My sister was recently diagnosed as having degenerative disc disease.
Q. Dear Terry, “My sister was recently diagnosed as having degenerative disc disease. Is there anything she can take that might help?” — Linda E., Philadelphia, PA
A. Dear Linda, First and foremost, I would recommend that your sister start taking the following combination: highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA, and nattokinase. These four ingredients will help to address any pain she may be experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get her comfortable as quickly as possible. I suggest that she take these four ingredients up to three times daily.
She may also want to consider taking horsetail extract standardized to provide 20 mg of silica daily. Many people never think about silica when it comes to bone health, but it is one of the most important minerals we need. Because silica is poorly absorbed, you want to look for a product that contains plant-based silica and bioflavonoids, blended with marine lipids. This greatly increases absorption and will help you achieve the best benefits. I recommend taking 800 mg of standardized horsetail extract three times daily for the first month. Your sister can then decrease to 800 mg twice daily thereafter.
Terry . . . Naturally