamson discussed in Alternative Medicine Review (Alt Med Rev, Vol 4, #5, 1998) about the SYNERGISTIC and POTENTIATING effects that antioxidants may play. In the science-based book Natural Strategies For Cancer Patients, Russell Blaylock, MD, discusses the evidence and sound logic of using certain antioxidants for reducing radiation damage to healthy cells, while enhancing the effects of the treatment. Of particular benefit is curcumin, carotenoids, vitamin C, and glutathione among others. Why then the controversy? Doubt is based on theoretical mechanisms, not what's observed clinically. There's also no financial incentive using cheap, natural and non-toxic support methods with 'standard of care' treatments. But for the most part, they work. They work well. I can tell you this: in my 25 years of nutritionally supporting over a thousand cancer patients who've undergone radiation therapy, I've never seen anyone do worse taking antioxidants. In fact it's usually the opposite. The only problem is many patients don't tell their doctors what they are taking, so the physician attributes any positive effect solely to the radiation. As always, ask your doctor if uncertain, but before blindly accepting 'don't take them' as the final word, ask for good studies showing ANY negative effect. You just may be surprised if they have no answer.

On a related note: next time you're scheduled for a standard x-ray or a CT scan, consider added cell support. Start 2 weeks (if able) prior to the imaging test and take the radiation protection protocol and continue until a few days after the procedure: 
  • Vitamin C: 1,000 mg/day (any brand will work)
  • Astaxanthin: 6 - 12 mg/day ( we use Xanthomega Krill by Designs For Health)
  • CoQ10 (ubiquinol at 100 mg/day)
  • Green Tea extract (standardized for at least 50% EGCG content; or drink 2 cups a day of DoMatcha Green Tea. See www.domatcha.com)
  • Curcumin extract capsules (New Chapter, Life Extension, Designs For Health, or Pure Encapsulations brands are best)
*Note - for a fasting test or stomach/intestinal study requiring a laxative, stop all supplements at least 3 days prior to test. An option here is the most powerful glutathione supplement we use in our clinic: Readisorb Glutathione liquid. We offer special pricing!!! Take 1 teaspoon, twice daily away from food. Nearly equivalent to an IV injection, and requires no digestion. Instantly absorbed. 
Society of Interventional Radiology's 36th Annual Scientific Meeting. April, 2011, Chicago.

Cardio Cocktail


The cardio cocktail recipe:

Take 1 teaspoon of domatcha green tea (or steep 2 bags of organic green tea bags in hot water for 15 minutes), mix briskly into 1 cup of hot water. Add 2 ounces unsweetened pomegranate juice concentrate and 1 teaspoon Readisorb glutathione, plus either 1/2 teaspoon xylitol powder or 5 drops of stevia for added sweetness. Drink daily and enjoy the long-term benefits of an array of polyphenols, flavonoids, antioxidants and plant nitric oxide (NO) support for a wealth of blood vessel nourishment. Strong anti-microbial activity as well. For more information to improve your heart and blood vessel health, see our Cardio Class on our website.

Our Unique Needs

Tired of the 'one-size, fit-all' pill or potion for a condition?
Well, that's the basic concept we have here in the United States.
Got a cold? Take vitamin C, zinc or echinacea.
Joints hurt? Here's some glucosamine.
Hot flashes? Try some black cohosh.
Although none of these will hurt, it's still trial and error.
At HealthQuest, we use a personalized approach to target your individual biochemistry and constitution. Consider our herbal medicine dispensary, offering certified organic and customized teas, extracts, and tinctures to suit your situation. As a professional and registered medical herbalist, I understand potential drug-herb interactions, as well what might be the best supportive remedy for your unique needs. So take advantage of our 25 years of experience, and consider our herbal dispensary as one of your health and healing resources. If any questions, just call us. We're always happy to help. (408) 358-2225.
Health & Vitality,

Dr. Greg
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March/April, 2012
HealthQuest
(408) 358-2225
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