[ExI] prostate cancer
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 16:57:15 UTC 2019
Thanks again. My testosterone is way below the point where I could get
hormone shots if I did not have prostate cancer - I think that is what has
been keeping me alive. And reducing my sex drive (but not to zero!). The
berberine is for the prostate cancer, not blood sugar.
I take a supplement which has 15K units of B12, so I think I'm safe there.
My blood sugar gets into the prediabetic zone - barely, at 5.7. It has
never been over that since I have been taking metformin. I do have
peripheral neuropathy but it is from being a heavy drinker for a few years
in the 90s. I have not drunk alcohol since 1997. I take alpha lipoic acid
and benfotiamine for the neuropathy and it knocks it mostly out. Google
benfotiamine if you are not aware of it.
I have quite a list if you are interested: for blood sugar, PSA,
neuropathy, and osteoarthritis. Over 20 pills a day, but most are cheap or
paid for by Medicare.
More on berberine and metformin
https://www.precisionnutrition.com/surprising-supplements bill w
On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 10:39 AM Dylan Distasio via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> I would add you could monitor your liver enzyme levels just to ensure
> you're not taxing the system in any way there. Blood tests for that
> specifically should be pretty cheap.
> Also meant to add that if you're not aware of it already, metformin can
> block your ability to ingest B12 so over time you can run into severe
> issues like neuropathy from it if you're not getting enough B12 to overcome
> this side effect. I would definitely supplement with a B complex or B12 on
> a regular basis and get your B12 levels checked biannually. The neuropathy
> will not be reversible so it is important that you don't run a B12
> deficiency for an extended period of time.
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:14 AM Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com>
>> Unfortunately, I'm going to be somewhat unhelpful as I'm not entirely
>> sure. I already take metformin myself (along with rapamycin) for the
>> potential healthspan improvements (I'm not prediabetic/diabetic). I've
>> actually toyed with the idea of adding berberine also but am focused on
>> other items in the overall cocktail right now and the costs overall start
>> to add up.
>> I don't think the combination would have any negative effect on pushing
>> your blood sugar too low due to their mechanism of action (metformin
>> amongst other things tamps down the creation of glucose by the liver
>> (gluconeogenesis) but does not otherwise actually remove glucose from the
>> blood, which makes it a very safe drug in that regard).
>> Just in case, I would keep an eye on your fasting blood glucose though,
>> and I guess just monitor how you're feeling overall. Sorry that I don't
>> have something more quantitative to suggest.
>> I would be very interested in hearing about your results though, and good
>> luck with the continued fight against the prostate cancer.
>> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:06 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> Thanks! What side effects should I be looking for ? bill w
>>> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 9:51 AM Dylan Distasio via extropy-chat <
>>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>>> I would suggest being careful about noticing any side effects from
>>>> combining it with metformin as they both target AMPK. Not arguing against
>>>> combining them, but just be aware that they hit many of the same molecular
>>>> On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 10:42 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
>>>> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>>>> I have had it for over 20 years. A Gleason score of 4 means low
>>>>> aggressiveness. However, my PSA is going up. This article suggests that
>>>>> berberine can not only hinder prostate cancer but hold PSA steady. At $20
>>>>> for three months I am adding it to my pile. Article also says that it
>>>>> controls blood sugar as well as metformin, which I also take. Hah! I
>>>>> might have to eat cake to keep my blood sugar up! Here is the link. I
>>>>> suggest you add People's Pharmacy to your email list and get their weekly
>>>>> bulletin. Highly educated people. They don't sell any drugs or
>>>>> bill w
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