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John Velandra
01-30-2008, 11:07 AM
Garrett,
John here in Fay NC.... "hypothetical" question pertaining to client. I'd like to ask your "opinion" on her meds, etc... She is currently doing a scaled CFit wod and seeing great strides in health, blood sugar, etc. The problem she is consistently having is major sinus infections and now a semi-pronounced arrhythmia. Her doc seems concerned and has done the typical don't do anything approach. I've added her history below; currently she's lost about 25pounds - BS regulated and sleeping/feeling better.

Thoughts? "hypothetical" suggestions? If PM or chatting is better, I'm more than happy to.

Thanks so much!
John

"Here are the medications that I am taking:

B-12 1 a day
Calcium 600 mg, 2 tabs 1 a day
Fish oil 1 tab. 3 times a day
Cymbalta 30 mg. 1 time a day
Nasonex 2 sprays 1 time a day
Mataphormin 500 mg. 2 times a day
Aspirin 325 mg. 2 times a day
Humalog sliding scale
Lantus 78 units
I have chronic sinusitis, high blood pressure, arrhythmia (heart beating to fast), diabetic, obese; I am working out 2 to 3 times a week. I can not have any salt and only meat is chicken and fish. I am eating more vegetables and fruit. I drink maybe one cup o f coffee a day and 2 diet Pepsi and the rest of the time I drink a lot of water."

Garrett Smith
01-30-2008, 01:22 PM
John,
I do phone consultations if she's interested. She's got way too complex a case for me to drop suggestions willy-nilly.

At least tell her that one of my first "suggestions" to anyone is to get the heck off of the Diet Pepsi.

Somewhere to begin your "hypothetical search" would be on this page (http://www.renewalresearch.com/healthconcern.php/54). The heart is electrical, and potassium and magnesium play huge roles in conducting the proper electrical currents through the cardiac muscle.

Even according to the USDA (hardly the authority on proper nutrition), over 75% of the US population is deficient in magnesium. It's a good place to start your "search".

Hope that gets you started.

Mike ODonnell
01-30-2008, 02:35 PM
Zma?

John Velandra
01-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Thanks and I will pass this on to her. I'll keep you posted as well as she has become such a compliant person, I really would love to see her succeed.

I'll start my own reading from your links. Thanks again!!

John Velandra
01-30-2008, 05:52 PM
Question to ask for her... should she ask for you? Do you have a staffing person handle calls? Can she pm you?

Thanks so much!

Garrett Smith
01-31-2008, 10:10 AM
John,
Have her call the office at 520-577-6888 and ask to schedule an hour initial phone consultation. I do have staff that takes the phone calls and does scheduling. I'd love to see what I can do to help her! Thanks for the recommendation.

John Velandra
01-31-2008, 10:26 AM
Just forwarded the info. Thanks!!!!

sarena kopciel
01-31-2008, 06:57 PM
Just forwarded the info. Thanks!!!!

John I have been consulting with Dr G for months now (and I am not a complex "case" medically!!). he is awesome as is his staff personnel!!

Garrett Smith
02-01-2008, 02:07 PM
Thank you Sarena. My work is best shown on dedicated and disciplined patients such as yourself.

John Velandra
02-02-2008, 03:30 AM
Thanks Sarena! I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the near future.

Oh - Awesome article Sarena!!:)

sarena kopciel
02-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks Sarena! I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the near future.

Oh - Awesome article Sarena!!:)

Thanks John!! First meet tomorrow!! Will keep ya all posted!

Dr. G its your attentiveness and ability to listen that has helped me along....But the truth is I want to get over there and meet you too...