Registered pharmacist, and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs, who has been compounding custom medication, formulating nutritional and skin care products and consulting with doctors and patients for decades, offered suggestions on supplements, and making healthy changes to one's diet. Aside from trauma and mechanical damage, the body, he believes, is a self-contained healing system from a biochemical standpoint. By eliminating bad dietary choices, and bringing in a good diet and supplementation, "we can go so far towards healing ourselves that doctors, pharmacies, and insurance companies in a large measure can become irrelevant" in terms of treating long-term progressive, degenerative diseases, he remarked.
Natural remedies for neuropathy, such as nerve pain in the foot, as experienced by diabetics and others, include cetyl myristoleate, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid, and cayenne cream for symptomatic relief, he said. A longer term approach to nerve pain would be to deal with blood sugar issues, by keeping your sugar intake down, and taking such nutrients as B vitamins, vitamin A, chromium, vanadium, selenium, zinc, taurine, and magnesium, which help to process sugar, he outlined. For digestive health, Fuchs recommended glutamine, and muscilaginous substances such as aloe vera, noni, and hyaluronic acid which are beneficial to the digestive track.