One Supplement Remedies
An article posted to the Electroherbalism Listserver that asked for feedback which is included below the article.
Single Supplement Remedies
Too often I see recommendations for disorders that involve many supplements, sometimes costing hundreds of dollars per month. I wanted to come up with a list of ailments often alleviated by a single supplement, preferably an inexpensive one. Consider these recommendations are only what I would do for myself and will not recommend these for anyone else to use. It is for information purposes only and to give people a starting place to do their own research. Please contribute any reliable recommendations that you have found and I will add them to the list!
"Now Bone Strength is the same formula as Bone Builder. Enzymatic Therapy, Jarrow, and FutureBiotic's products are available at most health food stores and many online sources. Eclectic Institute products are available in some health food stores and some places online.
It is generally recommended to drink plenty of water, preferably as in the Water Cure. Drinking enough water is crucial to many of the recommendations below.
Lower back pain - Now Full Spectrum Mineral Caps
Osteoporosis - Now Bone Strength
Mild to moderate arthritis - Enzymatic Therapy Doctor's Choice for Joint Health. Use Enzymatic Therapy Mega-Zyme in large dose as needed for pain.
Macular degeneration - Enzymatic Therapy Doctor's Choice Eye Formula or Now Eye Support.
Cataracts - Enzymatic Therapy Doctor's Choice Eye Formula
Upper back pain - Doctor's Trust Liver Specifics or Futurebiotic Silymarin Plus. Use Enzymatic Therapy Mega-Zyme in large dose as needed for acute pain.
Shoulder pain - Doctor's Trust Liver Specifics or Futurebiotic Silymarin Plus. Use Enzymatic Therapy Mega-Zyme in large dose as needed for acute pain.
Liver and gall congestion - Doctor's Trust Liver Specifics or Futurebiotic Silymarin Plus
Kidney, liver, or gall stones and other deposits - Planetary Formula's Stone Free
Endometriosis - Eclectic Institute Para-Fight (formerly known as Intestinal Support and Black Walnut Wormwood capsules)
Uterine fibroids - Eclectic Institute Para-Fight
Breast fibroids - Kelp capsules (any brand, although Now is generally cheapest) or Eclectic Institute Para-Fight
Gout - Bromelain. Take in high amounts, like 6 - 10 three or more times per day initially..Must by high potency - 2000GDU or higher.
Angina and other heart and circulation disorders - Source Naturals L-Proline L-Lysine is a Rath Pauling vitamin C, lysine, proline, calcium magnesium ascorbate product.
GERD - any good multimineral supplement taken long term will usually allerviate GERD symptoms, but using adequate water is also usually necessary. For short term relief, use Now Calcium Magnesium, a calcium carbonate magnesium oxide supplement, not good for long term since calcium of this type can lead to calcium deposits and other problems, but it relieves symptoms fastest.
Responses to the call for people to submit their own favorite single supplement remedies.
From "Terry Vanderheyden" <email@example.com>
1.. Meadowsweet herbal tincture for GERD - 1/2 tsp after meals (I use St. Francis Herb Farm products)
2.. Niacin for high cholesterol, 1 gram 3X daily (if you can't tolerate the "flush, use inositol hexaniacinate form)
3.. vitamin E for Glomerulonephritis, thrombophlebitis, angina, and varicose veins
4.. Chaste tree berry tincture, 30 drops to 60 drops once daily from end to beginning of menses for PMS, also for acne and low breast milk
5.. Gymnema sylvestra for diabetes blood sugar control; Bilberry for halting long-term effects diabetes has in the body
6.. Bromelain for post-surgical inflammation and inflammation generally (I use Curezone)
7.. vitamin C for viral disease and everything else!