It is time again for “Ask the Doctor.” I particularly enjoy this monthly feature because it gives me an opportunity to answer your questions and help you on your path to health and wellness.
If you have a question or health concern that you would like me to address, please visit the Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page and send me a private message. Mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line.
Curcumin for Breast Health
I’ve read that curcumin can help in preventing breast cancer. Is this true?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to focus on natural ways to help prevent breast cancer. There are natural, safe and effective options to help reduce your breast cancer risk, and curcumin is one of them. It’s an antioxidant that supports breast health.
Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (used in curry) and it has many health benefits. Curcumin has preventive and therapeutic effects on breast cancer. Research shows that curcumin inhibits human breast cancer cell growth. It has been shown to support a process called apoptosis, which is a function of your own immune system that searches out abnormal cells and targets them for destruction. Research also shows that it may be associated with reducing the incidence of breast cancers in Asian countries. (1)
Research studies reported promising results in curcumin inhibiting human cancer cell proliferation and the formation of tumors. Studies have shown that curcumin targets critical genes associated with angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels), apoptosis (cell death), cell cycle, and metastasis. Data also demonstrated the efficacy of curcumin in chemoprevention and reversing chemo-resistance of tumors of certain cancers. (1)
At my vitamin store, Physicians Preference Vitamins, I have a product called Curcumin Ultimate. It contains a unique combination of three bioactive, health-promoting curcuminoids: curcumin, bisdemethoxy curcumin and demethoxy curcumin, along with turmeric oil. It is designed for an optimized absorption rate. It does not contain any soy, GMO, gluten, or dairy. It’s a high-quality, proven supplement that really packs a punch. If you are trying to support breast health to “win the war” against breast cancer, this is one supplement I’d definitely add to your fight plan.
The important thing to remember is that your daily lifestyle habits either increase or decrease your cancer risk, so you have a good amount of control over your risk, aside from genetics. Generally, the more you do on a daily basis to lower inflammation and detoxify your body, the lower your cancer risk. For example, if you smoke, you greatly increase the risk of several different types of cancers. Alternately, if you do not smoke and avoid secondhand smoke, you decrease your risk substantially.
Energy for Women
I’m a 32 year old mom of two and I feel tired all the time. I eat pretty healthy, but my energy is gone and I am relying on coffee now more than ever. Do you have any advice on what can help give me an energy boost?
Low energy is a common problem not only for moms, but many women and men. Everyone has so much going on in their lives. They work, take the kids to school, attend the kids’ activities, try to make time to work out and see family and friends. It can be exhausting if you don’t have the energy you need for not only all your physical activities, but also your mental function.
First and foremost, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle: a healthy eating plan, regular exercise and good sleep. Unfortunately, the foods we eat today don’t provide all the vitamins and minerals we need for optimal health and energy. Adding vitamins and minerals to your daily regimen can make a big difference in how you feel.
My PowerPak, which I call Dr. Hotze’s PowerPak, is perfect for giving busy moms the energy they need to not only just get through the day, but also to feel their best. Dr. Hotze’s PowerPak is designed to provide a healthy dose of steady energy throughout the day. Each box contains 30 individual packets of high-quality vitamins and supplements. Take one packet a day with breakfast or lunch.
Each packet contains a full B-complex within Dr. Hotze’s Energy Formula Multi-Vitamin. B vitamins help lower stress and help cells create energy. The l-carnitine in the packet helps convert fat and sugars into energy. The CoQ10 is a superpower fuel to the mitochondria, which is the part of the cell that creates energy. CoQ10 is also a strong antioxidant helping protect mom from cancer causing toxins and chemicals. Each packet also contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C which boosts the adrenal glands and supports stable energy throughout the day.
Dr. Hotze’s PowerPak is the perfect energy supplement, not just because it is safe and effective, but also because it’s quick and easy. No pillbox needed. You can toss a packet in your purse and be set to get on with the day.
Be sure to also have your thyroid and adrenal function checked, as well. Hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue are common causes of fatigue and low energy. Click here to take the symptom checker on my website to find out if you have symptoms of hormone decline.
Keep Your Questions Coming
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you and to others who are dealing with these common problems. Keep your questions coming! Send me a private message on Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HotzeHWC/. Don’t forget to mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line. And remember, there’s no such thing as a dumb question.
To learn more about the Hotze Health & Wellness Center and schedule a Free Wellness Consultation, call us at 281-698-8698 or visit hotzehwc.com.