His doctor told him to stop smoking, get exercise, eat healthier, avoid alcohol. To help with his cigarette cravings he prescribed a popular drug to help stop smoking. It is technically a drug with a chemical structure classified as an anti-depressant. He wants to know what to do to assist his body with the side effects of the drug. He knows the advice his doctor gave him were very general guidelines and needs more information to make better health choices to avoid the drug treadmill many are on these days.
The reality of the situation is practitioners like me can help balance his 'internal pond' since over 80% of human body weight is composed of water. The other reality is that we informed him he always finds himself going back to smoking, drinking alcohol and toxic people because his body is also stuck in the relapse cycle and he needs a little extra help to break out of it. One part of that equation definitely can be drugs but they overwhelming have been proven not to be relied upon continually because they often break other cellular processes down and thus require other reductionist interventions that throw the body out of homeostasis. Many manifestations could be 'mental illness' to cancer, diabetes and many others.
We ran a genetic profile from a mouth saliva DNA genetic test and found multiple SNPs (genetic differentiators) that showed problems with eliminating toxins. He told us he has a family history of cancer, diabetes. This genetic test showed multiple instances of this claim but it showed many other details he didn't know.
Some of those are that he has a predisposition to having difficulty metabolizing Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) or nicotinic acid. This acid is chemically and structurally related to the chemical nicotine which is in cigarettes
. He also didn't know that on average, for each cigarette smoked, his body loses 25 mg of ascorbic acid or Vitamin C
. The human body doesn't make Vitamin C so we recommended that as a general guideline, in the absence of a micro-nutrient profile, that he consume between 5000 to 6000 mg ascorbic acid tablets per day. The phrase "family history" is an extremely generic guideline and performing more genetic tests before onset of these conditions is the best treatment. The more helpful, cost effective approach is to establish proper metabolic guidance by avoiding intolerances and allergens in the environment and your body. Reinforcing metabolic differences by identifying what metabolic pathways to stimulate or suppress by introducing proper amounts of the building blocks of the body and eliminating toxic byproducts are some of the general guidelines. Many times people are told they manifest genetic weaknesses but in reality they are often hidden advantages with some not fully understood yet.
He said he wanted to only perform the bare minimum to help him slowly wean off his drugs using nutrients for his genetic profile as determined by the saliva test. A micro-nutrient test is usually performed by due to constraints he cannot get one performed. We recommended a very general guideline that he needs to break the cycle he found himself in by applying a weekly B Complex patch that contains higher amounts of Vitamin B3 (niacinamide.) We also recommended that he avoid common allergens such as wheat, sugar, dairy and alcohol along with people in his social circles that reinforce his habits. After 6 months he reports an increased boost in positive mood, little to no alcohol and toxin cravings. He also joined several more self-help groups that reinforce his positive behavior. He also purchased a "e-cig" vaporizer to wean himself off of cigarettes as it is a harm reduction strategy that doesn't combust any material but satiates his oral fixation. He starts off with 30 mg/mL vaping liquid then after several months works down to 5 mg/mL mixed with b complex into the liquid. He also avoids processed foods as much as possible and sticks with listening to peaceful music at work on break.
He claimed he wanted to come back 1 year later to address further issues to prevent and even reverse existing benign issues including his wrinkles. Some of his features won't be able to be reversed because of existing cellular damage.