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Postby mmpetunia » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:31 pm

i would like to start with a more involved nutritional regimen. currently, i do a gluten and dairy free diet with no supplementation. i would like to start supplementing but it seems like whatever the supplement is, there is information somewhere pointing to its benefit for MS. i am cautious about taking too many supplements because i understand the danger of using a concentrated source in terms of impurities and would also like to derive most of the necessary nutrients from a great diet instead. i am not opposed to supplementation, but would prefer to zero in on a few key supplements tailored for my needs as opposed to having a whole medicine cabinet full of supplements to take each day. i tend to get overwhelmed with too many choices and would prefer to keep things as simple and scientifically based as possible.

my question is: i see lots of information about specific dietary labs and before i get started on any sort of regimen, i would really prefer to get my levels checked as a baseline. what type of doctor should i be looking for to get this done? it seems like a GP might be able to run these labs, but that is only part of the equation. i feel like i need guidance to build a proper supplementation and nutritional plan for myself. should i see a naturopath? an integrative medicine doctor? an osteopath? is there a directory somewhere that i can look for a doc in my area (SF/ Bay area, ca)?

thanks!
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Re: getting started

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:51 pm

use this. regimens-f22/topic2489.html#p15460

you should be all right to take the info to a GP. that's what i do.
BUT, if i lived in the states i would just sort the testing out myself via life extension, what a great resource! we don't have that kind of option in canada. http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements ... -Tests.htm

i haven't had good experience with my naturopath or with reports from others' experiences with naturopaths.

i will hook you up with a supporting research lit review that i compiled for a patient in vegas - she took it to her ms specialist and then reported back that he was going to apply the info to everyone in his practice.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Re: getting started

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:58 pm

take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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