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Very quick survey on anti inflammatories

Discussion in 'Other: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; GcMAF' started by Sarah94, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Sarah94

    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'd be v grateful if as many people as possible could answer this very quick survey that I made.

    Btw this is a different question to the poll that I posted on a similar topic recently.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1...bwHhG0SRMOf6sFWxAI847Yw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

    The mods have asked me to add the following info:

    Who is participating in the survey?
    I've asked people on s4me and PR, and will be asking people in a couple of ME facebook groups, to participate.

    What will the information be used for?
    The reason I am running this poll is because I want to find out whether what I experience (anti inflammatories improving my cognitive function) is common among me/cfs patients, or if I may be an anomaly.
     
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    ringding Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Done, although I'm not sure it's particularly informative I'm afraid!
     
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    I am really skeptical when it comes to people seeing a noticable effect from herbal or nutritional supplements. Do people really take turmeric, for example, and notice an effect?
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, very much so.
     
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    you notice an effect?
     
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    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I take the raw root and grate it to make golden milk. I find it reduces stiffness/achiness in my hands. I enjoy the drink.
     
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    Some people with arthritis do notice that their pain levels go down when taking turmeric supplements over time.
     
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    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes. Sorry I don't have energy to elaborate at the moment.
     
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    I don't know how much of an effect milk thistle has as an anti-inflammatory - but I use it to help with brain fog. This product also contains turmeric. When my brain fog is worse - usually when my GI symptoms are worse, I find that liquid milk thistle helps. It doesn't have turmeric in it.

    I don't have any of the usual health issues milk thistle is recommended for ( e.g. liver failure etc.)

    I also find probiotics help with brain fog.

    I operate on the idea that GI problems/dysbiosis may be partly to blame for the brain fog.

    It seems to me, that at least in my case, there is a connection between GI problems and brain fog, especially when the fogginess worsens.

    Over time, (decades) using probiotics has helped with the fogginess.

    It is, however, temporary help, as I need to continue daily with these supplements to help with the disorientation (fogginess).

    For quite some time I followed health food store advice - "You just need the probiotics for a limited time, until your GI balance is restored."

    I have found my GI tract never rights itself (i.e. often have some pain and other GI symptoms), so I take probiotics daily, and increase the amount when the brain fog flares.

    I don't find anything helps though with poor short term memory, or slowed comprehension.

    Several years ago I did a very strict low carb diet, and it helped with brain fog, but this level of deprivation was awful to stay on. I did though for quite some time.

    Hope this helps.

    ETA: according to some websites, milk thistle has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
     
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    Did my best!:)
     
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    Most of the off-the-shelf probiotic supplements do NOT take up residence in your gut. Like yogurt, you have to use daily to get any lasting benefit.
     
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    My experience seems to confirm what you say.

    Although even MDs now say take probiotics after, antibiotics.

    Like many other areas of medical knowledge, it would be good to finally get a handle on what is really going on with this whole issue.

    Are there probiotics you know of that do embed in the gut?
     
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    Kefir has some probiotics that do establish themselves within the gut. However, it has to be homemade kefir - not the stuff you buy off the shelf in your grocery store. Ken Lassesen has a list somewhere on his website of probiotic supplements that are known to take up residence in the gut. There aren't many though that do. Diet is equally important when you are trying to shift your gut microbiome.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    I’ve done it. :)
     
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