Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
My elderly uncle went through chemotherapy last year and the chemo seems to have damaged his kidney functions. Is there anything you can recommend for him?
A: It is critical that your uncle remain under the care of his primary physician. As for integrating other products or protocols to assist with chemotherapy side effects, my suggestion is first to discuss this with his oncologist and primary physician to obtain approval. Only then should you contact a licensed traditional Chinese medicine practitioner to assist with proper treatment. The Traditions of Tao products are generally safe and can be incorporated into any diet program, but again I stress not to begin any herbal treatments without authorization from his primary physician.
The Traditions of Tao products that may work well include “Cancer Support”, “Enduring Youth”, and “Abundant Energy” products. The “Five Elements” powders can be added to his food source as a nutritional supplement. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.