This article is Dr Ben's follow-up notes from a Free 15 Minute Consult with Dr Ben. Helping direct you to which products, dietary changes & lifestyle products may help you. This phone consult was in regarding: "How can I treat chronic pain with cell salts?"
My follow up email to Claudia after the Phone Consult:
We had a very successful phone consult. You are extremely knowledgeable about your body and provided great information. The history you provided allows me to make some solid recommendations which should ease your chronic pain and Fibromyalgia.
As discussed, here are the things to consider to reduce symptoms of chronic pain in Fibromyalgia:
1. Restore the Health of Your Digestive Tract and Reduce Food Allergies Given that you were on antibiotics for years as a youngster and got worse and worse from that point tells me your digestive system needs support. Combine this with the fact you are worse when eating sugar or refined carbohydrates tells me you have a candida overgrowth. We all have candida is our digestive system; however, when it grows out of control, symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue and numerous food intolerances occur.
To control the candida, try to limit the intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars.
Continue eating garlic as that is an excellent natural antifungal.
For optimum effect, crush a raw clove of garlic, smash it together and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then add it to your salad or whatever meal you are to enjoy.
When garlic is crushed, mixed and allowed to sit, Allicin is made. Allicin is the key component to garlic that is strongly anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Enhance the elimination of the chronic candida with a potent concentrated capsule of Garlic. Consider taking 1 capsule of garlic with meals three times a day.
To restore the proper digestive bacteria in your digestive system, you need a potent probiotic mixed with a prebiotic that is not grown in a base of dairy.
Many foods do not agree with you at the moment. If you ingest the Garlic and ProBiota 12, this will help; however, there is a lot of intestinal inflammation that needs to be addressed. If intestinal inflammation is not addressed, food allergies and intolerances will continue.
Intestines use L-Glutamine as fuel
Specific enzymes breakdown inflammatory cytokines which trigger food allergens
Quercetin calms down mast cells which slows food reactions
Consider taking 4 capsules of BioInflammatory Plus two times a day away from meals. I would like to see you initially take BioInflammatory Plus capsules three times a day at four capsules each time. I realize this is a lot; however, you would need to do it only for 1 week, then you could reduce down to 2 capsules three times a day or 3 capsules twice a day.
Within a few weeks, you should experience much reduced pain and more tolerance to foods.
I do recommend maintaining a Rotation Diet while keeping the ingestion of wheat and dairy at a minimum - if at all.
Take a quality concentrated form of EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA are commonly low in those experiencing chronic pain.
Consider taking 5 grams of combined EPA and DHA daily with meals.
The most concentrated EPA and DHA is found in liquid fish oils.
Finest Fish Oil has a great taste and contains 5 grams of EPA / DHA in 2 teaspoons.
If you prefer capsules, which I do not for fish oil purely because you have to take so many to get 5 grams, consider EPA DHA Essentials capsules.
2. Reduce the Chronic Pain of Fibromyalgia Immediately through a Moor Mud Bath and Epsom Salts
Given that you are in a fair amount of pain, there is no time to waste in relieving your symptoms.
Moor Mud therapy, called Balneotherapy, has been used for centuries to relieve pain.
Add 1 pound of Epsom salt to the bath. This may seem like a lot, and it is, but it is very therapeutic.
Locate an Animal supply store, typically one that provides items for horses, chickens, cows, and obtain a 25 lb bag of Epsom salt.
Do the Moor Mud bath three to five times a week for 3 weeks. Japanese researcher, Yuko Agishi, PhD found that pain is reduced long term if the moor mud therapy is performed in a series rather than a few sporadic treatments.
Consider purchasing 15 tubes of 500 mL Moor Mud and this will get you through the 3 week period.
Acetylaldehyde is a known toxin that interferes with numerous systems in the body including the brain and kidneys.
If one is deficient in molybdenum, acetylaldehyde builds up causing pain and symptoms mimicking a hangover.
Consider taking 6 drops of liquid Molybdenum a day for one month to reduce acetylaldehyde and relieve chronic pain. After one month, cease the use of molybdenum if symptoms of pain are gone. If not, maintain a dose of 2 to 3 drops a day until pain subsides.
Improper sleep is also associated with weak adrenals. Usually what happens is those with weak adrenals are more awake at night and fatigued in the morning. They cannot get out of bed.
As we age, our adrenals become fatigued as well.
Consider taking 2 capsules of Adrenal Support Plus in the morning and at lunch. I find it works best to take away from food and then eat 15 minutes afterwards. This allows better absorption of the tyrosine found in Adrenal Support Plus.
If you are not taking an effective multivitamin for women over 40 years of age, I recommend Women's Nutrients.
Women's Nutrients is designed to support healthy estrogen balance, vision, memory, cardiovascular, and urinary systems.
Consider taking 2 to 3 capsules at breakfast and 2 to 3 capsules at lunch.
Do not take adrenal support or a multivitamin within 5 hours of going to sleep as they will keep you awake.
Do not start taking Women's Nutrients until you have stopped or nearly stopped the BioInflammatory Plus capsules.
I don't want you taking so many capsules in a day. There is no need for that. Your body can handle only so much and the key supplements in the beginning provide a number of nutrients.
If you want to start on Women's Nutrients while on the other products, simply take 1 capsule at breakfast and 1 at lunch.
In summary, the main supplements you should consider to improve symptoms of candida, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and food allergies are:
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of ProBiota 12 Powder for one month and then move to 1 capsule of ProBiota 12 taken at dinner time as a long term maintenance dose.
Garlic capsules during meals. This is a short term recommendation - for 2 months or so.
BioInflammatory capsules: best to take 4 capsules 4 times a day initially and then down to 2 capsules 3 times a day or 3 capsules twice a day. You may find you are able to diminish all the way down to 1 capsule twice a day and then cease taking it altogether after a few months time.
EPA and DHA: Take a combined amount of 5 grams with meals. You may take it all at once or spread out twice a day. This is a long term required nutrient and at this amount as well.
Molybdenum: take 6 drops any time of day for one month and then down to 2 to 3 drops a day until symptoms of pain diminish. I foresee you taking this for a couple months and then stopping.
Adrenal Support Plus: take 2 capsules 15 minutes before breakfast and 2 15 minutes before lunch. I foresee you taking this supplement long term.
Women's Nutrients: as a general health supplement. Begin taking it in low amounts while on the other supplements. Once you stop or nearly stop BioInflammatory Plus, Molybdenum and Garlic, then you may consider taking 3 capsules of Women's Nutrients at breakfast and 3 at lunch.
Lifestyle Things to Reduce Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia symptoms
Take the Moor Mud Baths with Epsom salt 3 to 5 days a week for three weeks. Once this is done, you likely only need to do one Moor Mud bath a week or once per month for maintenance.
Apply Castor Oil to your abdominal area each evening. This is fantastic at reducing inflammation and systemic pain. Do nightly approximately 30 minutes before sleep. This way, by the time bedtime rolls around, most of the castor oil will be absorbed through your skin.
Maintain avoidance of wheat and dairy products.
Limit intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates.
Go for walks. Start out for 5 minutes a day and then move up 5 minute increments as you feel comfortable. Don't push it. Start easy and work up easy. Motion is great for chronic pain but not over exertion.
With the above changes in supplementation and lifestyle/dietary changes, you will notice significant improvement likely in one to two weeks.
Do follow up with me in 2 weeks to one month. I like to hear you are doing with the implemented suggestions. This way we can also modify the suggestions if needed.
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