Resetting the immune system and restoring immune competence requires more than simply avoiding immunologically reactive items and supporting detoxification. In addition to an immune-tolerant diet, patients must supplement the nutrients needed to reverse the repair deficits identified by the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ).
When developing a patient’s supplement program, consider how he/she will be evaluating the value of the treatment you provide. Supplements that deliver better results more quickly provide the best value to the patient, while instilling a confidence in you that only successful outcomes can generate.
Ensure that supplements in your protocol…
- Use biologically preferred forms of nutrients, as found in nature and in food
- Include co-factors and transporters to facilitate uptake
- Include ONLY active ingredients with no fillers or binders to interfere with bioavailability
- Disclose all ingredients – no “proprietary blends” or “other ingredients” that could block uptake, cause immune reaction, or increase the amount of product that needs to be taken
- Do not mix oxidants with anti-oxidants in the same formulation as doing so can destroy the active, delicate antioxidant ingredients.
The goal in developing a personalized supplementation program is to understand the unique nutrient needs of each patient and to support compliance through a highly targeted plan. Even the most engaged and motivated patient can have difficulty complying with a program that includes too many supplements. When designing patients’ initial nutrition program, start with the products listed in the HAQ interpretation as “Priority Supplements.” (See Page 8 of sample LRA results with HAQ interpretation)
As you gauge the patient is willing/able to add to the protocol, add to those any supplements covering particularly problematic areas. Alternatively, use simple and inexpensive self-tests to augment the information the information derived from the HAQ and to guide your nutrient recommendations.
The C Cleanse/Calibration allows patients to determine their individual antioxidant need.
First morning urine pH is an indicator of cell acid/alkaline balance and mineral reserves. A 1st AM urine pH of less than 6.5-7.5 indicates a need for additional alkalinizing minerals.
Taken 1-3 times per day this patented and clinically proven system for better magnesium uptake is recommended to increase mineral reserves and help achieve cellular acid/alkaline balance.
Digestive Transit Time
Transit times longer than 18 hours predispose patients toward or amplify many chronic intestinal or systemic illnesses. A transit time that is too long indicates a need for increased fiber as well as probiotics. Have patients follow this simple transit time evaluation protocol to help guide your gut-restoring supplement recommendations.