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Supplement use during and after cancer treatment is common. But do you really need to take supplements? How do you even begin to prioritize what (if any) supplements are right for you?
As naturopathic doctors, Tina and Leah talk about supplements all the time. In this episode, they open up about how they approach their use. Instead of saying, "must do this or that," they talk about how you can prioritize supplements.
And yes, they talk about times when supplements may not be appropriate too. As Kenny Rogers famously put it, "you gotta know when to hold 'em."
They talk pros and they talk cons. By the end of this episode, you will walk away with a better understanding of appropriate supplement use and a framework for their use.
Links we mentioned on this episode and other cool stuff:
Here are some databases to look up supplements to check for interactions. The databases are always updating information. If something you are looking for is not in the database, it does not mean there is no interaction. Always check with your doctor before adding a supplement to your regimen.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center About Herbs Database (Free)
Natural Medicines Database (Subscription)
Medline Plus Herbs and Supplements medlineplus.gov
Dietary Supplement Use is Prevalent Among Cancer Survivors Medscape, December 2021
Facts About the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) from the FDA
The Effect of Cytochrome P450 Metabolism on Drug Response, Interactions, and Adverse Effects American Family Physician 2007
Get to Know an Enzyme: CYP3A4 Pharmacy Times
Get to Know an Enzyme: CYP2D6 Pharmacy Times
Get to Know an Enzyme: CYP1A2 Pharmacy Times
Get to Know an Enzyme: CYP2C9 Pharmacy Times
St. John's Wort The ASCO Post
New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers New York Times 2015
New York Attorney General Orders Removal of Herbal Products From Store Shelves Natural Medicine Journal 2015
Subscribe to the FDA Medwatch Safety Alerts
FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts for Dietary Supplements