(Last updated April 2023.) Here are the 30-odd conditions and annoyances that I and a few guest authors have attempted to solve over the past decades with nutritional therapy and other non-prescription treatments.
A few notes first:
- Notes in italics are included for those entries which do not have posts yet, or if I am behind in updating the linked post to my current status.
- Most issues have been resolved to a great extent. The ones I have had no success with are eye floaters, disappointing fingernails, tinnitus, and the failure of the world to recognize my true genius. The post on geographic tongue, by a guest author, also does not have a firm resolution.
- Many of the earlier posts focus on nutritional therapy. Here are some definitions of supplements and nutritional therapy.
- I did not have all of these issues at the same time, and some of them just made fleeting appearances now and again. Shoddy housing and lack of sun definitely played a part in some of the issues.
The afflictions, in alphabetical order
A – B
- abdominal pain
- adult acne
- anxiety: This improved freakishly with vagus nerve stimulation exercises, and even more with Peter Levine’s “Somatic Experiencing” exercises and, I am very sad to say, quitting chocolate. Also avoiding caffeine, obviously. Not so obvious: Transcendental Meditation made it A LOT WORSE. No lie.
- appetite, lousy
- arthritis, mild (Guest Author!)
- brain fog/difficulty concentrating
- breathing, suppressed, but not technically asthma This improved a lot when I started doing vagus nerve stimulation exercises, but I still have to avoid a lot of foods. I also was taught how to breathe differently by a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. That thing about belly breathing is a bunch of hooey.
C – F
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- cravings, maddening: a long list of things I tried and what’s worked best so far
- digestion, lousy
- eye floaters
- failure of world to recognize my true genius
- fatigue, perpetual but not officially “Chronic”
- fingernails, weak and sad
G – I
- gallbladder obstreperousness (Guest Author!)
- geographic tongue (Guest Author!)
- hair loss/hair thinning (the hair loss part)
- headaches and migraines
- hearing, oversensitive
- insomnia: I averaged three hours of sleep a night for 16 years, and less than an hour a night during the final year. Yes, that is possible. My sleep improved 500% in a week with mold avoidance, and a bit more after a lot of sun exposure. I think there is more to it than mold, however.
- iron levels, extremely low but with only occasional mild anemia, along with intolerance to iron supplements: Iron levels improved quickly with beef spleen supplements after two years of mold avoidance.
J – Z
When this content was published
The content on this page or post was originally published on June 2, 2011 and updated on October 22, 2020, March 30, 2023, and April 19, 2023.