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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How Vitamins & Nutritional Supplements Can Help

Although carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has been around for a long time for those doing repetitive motions in their jobs, such as assembly-line workers, it has become much more prevalent now that so many use computers all day long.  Regular treatment for carpal tunnel includes cortisone which can adversely affect the immune system and surgery for severe cases.  Natural therapies, however, can both act as preventative measures and can help to relieve pain if you do develop CTS*.

Common Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Numbness, tingling, swelling and pain in the wrist and hand.

Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel

Repetitive stress on the nerves of the wrist, hand and arm.  Vitamin B6 or magnesium deficiencies can be contributing factors, as well as having an underactive thyroid, which seems to be epidemic in America today.

Vitamins, Minerals and Other Nutritional Supplements

Vitamin C complex with bioflavinoids can help your body to make connective tissue and ease pain*.  Goji Juice is very high in Vitamin C and other antioxidants.  Magnesium is important, and we do recommend taking it along with calcium.  Also vitamin B6, as described above, may be deficient, and niacin as well can help increase your circulation*.  Turmeric can help reduce inflammation, Xanthones, which are antioxidants found in Mangosteen Juice*.  Thyroid-boosting plant-based supplements, unrefined sea salt and virgin coconut oil can all boost thyroid function.*

Recommended Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements*
  • Natural vitamin C complex and/or a good greens mix
  • Chlorella
  • Coral calcium (with calcium and magnesium in a 2:1 ratio)
  • B Complex vitamins
  • Turmeric (found in Quantum Liver Complex)
  • Mangosteen 100 Juice
  • Goji 100 Juice
  • Unrefined sea salt
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Thyroid Complex with iodine-rich sea vegetables

Food Choices

Emphasize vitamin B6 rich foods like liver and other organ meats, whole grains, legumes and leafy green vegetables.  Try to eat some vitamin C rich foods like citrus, peppers or parsley every day.  It is best to avoid soft drinks, hard liquor and caffeine, as they can bind up with magnesium and make it less available to your body.  Sea vegetables and unrefined sea salt can help your body get the iodine it needs to balance your thyroid*, if that is your problem.

Besides eating iodine-rich foods, it is important to reduce your intake of goitrogens (iodine blockers) like peanuts and soybeans (including soybean oil, which is found in most packaged foods today, including salad dressings).  Soybean oil is also used quite often in restaurants, so ask before ordering.  All raw cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, turnips, kale, mustard greens, brussels sprouts and cauliflower are also goitrogens.  Make sure and cook or culture them before eating in significant amounts. 

Other Ideas

According to Cherie Calboun in The Coconut Diet, fluoride may interfere with proper functioning of the thyroid.  This means that if your water is fluoridated, it may be extremely helpful for you to buy a water filter that filters out fluoride*.  If you’re not sure, check with your water supplier – about 50% of American’s tap water is fluoridated today.  EcoViva sells a water filter that will remove fluoride – be careful, most water filters don't remove fluoride – it takes a special cartridge.. 

You also want to try to reduce the repetitive stress you are subjecting your body to.  We know, this is easier said than done, but if you don't make some changes, you might end up not being able to do your job anyways if your carpel tunnel syndrome gets too bad.  If you don't reduce the repetitive stress, adding some vitamins and food-based nutritional supplements may not get rid of your CTS, but it may still help reduce its severity.

* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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