As many of you are only too aware the doctors can only do so much for us and it’s really up to us to 'help ourselves” 6 years ago my symptoms worsened dramatically. Around that time desperate for any help, I started to explore every possible avenue. After the 'very fortunate suggestion of an acquaintance, and a lot of research on my part I embarked on a cellular nutrition program.
The following is an excerpt from a web site developed by a doctor Ray Strand who specializes in nutritional medicine, (with amazing results). I know its lengthy but I encourage you to read it. It makes so much sense.
...We have no choice but to live in our present environment. Our bodies are affronted daily by excessive production of free radicals caused by our polluted environment, stressful lifestyles, and over-medicated society. Though we can certainly reduce the amount of free radicals our bodies produce by: not smoking, decreasing stress levels, and avoiding toxic chemicals, most of our bodies are still unable to fight the overwhelming daily attack on the natural defence system. Remember balance is the key--we need enough antioxidants available to neutralize the free radicals produced.
Over the past 50 years, nutritional medicine and supplementation has focused on replenishing a nutritional deficiency. Countless hours and dollars have been spent trying to determine exactly which nutrients our bodies are depleted of. Blood tests, urine tests, hair samples, muscle testing, and more have been conducted in an attempt to determine which nutrients we need to supplement. However, we have been aiming at the wrong target. The present problem is not a nutritional deficiency, but rather, underlying oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has now been shown beyond any shadow of doubt via medical research to be the root cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases. Diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's dementia, macular degeneration, lupus, MS, and the list goes on and on.
Because oxidative stress is our concern rather than specific nutritional deficiencies, we must determine the best approach to preventing or controlling oxidative stress. This is accomplished by bolstering one's natural defences through cellular nutrition.
Cellular nutrition is simply providing ALL nutrients to the cell at optimal levels. This allows the cell to determine what it actually does and does not need. I don't have to worry about determining which nutrients the cell is deficient in. I simply provide all of the important nutrients at optimal levels-those levels shown to provide a health benefit in the medical literature. Any nutritional deficiencies will be automatically corrected over the next few months by this approach and all the other vital nutrients will be brought up to their optimal levels as well.
Cellular nutrition is providing the body with all the antioxidants along with the supporting B vitamins and antioxidant minerals at optimal levels. This is "preventive medicine" at its best because we can literally attack the disease process at its core by preventing oxidative stress from occurring.
You may be wondering if we can control oxidative stress by simply improving our diet and eating more fruits and vegetables. This is definitely a good start. By simply eating 7 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day you can decrease the risk of heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer's dementia, and cancer, two to three fold. We certainly want to supplement a good diet-not a bad diet. However, even if you eat a great diet you can barely obtain the RDA level of all essential nutrients.
When all of the necessary nutrients are provided to the cell in a complete and balanced nutritional supplement, the combined effect is phenomenal. The potency of these nutrients in optimizing our body's natural antioxidant, immune, and repair systems when this synergy is achieved is maximized. Oxidative stress can be controlled and our health will be protected.
I also apply these principles for my patients who are already suffering from a major chronic degenerative disease. I provide them with the same basic cellular nutrition I recommend for all my patients and then I add additional potent antioxidants, which I refer to as optimizers, to the regime tailored to each specific disease.
When physicians take advantage of the most tremendous healing asset, the host-our bodies, and support it rather than denying its importance in the healing process, amazing clinical improvement is possible.
Cellular nutrition is about health, not disease. "Attacking" the root cause of chronic degenerative disease is true preventive medicine. By applying these same principles, you who are in good health can decrease the risk of developing these chronic degenerative diseases.
Over the past seven years, I have changed my approach. I now strongly encourage and support my patients in taking a three-fold approach to health: eating well, practicing a consistent exercise program, and daily consuming high-quality nutritional supplements. I now use medication as a last resort-not as my first choice.
Choosing High Quality Nutritional Supplements
I personally believe that the products I recommend are the most complete and balanced , nutritional products on the market today. In fact, all the clinical case study results documented in my new book, What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You, were achieved by using those products
Back to My story...
Since I started looking into cellular nutrition I have discovered that all nutritional product is not created equal, The product you take must be able to be used by your body, it must be of the highest potency and uniform. You want every tablet to be the same as every other tablet.
So what actually happened for me... ?
7 days after I started taking the product my nerves started to regenerate. Initially I thought they were dying as they were so jumpy and twitchy. A visit to the doctor told me that they were in fact regenerating. I had more regeneration in 1 week than I had in the previous 5 years Then I noticed I was sleeping better and more deeply.
Now 7 months later my rheumatologist, looking at my blood tests, commented that he, "Had no explanation for my blood tests which were nearly the same as a healthy person.
The indicators for Sjogren's in the blood test were evident but not active.
The inflammation level in the blood that had been at one point 697 was now down to 37.
(A healthy person is 30 or under.)
My rheumatologist couldn't explain this....hmmm. He also said, "He didn't know what had happened and where it was now. "
So in closing I couldn't be enjoying these results without sharing the information I have with all you,
I have Sjögren’s Peripheral Neuropathy.
BEV NORTON J.P.
THE AUSTRALIAN SJOGREN'S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION INC. (TASSA)