Diet and exercise. Supplements and Chelation. Short Report.
This is a brief posting. More extensive blogs have been previously posted. Shortly on GadTTRAC a more lengthy report on diet and exercise will be posted.
Previous posts have described the importance of a diet composed of anti-inflammatory foods (turmeric) and food
elements that can work together in anti-inflammation (cilantro, oregano, chlorella, spirulina), and natural chelators: pectin fruits (peaches, apricots). Read these prior blogs, and look for the postings on GadTTRAC.
This brief post deals with the cations involved in chelators and supplements related to them..
In receiving Ca-DTPA, it makes sense to limit your intake of Calcium (Ca). My opinion is that dietary Ca may be fine, in milk, especially in yogurt (since there are additional benefits to yogurt and the microbiome). I would absolutely not take Calcium as an individual supplement, and in selecting multivitamins that contain minerals, avoid those that contain too much Ca. Many multivitamins for women over 50 contain Ca, Similarly if received Zn-DTPA. Zn as an individual supplement should be avoided. Magnesium supplement is the one supplement that is likely important during chelation. Magnesium supplement should not be taken within an envelope 3 days before and 3 days after chelation, so Magnesium does not compete with Gd to be taken up by the chelating ligand (DTPA).
Regarding exercise, I would avoid exercise that is too vigorous while in the midst of GDD, but focus instead on less aggressive exercises: walking, Tai Chi, yoga. It is important to avoid exercise that will induce metabolic acidosis.
Richard Semelka, MD