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Most people don’t have a clue what acetyl-L-carnitine is. Perhaps, you see it on the vitamin shelf and think, “yeah, whatever,” if you notice it at all. However, this supplement has been getting a lot of attention for its potential benefits.
As with any supplement, medicine or treatment, there’s no one-stop-shop or magic pill for everyone and everything. We’re all different and have varied chemistries. Consequently, this means things can act differently in our bodies. That’s why it’s impossible for someone to say, “this is a 100% effective.”
That’s also why it’s important for all of us to be wise stewards of our own health. For this reason, here at neuropathydr.com we enjoy sharing potentially helpful information in hopes we can help you.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is one of those hidden gems with the potential to help many. Now, we’d like to introduce you.
How Can Acetyl-L-Carnitine Help You?
To begin with, acetyl-l-carnitine is an amino acid. In case you don’t remember from science class, amino acids are the building blocks for proteins. However, this amino acid acts differently. Acetyl-l-carnitine helps our nerve cells utilize energy and function at peak levels.
We won’t go in depth about the details of how. More importantly, we want to focus on what it can do.
Based on research across decades, acetyl-l-carnitine has emerged as effective in supporting optimal brain health. It also helps memory and much more. Beyond the brain, it has shown great promise for impacting neuropathy pain, nerve functioning, energy levels and still more.
Here is just a small list of areas acetyl-l-carnitine is being or has been researched for its beneficial properties. These have shown varied levels of effectiveness, but all are believed to show promise though more research continues to be needed.
- Memory improvement
- Increased energy
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Poor brain functions due to certain causes
- Nerve pain (neuropathy)
- ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression
- Fragile X – decreased hyperactive behaviors
- Fibromyalgia – improved pain
And so much more.
With the potential of this supplement, we would be doing our readers a disservice if we didn’t share.
So, is this a guarantee it will help you? No. Is there a chance acetyl-l-carnitine could help you, definitely! If you’d like to give this supplement a try today, we do offer it here solo and in topical and as part of our Metabolic Dose Packs. (REMEMBER: Reception Room Members SAVE 10% Every Day!).
As with any supplement be sure to check with your physicians before beginning.
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If you are ready to help your pain, then we’d like for you to meet allithiamine. You may be saying to yourself right now, “what in the heck is allithiamine?” Well, that’s a good question because this is not a word you hear everyday. However, if you would like to help your pain and your brain, this is something you want to learn about.
Allithiamine is a fat-soluble form of the popular B-1 vitamin. The difference is the B-1 you typically buy and hear about is water soluble. Our supplemental allithiamine is fat soluble. That makes a lot of difference in what it can do for your body.
Water soluble vitamins are only partially absorbed and then excreted in the urine. They do not stay around in the body for very long. Fat soluble vitamins, however, hang around in the body much longer and are able to have greater effects. This can be a valuable asset to patients suffering with an unhealthy nervous system and suffering with deficiency symptoms. If you are interested in feeling better and learning to help your pain, keep reading.
Allithiamine occurs naturally in foods of the allium family. Specifically, those include onions, garlic, and leeks. These foods have long been known to be beneficial to your health. Sometimes it can be hard to eat enough of the correct foods to help your pain and nervous system. This supplement form is often suggested for patients whose intake of B-1 sources is insufficient or if the water soluble form is not providing the expected benefits. If you’re deficient this is a great product for helping you raise your B-1 level. It really can help your pain and improve mental clarity.
But, that bears the question…
Why Is Your Allithiamine Low?
So, why might your B-1 levels be low? There are many reasons this can occur. Here are just a few examples:
- High carbohydrate intake – B-1 is used to metabolize these.
- Chronic alcohol use
- Severe infection
- Eating a lot of processed foods
- Many medications
- Increasing age
As you see there are many reasons. This only scratches the surface of the causes.
Can Allithiamine Help Your Pain AND Your Brain?
A lot of times, doctors and nutritionists will recommend trying to raise your levels naturally at first. This is always best practice, of course. Besides the allium family, other foods high in thiamine consist of nuts, oats, dried beans and peas, asparagus, kale, spinach, broccoli, liver, and eggs. There are more, but this is a good list to get started with.
These foods may help to raise your B-1, but in some cases that is not enough. That’s when supplements may come into play. The benefits of supplementation when needed can be:
- Improved nervous system health
- Improved brain health
- Increased energy levels
- Improved peripheral neuropathy symptoms
- Decreased leg cramps
- Improved depression, anxiety, confusion
And the list could go on and on.
What Can You Do About B-1 Deficiency? How Do You Help Your Pain And Your Brain?
If you think you may suffer with or have been told you do have a thiamine (B-1) deficiency, we advise you to speak to us about allithiamine. This is a supplement proven to help many who have taken it. It is fat soluble and therefore, stays in your body longer.
For your reference, the oral and topical formulas we suggest are in the store here, in case you would like to purchase them today. Just so you know these formulas are free of wheat, corn, soy, yeast and phenol which are common food and chemical allergens.
As with any supplement be sure to check with your physicians before beginning. Patients with active cancer or history of cancer or pregnant should always check with their doctors before beginning any new vitamins or treatment regimens especially allithiamine.
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Some people have never heard of metabolic syndrome. Although, you may know it by another name. Perhaps, you’re more familiar with the term pre-diabetes.
If so, then you know this is a precursor stage for the development of full-blown diabetes. That’s when your health can really start taking a turn for the worse. You may not know it immediately, but eventually, if left unaddressed at its root, diabetes will have detrimental effects on your body.
Metabolic syndrome is the “early” warning sign prior to the possible full blown development of diabetes. In fact, the development of neuropathy can occur sometimes 15 years or more before a diagnosis of diabetes occurs!
But turning around your lifestyle and making immediate changes may help prevent Type II diabetes altogether.
Interestingly, metabolic syndrome has become more and more common over the last decade. In addition to that scary fact, the age at which the syndrome is appearing is steadily decreasing. It is now quite common for young people and even children to be affected with metabolic syndrome.
But…Why Should You Care?
Well, when you consider that a little over a third of American adults are believed to have metabolic syndrome and probably a fourth of our children, that’s a good reason for us all to care.
Here’s the trajectory if we don’t wake up and get ahold of this. Metabolic syndrome becomes diabetes which is one of the primary risk factors for heart disease, stroke, neuropathy, and some cancers. In one word, that all sums up to unhealthy and downright dangerous.
If you don’t want to live the rest of your life in an unhealthy state with likely deterioration of health and function, then now is the time to get ahold of it.
Since 60% of neuropathy is diabetes related…now you see why we’re talking about metabolic syndrome. We would like to help you before permanent damage is done
We can help do this in a variety of ways:
- Preventing or helping you reverse metabolic syndrome
- Provide weight loss programs & nutrition recommendations
- Provide optimal preventive therapies immediately
- Offer the best in neuropathy treatments
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When trying to figure out how to beat neuropathy, it can be quite a disturbing fight. If you or your loved one has been dealing with this health difficulty for awhile, you know it’s a tough battle. Certainly, the best thing you can do is equip yourself with the best information. Continuously seek new knowledge through reading, asking questions and research. Similarly, that’s the foundation neuropathydr.com is based on.
From the beginning, it has always been part of our mission to reach beyond the conventional. We want to help patients in the best way. By bringing the best of all modalities together. In order to truly understand how to beat neuropathy, one has to approach the body for the complex entity it is. Since we have learned through decades of patient care and thousands of patients, we know that combination therapies are the only way to win against the pain of neuropathy. We have taken it on as our goal and mission to spread the word about combination, holistic treatment options so patients can feel better.
Learning How to Beat Neuropathy
In this book Beating Neuropathy: Taking Misery to Miracles in Just 5 Weeks, we share insights related to combination therapies that few have thoroughly investigated. This book is a must read for you and/or you and your family, if you are ready to learn how to beat neuropathy for good.
Now this doesn’t mean there’s a cure. What this is all about is how you can get control of neuropathy. You can live a much happier, more productive and full life. This book is about giving you control. Allowing you to make a difference in your life now and throughout your future. Practice all of the suggested interventions and win. You can pick up this book here. Now it’s time to get started. Begin your journey learning how to beat neuropathy today.
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One of the most frustrating things for patients and doctors alike is not having adequate treatment plans for patients who suffer from peripheral neuropathy and chronic pain. We find most of the time with our new patients there has never been a real treatment system put into place.
When a piecemeal approach is taken both by patients and their professionals early on, and the net result is failure, or possibly worsening of the underlying neuropathy and chronic pain. Commonly this is the result of a number of factors and too often it’s failure to follow up on early milder issues.
But the good news is when specific formulas are followed, you know what to expect, and we then can know how to measure your progress.
For example, most patients who suffer from diabetic neuropathy know when they keep their blood sugars within a healthy range, their neuropathy and chronic pain improves.
Conversely, when blood sugars are out of control, most often due to poor diet the net result is poor.
And the same holds true for other many other health issues. For example having a personal treatment system including scheduled exercise, a firm diet plan (Get Yours HERE) as well as daily stretching and rest can make a profound difference.
The timing of dietary supplements, and even medications can make a big difference. We know for example that regularity, in terms of time of day and spacing of dosages can make a huge difference for many patients.
We also know that when treating with the NDGen treatment system at specific times makes a huge difference and leads to bigger improvements in quality of life.
So if you find yourself not progressing as much as you would like, let us help you develop a real treatment system or “game plan” for yourself.
Remember no two patients are the same. Some trial and error is necessary to find out what works best for you.
But the good news is having a treatment system to follow provides for more measurable results!
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Can it really be this easy? Are there really just 3 pieces of better health? The answer is a resounding yes!
Too often, like so many things we tend to make health and even treatment of certain illnesses more complicated than they need to be. As a regular reader of our materials you understand some of this already but let’s try to put it all together today in a simple fashion.
The first piece of the 3 Pieces of Better Health, in fact the mainstay of better health and yes recovery from illness has got to be diet. A plant based Mediterranean type diet. This diet with very limited, to no animal products, plenty of healthy fats like olive and fish oil and little to no refined sugars is not only perhaps the healthiest diet but also quite likely the best for our brains and nervous systems or what we doctors call neuro-protective. So this has got to be your first priority. If you need a refresher, get your ND Diet Plan HERE
There’s no question no matter where you are that physical activity is paramount to your wellness and recovery from any illness. In fact, simply start where you are! If you’re recovering from surgery for example, use that wheelchair or walker as much as you possibly can. If you are completely mobile, walk whenever you can and in fact avoid sitting for more than 20 minutes maximum any given time. Believe or not these deliberate but simple physical activities when done consistently during our day probably do more for blood flow and strength than any other single thing you can do throughout the day. This includes going to the gym in the morning and then sitting all day on the job or at home.
Finally, so much as the written about mindset and health. Make no mistake about it your attitude, your support system, your interaction with family and those you love go a long way towards ensuring you have this third but key piece of better health. And no it’s not without demanding your own needs are met. Add in daily meditation, regular thought provoking reading and simple downtime and you literally have a lifelong winning combination.
We’ll talk much more about the key chronic pain and neuropathy treatment pieces next time and as you’ll see these 3 pieces of better health slide right in a critical way.
Finally, please don’t make your life or health plan more complicated than it is!
Just think of all the time, money and energy you’ll save by simply becoming self sufficient with your shopping and diet, exercising at home and daily mindset & self-care!
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Make no mistake about it. Distrust in conventional health care is at an all time high. And so must be alternative care cautions. The reasons for this are many, but perhaps the biggest fuel for dissent is that anyone with little skill and just a few resources can put up a page, website and appear very convincing, But just because someone presents an alternative to pharmaceuticals or even surgeries doesn’t mean its true.
Claims about health care these days are everywhere. This new diet fad, the latest treatment system for neuropathy, disease club memberships, essential oils fix every human malady and maybe even some new highly “researched” drug claims. And let’s not forget the cannabis now cures hangovers to cancer posts on social media. You name it. There is just so much everywhere turned into gazillion dollar businesses for many.
So how do you sort out if what you are considering for yourself or a loved one is really a form of valid alternative care or fraud?
Despite what the pundits want you to believe, instead of just jumping on the latest fad, a little time spent investigating the latest social media post that caught your eye, that Facebook “secret” group or video claims can save you lots of wasted time and money. Not to mention quite possibly your health!
Day after day in practice we see patients who wisely question claims made more often than not. And our team is always willing to help sort things out as best we can for you. But we also see some less skeptical than others fall for products, claims and sometimes even paid “memberships” that turn out to be ineffective and sometimes just blatant fraud. We recently have highlighted those for neuropathy and some stem-cell therapies here.
Here’s my point. We all have a choice. Instead of taking so much at face value, take some time to investigate whatever it is you may be considering whether it be at home or for professionally rendered services. Nowadays especially it’s so easy to fact check quickly across multiple sources.
So the take away here is, let’s be more careful consumers. And more caring Doctors. You’ll be glad you spent the time asking, is this alternative care or fraud?
You decide. Let our team help.
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If you or someone you love suffers from peripheral neuropathy or chronic pain, I don’t have to tell you how frustrating treatment options can be. You probably also are aware how limited many conventional treatments are. In reality, proper neuropathy and chronic pain treatment requires individualized attention. A haphazard approach just won’t do.
Unless an individualized treatment approach is taken right from the very beginning, and fully implemented, patients continue to suffer the pain, sleeplessness, often needlessly.
That is why the most important thing you can do is to work with a highly competent professional. But you also need to learn everything you can, and take proven action steps that will help improve the quality of your life. That is exactly why we publish the dietary and lifestyle posts every week.
Simply wishing the problem will go away, or masking it’s symptoms without attempting to treat the underlying cause is futile. A combined treatment approach really works best in the long term. The good news is, we now have available more effective and far less invasive treatment strategies for patients with chronic pain and peripheral neuropathy than ever before.
When these are combined with your own powerful self-care program the net result is many of our patients are now experiencing significant improvements in quality of life.
So we encourage you to talk with us, and learn about all the advances in the new technology that more and more neuropathy & chronic pain patients can now take advantage of!
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All of us can remember at some point in time, walking into a bakery or kitchen where fresh breads and pastries were being made.
The aroma can be overwhelming and draws us in like magnets.
Now once upon a time most especially when human beings were extremely physically active, bread was in fact the staff of life. There was no problem consuming massive amounts of carbohydrates as long as it was consumed during physical activity.
Well Flash Forward 300 years and the situation is now, entirely different. Not only are we less active but grains are often heavily processed, grown on nutrient deficient soils, or perhaps even GMO.
Breads and pastries are also sources of extremely high carbohydrate levels. In fact a sandwich can have 40 to 60 grams of carbohydrates!
And this has had an effect on neuropathy and our health in general.
With neuropathy, however, the stakes are higher. Gluten can and does cause celiac disease.
Sometimes in celiac disease, the only presentation is a gluten neuropathy.
Most of the time, however, it’s a simple fact that gluten can aggravate our bellies at the least and yes even our aches and pains, including neuropathy.
You see gluten is a gooey protein. That’s what gives bread that wonderful texture.
But most of us who stop eating gluten on regular basis find out quickly how much better we feel.
It appears that this is because even those of us who don’t have celiac disease and even test negative for allergy to gluten, may still be “sensitive”.
In patients suffering from gluten neuropathy, as well as in other patients, it appears that gluten may actually trigger inflammatory reactions. This adds to pain, stiffness, and possibly neuropathy symptoms.
However the evidence is not conclusive, and there are many that would argue this point.
What I can tell you, as a clinician, is that many patients feel so much better we feel it’s worth a try.
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