Basic First Steps

The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a licensed physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

Basic first steps


  • Follow a mediterranean-type diet with adequate protein and good fat to stabilize blood sugar
  • Reduce or remove refined sugar and starches
  • Reduce or remove foods that contain additives
  • Consider as a trial, removing gluten and dairy for 4 to 10 days

Substances to address:

  • Incrementally reduce alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine
  • An appropriate approach is to reduce and eliminate only one substance at a time

Nutrients to supplement daily:

  • multivitamin/mineral or B-complex
  • vitamin C
  • magnesium
  • niacin or niacinamide
  • vitamin B6
  • omega 3 fatty acids
  • zinc

Further steps

  • Identify potential food allergies and avoid suspect foods
  • Identify and address reactive hypoglycemia if relevant
  • Research any associated nutrient depletions and consider supplementing those nutrients. Do not discontinue taking medications without consulting with your doctor
  • Consider working with an orthomolecular health professional