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Vitamins or supplements kinda up to you.  Seeing your Doc once a year with blood work is huge.  Guys, make sure you request a PSA test as well.  I would bet that us old folks know someone who is alive because of early detection.  And we probably knew someone who didn’t see a Doc and they’re gone.  Early detection saves lives.

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Friend had to have his prostate removed.  He said he had no symptoms except a  high blood PSA level. After they removed it he said the doc said it was stage 3. Stage 4 is metasticised. Had the robotic removal at Roswell Park.

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9 hours ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

Yes.

 

Biotin (really helps your nails)

Vit-D since pandemic 

 

And sometimes B-12

Oh... Fish oil pill a day. 😏 

has that been proven D lowers covid?  ive hard that before 

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i take a generic immunity booster/multivitiman.  i'm not sure if it helps, but why not.  I had a physical last year, and i think i'm going to have to go on high blood pressure meds at some point, as it's a familial thing.  the only thing i really need to follow up on at this point are my eyes.  ***** has changed over the last two years.

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1 hour ago, Another Fan said:

has that been proven D lowers covid?  ive hard that before 

Lowers the severity of Covid-19. 

 

I think there was a a study in England about people who were VitD deficient and worse with COVID-19? I don't go crazy with it... Just take recommended dose a day.  D is fat soluble. 

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On 6/8/2022 at 7:35 AM, Another Fan said:

I'm getting to the age where I think I got to start taking my health a little more serous.  Meaning doctor appts, checkups kind of thing.  I haven't had a real physical in 10 years.

But I've always taken b Complex vitamins.  Think it wakes my brain up in the morning.  I'm told zinc is good as well.  

Vitamin C and D I've been told its benefits.  Something I should look into 

re zinc - while it does have some absorption in to the cells on its own, best to take it with quercetin...zinc is the nail, quercetin the hammer if you will

re D3 - another good one, my PSA has gone from over 15 to under 4 in the 6 years I've had prostate cancer. Only difference I can put my finger on is taking D3 daily. When first diagnosed the good folks at Roswell wanted me to participate in a vitamin D3 study that would be 9 months actual supplement, 9 months placebo, 3 months nothing in between. I declined the study but took the advice and so far everything has stayed in check without treatment (while not a vital organ, the prostate sure is a useful one and I'm going to keep it as long as possible.)

Omega 3-6-9 (commonly found in fish oil, I take a supplement that is a blend of different plants and oils to avoid the dreaded fish burps) can help with cholesterol, especially improving the good.)

re C - should probably take daily but do not, only when coming down with something. 

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I take a multi-vitamin/mineral once a week just to cover anything that might be lacking in diet. I take a Lions Mane supplement and cod liver oil pills. 

 

My mother passed away from parkinson's disease so I eat foods that are good for brain health. I do not want that disease! I eat blueberries, Almonds, spinach, broccoli, ev olive oil and other greens 

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19 hours ago, aristocrat said:

 

You can get tested for vitamin deficiency. I did a blood test years ago and everything was fine. You should get most of your vitamins if you're eating a healthy diet. I take fish oil daily.  Get a good sweat going as often as you can...walk, jog, weights etc. Hit the sauna. 

Be careful with fish oil. I ended up in the hospital because it caused my heart to slow down a lot and I would pass out. Took it for years and never noticed any issues then one day I woke up on the floor and it kept happening. After finding info about heart issues and fish oil I stopped taking it and the problems went away.  There's some info about it online. I'll see if I can find it again. 

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1 hour ago, Tiberius said:

I take a multi-vitamin/mineral once a week just to cover anything that might be lacking in diet. I take a Lions Mane supplement and cod liver oil pills. 

 

My mother passed away from parkinson's disease so I eat foods that are good for brain health. I do not want that disease! I eat blueberries, Almonds, spinach, broccoli, ev olive oil and other greens 

My Dad is struggling with Parkinson’s/movement disorder.  Otherwise healthy but damn it’s really slowing him down.  Having knee replacement a month ago is adding to his woes, but he’s working with specialists to try and minimize the effects.  Fingers crossed 

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1 minute ago, The Poojer said:

My Dad is struggling with Parkinson’s/movement disorder.  Otherwise healthy but damn it’s really slowing him down.  Having knee replacement a month ago is adding to his woes, but he’s working with specialists to try and minimize the effects.  Fingers crossed 

Good luck. It's really a tough disease for the whole family. 

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2 minutes ago, Tiberius said:

Good luck. It's really a tough disease for the whole family. 

It is a rough one.  One of the biggest issues with my parents is my Mom is 81 going on 50, she can’t slow her vibrancy down, frustrates the f*** out of both.  I went up to help them out for a week a few weeks ago.  I saw very positive progress in very short order, but with every great day comes a challenging day.  New neurologist who specializes in movement disorders is coming on board next week.  I’m looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table.  My Dad was going to a Parkinson’s centric boxing class pre-knee replacement, he’s almost to a point to go back and that will be a huge milestone, both physically and mentally for both my parents 

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3 hours ago, Tiberius said:

I take a multi-vitamin/mineral once a week just to cover anything that might be lacking in diet. I take a Lions Mane supplement and cod liver oil pills. 

 

 

Looking this up, it looks interesting (and possibly useful to me) to me. Hard to say I know, but do you feel it has affected your blood clotting? That seems to be the side effect they warn about.

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7 minutes ago, Golden*Wheels said:

Looking this up, it looks interesting (and possibly useful to me) to me. Hard to say I know, but do you feel it has affected your blood clotting? That seems to be the side effect they warn about.

I am just taking it on a whim. I take it every other day and have had no clotting issues. No idea if it works, just looks like it might 

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On 6/8/2022 at 9:35 PM, Another Fan said:

I'm getting to the age where I think I got to start taking my health a little more serous.  Meaning doctor appts, checkups kind of thing.  I haven't had a real physical in 10 years.

 

 

But I've always taken b Complex vitamins.  Think it wakes my brain up in the morning.  I'm told zinc is good as well.  

 

 

Vitamin C and D I've been told its benefits.  Something I should look into 

Annual Physical, essential. Picked up my cancer just as it was turning. Every birthday is the reminder. Book it. 

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On 6/8/2022 at 4:35 AM, Another Fan said:

I'm getting to the age where I think I got to start taking my health a little more serous.  Meaning doctor appts, checkups kind of thing.  I haven't had a real physical in 10 years.

 

 

But I've always taken b Complex vitamins.  Think it wakes my brain up in the morning.  I'm told zinc is good as well.  

 

 

Vitamin C and D I've been told its benefits.  Something I should look into 

 

The two essential ones, assuming you get adequate sleep, work out, and have a good diet:

 

Vitamin D and omega-3 fish oils (or krill oil).

 

Your doctor should test you regularly for D. It is essential and not produced by the body. You get it from lots of sunlight, but most people don't get enough.

 

You need fish oils too daily, preferably those with at least 2,400 mg combined DHA and EPA. If you eat certain kinds of fish, on those days you can relax the fish oils. There are charts which show which types of fish have what amounts of DHA/EPA.

 

Me: 

 

Vit. C

Vit. D3

multi-vitamin

Trader Joe's CMZ: calcium, magnesium, zinc

CoQ10

omega-3 fish oils

garlic extract

 

[Not sure why I am reading this forum. Guess I am bored tonight, lol.]

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