Always consult with your doctor before taking new supplements or
trying new treatments.
What is safe and effective for one person, may not be appropriate for you due to
your underlying health conditions and/or the medications you are taking. Consider
your allergies before trying any adjunct treatment for gadolinium deposition disease.
The various treatments and recovery strategies shared here have been suggested
by patients who experienced symptom improvement and should not be taken
as medical advice or as an endorsement of any medication, supplement,
or other treatment modalities mentioned.
If you find certain things do not work, or are not palatable to you,
then do not do them or ingest them. Not everything works for everyone.
Core Items for Symptom Relief:
Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
(see food list)
Drink alkaline water
The preference is to focus on food items, also to juice them
in cold press juicers, before embarking on most supplements.
Stay as active as possible, but avoid excessive exercise.
Get plenty of sleep.
LDN (low-dose naltrexone)
Epsom salt baths
Hot baths or showers
Conventional or Infrared sauna
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Turmeric/curcumin (a natural anti-inflammatory)
Vitamin C supplement
Daily MVI with minerals
Expanded List for Symptom Relief:
Physical & Mental Health
In general, avoid excessive exercise since it can cause metabolic acidosis,
which can be detrimental to your condition.
Walking / other exercise
Yoga or Tai Chi
Mind relaxation, calmness, meditation
Medical Devices & Other Treatments
Physical Therapy, modified as necessary
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Diet & Healthy Foods
Avoid refined/processed sugars and food additives.
Purified waters of various types.
Teas with ginger, turmeric
Eat lots of vegetables:
spinach and leafy greens, tubers
(will list more here Cautionary note: Kale and Thallium)
Eat fruits with pectin:
apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries,
grapefruits, guavas, lemons, limes, plums, grapes, oranges, peaches,
pears, pineapples, raspberries, and strawberries.
Bananas: a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese & potassium.
chlorella, cilantro, amino acids found in eggs and fish, onions, garlic,
oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, alfalfa,
dark green vegetables, fruit pectin.
Foods high in antioxidants:
dark chocolate, pecans, cinnamon powder, blueberries, strawberries,
artichokes, olives, goji berries, kiwi, raspberries, avocadoes,
red cabbage, beans, beets, spinach.
Apple cider vinegar
Coconut oil topical
(has also been helpful for oral pain- with a few drops of peppermint or oregano extract)
Rosemary oil topical
Peppermint oil topical
Cinnamon oil topical (in low concentration)
Magnesium topical spray
CBD topical ointments/creams
Avoid starting on multiple new supplements at the same time if possible
Fish Oil (Omega 3s)
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Magnesium oral supplement
Zinc oral supplement
(do not use if receiving Zn-DTPA)
Thiamine oral supplement
Folate oral supplement
Inflammation Reduction & General Detox
ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid)
NAC (N-acetyl cysteine)
MCP (modified citrus pectin)
Medications & Pain Relief
Variable benefits experienced to Fibromyalgia drugs:
CBD Oil orally
THC oral doses
I do not strongly advocate any of the supplements, as their efficacy would require a randomized controlled study. This generally does not exist for any supplement for any purpose. If any item does not agree with you physically, or you develop some form of reaction, then do not use it.
My preference is to start with the healthy diet including food items particularly considered to have health benefits. If these benefits do not exist if studied with scientific scrutiny, at least no harm has been done. The conventional wisdom in all of medicine, although there may be no general agreement about specific supplements, eating a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables is unquestionably prudent. Especially when combined with activities that maintain physical wellness and range of motion.
Lists and recommendations will be continuously updated.
Richard Semelka, MD