ok let's try this again.
hi no i didn't think you were taking off, just that you might be a while reading - good to see your current regimen info
omega 3 4000 mg
vitamin c 1000 mg
probiotics (saccromyces boulardi and vsl#30
cortef - i personally would be looking for key nutrients to support adrenal health.
you have some but not all in the current mix; would be good to know zinc (also copper) magnesium and ferritin status.
omega 3 - how have you decided on daily dose and what is your intake ratio daily in comparison to omega 6 fatty acid? if you don't know, a diet diary would help you figure it out. templates are available online as mentioned previously
turmeric - i don't usually go beyond essential nutrients, but happened to read a study not too long ago in which curcumin in particular was shown to help invert a bad serum copper zinc ratio. not sure if we already went over that here or not. i also don't recall details of study design or whether other researchers have successfully duplicated those findings.
b12 - i too assumed you meant mcg not mg. i wouldn't think you need so much, especially given your levels.
vit C - looks ok. i take 1000 per day because that's the size of my powder caps, but i did read a balance study which if memory serves, indicated that participants' urinary vit C levels started increasing at intakes above 500 mg.
noon: vitamin B (again) and cortef 5mg
b12 again i don't think you need this much even one time a day, but if i had to pick morning or noon, i would pick noon.
cortef - as above, investigate essential nutrients to support adrenal function.
evening: repeat the morning but add sublingual vitamin K and vitamin D 5000mg
vit k - how much sublingual to go with that d3
vit d - assuming it is d3 and not d2. if not, d3 is the better option.
also assuming you meant 5000 IU not 5000 mg of vit d
that intake could use some real help via balanced magnesium as mentioned previously.
to recap you (as average joe) need 400mg of magnesium each day, and more if you have higher needs for one of a multitude of possible reasons.
if you take 200mg with d3, consider it gone only to servicing d3 interactions.
count the other 200mg towards your 400mg daily needs (again you could need even more depending on multiple factors)
after the one mag for d3 and one mag for you, it's up to your diet and multi to handle the rest
beyond mag, do consider a high quality 3 a day multi taken in divided doses through the day. maybe *after* b6 is back in control though!
starting next week, the LLMD is putting me on an herbal regime of samento and banderol for two months. this is probably the controversial part, but according to this doc, my specific lyme bands show that I was indeed exposed to lyme recently and I now have antibodies to it. so, the herbal is just to make sure it is going to get knocked out (or down?).
again i don't tend to put herbs first, most people have big gaps in their basic essential nutrition. last time i had a look at essentials in the lyme department, i think manganese emerged as a nutrient of interest. everything else that supports balanced immune system function also being important.
if i need to add zinc, copper, magnesium- I am not sure where to add it.
the concern with zinc and copper is not to inadvertently deplete copper via excess zinc.
because with mthfr in the mix you are prone to high copper and low zinc, it should not be a concern but would be good to know.
i currently take a 3-a-day multi which contains zinc and no copper. i have copper in diet and in the past i have worked to ensure the products i choose contain properly balanced zinc and copper amounts. whenever i have had my copper level tested, results have not been worrisome.
I wrote vitamin B12 above but it was originally a methyl-B complex- but since mu B6 was so high, I was told to only take the B12. I also have a Rx for a supplement called "PodiaPn" for MTHFR and that has like a huge huge dose of folate and B12. It;s not cheap, but I may need to get back on it? Looks like with the most recent labs, that B12 went down over 200 points.
ok you may have posted this but how were b12 levels with only podiapn taken? i'm a fan of using the whole complex, but emphasizing whole food first, multivit/min second, with extras padded around that only if and as needed.
it's all still overwhelming to me, so I read things over and over to make it stick in my head!
i remember that feeling; so many 'eureka' moments repeated before things finally stuck. my brain is in far better shape these days, but there's also that decade+ of experience contributing at this stage!!
I am also a pescetarian, and doing gluten free. the chirpractor I met with told me I should take it one step further and do AIP or something like that...so, looks like no eggs?
is good within limits of course. i personally consider heavy metal contamination and sustainability issues.
- i'm a fan of boosting dietary nutrient density and limiting dietary nutrient drains. to my mind, gluten avoidance only represents the latter half of that equation.
i probably won't have any gluten today, but i definitely have some carefully selected products which contain gluten each week. for example my 2-3 slices per week of sprouted organic 12 grain rye toast
chosen specifically to reduce known gluten effects.
- not a fan where (whole) food avoidance is concerned.
same idea as for gluten.
nourish the immune system with balanced essentials, yes.
but don't baby a broken system with excessive avoidance.
when i was diagnosed i had not had an egg in over a decade.
naturopath said 'avoid eggs they can *potentially* trigger the immune sys'.
in contrast, klenner protocol said 'high protein diet, 2-3 eggs for breakfast'.
logic dictated that eggs were not my culprit and that change was going to benefit me more than continued and increasing food avoidance. my protein intake had been low, not high. i needed a lot more basic macro and micro nutrients, not fewer.
i ate the eggs and the rest of it and i got the most dramatic and rapid improvements of the entire time since dx. yes it plateaued, i had done permanent damage. maybe some people need to starve a broken immune system of certain foods, but not highly active chronic ideological vegans like i had been :S
these days i eat 2-3 eggs per week.
and that is my 2c on all of that!