Can cholesterol drugs increase cancer risk?

Cholesterol Drugs and
Increased Cancer?


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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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 April 5.

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 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. 
Introductory Offer! 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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Foods For Detox

Did you know that certain foods can help pull toxins out of your body? 
Although not as strong as remedies or therapies like baths, enemas, saunas, etc., there is a select group of foods that can greatly assist in removing toxins from the body. Here's a brief list of some top detox foods:
Beans (adzuki, mung, pinto, black, kidney, garbanzo, etc), cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, bok choy), garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, chives, and even eggs. All these are high in sulfur-containing compounds that assist the liver in detoxification of metals, hormones and chemicals. Cilantro is particularly effective in heavy metal detoxification, especially from the brain and kidneys.
Kidney problems? Consider one half of a lemon freshly squeezed into a large glass of water upon arising. And don't worry if you have kidney stones, because the citrate found in lemons helps keep minerals from precipitating out of solution and collecting, so lemon juice is just fine. Another option is making some horsetail (equisetum) tea. Steep 1-2 tsp of organic herb into a large pot and sip through the day (great for nails too!).
Gallbladder or liver congestion? Bring on the dandelion greens, shitake mushrooms, beets and artichokes (sorry, only the fresh varieties work). 
Constipation or a 'toxic' bowel? Try 2 tablespoons of freshly-ground flaxseeds every morning before breakfast, or put into some apple sauce or diluted unsweetened juice. The combo of both soluble and insoluble fiber, along with mucilage properties makes this a real health food. Optional is chia seeds, but no need to grind. Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, coconut yogurt and miso. These contain L-lactic acid, the fuel for good bacteria! For more detailed information, check out the article on Cleansing & Detoxification

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October 2011
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