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Bulleted Highlights from Selected DFH Protocols
work in progress; Metagenics & Pure protocols to come
(purpose is educational, not medical advice)

ADHD

Rule out: food triggers, heavy metals, nutrient deficiencies (esp. omega-3)

Avoid: food dyes/additives

Optimize: D3, Zn, Mg, DHA

Test: Omega 3, D3, Mg, Fe, Zn

Encourage: reg physical activity

See: ADHD support bundle

Adrenal (Hypo)

Rule out: environmental exposures (metals, POPs)

Avoid: Plastics, personal care products with parabens, cadmium, aluminum, benzene

Consider: breath work, bio-feedback, heart rate variability training, guided imagery, botanical adrenal support

Optimize: B vitamins, vitamin C, glutathione

Consider testing: Dhea:cortisol diurnal patterns

Encourage: outdoors & sunshine

Antiviral (Acute)

Emphasize: Zn, D3 A,C, omega-3

Reduce/pause: Etoh, sugar

Optimize: protein & water intake

See: Antiviral support bundle

Consider: Eliminating wheat for 30 days

Consider: Eliminating dairy, sugar, grains

Check/optimize: vitamin D, omega-3 index

Rule out: gut dysbiosis, gingivitis

See: OA support bundle

Check/Optimize: bile flow, stomach acid, motility

Minimize: Sugars, carbs

Eliminate: Alcohol

Consider: Chris Kresser's gut rehab protocol, spore-based probiotic, monolaurin, Sach b

See: Candida overgrowth support bundle

Identify & correct: macro & micronutrient deficiencies

Optimize: Polyphenol intake, glutathione precursors & recyclers, physical activity

Minimize: alcohol, stress

See: Cellular Senescence support bundle

Emphasize: Mediterranean type diet

Emphasize: enjoyable exercise, outdoor time

Minimize: glucose/insulin spikes

Limit/eliminate: alcohol

See: COPD support bundle

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SIBO

SIBO protocols abound. DFH's is reasonable but might not be enough if you also have SIFO:

1) Prune back the overgrowth

2) Feed the bugs you want to grow

3) Limit gut unfriendly food/drink/meds

4) Find a way to deal with stress +/- other harmful emotions

DfH products: GI Microb-X, Oil of Oregano, PhytoBiome 

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Alzheimer Type Dementia

Rule out: insulin issues, mercury, lead, mold, dysbiosis, gum/dental infections, B12 & Mg deficiencies, other toxic exposures

Optimize: vits (esp. B's, D, CoQ10) & mins (esp. Mg, Zn, I), omega-3 (esp. DHA), hormones, detox

ID & treat: hidden infections

Optimize/fix: sleep & stress mgt, elimination, marital stress, membrane & receptor health & coenzymes

Consider: Dr. Dale Bredesen's ReCode/PreCode program

Allergies

Just about all allergies are a gut issue, with an element of omega 3-6-9 imbalance. Chris Kresser's 1-month gut flora rebalance protocol is nothing short of Biblical. For symptomatic relief, DFH has HistaEze.

Optimize: omega-3, vitamin E, fiber, fiber, fiber

Rule out: Gut dysbiosis

Consider: high-quality probiotic

See: Pediatric Allergy support bundle

Eliminate/reduce: sugar, processed foods

Consider: eliminating wheat & dairy for 30 days

Consider: intermittent fasting

Check/optimize: vitamin D, omega-3

See: PsA support bundle

Rule out: leaky gut, dysbiosis

Optimize: antioxidants, EFAs, minerals, CoQ10, Zn, Se, Mg

Minimize: glucose/insulin spikes

Consider: olive oil & legume heavy Mediterranean type diet

See: CAD support bundle

Consider: elimination diet

Emphasize: fiber, fiber, fiber; fruits & vegetables

Check/optimize: vitamin D, EFAs, glutathione, magnesium

See: Asthma support bundle

Emphasize: Mediterranean type diet

Check/correct: levels of B vitamins, vitamin D, omega-3's, carnitine, taurine, Mg, Zn, Se, CoQ10

Minimize/eliminate: alcohol

See: CHF support bundle

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Sarcopenia (Muscle Wasting)

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Adrenal (Hyper)

Ensure: adequate fiber (50+ g daily pref fm leaves, nuts, seeds, berries, tubers), protein & fat (organic, pasture raised)

Check/optimize: B vits, C, Mg

DfH products: CatecholaCalm +/- NeuroCalm

Acne

Support: liver detox function

Optimize: microbiome, omega-3

DfH products: Acnutrol

ProbioMed50, OmegAvail Synergy

Anxiety

Ensure: adequate Mg, Zn, B6 levels, protein intake & digestion (stomach acid)

Rule out: dysbiosis, food additive reactions

Consider: probiotic with proven gut-brain axis strains

Test for/resolve: inflammation/

neuroinflammation

. Check for/stretch: tight ilio-psoas muscle

See: Anxiety support bundle

Rule out: dysbiosis & leaky gut

Consider: elimination diet

Optimize: vitamin D, omega-3, intake of fermented food & prebiotic fibers

See: RA support bundle

Check/Optimize: PUFAs/MUFAs, B vitamins, methylation status, mineral & CoQ10 adequacy

Check/Correct: homocysteine

Minimize: glucose/insulin spikes

Consider: ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting

See: Brain health support bundle

Rule out: mold or heavy metals issues

Check/optimize: nutrients needed for mitochondrial health, including EFAs (& carnitine/Mg)

Consider: elimination diet

See: CFS support bundle

Look at: gut health

Dbl check: protein/amino acid sufficiency

Check/correct: D & B vitamins & Zn, Mg, omega-3, hormone levels

Find: a good probiotic

Optimize: prebiotic foods & sleep!

Emphasize: enjoyable exercise, outdoor time

Minimize: glucose/insulin spikes

Limit/eliminate: alcohol

Read: James Greenblatt, MD

See: Depression support bundle

Rule out: motility issues, fecalization of small intestine

Rule out: gut issues

Optimize: antioxidants, fiber, vitamin D, folate

Know/fix: cortisol:Dhea balance
Commit to: strength training 3x weekly

See: ED support bundle

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Shingles (Varicella Zoster)

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