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Re. live forever? linkadge, larry hoover, anyone, comftnumb

Posted by bluedog on December 1, 2002, at 22:49:42

In reply to Re: You're going to live forever, posted by comftnumb on December 1, 2002, at 12:55:16

> Be a scientist. Stop all your supplements then take one at a time, without changing anything else. You are controlling confounding variables. Then if the supplement helps somehow, you know it's the supplement, so it's worth it. Discontinue supplement until you have repeated with all other supplements and you'll no which work and which don't.
>
> Ben "comftnumb"


I was going to ask whether I could perform this experiment the other way round. In other words stop taking one supplement at a time and see if my mood and health remains stable... but then Linkadge posted and suggested this approach.

What would be the best way of approaching the subtraction experiment? In other words should I consistently keep subtracting supplements or should I subtract one supplement for a while to see if the benefits hold, then start taking the supplement again and then repeat the process with the next supplement? If after this entire process I find that my mood has remained stable with each supplement subtraction, where would I go from there? Would this mean I could cease taking all supplements? Are there any supplements that I should not consider stopping - PERIOD?

I suppose the problem remains that some supplements may only be working because I am taking them in a particular combination. With my supplement plan there are so many permutations of different combinations that it looks pretty daunting. I have a legal rather than a scientific background so experiment design is not my strongest point.

Would the addition experiment proposed by comftnumb be the better approach?

My only fear is that is that my psychiatrist has proposed a return to work date of exactly 2 weeks from today and I can't afford to have a mood crash at the moment or I'll be at very real risk of losing my job.

I would really appreciate some tips.

thanks
bluedog


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