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Tara's Nutrition & Supplement Notebook Discuss healthy eating and natural/herbal supplements with Professional Nutritionist Tara Palmer.

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:25 AM
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astaxanthin?

I've been seeing alot on this supplement lately. Does anyone have an opinion on whether it would be good to take? Any info would be appreciated!

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:17 PM
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maybe

I also have heard about astaxanthin recently. I went to a naturopath doc last week, got a bunch of stuff from him including this (xanthomega krill oil) & feel better than I did, I follow up with him in 6 weeks, hope for continued improvement, may not know which supplement is working but if I continue to feel better I'll take his word on supplement dosage amounts. I figure it can't hurt & seems to be helping.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:52 PM
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Hi needinfo4,

Thanks for the reply. I've been wondering if it's one I should be taking. I wish there was a good naturopath doctor where I live. I'd seen this on a few different shows-including 'Dr Oz'. Would you mind updating me on how you do on this? I realize you started other supplements too, but it would be nice to know how your doing on them. What other supplements did you start taking?

Jen
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:52 PM
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still improving

I do not check back daily, sorry to keep you waiting. I'm taking a bunch of different things, Vitamin E, Calcium Magnesium & Vitamin D3, omega 3-6-9 (fish oil +) all before I had an appointment with him. He reviewed what I was doing on my own & added oregano oil & d-Mannose, 2 supplements that have a WHOLE bunch of different things in them- neurochondria(designs for health) & mitochondrial nrg (by thorne). I'm also doing acupuncture once a week. I'm determined to continue improving & came into a bit of $ this year, spending it on my health, no better reason to. Not a fan of modern medicine & ms, IVSM is ok for flare ups but the shots they want you to inject yourself with feel like poison. Will check back when I can, hope you are well.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:32 PM
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Hi! Thanks for the info. I take several supplements, but always wonder if I should be taking something else or different than I'm taking. I agree there's no better way to spend money than on improving your health-especially your MS! I am on Copaxone, but after a year on it I've had to change to 3 times a week due to huge injection site reactions. I'm trying to stick it out for now since I've had no relapses or new lesions. I have to say I have mixed feelings about it though!

Jen
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:57 PM
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injections

I got tired of injecting myself end of 2008 (Avonex), have had flare ups I treat with IVSM, just cannot shoot myself up with something that feels like poison, feel bad after every injection. Last time I spoke to a neurologist about shots they wanted me to try rebif, with steroid pills to counteract the effects of the shot, it was TOO much. It has been a year since my last flare, I'm educating myself about alternative treatments, so far so good, I wish the same to you.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:20 PM
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Hi! Wondering how your doing. Have you noticed more benefits from the supplements your taking? I'm still trying to figure out what else I should take! Still hanging in there with the 3 times a week copaxone injections. I see my Neuro on the 28th-will have another MRI. She wants it at 6 months this time, because of the change in injections. I'm actually 2 months late due to the wonderful North Dakota weather! I wish I were brave enough to stop the copaxone! But the way things are going with my injection site reactions the decision may soon be out of my hands!

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