Ok, I am back and found the book I was looking for, you know when you move its difficult to remember where I put some of my books, I try to keep the most important ones close at hand, and I did, so lets get on with it.
Chaste berry, Sarsaparilla root, black cohosh, motherwort, raspberry leaf, also calcium, magnesium, potassium with some vitamin D is essential. Calcium is difficult to assimilate in the body, but other minerals help the calcium to assimilate. Be careful of calcium supplements; only use those that are combined with magnesium. Silica is important for the bones as well and may be gotten from shavegrass tea. B vitamins are also essential; often they are mixed with other supplements, be cautious of those that have to much vitamin C. Vitamin C is very acid to the body (except in its form as Ester-C) and bioflavonoids (vitamin P) should be used instead. Bioflavonoids are excellent for the circulation as as helping assimilation of vitamin C.
Zinc is important for the immune system and manganese for the nervous system. Also Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) contains essential fatty acids and helps balance the hormone levels. This is found in evening primrose oil, black currant oil, and I think borage oil. Free form amino acid capsules are also recommended, especially for those with low blood sugar, and those who have had problems with PMS.
You should try and have a diet high in leafy green vegetables, kale spinach, collard greens, and turnip greens if you can stand them. Carrot juice is also a good source of calcium. (again if you can stand it). All of these above should also be helpful to digestive system, and it is a natural way of keeping things moving. (You know what I mean)
And one last thing, it is important to exercise (I know for myself exercise is limited), but I have found water arobics to be very helpful and gentle on my body. Please do not exercise like people without cp do. It is simply not something we can do.
I know this is alot of information, if you have a local health food store, most of these can be bought right there. I hope this has been or will be helpful for you. Again time is the one thing that can be counted on for these symptoms to go away, or at least not be so bad.
Good Luck to you, hope you are feeling well today,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson