Pharmacist and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs offered tips on diet and supplementation in order to combat various physical ailments and health problems. When it comes to people who have multiple symptoms occurring, it's best to treat the root cause, which generally comes down to a triangle of three systems, he said-- first, it's the digestive system, followed by the the blood sugar system, and then the adrenal/thyroid access, which when it breaks down leads to further disease. Periodic fasting and probiotics can help the digestive system, and good fat, protein, electrolytes, and B vitamins help stabilize the blood sugar system, he cited.
Regarding seizure disorders, one of the most powerful treatment strategies is the ketogenic diet-- a high fat diet that duplicates the anti-seizure properties of fasting, he noted. The mineral selenium has anti-estrogenic benefits, which makes it important for dealing with autoimmune issues, and hot flashes, and it has anti-cancer effects as well, he said. For chemical sensitivities, he recommended strengthening the body's detox system with the amino acid glutamine, as well as copper, selenium, magnesium, and Vitamin C.