Can it really be this easy? Are there really just 3 pieces of better health? The answer is a resounding yes! Too often, like so many things we tend to make health and even treatment of certain illnesses more complicated than they need to be.Read More
Most people don’t have a clue what acetyl-L-carnitine is. Perhaps, you see it on the vitamin shelf and think, “yeah, whatever,” if you notice it at all. However, this supplement has been getting a lot of attention for its potential benefits. As with any supplement, medicine or treatment, there’s no one-stop-shop or magic pill for…Read More
Here is a proven fact. All of healthcare in fact you could argue most of life our “decisions” are made pitting risks versus benefits. As adults we ask ourselves and teach our children, do our actions today set us up for a healthier and better future or not?
What if we take no action at all? Is that better than doing something?
All of these are decisions that you need to make along with your healthcare providers on a regular basis. You see everything we do is risks versus benefits. This is so important to understand. Make no mistake about modern science and medicine have developed amazing treatments.This also includes what we do here. We are continually working on treatments to help neuropathy and chronic pain patients.
Do YOU Always ASK your clinicians Is the cure is worse than the problem?
So, what if instead, we as both doctors and patients took a very strong look at the underlying causes of so much of illness and treated those first?
You know, all those things just get us into trouble. Poor dietary habits especially over the long haul, inactivity, cigarette smoking, not paying attention to stress and emotional health. I’m sure you get the picture.
What if we did all of those things before we prescribed for patients neuropathy and chronic pain treatment drugs, or surgical procedures that could cause significant harm.
For example, if doctors and patients paid more careful attention and worked together just like we do in NeuropathyDR Treatment Centers on weight loss and lifestyle, far less patients would be placed on statin medication.
Statin medications as you probably know are one major cause of neuropathy..
What if instead of injecting patients, and suggesting invasive procedures early on what if we both make sure as doctors and patients that all conservative treatment options were exhausted first?
You already know the answer…
You understand, as your NeuropathyDR clinician does, that’s all good neuropathy and chronic pain treatment is risks vs benefits!
So why not learn more today? Why not take actions that will help you live much more fully, without devastating side effects.
Make all your decisions about your neuropathy and chronic pain treatment very carefully!
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Don’t Overlook This Important Nutrient in Healing Through Neuropathy Diet and Supplementation.
Vitamin D is an absolutely essential nutrient that plays an important role in a healing neuropathy diet, not to mention multiple other types of disorders.
This vitamin has many key functions in your body. For one thing, it helps you maintain bone mass. Perhaps most importantly, Vitamin D allows you to build an immune system that can fight off invading diseases and restore order when your health has gone awry.
We may not even know everything there is to know about Vitamin D! New research continues to turn up additional ways that this vitamin is important for overall health as well as a vital part of a neuropathy diet.
Low levels of Vitamin D can really wreak havoc on your immune system. You’ll find that you get sick more easily with colds or the flu. You may also have global aches and pains that are hard to define or treat.
For your optimum health when battling neuropathic pain or discomfort, Vitamin D can be a significant part of a clinician-recommended neuropathy diet. That’s because Vitamin D helps your body manufacture certain substances, called neurotropins, that exist to repair and regenerate damaged nerves.
You may be wondering how to determine an effective dose of Vitamin D as a part of a neuropathy diet.
Unfortunately, experts don’t necessarily agree on this topic, especially in terms of world regions. Many European countries have a standard recommendation of several thousand international units (IUs) every day for adults. In the U.S., doctors tend to say that a good daily dose for adults is 600 IUs.
When I am helping a patient develop a customized neuropathy diet, I often recommend 2500 IUs or even more. That’s because the research shows that most people don’t get enough sunlight or enough natural food-based Vitamin D, so they need plenty of supplementation.
The best place to start is with a baseline check of your Vitamin D levels, so that you can work with your clinician to come up with the perfect dosage for your body’s needs. Most of all, be sure not to take TOO much Vitamin D without close monitoring—in very high doses, it can be toxic.
For at-home supplementation of a neuropathy diet, we recommend the NDGen Metabolic Support Formula, a safe and effective mix of key nutrients to support optimum healing. Click here to learn more.Read More
This could possibly be the connection between vanadium #neuropathy #diabetes #fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain.
Last time, we spoke about the role of trace elements in health and nutrition.
By definition, trace elements are those necessary for life and growth however, only in the tiniest amounts.
Vanadium and Boron are two more ultra trace elements we should talk about.
In some studies the element Boron has been found to help reduce the loss of calcium in our bodies. Therefore, it may actually have a positive and protective role in bone density maintenance.
In most situations, boron is relatively nontoxic in the forms most consumed by people. Boric acid for example has long been used as a preparation in health care with very rare adverse incidents.
Vanadium, another ultra trace element seems to have a role in potentiating the activities of insulin and blood sugar control. This of course could possibly be the connection between vanadium, neuropathy, diabetes, fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain.
I will caution you however, never to self-treat with vanadium supplements alone. To do so could be very dangerous!
Like everything, however you will find individual supplements and claims made for so many individual nutrients. Boron and vanadium are no exception. Be very careful here.
If you consume a diet that is high in vegetables, seeds nuts and the lean proteins, a deficiency of trace elements is extremely rare. Although, not impossible, there are variations in the quality of food based upon such things as the soils in which they are grown and the regions they come from.
Also, if you are supplementing your diet as we recommend, trace elements in very tiny absorbable forms are included.
Rarely should they be prescribed alone and in our opinion, always under close medical supervision.
Because everybody is different, in rare situations deficiencies of these elements can cause significant health issues. There are different tests available.
This is another reason why it is difficult to diagnose conditions, trace element analysis by hair and urine are often very helpful.
Once again, you can see the need for working with a healthcare professional who is trained in managing your neuropathy and chronic pain. Look at all possible facets, dig deeper for answers whenever necessary.
That’s why NeuropathyDR Clinicians are here!
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