Fermented Wheat Germ Extract for Oncology Nutrition

wheat germFermented wheat germ extract was developed in Hungry in the 1990’s.  Numerous clinical trials and studies have proven many health benefits of use including:  anticancer, antimetastatic, and immunomodulatory effects.  Cell metabolic regulation is supported, immune system modulation is promoted, and immune balance is maintained.   The active components of wheat germ extracts are benzoquinone compounds.   This product is frequently recommended as an important component of oncology nutrition and health optimization.  Before starting any supplementation, check with your doctor or health care professional.

Animal studies have also suggested that wheat germ extract can reduce cardiovascular symptoms due to obesity, diabetes and hypertension and that it may also mitigate symptoms from certain auto-immune disorders.  It has also been shown to enhance the effects of  some chemotherapy regimens.  However, patients with hormone-sensitive cancers should use wheat germ extract with caution as it can potentiate estrogen receptor activity.  Adverse reactions include mild diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, constipation and dizziness.  Wheat germ extract should be taken at least 2 hours before or after vitamin C consumption.

Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, maintains offices in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach Florida.  Please contact the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Why More Tampa and St Pete Residents are Using Low Dose Naltrexone, LDN

Posted by Anne Hermann on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 02:07 PM

Anne Hermann, MD

Low Dose Naltrexone, or LDN, is a small dose of a medication called Naltrexone that was FDA approved for treatment in opiod addiction in 1984.   Naltrexone is believed to increase our body’s production of endorphins, which boosts the immune system.

Within a year of hitting the market, some physicians noticed that very low doses of naltrexone reduced decline rates in HIV and cancer patients.

Currently, multiple research centers, including Stanford, Penn State University, University of California, San Francisco and University of Utah performed small studies that demonstrate that LDN is beneficial for:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Autoimmune skin disorders
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

In general, LDN is safe and tolerated very well.  It may enhance treatment of many autoimmune diseases.  While studies are small, they are all positive and since the medication is safe, it can make a big difference to a lot of people.

Anne Hermann, MD is double board certified in Internal Medicine and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. To schedule your consult, please call 813-902-9559.

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