Friday, December 4, 2020

How to face the flu and common cold

Precisely what is the dreaded "Flu"?

	It's an acute respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses A or B. While most people who get the flu recover in a week or two, others can develop severe and potentially life-threatening complications. According to the Mayo Clinic, those most threatened are children under five and adults older than 65, nursing home and long-term care residents, pregnant women up to two weeks postpartum, and others with weakened immune systems. So too are people with chronic illnesses or who are extremely obese.
	If the flu strikes, stay home. You're sick and highly contagious. Embrace your downtime and heal your body with it. Curl up on the couch, read, watch TV, and nod off to sleep anytime.  Get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night--your body is fighting a virus.
	Drink plenty of fluids for both the flu or a cold. Fluids hydrate your respiratory system and convert thick mucus into a liquid you can spit out. An expectorant will thin the mucus, too. For congestion, the Mayo Clinic recommends over-the-counter decongestant tablets like Sudafed and nasal sprays. Studies suggest they narrow blood vessels in the lining of the nose and help reduce swelling.
	Remember that protein is essential to maintaining body strength. Among your best sources for it are lean meat, poultry, fish, legumes, dairy, eggs, nuts, and seeds. 
	For your cold, recent studies suggest that chicken soup may indeed degrade its symptoms. Nobody really knows why, but the evidence implies this time-honored remedy helps subdue inflammation.  According to the American College of Chest Physicians, chicken soup appears to slow the movement of neutrophils, the white blood cells that harbor acute infection. Tests indicate the vegetables and chicken pieces combine to produce "inhibitory activity."
	If you try zinc for a cold, be sure to follow dosage instructions carefully: Harvard Medical School recommends 15-25 mg per day.
As always, consult your doctor or healthcare provider if you have any health issues or symptoms.

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Thank you
WellnessMike 
Nurse Practitioner

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Get the Flu Vaccine

 

Why Should You Get the Flu Vaccine

You may be asking yourself why you should get the FLU vaccine?  After all, it’s only 40-60% effective.  First of all, it is difficult to determine which FLU viral strain there will be in the upcoming FLU season.  The FLU vaccine components are determined based on the previous year’s strain.  This is how the FLU vaccine is made because how well the FLU vaccine works can vary from season to season.  According to the CDC website, “ At least two factors play an important role in determining the likelihood that flu vaccine will protect a person from flu illness: 1) characteristics of the person being vaccinated (such as their age and health), and 2) the similarity or “match” between the flu viruses the flu vaccine is designed to protect against and the flu viruses spreading in the community.” 1

Benefits of the FLU shot

·        One of the benefits of getting the FLU vaccine is that it can prevent you from getting sick with the FLU.  Receiving the FLU vaccine can prevent millions of people getting sick with the FLU virus.  It can also prevent FLU-associated hospitalizations for children and adults.

·       Another benefit is that “Flu vaccination has been associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among people with heart disease, especially among those who have had a cardiac event in the past year.” 1

·       Even if you do get sick with the FLU, if you were vaccinated, the illness may be less severe than if you did not get the vaccine.

·       If you have a chronic disease like diabetes, cardiac disease, asthma, or COPD, the FLU vaccine may help with reduced hospitalizations. 2

·       You can reduce the risk of passing the FLU onto high risk individuals.

I’ve heard that the FLU vaccine can give you the FLU?

This myth is entirely not true.  You cannot get the FLU from the FLU shot.  This has been a misconception from the very beginning.  People may tell you that they got the FLU virus after they received the vaccine.  In fact, these are just mild side effects from receiving the vaccine and can last from 1-2 days.  Again, this is an expected side effect but not everyone gets this.  It is important to remember and tell others that you will not get the FLU virus after receiving the FLU vaccine.

Conclusion

So now that you know some of the benefits of getting the FLU vaccine, don’t you owe it to yourself and other people to get one?  Get the FLU shot today!  It is especially important during this COVID-19 pandemic.

 

1.          https//www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm

2.          https://www.ivaccinate.org

3.          https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/misconceptions.html



Friday, February 28, 2020

Good, Healthy Habits



     Good health is of prime importance to all of us. We need to be healthy, filled with abundant energy, sound sleep, and a fit and disease-free body, which will give us a sense of overall well-being. In order to be fit and healthy, we need to practice healthy living styles with proper food habits and exercise. We cannot be healthy if we are lazy. All of us need to work hard, both physically and mentally, to be fit and healthy. Besides exercise, people need to eat healthy foods and avoid junk foods, which make us lethargic and dull. If you are overweight and obese you can suffer from health problems. So, you need to maintain an optimum body weight to be healthy. 

     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put out physical activity guidelines for healthy adults.  Essentially, all adult should avoid inactivity.  The CDC recommends that adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.  Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.  Aerobic activity or ‘cardio’ gets you breathing harder and your heart beating faster.

     Also, you will need to follow healthy and positive habits. Positive thinking is very essential to be healthy. You need to clear your mind and fill it with positive thoughts. Try to remove all the depressing and negative emotions and thoughts from your mind and replace it with healthy and positive thoughts. These positive thoughts can be extremely energizing and can lead to good things in life. You can get involved in practices such as meditation and yoga to get rid of the negativity and fill yourself with positive thoughts.  Studies have proved that this is essential and worthwhile.

     Additionally, people need to eat healthy foods in order to be fit and healthy. Simple foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meat, etc can keep you healthy and strong. Try to avoid refined foods and simple sugars. One reason for ill health and diseases is improper food habits. Because of this, many people suffer from diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, obesity etc. Simple changes in your diet and exercise habits can cause a great difference within a short period of time and can improve your health drastically. Moreover, avoid smoking and alcoholic drinks. Exercising in the morning can leave you with a refreshed feeling throughout the day. Exercising can put you in a good mood and can help you to think positively. You can also get involved in activities such as swimming, biking, walking or playing your favorite sport to keep you healthy. Do not go for an activity which you do not enjoy. Try to do your work outs in the open air, if possible. This way, you will feel more refreshed.  But, more importantly, do the exercises whether indoors or out.  Don’t make drastic changes in your life style all at once. Start with simple changes and make sure that you enjoy it.  Try to make these simple changes into a regular habit to achieve long term success. It is very important to improve your health which can help lead to a happy and enjoyable life.

     Besides exercise, people need to have good sleep and rest in order to be healthy. Sound sleep can refresh your mind and make you feel healthy.  All of these simple changes in your life style can improve your health and make you feel strong and fit. You will feel a sense of well-being, both emotionally and physically. The CDC recommends that adults ages 18-60 get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.  Ages 61 to 64; 7-9 hours and ages 65 years and older; 7-8 hours per night.  Some tips for a good night rest include the following:
  • ·       Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night.
  • ·       Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature.
  • ·       Remove electronic devices or shut them down, such as TV’s, computers, and cell phones.
  • ·       Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.


     Always check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise regimen.  You may also check with your healthcare provider if you have difficulty sleeping or do not feel rested in the mornings as this may be a sign of a health problem.

Mike Polich, MS, MBA, FNP-BC
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Immune Function As We Age

     Normal functions of the immune system include defense against infections and detection and destruction of malignant or autoreactive cells. As the immune system ages and these capabilities decline, there is increased susceptibility to infections and cancer and an increased incidence of autoimmune disorders.

     Your immune system helps protect your body from foreign or harmful substances. Examples are bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood or tissues from another person. The immune system makes cells and antibodies that destroy these harmful substances.

AGING CHANGES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
As you grow older, your immune system does not work as well. The following immune system changes may occur:
  • The immune system becomes slower to respond. This increases your risk of getting sick. Flu shots or other vaccines may not work as well or protect you for as long as expected.
  • An autoimmune disorder may develop. This is a disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissues.
  • Your body may heal more slowly. There are fewer immune cells in the body to bring about healing.
  • The immune system's ability to detect and correct cell defects also declines. This can result in an increased risk of cancer.
PREVENTION
To decrease the risks from immune system aging:
  • Get the flu and pneumonia vaccines, and any other vaccines your health care provider recommends.
  • Get plenty of exercise. Exercise helps boost your immune system.
  • Eat healthy foods. Good nutrition keeps your immune system strong.
  • DO NOT smoke. Smoking weakens your immune system.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol. Ask your provider how much alcohol is safe for you.
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In the past, the main concern with aloe vera products was that the key active ingredients, the mannan sugars, were not particularly concentrated in the aloe plant, and were not particularly stable. In addition, they are easily destroyed both in the harvesting process and in the concentration process. It is only in the last few years that these limitations have been overcome and allowed aloe vera with meaningful amounts of mannan sugars to be produced. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Beet Supplements

Benefits of Beet Supplements

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Beetroot has been gaining in popularity as a new super food.
Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions.
Many studies indicate that eating more plant foods, like beetroot, decreases the risk of obesity, overall mortality, diabetes, and heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight.
Heart health and blood pressure: A 2008 study published in Hypertension examined the effects of ingesting beetroot in healthy volunteers and found that blood pressure was significantly lowered after ingestion.
Researchers hypothesized this was likely due to the high nitrate levels contained in beets and that the high nitrate vegetables could prove to be a low-cost and effective way to treat cardiovascular conditions and blood pressure.
Another study conducted in 2010 found similar results, concluding that  beetroot  lowered blood pressure considerably on a dose-dependent basis.
Dementia: Researchers at Wake Forest University have found that drinking juice from beetroot can improve oxygenation to the brain, slowing the progression of dementia in older adults.
According to Daniel Kim-Shapiro, director of Wake Forest's Translational Science Center, blood flow to certain areas of the brain decrease with age and leads to a decline in cognition and possible dementia. Consuming beetroot as part of a high nitrate diet can improve the blood flow and oxygenation to these areas that are lacking.
Diabetes: Beets contain an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which may help lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes.

Studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown a decrease in symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy in people with diabetes.
Digestion and regularity: Because of its high fiber content, beetroot helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.
Inflammation: Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in beetroot that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.
Exercise and athletic performance: Beetroot supplementation has been shown to improve muscle oxygenation during exercise, suggesting that increased dietary nitrate intake has the potential to enhance exercise tolerance during long-term endurance exercise. Quality of life for those with cardiovascular, respiratory, or metabolic diseases, who find the activities of daily living physically difficult because of lack of oxygenation, could be improved.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

What is a DASH diet?

DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. DASH diet has been clinically proven to reduce blood pressure within 2 weeks in individuals following the diet. It is not only known to help manage the blood pressure but is also designed for weight loss programs, helps to prevent heart diseases, stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer.

Who should follow a DASH eating plan?
In fact, a DASH eating plan can be a part of any healthy eating plan. Not only, will it help lower blood pressure but it will offer additional heart health benefits including lowering LDL cholesterol and inflammation.

How does the DASH eating plan work?
The diet consists of foods that are low in sodium and consists of a variety of foods that are rich in nutrients like potassium, calcium and magnesium are known to help lower blood pressure. The diet is rich in fiber that again helps to lower blood pressure and knock off the extra pounds which will in-turn assist in lowering blood pressure.

What should you eat on a DASH eating plan?
  • Grains like whole wheat, brown rice, barley, oats, quinoa are packed with nutrients like proteins, B vitamins and trace minerals, fiber and antioxidants which has been shown to reduce the risk of several diseases. However, processed grains lack most nutrients and should be avoided.
  • Include fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, Greek yogurt in your diet instead of full-fat options. For those who are lactose intolerant, lactose-free milk and milk products are an option.
  • Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc, beans, and seeds like the sunflower seeds, melon seeds, etc are a part of a healthy eating DASH diet. They are rich in dietary fiber protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals like zinc and magnesium, etc. Although nuts contain the healthy fats, it would be wise to eat them in restricted amounts as they are high in calories. Also, avoid salted or honey roasted nuts for their high sodium and sugar content.
  • Lean meat, egg, poultry and fish in moderation rather than meats with high saturated fat content. Processed meats such as bacon, ham, sausages, salami, etc contain a significant amount of sodium, hence restrict the intake. Occasional intake of red meat is permitted.
  • Fruits and vegetables are naturally rich in potassium which plays an important role in lowering blood pressure. If you are one who is not fond of fruits and vegetables make the change gradually. Add an extra fruit or vegetable in the day in addition to what you are currently having. Prefer a whole fruit to juices. Unsweetened dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, dried figs, etc. are good travel choices. Make sure there is a vegetable at each meal.
  • The diet should be low in saturated fats and total fats. A diet high in saturated fats increases the risk of heart disease and hypertension. Fats are important for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and help in building the body's immune system. Use of oils like olive oil, rice bran oil, mustard oil should be promoted in each meal and trans fats which are commonly found in processed and fried food should be avoided.
To make this diet work even better here are some additional tips:-
  • Reducing alcohol intake may help reduce blood pressure. Hence, keep the alcohol intake under check.
  • Aerobic exercise along with DASH diet works faster in lowering blood pressure.
  • Read food labels to choose products that are lower in sodium.
  • Stress can raise blood pressure even if the diet is healthy. Hence, stress management techniques like meditation, yoga, etc will help keep the blood pressure under check.
  • Poor sleep increases blood pressure. So, 7-8 hours of sound sleep will help in keeping the blood pressure in control.
  • If you are someone who smokes, then quitting could help lower blood pressure.
  • Take your medication as prescribed.
  • Limit extra salt intake to 1 teaspoon a day.
Making a lifestyle change is an effort. It is a long-term commitment which one has to make for good health. Making smaller changes will bring in faster results than making dramatic changes all at once and losing the commitment along the way. Before getting on the DASH diet, consult a nutritionist or dietitian who can help you with an individual program for yourself. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Exercise and Health

Did you know:

  • Twice as many adults in the U.S. are physically inactive than smoke cigarettes.
  • Approximately 35% of coronary artery disease deaths are due to physical inactivity.
  • $117 billion in health care costs are associated with inadequate physical activity.
So how much exercise am I supposed to do ???

  • 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week PLUS 2 days of strength training are needed to maintain health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. 
  • 150-200 minutes per week of moderated physical activity is needed to prevent weight gain.
  • 225-420 minutes per week are needed for long term weight control.
Health Benefits of physical activity on Obesity:
  • Weight loss / maintenance 
  • Improves body composition and prevents muscle loss during weight loss
Health Benefits of Regular Exercise:
  • Arthritis: increases strength, range of motion, physical function, decreases disability, pain and stiffness
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Exercise may be as effective as antidepressant medication and can reduce depressive symptoms by 30-50 percent.
  • Cancer patients who participate in regular physical activity had a 37% lower risk of dying from cancer compared to those who did not exercise.
So the benefits of regular physical activity are far reaching and complex.  Talk to your healthcare professional before starting any type of physical activity to make sure you are healthy enough for exercise.

Thanks!
Stay healthy my friends!
Mike
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

9 Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)


Great article I found on Coenzyme Q10 at  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coenzyme-q10.   Something we all should be taking.  I take mine daily as well as my son, who has congenital cardiomyopathy / heart failure (a serious heart condition).  Visit my store at www.WellnessMike.com.   Search for this one, as this is the one we take:                             Thanks, Mike!
 
9 Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Written by Arlene Semeco, MS, RD on October 12, 2017.  from: Healthline
1. It May Help Treat Heart Failure
Heart failure is often a consequence of other heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease or high blood pressure.
These conditions can lead to increased oxidative damage and inflammation of the veins and arteries.
Heart failure occurs when these problems affect the heart to the point that it is unable to regularly contract, relax or pump blood through the body.
To make matters worse, some treatments for heart failure have undesirable side effects, such as low blood pressure, while others could even further reduce CoQ10 levels.
In a study of 420 people with heart failure, treatment with CoQ10 for two years improved their symptoms and reduced their risk of dying from heart problems.
Also, another study treated 641 people with CoQ10 or a placebo for a year. At the end of the study, those in the CoQ10 group had been hospitalized less frequently for worsening heart failure and had fewer serious complications.
It seems that treatment with CoQ10 could assist with restoring optimal levels of energy production, reduce oxidative damage and improve heart function, all of which can aid the treatment of heart failure.
SUMMARY: CoQ10 seems to help treat heart failure by improving heart function, increasing ATP production and limiting oxidative damage.
Female fertility decreases with age due to a decline in the number and quality of available eggs.
CoQ10 is directly involved in this process. As you age, CoQ10 production slows, making the body less effective at protecting the eggs from oxidative damage.
Supplementing with CoQ10 seems to help and may even reverse this age-related decline in egg quality and quantity.
Similarly, male sperm is susceptible to the effects of oxidative damage, which may result in reduced sperm count, poor sperm quality and infertility.
Several studies have concluded that supplementing with CoQ10 may improve sperm quality, activity and concentration by increasing antioxidant protection.
SUMMARY: The antioxidant properties of CoQ10 could help improve sperm quality and reduce the decline in the number and quality of eggs in women.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it’s widely exposed to damaging agents that contribute to aging.
These agents can be internal or external. Some internal damaging factors include cellular damage and hormonal imbalances. External factors include environmental agents, such as UV rays.
Harmful elements can lead to reduced skin moisture and protection from environmental aggressors, as well as the thinning of the layers of the skin.
Applying CoQ10 directly to the skin can reduce the damage from internal and external agents by increasing energy production in skin cells and promoting antioxidant protection.
In fact, CoQ10 applied directly to the skin has been shown to reduce oxidative damage caused by UV rays and even decrease the depth of wrinkles.
Lastly, people with low levels of CoQ10 seems to be more likely to develop skin cancer.
SUMMARY: When applied directly to the skin, CoQ10 can reduce sun damage and increase antioxidant protection. Supplementing with CoQ10 may also help decrease the risk of skin cancer.
Abnormal mitochondrial function can lead to an increased calcium uptake by the cells, the excessive production of free radicals and decreased antioxidant protection. This can result in low energy in the brain cells and even migraines.
Since CoQ10 lives mainly in the mitochondria of the cells, it has been shown to improve mitochondrial function and help decrease the inflammation that may occur during migraines.
In fact, a study showed that supplementing with CoQ10 was three times more likely than a placebo to reduce the number of migraines in 42 people.
Additionally, CoQ10 deficiency has been observed in people suffering from migraines.
One larger study showed that 1,550 people with low CoQ10 levels experienced fewer and less severe headaches after treatment with CoQ10.
What’s more, it seems that CoQ10 not only helps treat migraines but may also prevent them.
SUMMARY: Supplementing with CoQ10 seems to help prevent and treat migraines, as it increases mitochondrial function and reduces inflammation.
Oxidative stress can affect muscle function, and thus, exercise performance.
Similarly, abnormal mitochondrial function can reduce muscle energy, making it hard for muscles to contract efficiently and sustain exercise.
CoQ10 can help exercise performance by decreasing oxidative stress in the cells and improving mitochondrial functions.
In fact, one study investigated the effects of CoQ10 on physical activity. Those supplementing with 1,200 mg of CoQ10 per day for 60 days showed decreased oxidative stress.
Moreover, supplementing with CoQ10 can help increase power during exercise and reduce fatigue, both of which can improve exercise performance.
SUMMARY: Exercise performance can be affected by oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. CoQ10 can help lower oxidative damage, promote exercise capacity and decrease fatigue.
Oxidative stress can induce cell damage. This can result in metabolic diseases like diabetes.
Abnormal mitochondrial function has also been linked to insulin resistance.
CoQ10 has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels.
Supplementing with CoQ10 might also help increase CoQ10 concentrations in the blood by up to three times in people with diabetes who typically show low levels of this compound.
Also, one study had people with type 2 diabetes supplement with CoQ10 for 12 weeks. Doing so significantly reduced fasting blood sugar levels and hemoglobin A1C, which is the average of blood sugar levels over the past two to three months.
Lastly, CoQ10 might help prevent diabetes by stimulating the breakdown of fats and reducing the accumulation of fat cells that could lead to obesity or type 2 diabetes.
SUMMARY: Supplementing with CoQ10 can help increase insulin sensitivity and improve blood sugar levels.
Oxidative stress is known to cause cell damage and affect their function.
If your body is unable to effectively fight oxidative damage, the structure of your cells can become damaged, possibly increasing the risk of cancer.
CoQ10 may protect cells from oxidative stress and promote cellular energy production, promoting their health and survival.
Interestingly, cancer patients have been shown to have lower levels of CoQ10.
Low levels of CoQ10 have been associated with up to a 53.3% higher risk of cancer and indicate a poor prognosis for various types of cancer.
What’s more, one study also suggested that supplementing with CoQ10 may help reduce the chance of cancer recurrence.
SUMMARY: CoQ10 plays a critical role in the protection of cell DNA and cell survival, both of which are strongly linked to cancer prevention and recurrence.
Mitochondria are the main energy generators of brain cells.
Mitochondrial function tends to decrease with age. Total mitochondrial dysfunction can lead to the death of brain cells and diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Unfortunately, the brain is very susceptible to oxidative damage due to its high fatty acid content and its high demand for oxygen.
This oxidative damage enhances the production of harmful compounds that could affect memory, cognition and physical functions.
CoQ10 may reduce these harmful compounds, possibly slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
SUMMARY: CoQ10 has been shown to protect brain cells from oxidative damage and reduce the action of harmful compounds that can lead to brain disease.
Of all your organs, your lungs have the most contact with oxygen. This makes them very susceptible to oxidative damage.
Increased oxidative damage in the lungs and poor antioxidant protection, including low levels of CoQ10, can result in lung diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Furthermore, it has been shown that people suffering from these conditions present lower levels of CoQ10.
A study demonstrated that supplementing with CoQ10 reduced inflammation in individuals who had asthma, as well as their need for steroid medications to treat it.
Another study showed improvements in exercise performance in those suffering from COPD. This was observed through better tissue oxygenation and heart rate after supplementing with CoQ10.