My physician is recommending that I undergo surgery on my L5 vertebrae.
Q. Dear Terry, “My physician is recommending that I undergo surgery on my L5 vertebrae, which has a spur impinging on the nerves. I would like to avoid surgery, if at all possible. Do you have recommendations that might help me?” — Jenny M., San Jose, CA
A. Dear Jenny, I would recommend trying a combination of high-absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address any pain you may be experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to help you get comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking 1-2 capsules of this blend three times a day.
When choosing a product, look for one that features a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils in a patented process. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be up to 10 times better absorbed than standard curcumin.
When it comes to the bone spurs itself, I recommend adding a combination of calcium and magnesium, along with bioavailable B6, betaine HCl, vitamin C, and ammonium chloride. These ingredients help keep calcium more fluid to make sure it doesn’t form clumps that later become bone spurs. In short, they help ensure that calcium is where it should be, dissolves it where it shouldn’t be, and prevents it from building up there again. I recommend taking 2 capsules of this blend with each meal, followed by 2 capsules at bedtime. However, once your immediate health concerns are cleared up, I think going to a maintenance dosage of 1 or 2 per day is sufficient. When choosing a product, make sure to look for one that contains calcium in the form of calcium phosphate and calcium chloride, as well as magnesium in the form of magnesium glycerophosphate, as these forms are important in maintaining optimal calcium absorption and healthy acid/alkaline balance.
Terry . . . Naturally