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View Poll Results: How many pills do you take a day?
0 26 34.21%
1 7 9.21%
2 7 9.21%
3 4 5.26%
4 4 5.26%
5 5 6.58%
6-10 15 19.74%
11-15 6 7.89%
16-20 1 1.32%
21+ 1 1.32%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-31-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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I really don't understand why anyone will take garlic as a pill (didnt know it existed) or tumeric, echinaceea or probiotic.

One can cook with garlic, turmeric, echinecea and have lots of yogurt. way cheaper and healthier.
I cook with loads of garlic but, to get the full benefit, one would need to keep it nearly raw which most people can't tolerate. I, currently, don't take the supplement at all but it is beneficial.

As far as turmeric (curcumin) I agree that fresh would be good, but I just don't have a need or desire to eat the root and the powder forms are the same as my supplement. I would not count on the bottled form that you get in the spice isle.

Regarding echinacea, I've never heard of anyone eating it but I do take it in a tincture form when I have a cold.

I eat yogurt, daily, and it does have 6 different strains, but much can be lost in the pasteurization process, thus the need for a probiotic tablet with active agents - assuming it's the refrigerated variety and has a reliable shelf life.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It would be interesting to see the list of the 21+ user
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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None. I'm 50.

Occasional ibuprofen when the arthritis in my knees or shoulder is particularly bothering me (once a month-ish) , or a pseudo-ephedrine when I have a sinus headache.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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2 along with a little blue pill once in a while..
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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How many pills do you take a day?
Well that's a trick question because you can't take every supplement at full dose all at once.

IE calcium. You have to split it up during the day.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Do you mean Rx? None.

Non-Rx: Aspirin 81mg, and Vitamin A-palmitate, for RP.

Age 79.
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Downtown West
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Keppra
Lamictal
Remeron
Multivitamin
Vitamin D
Fish oil
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:55 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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1 prescription med for chemo induced high blood pressure. I'm hoping to get off that after my cancer is in remission. The rest are immune system boosters to hopefully aid the chemo to kill the cancer. So far I am having excellent response but it's not gone yet.

My regimens is mega D3, B12, B6, mega vitamin C, NAC and Neuro-mag

Once in a while I will take a calcium pill. I just don't do that daily.

My cancer mutation is not supposed to respond very well to chemo but I'm determined to not be a part of that particular statistic.

I started out with a CEA (colon cancer blood marker) of 219. Normal is 0.0 - 5.0. It is now down to 73.3. CT scans show Marked Response to therapy.
Please talk to your doctor about taking anti-oxidants while getting chemo. Anti-oxidants actually interfere with chemo which produces free radicals to combat the cancer. The free radicals need to do their job without anti-oxidants interfering with them.

When I showed an article about this to my DH's oncologist, he looked shocked. They not only let him take Vit. C during chemo, they supplied it (inpatient treatment). I wonder now if it was one of those little things that might have made a difference in the outcome.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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I belong to a website dedicated to colon cancer. Vitamin C is good, not bad.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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I belong to a website dedicated to colon cancer. Vitamin C is good, not bad.
I agree it is good for PREVENTING cancer. There is a lot of literature online about taking supplements during chemo.
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