I set out to research the “True Cellular Detox” supplements that my newer doctor (let’s call him Dr. Detox) had recommended for me, but all I can find online are advertisements on dozens of independent alternative doctors’ websites. On the box and the manufacturer’s webpage, the company claims that the supplements were developed based on decades of studies and research, but there isn’t a single citation to be found. I emailed Dr. Detox to ask for more information; I received what appeared to be a template response about alternative medicine not having the resources to conduct the kind of scientific studies that traditional medicine does. At my follow-up visit, I asked Dr. Detox what gave him confidence in the True Cellular Detox supplements, and the most concrete answer I gathered was that he visited the factory, and they test the water there for purity every day. That’s great, I’m thinking, but doesn’t tell me much about whether the supplements work for Lupus. Dr. Detox gave me a contact name at True Cellular Detox and encouraged me to call them for more information about the research and studies; he himself did not have any such information.
Dr. Detox had told me that a “leaky gut“ was the cause of my disease. (My previous doctor — we’ll call her “Dr. PA” — had not thought much of this hypothesis.) I asked Dr. Detox for more dietary guidance. I had already removed dairy, wheat and sugar from my diet months ago. The doctor said to keep with what I’m doing, but make 3-4 days a week keto, followed by a couple days with carbs, followed by a fasting day.
I’m defying doctor’s orders, because after the appointment, I discovered the AIP (auto-immune protocol) diet online, and I’m going to try it. I will combine AIP with keto for the first four days, though, so that part is matching doctor's orders!