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 (and other ramblings)

 

 

During and after chemo, I found myself weak and tired and with various muscle aches, numbness in my fingers at times, and just a feeling of bone-deep tiredness. I did some reading and research, and found that various vitamins and supplements can help with these symptoms.

L glutamine has been said to help with the numbness in the fingers. I can't say that it worked or didn't work really for me, but I've heard that for many people that have severe numbness, it has worked really well. It's worth a try for sure.

From everything I have read and studied, I have narrowed it down to a few things that I take on a daily basis. First, some sort of nutritional supplement/multivitamin, but avoid synthetic vitamins. I took Eniva Vibe for several years, and I liked it, but now I take the whole food multivitamin recommended by Dr Mercola at mercolal.com. Nothing synthetic about it and that's why I like it.

I use two other of his products also, the artcic krill oil (for omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids) and the Purple Defense for antioxidant effect.

Other than that, I make sure to drink half my body weight in ounces of water per day without fail, get 20 minutes or so of sun every day (for the vitamin D), and I drink raw milk for its health benefits.

With that regimen I feel that I'm keeping myself very healthy. I think it's also important to eat a healthy diet of as much raw food as possible. Of course that is not to say I eat as good as I should all the time. You have to have a snack once in a while, but stick to the healthy supplements and you should be fine.

 

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