Yes, I'm not currently a fan of taking a lot of supplements. That's true.
In my case, I wasn't always (usually?) able to tell if something was helping, doing nothing, making things worse, or needing more time. Again, in my case, quitting all my supplements was a strategy to sorta go back to baseline. Granted, a crappy baseline.
From there, I added back in a couple of things that I thought/hoped *might* help me, such as digestive enzymes and an herbal sleep product. Even then, however, I couldn't/can't definitively say they're helping -- I certainly don't feel any difference.
That was sorta my point about
my previously taking lots of things and why I stopped. The more I look at maps of the various biochemical pathways, consider the 20,000+ number of genes in the human genome, and watch presentations online discussing the endlessly-complex nature of our organs, neurotransmitters, pathogens (good and bad), and so forth, the more I came to believe I have little chance of really knowing how to manipulate my biochemistry to yield a certain outcome...and, to be sure it was my changes that did it.
Those opinions stated, if someone does something they know works and helps them, then I'd suggest they continue doing so. There are many stories about
people who have used supplements and medications to improve. I'm just not one of them...and, that's okay.
I've had improvements since I've stopped taking lots of supplements. Why? I can't know for sure. Maybe my body needed a rest from all the "pushing and pulling" caused by the various substances I was ingesting. I'll never know for sure, of course. As with many people, I was doing a lot of guessing and making many assumptions.
I'll soon return to work, and, once I have some income again, I plan to try again to improve my situation. How to do so, though, is still unclear...and I hope the uncertainty doesn't keep me mired in inaction.
Post Edited (The Dude Abides) : 8/19/2019 10:25:54 AM (GMT-6)