On various discussion groups I
often come across people who either do not have medical insurance or do not have
a 'believing and willing' MD. These people also have cognitive problems
and little money. Periodically I sit down and sort thru my families experience
(and others) to determine what I would do if I had only $100/month to spend. My
current list is below (updated Feb, 2005). None of these items are prescription
(but it is always good to inform your MD on what you are taking).
Providing nutrients for Immune System
- Vitamin D
-- 2000 IU/day with Calcium
- Introduce it gradually and take it through out the day in small dosages.
Avoid large dosages at one time.
- Monitor your body temperature before and every hour after taking. You may
notice a rise in temperature, if so do not take additional until your
temperature is down to 99F or lower.
- B-Complex (Stress)
- Additional B-12
Chromium picolinate - 1000 mcg/day
- Turmeric (bulk buy at grocery store). Make "00"
or "000" capsules. Take 6 per day.
- Niacin (Regular flushing type in 100 mg tablet).
up to 500 mg/day (if MD approves, than higher dosage). Start at 100 mg.
- Policosanol (10-20 mg/day)
- Piracetam (1-5 800 mg/day)
- Grape Seed Extract
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Turmeric (bulk buy at grocery
store) best known herbal against some of the CFIDS virii.
- Generic Transfer Factor (4Life): $48.00
for 90 capsules. Take 1 capsule 3 x / day on empty stomach
- Non-denatured Whey is a good
- Xylitol (toothpaste, mouthwash, gum) - reduce
- Primal Defense ($31/90 capsules - 1 per day):
The above will likely not cure you -- but has a good chance of causing
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