Join Us

We are 218,228 members in 84 forums discussing 160,960 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: Indole 3 carbonol/DIM

Forum: Alternative Medicine —

This forum is a safe, judgement-free place to discuss Alternative medicine. Alternative medicine refers to treatments that are used INSTEAD of standard, evidence-based treatment. Breastcancer.org does NOT recommend or endorse alternative medicine.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2011 02:30AM - edited Dec 23, 2011 02:31AM by Hindsfeet

Hindsfeet wrote:

Alternative to tamoxifen....hmm...Are oncologist aware that Indole 3 carbonol/DIM is an alternative to tamoxifen? I would appreciate anyone's experience and or knowledge with DIM in regard to controlling estrogen.  

Dx 6/13/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Page 1 of 1 (10 results)

Posts 1 - 10 (10 total)

Log in to post a reply

Dec 23, 2011 07:47AM BarbaraA wrote:

I use DIM along with grape seed extract and calcium d-glucarate. My estrogen levels are almost indetectable.

Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield. Dx 4/30/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 11/25/2014, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 11/25/2014 Femara (letrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 23, 2011 07:49AM apple wrote:

reading about it may make you much smarter...

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/7/2470S.full

in the meantime I'd certainly up my broccoli consumption.

peace and love, apple - ..... Mary Magdalen Dx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Dec 23, 2011 05:09PM Heidihill wrote:

...and genistein from soy to synergistically kill cancer cells.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/25/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 29, 2011 07:56PM SJW1 wrote:

Actually DIM helps you metabolize estrogen down non-carcinogenic pathways.

Dx 6/22/2007, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
Log in to post a reply

Dec 29, 2011 10:34PM Chocolaterocks wrote:

I take dim and looked it up for my MO who had never heard of it, and commented, maybe i should take this.

Dx 1/13/2011, ILC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 8, 2012 08:27PM vickilf wrote:

So just take DIM ? any certain kind of DIM? 

I cannot take Tamoxefin, I am almost sick of studing the alternative,  I just buy any DIM? anything else taken with it?

Dx 6/21/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 9, 2012 09:38AM HappyTrisha wrote:

Here is something I just read when I googled indole-3-carbinol.  Just thought you might want to read it in case there's anything to it.

http://www.bioresponse.com/Real-Facts-on-Safety-13C-vs-DIM.asp?gclid=CJ-04IeRw60CFYKK4AodWmk1jg

I'M DOWN WITH CHEMO!
Log in to post a reply

Jan 9, 2012 09:41AM HappyTrisha wrote:

This was linked to in what I just posted.  Also interesting.

http://www.dimfaq.com/site/I3C-safety.htm

I'M DOWN WITH CHEMO!
Log in to post a reply

Jan 9, 2012 09:14PM Chocolaterocks wrote:

Hi  Vicki

I take Dim Plus by Natures Way -2 a day- probably could take more but that is what I take.

Hope that helps- i also take metformin as well

chocolate

Dx 1/13/2011, ILC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 11, 2012 11:49AM vickilf wrote:

Thanks for your help

Vicki

Dx 6/21/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

Page 1 of 1 (10 results)