I'm not specifically on Lam's protocol, but I have taken some of the basics from it. The vitamin C was really important for me, but I never take more than 2-3000 mg a day. The body gets C from other sources too, and just has to work harder to eliminate what it doesn't need. Also I don
I take it for a few weeks, then I take a week off to let my body reset and readjust. I also get my C from a whole food supplement, and not the synthetic ascorbic acid. He is right on when he talks about resets and honeymoons. I've learned to tune in to my body. If I start feeling even the slightest difference in my symptoms I will immediately back off of supplements for a few days and "stand aside" as Lam would say.
I tried the pantethine/B5, but I felt horrible on it so I didn't try to force it. Supplement wise all I take is the C right now, and I doubled my intake of Sea Salt . I've learned that even if someone says a nutrient is good for you, the body is not always ready for it, and it's not good to force it.
I also agree with Seattle about Lam not including digestion. I found out the hard way that rigorous colon cleansings of candida and parasites, as well as Liver Flushes are detrimental if one has severe AF, but it is very important to keep the colon clean and to support the liver and kidneys. When needed, I do gentle warm water enemas. I also eat a good amount of brown basmati rice for bulk and fiber to keep things moving, as well as making sure to drink enough spring water. For my liver, I lightly season my soups and meats with tumeric, and I take milk thistle- which is very gentle on the liver. I also eat artichokes once a week.
The best thing I do for my body is that I include alot of homemade soups. I attribute these soups to patching up my leaky gut and improving my digestion, as well as providing me with the essential minerals I needed to move out of near failure. My body would not accept any supplements or digestive enzymes, so I stopped trying to force it and treated it the old fashioned way- hearty, organic soups and food in the right combinations and portions.
As far as NB goes, it was too much for me in the beginning, and I believe it still is even though I'm feeling much better now. The saunas, coffee enemas, and glandulars crashed me severely. I couldn't handle the kelp, and the paramin made me anxious instead of relaxed. The only thing I could handle was the limcomin, but that's pretty much like a multi mineral supplement. So I opted to get my minerals via the Sea Salt and the soups. My body was much more receptive to this approach.
You've got to be strong to handle the detoxes of NB. I will definitely get back on it when I feel stable enough to detox copper etc.
I'm not going to lie, using food and minimal amounts of supplements seems like the long way, but I've found that it really is the best thing for someone who is into advanced AF . It's like weaning a baby- you aren't going to go and feed the baby a salad first. Even though salad is wonderful and full of nutrients, the baby's stomach is not ready for it and it would do more harm than good. Later on, when his system ready he will benefit from the salad.
Bottom line, less is more. I think we don't give our own internal pharmacies and healing abilities as much credit as they deserve. When my body is rejecting protocols and supplements, I see it as if it were saying "will you just leave me alone for a minute and let me do what I need to do!?" So that's what I do and I always see improvement, even if it's just a baby step forward.
Lam was great for helping me understand the fundamentals of AF and Wilson was great for helping me understand where my imbalances are, but there's no one size fits all plan. You've got to take a little bit from here or there and create your own plan that works for you. Your body will let you know what it needs in its own stages, and sometimes it doesn't need anything but good nutrition, rest and for you to relax and leave it alone for a minute.