Thankfully, cancer is becoming less and less of a death sentence.
But oftentimes the treatment can make you feel even worse than the disease.
Memory loss during chemo, sometimes referred to as “chemo brain,” is one of the lesser-known evils—yet it’s one of the WORST side effects.
And mainstream medicine had no clue what to look for to see if your memory was being affected...
4 letters make all the difference
It’s no secret chemotherapy affects your whole body. Losing your hair is visible to the naked eye.
Less obvious to the outside world is your immune system that is basically non-existent… bleeding problems… trouble staying awake…
There isn’t a single system chemotherapy doesn’t affect – including your brain. Worse yet, your memory and cognition problems can extend YEARS beyond the end of chemotherapy.
However, scientists believe they’ve finally found a key biomarker… something that will tell them you’re going to have chemo brain if you start chemotherapy.
And four letters make all the difference...
A study found early-stage breast cancer patients with higher levels of the hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) were less likely to develop chemo brain.
Your body naturally produces DHEA in the adrenal gland; in turn, DHEA helps to produce other hormones like testosterone and estrogen.
Natural DHEA levels peak in early adulthood and then slowly fall as you age.
So the answer is simple, right?
Just get more DHEA and you’ll bulletproof your brain.
Unfortunately, it’s not that easy...
If you take a DHEA supplement, it’s likely to be filtered out by your liver.
What’s more, DHEA use can cause side effects as it impacts the hormone levels in your body.
So if you would like to give DHEA a shot, make sure to work with a holistic doctor to make sure you get the right levels.
And here’s another option...
Intravenous vitamin C (IVC). This natural treatment is far less finicky than DHEA and studies have shown it IMPROVES chemotherapy outcomes while also MITIGATING nasty chemo side effects.
While it doesn’t have the risks associated with DHEA, you’ll still need to work with a holistic doctor to get this treatment.