I previously shared with you the practitioners I am currently seeing, the tests I have recently undergone (still waiting for some results) and so it is time to provide a run down of what I do exactly when it comes to treatment, healing and management! What I do for my condition has developed over a couple of years and was not introduced overnight.
I do not take all of my supplements at the same time, some I alternate and some are temporary. My minerals, vitamin D, vitamin C and digestive support are a constant in my regime.
I am very careful when it comes to supplement selection. The majority contain unnecessary fillers, binders, sweeteners, magnesium stearate which is included to make the machines run faster, not for the consumers benefit. The source of the supplement is important as well, I opt for naturally derived not synthetically made. Certain types of vitamins and minerals are more bioavailable than others so it is worth doing the research. From my experience you get what you pay for. The brands I trust: Thorne Research, Quantum Nutrition Labs, Arthur Andrew Medical, Global Healing Centre and other independent companies.
Concentrace Mineral Drops By Trace Minerals Research I drop 4 – 6 drops in every glass of water I have
Magnesium citramate, aspartate By Thorne Research
Zinc Picolinate By Metabolic maintenance
Germanium By Intensive Nutrition
Potassium Citrate By Thorne Research
Coral Calcium By Quantum Nutrition Labs
Lipsomal Vitamin C by LivOn
Ascorbic acid and buffered Vitamin C By Thorne Research
Vitamin D3 By Carlson labs
B Complex By Thorne Research
Detoxification and Energy
R – Lipoic Acid By Thorne Research the most bioavailable form of lipoic acid
Lipsomal Glutathione By LivOn
Liquid SAM-e By Cellfood highly absorbable liquid SAM-e for liver and mood
N – Acetyl Carnitine powder
CoQ10 Live source by Quantum Nutrition Labs
Vitamin E By Thorne Research or Vitamin E Complex by A.C Grace
Digestive Enzymes Devigest By Arthur Andrew Medical
Saccerimides Boullardi By Thorne Research
Beet derived Hydrochloric Acid By Quantum Nutrition Labs
Progesterone cream I get from Complementary medicine. They do not use any toxic chemicals in their creams or unnecessary binders and fillers.
Compounded, low dose. slow release T3 (thyroid hormone) I also get from Complementary medicine
Organic, natural skin care, body care, toothpaste, shampoo, cleanser, dishwashing liquid, general house cleaner (bi-carb and vinegar does the trick.)
Quality water filters for the tap and my own personal filter
Avoidance of chemicals and EMF radiation when possible
Himalayan Salt lamps for negative ions and negative ionisers
Organic whole food, unprocessed, biologically correct diet
Avoiding all type 3, IgG allergens (delayed reaction) and sensitivities/intolerances and sticking to safe foods.
For me, my main allergies and sensitivities are most grains (gluten and lectins), legumes, dairy (casein and lactose), sugar and soy.
I have tested using various techniques to find what exactly I am reacting to but unfortunately no test is completely accurate. Below are some options, some of which I have tried including: Healthscope Pathology IgG Food Sensitivity Profile; Imupro IgG testing; US BioTek; ALCAT; NAET, Biomeridian, and the gold standard of sensitivity testing elimination diets. Pulse testing yourself some believe gives a good indication of IgG allergies as well.
A huge emphasis on anti-inflammatory foods. Low in omega 6 (inflammatory) and high in omega 3 (anti-inflammatory).
I consume food low in food toxins such as phytates, phytic acid, oxalates, lectins which aggravate my gut, and inhibit the absorption of important minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese etc which I tend to be badly deficient in. When it comes to nuts, seeds and pseudo grains I soak them for 12-24 hours and/or ferment them prior to cooking or consumption.
My doctor advises me to consume a diet high in cholesterol, yes high. All hormones are made from cholesterol. It is a healing substance and is not to be feared. If you don’t consume it, your liver will just make more.
I consume an abundance of non-rancid, stable, healthy fats such as coconut oil, ghee, raw olive oil, red palm oil, animal fats, avocado.
Chemical free, organic, free range meats.
I consume plenty of fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kefir, homemade coconut yogurt.
Organic vegetables and low sugar fruits such as coconut and berries.
Line caught, high selenium, oily fish.
I do not do all of these at the same time (apart from the tongue scrape), I do alternate them.
Scrape tongue daily after waking an Ayurvedic practise
Netty pot to flush sinuses with salty water
Dry body brushing
Enemas when I am desperate
Ionic foots spas/epsom salt and magnesium chloride footspa
Positivity, affirmations, acceptance
Books by Eckart Tolle
Only as much mental and physical exertion as I can tolerate
Small amounts of computer usage and television
Avoid stressful situations when I can
I find converation and long hangouts difficult, but it is important not to be totally socially isolated I feel so I just deal with it.
This is a new one for me, I have tried to do light yoga mainly lying down over the past couple of years and have tried to walk but I end up crashing further. I have devised a new schedule which sees me doing a small walk and some light weights daily. I have just begun so I will let you know how it goes.
So there you have it! My regime is ever-changing and evolving if I feel something is a waste of time or money and is not effective then I will stop, assess my situation and find more answers!