Ask Dr Ross

A: There are no well conducted studies in the peer-reviewed literature to support the use of this product. In an otherwise healthy 64-year-old with a coronary calcium score of 1620, I would be interested in seeing your comprehensive blood tests along with a Lipoprotein(a) level.

In any person with such a significant elevation in coronary calcium, I routinely use standard medical therapy such as statin drugs, antihypertensives and low dose aspirin but also Bergamet pro plus twice daily, vitamin K2 180 µg daily, ubiquinol 150 mg daily and kyolic aged garlic extract.

A: If your cholesterol is elevated and you are over the age of 50, it is my suggestion you have a coronary calcium score to determine whether cholesterol needs to be treated. Bergamet is not specifically to lower cholesterol but in some cases it certainly does so. It is my opinion that all people over the age of 50 should be taking Bergamet pro plus or one of the related products regardless of cholesterol or family history. It is also not particularly well known by the vast majority of people and, in fact, many people in the medical profession, that LDL and HDL are both divided into small and large components. The small components are damaging to your health whereas the large components are essential to good health. Bergamet pro plus converts you from small to large cholesterol profiles which is one of the reasons why it is a beneficial product.

Please note, Dr Walker is involved in research performed on the BPF extract used in the Bergamet products & a medical consultant to Nathealth, the makers of Bergamet.

A: Ubiquinol in a dose of 150 mg a day may help improve your energy. I would suggest you take this product in the morning. I am not going to suggest a particular brand but would strongly suggest you purchase this from Australia where our TGA rules are very strict and you can be assured that the supplements are made to pharmaceutical grade, rather than the food standard grades used overseas where the supplements are often contaminated and also what it says on the bottle is not actually in the bottle.

A: I did not actually discuss on 3AW that there was a link between sciatica and sleep apnoea. I may have suggested that if you’re in pain at night from any condition that it does affect the quality of your sleep.

A: Your case is very complex but there would be no concern with you using ubiquinol (the active version of Coenzyme Q10). Your fatigue may be associated with the fibromyalgia but equally Sotalol is a very common cause of fatigue as well.



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Dr Ross Walker

Dr Ross Walker


Dr Walker is an expert in the field of preventative cardiology and has published seven books. He gives lectures nationally and internationally.