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The Road to Recovery Requires Re-evaluation…

Many of you who are trying to recover from the damages of gluten sensitivity may not have looked at your medications as a potential to create nutritional deficits and subsequently create health problems.  Often times the health problems caused by nutritional deficits are the same issues we face with gluten exposure.  This can lead to long term confusion and failure to address the full scope of our illnesses.

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Your Doctor Should Consider Nutrition

Regardless of the medication being used, your doctor should consider the potential for long term vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  Failure to do so can lead to additional health problems for you.  The following diagram illustrates a common example (high blood pressure patients) of the cycle I see in patients trying to recover from gluten:

healing from gluten damage - consider medications

Is a Multi Vitamin Enough?

Although a good place to start, a multi vitamin is not always enough to correct these deficiencies.  Often times a therapeutic dose is required to overcome the deficit.  The best thing you can do is to have your doctor run appropriate lab testing to measure for vitamin and mineral deficiencies every 6 months for as long as you are taking the medication(s).

If you want to learn more about how specific medications can deplete vitamins and minerals, go here now <<<

**Don’t forget that you should also have a thorough check done to determine whether or not your medication(s) contains gluten.  For more help on this topic, I would encourage you to listen the this interview with a gluten free pharmacist.

Always looking out for you,

Dr. O – The Gluten Free Warrior

 

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6 responses on “Medications That Rob Vitamins and Minerals Also Delay Healing

  1. BB says:

    BB says:
    January 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    I have been doing down hill for the past 7 years, The doctors kept giving me antibiotics for ear infections, never did they help. This went on for three years continuously until I finally said no more. Then I began having so many symptoms I can’t even put it into words. I have been blood tested for celiac and that came up negative. My dad died seven years ago advanced ulcerated colitis he basically bled his whole life and was too afraid to go to the doctors.
    My question is how do I know for sure if this is a candida issue because it seems to be centered around digestive problems or am i gluten intolerant. Do You think that metamatrix GI Effects test would be worth wild?
    I am a nanny with no health insurance and cannot afford to come to your clinic but would greatly appreciate any advice.

  2. Joan says:

    Confusion over Lindt Chocolate Bars. They do not seem to have an allergy list. One web site said that ALL their Cocoa contains Barley malt. 70% Almond Brittle mentions wheat gluten syrup in the ingredients list below, it says “May contain traces of peanuts/tree nuts/ soybean/milk. no mention of barley malt or wheat.

  3. BB says:

    Dr Osbourne,

    Do you do phone consultations?

    My life has been down hill.
    I’m 42 and have had a low feritin for about twenty years. In the past seven years I have more symtptoms that I could possible post here.
    Through reading your site, I have done a Comprehesive Stool Test, came back low in good bacteria and enzymes. I’ve done a Spectracell Nutirtion test, came back deficient in Lipoic Acid, CoQ10, Chromium & Copper despite having C/C in my multiviatin all my life. I am waiting for the results of my US Biotek allergy test, pretty postive already Gluten is a problem because when I eat it I don’t go to the bathroom and belive I now have Diverticulosis because of it..

    I got so tired of the doctors looking at my lab work and saying I was fine. Recommending anti-depressants and calling me a Hypochondric, that I have cancelled my Health Insurance and refuse to pay a doctor that can not help me.
    I have made progress but still cannot find a doctor that can truly advise me on how to treat a Copper deficiency because they say the Serums level of 20 if normal. The doctors around me don’t even believe Gluten is an issue unless you are a Celiac.
    I belief I great possible have either Thyroid/Hormone problems going on because I keep getting a rapid pulse in my neck amongst a period from hell.

    I would gladly pay you for your consoltation time. I am in CA and cannot afford to fly there.

    Greatly appreciated,

  4. Hi BB,
    Sorry to hear of your troubles. Call my office at 281-240-2229
    All the best,
    Dr. O

  5. Vickie says:

    I have severe migraines for the past ten years, I have headaches every single day of my life, in an out it the ER. I have no insurance and live off of Excedrin can you hel me?

  6. ZPtech says:

    It’s very important that when you do medications, you have the best help with you as well. Make sure that you have the trusted people of course who can help you get healed or cured. Health is very important and it’s something that you must not take for granted.

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