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Special Diet Recommendations for TN Patients?


#21

Something of possible interest, and with the main hypothesis of TN as a result of the peripheral portion of the nerve being compromised- a huge percentage improvement in peripheral neuropathy using;

  1. alpha-lipoic acid
  2. n-acetyl-cysteine
  3. L-carnitine
  4. selenium
  5. vitamin C

http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/pain/neuropathic/relief-symptoms-associated-peripheral-neuropathy


#22

Cool, lipoic acid came to mind the other day but one article suggested a type other than alpha… I may have posted the link on one of your discussion? N E way, zinc came to mind yesterday, kind of silly I guess but I think it is important for electrical stuff?




aiculsamoth said:

Something of possible interest, and with the main hypothesis of TN as a result of the peripheral portion of the nerve being compromised- a huge percentage improvement in peripheral neuropathy using;

  1. alpha-lipoic acid
  2. n-acetyl-cysteine
  3. L-carnitine
  4. selenium
  5. vitamin C

http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/pain/neuropathic/relief-symp...


#23

Yes, I just came across the diet. I just started limiting saturated fat to under 10 grams a day, and I see immediate improvement. For the past year, I've been controlling the attacks with avoiding my trigger foods and supplements, but I didn't connect the attacks to saturated fat. I am a butter lover, and as soon as I lowered the amount of butter to almost zero, I felt better. It's a very healthy diet for other diseases and conditions, including weight loss, so why not try it? I'd much rather control TN with diet than have any type of surgery.

Good luck to everyone.

P.S. Why are these posts so old?



Oli said:

Cara has mentioned the low saturated diet here; I've been searching the internet for TN diet recommendations and came across Dr. Sherwood's site, where he says that eating under 10g of saturated fat a day may be beneficial. Here's a link for a presentation he gave regarding his findings: http://www.franksherwood.com/mytalk.htm . If someone decides to give the diet a try, please share your experience.