Peripheral Neuropathy is a type of damage to your peripheral nervous system. There are over 100 different causes of neuropathy and unfortunately 30 million Americans suffer from some type of Peripheral Neuropathy.
- 60% is diabetic,
- 23 % is idiopathic ,
- 10% is chemotherapy induced,
- 2% are HIV/AIDS, and
- 5% are other causes
(including immune system disorders, repetitive stress, alcohol abuse, vitamin deficiencies, kidney or liver diseases, toxic substances including some medications)
- Nearly 54,000 diabetics have amputations every year!
- What is so shocking is that 75% of amputations are preventable!
(Source: Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy)
Schedule your free Neuropathy Webinar here to learn more about the Blueprint Approach to healing neuropathy.
Dr Weidlich can help you with precise direction on what to do with a customized treatment plan if you’re a candidate for care. Dr Weidlich will be able to determine the correct equipment for you and how often and when to use it, what nutritional supplements to take, how much to take and guide you with the best exercises to help you get the best results.
"MY LIFE TOMORROW WILL BE THE RESULT OF MY ATTITUDES AND CHOICES I MAKE TODAY." – Author Unknown
Neuropathy Nutritional support
Neuropathy Nutrition is vital to the healing of nerves.
Why? Because high blood sugar and inflammation are toxic to nerves and cause them damage. Our nutritional support plan gives your nerves a chance to get their much needed nutrition without the inflammatory and high blood sugar damage so very common from the standard American diet (SAD diet).
Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. If you have a chronic condition such as neuropathy, you are highly likely to be suffering with a chronic low level inflammation that wreaks havoc on your body. You may not see or feel the inflammation, but it is happening and it’s causing breakdown in your body. Changing your diet is one of the best things you can do to help improve your neuropathy.
The following are some of the basic nutritional guidelines. More details are obtained in our neuropathy handbook and program.
- Gluten free diet. Yes, even if you don’t have celiac disease
- Avoid bad sugars and avoid or limit alcohol
- Avoid processed foods
- Avoid caffeine
Choose meals that are based around a good protein with fresh vegetables that are not laden with salt or creamy sauces
Lifestyle choices can go a long way towards preventing and/or managing neuropathy. Some strategies that may help prevent neuropathy include:
- Exercise and diet to control blood glucose levels
- Eating a varied, healthful, anti-inflammatory diet to avoid inflammation
- Receiving treatment for conditions, such as diabetes, that can cause neuropathy
- Keeping body weight within normal parameters
- Avoiding excessive alcohol intake, Alcohol can be toxic to nerves.
- Quitting smoking. Smoking reduces circulation
- Avoiding sugar
- Avoiding / Limiting processed foods
- Avoiding toxins
- Avoiding vitamin deficiencies
- Managing / Coping with stress. Meditation, yoga, tai chi, and breathing techniques have been seen to help with managing stress but also with reducing pain
Anodyne Infrared Therapy
⦁ Increase circulation to your nerves, Reduce inflammation! Nerves in neuropathy need enhanced circulation to bring vital oxygen and nutrients to dying nerves.