Sunday, July 06, 2008

My Conversion‏

People always ask me why I changed my mind about recommending nutritional supplements. I simply tell them that it was my wife’s fault. My wife has suffered from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia for over 25 years. She thought when she married a physician that her health would improve. She was totally wrong. No matter what I did or prescribed, her condition became worse year after year. In 1995, she came down with a serious pneumonia. Even though this eventually cleared, she was left with a serious fatigue. She was only able to get out of bed one or two hours a day and this condition lasted several months, in spite of seeing 4 different specialists and taking nine prescription medications.

It was at this time, my wife began taking some nutritional supplements that were given to her. Within days, she felt better and within a couple of months she was off all of her medication. She began doing better than she had done in years. It was truly amazing to me. There is nothing harder as a physician than to see your wife suffer and not be able to do anything for her. Now this fear was replaced with the fear that she had improved because of some vitamins. This condradicted everything that I had believed and taught my patients for the first 23 years of my practice. It is also what launched me into this intensive research about the health benefits of nutritional supplements. If something existed that could help my patients, I certainly wanted to know more about it.
Source: Dr. Strand Health Nuggets (