thanks for dropping in with an update! reposting a couple things...:
A novel therapeutic strategy for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome based on nutritional supplementshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15607555
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare disorder, comprising a group of related inherited disorders of connective tissue, resulting from underlying abnormalities in the synthesis and metabolism of collagen. This proposal is specifically concerned with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome classic type (formerly Types I-III), which is characterized by joint hypermobility and susceptibility to injury/arthritis, skin and vascular problems (including easy bruising, bleeding, varicose veins and poor tissue healing), cardiac mitral valve prolapse, musculo-skeletal problems (myopathy, myalgia, spinal scoliosis, osteoporosis), and susceptibility to periodontitis. No treatment is currently available for this disorder. The novel aspect of this proposal is based on: (i) increasing scientific evidence that nutrition may be a major factor in the pathogenesis of many disorders once thought to result from defective genes alone; (ii) the recognition that many of the symptoms associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are also characteristic of nutritional deficiencies; (iii) the synergistic action within the body of appropriate combinations of nutritional supplements in promoting normal tissue function. We therefore hypothesize that the symptoms associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome may be successfully alleviated using a specific (and potentially synergistic) combination of nutritional supplements, comprising calcium, carnitine, coenzyme Q(10), glucosamine, magnesium, methyl sulphonyl methane, pycnogenol, silica, vitamin C, and vitamin K, at dosages which have previously been demonstrated to be effective against the above symptoms in other disorders
this is a good read as well http://www.ctds.info/ehlers_danlos_diet.html
(note in particular the improvement when boosting high zinc foods and reducing wheat intake)
here's the rest - http://www.ctds.info/ehlers_danlos_diet2.html
note the advice to be careful with magnesium antagonists - smart!
reducing sugar intake, and mixing raw and cooked, also smart.
love the high intake of green leafy veg too. high in K, but also high in E for balance.
if you can get tests i would look at magnesium zinc and vitamin K. i have target levels (upper end of the normal range) for mag and zinc, and if you like i can have a look at the vit K situation too
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com