Dr. Bateman answers IOM questions from the community: Part 2
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On-going supplement poll

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by tandrsc, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. tandrsc

    tandrsc

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    Good luck with the Skullcap, I only know that lateriflora is the one that works for me, so I'm sticking with it :)

    I can't tell you the amount in mg as I don't take the herb dry. I make a tea with 2 level teaspoons of dried herb to 250ml water, let it steep until it's cool, strain and put in the fridge. This is typically enough for nearly 2 days. I take it after each meal, mid morning, mid afternoon and about an hour before bed. I've recently added the mid morning dose, and each dose is now 25ml (using a measuring cup). You can put it in any drink you like, I usually put mine in a mug of tea these days.
     
  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Thanks tandrsc.
    You are doing great work with this supplement survey. I put a link to your survey on the ME/CFS Info page of my blog, under the title "Ongoing Survey on the Best Supplements for ME/CFS".
     
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  3. tandrsc

    tandrsc

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    Thank you - that's very kind.
     
  4. mariovitali

    mariovitali Senior Member

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    Hi there everyone,

    I use : TUDCA (Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid), Curcumin in small amounts, Magnesium, Vitamins C and D3, Dibencozide / P5P / Metafolin for Methylation Support.

    All supplements are used for lowering ER Stress.
     
  5. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    @tandrsc - this was a brilliant idea. I took the poll and made a few suggestions there as to what might be added.

    -J
     
  6. tandrsc

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    Thanks :)

    I hadn't had any new votes for a while, so I was beginning to think people had got bored of it.
     
  7. Thommo

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    I'm at the point where I have been taking many of these common supplements, in a haphazard way but with Martin Pall's book as a guide recently. I cannot point to any one "making a difference" but I have improved steadily over the years [I was never as bad as some here but it ruined my work habits for a couple of decades] to the point where it is the insomnia that is my biggest problem now. I now think that if I could get a refreshing night's sleep all would be good, including my BP which has improved with the supplements. I'm over 70 so not expecting perfection. :)

    So has sleep therapy in general and CPAP machines in particular been of help and should it be in the survey?

    This video by Dr Stasha Gominak tells how important sleep is to our immune system and how B12 sometimes, D3 almost always and CPAP machines improve so much beyond the migraine headaches this neurologist set out to treat.



    I have done my sleep test and will see the specialist this week so it is work in progress for me.
     
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  8. tandrsc

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    Thanks for the suggestion of adding CPAP machine, but I'd like to limit the poll to nutrient-based supplements. It's already very long :)

    I had sleep tests done some years ago due to my hypersomnia (12-14 hours sleep a day), but they couldn't shed any light and sent me on my way to just live with it. More recently, I have seen significant improvements since taking skullcap.

    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...ore-with-your-sleep.26221/page-11#post-420291
     
  9. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    @Thommo
    only half way through the video. Interesting about how the dr finds everything linked to poor sleep and how b12 and vit d have helped many. I hope when i finish watching it that she mentions a cure for insomnia ; )

    thanks,
    Cheers
     
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  10. Thommo

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    Heapsreal, I see the same tendency in doctors, even "free thinking" ones, as with carpenters: If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I automatically add a correction factor while listening. If she is 50% right, that is better than nothing. I'll admit that I am a recent convert to the extra D3 story, but I still believe in Co Q10 and D-ribose [Mrs Thommo's family has a long history of heart probs].

    I do not see any evidence that "one size fits all" in my two days as a reader here, so this can be no more than another clue.

    Thommo.
     
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Spot on.
    I was waiting to hear the cure which sounds like b12 and vit d. I think most of us have tried it and or still use it.

    her big claim which i agree with is that good sleep is important for many bodily functions, wow. Now she just has to work on a pill for good restorative sleep.

    an interesting video but really stating the obvious ;) , we lie awake dreaming of a cure for insomnia haha.

    Cheers
     
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