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Offline plafontaine

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Naturally occuring anti-inflamatories.
« on: July 26, 2005, 02:51:05 AM »
I've been seeing an internal medicine specialist who practices what he termed, "natural medicine."  In addition to advising me to change my diet by cutting carbs (specifically wheat products) and adding fruits, vegetables, and white meat/fish; he has advised that I replace Mobic with the following naturally occuring anti-inflamatory compounds:
1)  Immunoviva
2)  Vitalzym or Wobenzym
3)  Colostrum

Since every one is different, it would always be advisable to ask your physician about these things.  In any case, I thought I'd share this with the board.  I'll try to keep this board up to date.

The group is at www.minnesotanaturalmedicine.com and my physician is Dr. Christopher Foley.

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Re: Naturally occuring anti-inflamatories.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2005, 12:17:01 PM »
Hi,

This might be a stupid question, but where do you find these naturally occuring anti-inflammatory compounds?  I have never heard of them.  Were you advised to change your diet to help with pain?  I'm very curious about this.

Casey  :)
LOA #2 and hardware removal 12/15/08-new cartilage from ACI looks "GOOD"
LOA on left knee 3/18/07
ACI and HTO on left knee 10/22/07
scope of right knee on 6/21/07
microfracture left knee 3/18/05

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Re: Naturally occuring anti-inflamatories.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2005, 08:14:20 PM »
Having seen many Orthopedic Sprecialists in the past while searching for the one that held a resolution to the frequent soreness, tenderness, inflammation, and pain that constitutes my PFS, I begain to speak with a rheumatoligist about my condition (hence Vioxx and more recently, Mobic).  It soon became apparent to me that I had results of diagnostics and physician reports residing all over the place.  This physician told me to do the Intel work and find all reports, X-rays, MRI's etc. from the last seven years in addition to requiring a fasting blood screen.

By extolling the virtues of a healthy diet (he calls it the Paleo-diet), his contention is that you slowly move to your natural weight in a healthy manner and eventually gravitate to healthy weight bounds.  Being slightly overweight, this helps remove stress on the knees.  However, the problem with my knees remains an enigma to us both as all diagnostic procedures (MRI, X-Rays, etc.) were inclonclusive.  What I like most is his ambition to help me find a resolution to this problem as well as the personal tact with which he addresses his patience.  It even turned out that one of the OS physicians I had seen was a fraternity brother of his.

The doctor mentioned that these are readily available.  However, I still need to pick up me perscriptions (today is t+1).  I'll keep you updated.

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Re: Naturally occuring anti-inflamatories.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005, 03:40:31 AM »
Definitely let us know how it works out. I am unable to take conventional anti-inflammatories and am constantly on the look out for natural alternatives. I am sure that I am not alone in this regard. I have tried MSM and SAM-e, but the compounds that you mentioned are new to me.

Clueless

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Re: Naturally occuring anti-inflamatories.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 09:22:30 PM »
Clueless,

Found these web-sites about the products.  Just picked up some myself today (had trouble finding it in town), and I'll let you know how it works.

Immunoviva:  http://www.bionutritionaloils.com/

Vitalzym:  http://www.vitalzym.com/vitalzym.htm

Wobenzym:  http://www.wobenzym-natural.com/

I am trying the first two...


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Re: Naturally occuring anti-inflamatories.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 12:41:09 AM »
Here's another website for wobenzyme as I first heard of it in reference to use in dogs suffering the pain of Lyme disease: http://www.myvitanet.com/wobprod.html
Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.