Cholesterol Drugs and
It's widely known that statin drugs lower blood levels of coenzymeQ10 (CoQ10), our cell's primary energy-making molecule. A recent study, however, shows something potentially even more disturbing: low CoQ10 levels may increase breast cancer risk. University of Hawaii researchers compared the blood levels of CoQ10 in hundreds of women, both with and without cancer. They found those with the lowest CoQ10 had a 90% increased risk for breast cancer compared to those with higher levels. They excluded all those diagnosed within 1 year of the blood draw.
Oddly enough, one of the world's most prescribed class of drugs are statins, which are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. These drugs potentially sink our level of CoQ10, the vital nutrient for making cell energy. At HealthQuest, we HIGHLY encourage all those taking a statin medicine (Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor, Vytorin, etc) to take 100mg a day of ubiquinol, the active form of CoQ10 to replenish what the drugs remove, thereby reducing possible health risks.
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World's most advanced Laser & Light therapy now at HealthQuest!
We've used various forms of cold laser therapy at HealthQuest for over 15 years, long before it became the 'new thing'. Having really cool technology is one thing. Knowing how to use it is quite another. After all, just because someone buys an expensive piano doesn't make them a pianist. So we're especially excited to now offer a complete lineup of state-of-the-art lasers and full-spectrum LED light therapy, backed by literally hundreds of hours of clinical training and expertise! No other clinic in Northern California can make this claim as far as we know. Whether with our 2 watt cold laser
, the 25 or 50 watt super-pulsed lasers
, the Perfect Light full-spectrum LED system
, or any of our other advanced light therapies, we have the technology and experience to get you feeling and looking your best.....fast. Some of the conditions we've successfully treated include:
carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendonitis, disc bulges, sciatica, post-herpetic neuralgia, dental pain, allergies, bone healing, wrinkles, age spots and more.
Until November 30, buy a 10-pack full-spectrum LED package, and get 2 free sessions (a $100 value!). No expiration once purchased.
Diarrhea? Try some 'Blueberry Goo!'
Diarrhea can be a serious problem. Most cases 'run' (sorry, bad pun) their course or need a little help. Immodium, Metamucil and other remedies can be useful, but over the years I've found that nothing beats Blueberry Goo for effectiveness as well as taste. It's easy, cheap, and VERY healthy. Here's how you make it. Get some fresh or frozen organic blueberries. As much as you think you need, but usually about 4-5 cups will do. Place in a pot with just enough water to cover the berries and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot, but make sure to periodically mash the berries up every 10-15 minutes. Cook for a total of 45-60 minutes. Take off heat, place in a sealed container in the fridge. Take 1-3 tablespoons, up to every hour until symptoms reduce. Why does it work? The heating and mashing releases the inherent 'pectin' fibers, which bind food and liquids in the bowel. Also, blueberries have a high flavonoid content, which is anti-inflammatory. Combine this with their low sugar content and great taste makes it a winner. Especially good for pediatric cases!
Some require more help using overnight-soaked brown rice or probiotic bacteria like saccharomyces boulardii (we use Strengtia
capsules). Persistent cases require a visit to your health practitioner.
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