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My husband has post herpetic neuralgia from a severe shingles attack 3 years ago.

Q. Dear Terry, “My husband has post herpetic neuralgia from a severe shingles attack 3 years ago.  The constant pain is very debilitating.  Is there anything that would give him more relief or heal this condition permanently?” — Nancy W., Reno, NV

A. Dear Nancy, I’m sorry to hear that your husband has to deal with ongoing chronic pain. While not a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very painful.

I believe I can offer your husband some alternative nutritional options. However, I encourage him to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with his physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.

I would first recommend trying a combination of high-absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address the pain he is experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to help him get comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking 1-2 capsules of this blend three times a day.

I believe he would also benefit greatly by taking a blend 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 to 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 a formula, choose one that features 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 2 capsules of this formula three times daily for 30 days, then reduce to 2 capsules twice daily thereafter.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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