I have nerve damage stemming from having multiple neuromas removed on both feet.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have nerve damage stemming from having multiple neuromas removed on both feet. I have tried everything - injections, acupuncture, pain meds, and anything else the doctors can think of, but nothing is working. I am hoping you have some suggestions.” — Anna S., Toledo, OH
A. Dear Anna, I would first recommend taking the following combination: highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA, and nattokinase. These four ingredients will help to address any pain you may be experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I suggest taking these four ingredients up to three times daily.
I believe you would also benefit greatly by taking a combination of nutrients including B vitamins, biotin, alpha lipoic acid, chromium, and zinc, among others. B vitamins (B1-B3, B6, B12, Folate, and Pantothenic Acid) help nerves function better, delay damage to nerves, and reduce the frequency and intensity of the pain symptoms. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can boost levels of glutathione, one of the body’s natural antioxidants, which helps protect delicate nerves from oxidative damage. Current research also shows that ALA can help to reduce the pain and tingling symptoms. Extremely effective as an antioxidant, zinc helps to promote tissue and wound healing. When looking for nutrients, choose B vitamins in their “active” forms, as well as minerals in the form of amino acid chelates. Active B vitamins do not need to be converted in the liver and are already in the effective form our body needs. This is important because many people (some experts estimate up to 30% of our population) do not convert B vitamins well, and don’t receive full benefits. I also prefer the amino acid chelates for minerals, because they are so much better absorbed. I recommend taking these ingredients three times daily.
Please be patient – you will need to allow at least 4-12 weeks with the above nutritional program before you evaluate your progress.
Terry . . . Naturally