Hi Dr. LaGuardia,
I purchased your book last year and have a question regarding
anti-inflamitory medicines. I have back issues sometime and I am
unable to take aspirin or NSAIDS for the pain. I have an alergic
reaction when taking the medicine where my throat tightens up. I
have tried Tyrenol but it does not help with the pain. Do you have a
suggestion for an alternative?
FIrst of all allow me to thank you for buying my book. I hope you find it easy to read and are enjoying it. Now, as far as your inflammation in your back. Here are some interventions that I would definitely do, all of them are benign without significant side effects and since you cannot tolerated nsaids you have little choice.
Before you do any of these you should have your doctor check a sensitive C reactive protein level and an ESR on you to help measure your inflammation before and after the treatments I outline below. Depending on where you live, and your possible exposure I would also check you for Lyme disease, BAbesiosis and Ehrlichiosis to rule out any infection with them causing your back problems. I would also have him check an arthritis profile to identify possible other causes of your back pain.
I would look into getting a far infrared matt to sleep on, I use one and it was relatively inexpensive , about $350. This is a deep penetrating heat which cannot burn you in any way. It should penetrate about four inches into your body and give deep soothing heat.
Epsom Salt baths are extremely helpful. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and is beneficial for over three hundred different enzyme reactions in the body and will also help soothe and relax frazzled nerves and muscles. You need to follow specific instructions such as:
two cups of e.s. in your bathtub in the hottest water you can stand, you must remain in there for a half an hour, that is how long it takes to cross your skin an work its magic. Be careful lowering your testicles into the water that is the hardest part..LOL…….also be careful when you exit the tub, since it relaxes everything it will also relax your leg muscles and you may fall. Do it right before bed and you will sleep like a baby.
Topical DMSO is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. You can buy it online and here in CT Tractor Supply has it in the animal medication section, it says not for human use but that depends on the state. Read in the book about it. Its only downside is its garlic smell.
As far as supplements many come to mind that treat inflammation and arthritis problems such as:
Fish Oil (omega 3 fatty acids) : Take four one thousand milligram tablets ( four grams) all at once before your largest meal of th eday and eat on top of it that way you don’t burp up any fish. It will help your lipids by lowering your triglyceride levels as well.
Boron: the mineral in 20 mule team Borax. I like a brand available on Amazon: Piping Rock brand Boron Complex: Take one of those twice a day until your back pain responds then lower it to once a day.
Other supplements that will help include the following:
Also the superfood Spirulina helps your overall health as well as inflammation. Vitamin D either thru sun exposure or via supplementation with Vitamin D3 5,000 iu’s once a day with your evening meal. You need to take it with fat to absorb it or it will pass right through you.
I would do as many of these as you can and you will be pleasantly surprised with the results. Now you can also help yourself by sleeping well ( 7 hrs minimum), eating organic unprocessed foods, and especially raw foods since these supply enzymes that help your body function well and deal with inflammation.
I hope this helps and I am confident that it will work for you given enough time. Let me know how it goes, drop me a line in a few months.
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