Dear Ted-I must be one of thousands who have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for pointing the way to dealing with this horrid disease. You certainly showed me the path to follow on behalf of my dearest husband and, as a result, his PSA has dropped a point and the last MRI scan showed little growth over the year on the newest tumour, classed as 3 + 3 on the Gleeson scale and falling into the active surveillance category. (3 others had been removed by HIFU 3 years ago at UCHL). The medical treatment advised was six months of zoladex followed by 7 weeks of intensive radiotherapy and my husband just could not sign up to this. It was put to us that the zoladex had side effects some of which could be permanent,cardio vascular damage, osteoporosis, kidney damage and so on indeed it seemed more of a threat than the very tiny new tumour and as quality of life is very important into your 70s, with regret we transferred for a second opinion to another hospital Poole General where the oncologist is very thorough and is of the opinion that it is best to wait and see if this one is going anywhere. I searched the net in desperation and then found a paper with your views and advice What to say? It all made good commonsense and whilst we wait we have tried to put it into practice.
In addition to a diet free of dairy and animal protein, purely veg, salad, fruit, soya, nuts, my husband has OxyE 3 times a day, boron, gemnemna sylvestre 3 times a day,, 4 grams of essence of reishi alternated with maitake faction D together with encapsulated vit C, Co Enzyme Q10 400mgs, melatonin 18mgs, mega b complex. We have been doing this now for nearly 3 months. A PSA taken in early May was 11.78 and is now just under 11.3 - we are ambitious to get this lower. He has never felt better, doubled his running and exercise routines. He is 78 but doesn't look more than 63 and is a very brave and wonderful man.
My question is - I have recently heard of artemensinin and would dearly like to add this to our weapons but realise it is complicated, tricky and not for the lay person. How much and when is my question? Would it be better to administer this orally completed separate from all the anti oxidants, magic mushrooms, etc., for say 5 days and then desist for another 5 days or can it be administered in conjunction? Also, dare I push my luck and ask one other question! In your opinion is Maitake faction D more effective than Essence of Reishi? I do send away for a good reputable product from a very good source.
I do hope you can spare a moment on this, but if you are far too busy with other more serious and terminally ill patients and sufferers I will understand!
With all good blessings and good wishes. J