Of Vitamin Treatment
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Of Vitamin Treatment

Q: You wrote: [she's quoting Dr. Phelps...]
"However, there is one vitamin mix that has some really exciting potential and
is being researched right now.  A "randomized trial", testing against a
placebo pill, started this past June; the researchers are still extremely
excited about it.  As soon as I see even one person respond, with my own eyes
in my own practice, I'll be writing about it on my website.  Until then,
let's wait for some say-so more than a few excited people (there are just too
many treatments that aroused a great deal of excitement until the randomized
trials were done -- check out Neurontin, for example...).

Are you referring to the True hope/Synergy Group protocol? I am so eager to
get info on this. Do you know anyone who has actually used the program?
Charlene

Dear Charlene --
Correct: that's the reference (www.truehope.com).  Tried it on one patient so far.  No improvement after 2 weeks, then she got some cardiac abnormalities -- not sure if its due to the nutritional supplement or some one of my several medications.  The Synergy people are very big on the importance of cutting down the conventional med's, and I may have waited too long (I was waiting for some evidence of effectiveness first...).  She still has the cardiac rhythm problems, and required a telemetry stay last week -- but again, I'm not sure if the supplement had anything to do with it.  That's the sum total of my experience with it so far.  Will post more as I acquire it.

Dr. Phelps


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