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Can nutrition help with degenerative diseases?
I have severe keratoconus in my family, and the only foreseeable solution is surgery.
Nutrition works best on chronic and/or degenerative conditions as well as risk reduction. Far better than it can work on acute conditions as there is not enough time in acute conditions to get as many benefits. Since keratoconus is a disease of the collagen, I would be extremely surprised if diet and nutrition could not address it effectively. Collagen, as well as many if not all other tissues, do what they are supposed to do when we:
– Feed the body the nutrients it requires
– Do not feed it GMO’s or foods with toxic chemical residus such as herbicides, pesticides, etc.
– Do not feed it foods which have in turn been fed foods THEY should not have consumed, e.g. grain-fed, non-pasture beef, lamb, farm-raised fish, etc.
– Adequately detox the chemicals and other toxins already accumulated in the tissues
– Add in sufficient amounts of the nutrients which are deficient or needed in higher quantities than usual to aid in healing. This would usually require professional help and possibly a Cardio ION panel from Meta Metrix clinical Laboratories
David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM, Price-Pottenger Vice President