What is the naturopathic treatment protocol for diabetic neuropathy? In this video, Dr. Andrew Rubman, naturopathic physician and author of Bottom Line’s “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” blog, specifically recommends alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and octacosanol. ALA helps the mitochondria, the energy producers in our cells, to be more active, resulting in less risk for diabetic neuropathy. Octacosanol is a fatty material that helps preserve nerve and muscle function in the arms and legs. Both supplements have no side effects and do not interact with diabetes medications, so Dr. Rubman recommends them as preventive measures for diabetics.
Andrew Rubman, ND, is a teacher as well as a physician, helping his patients make better-informed choices about their healthcare and become better consumers of both traditional and conventional medical options. He is also a member of the Bottom Line Personal Panel of Experts. For more great tips from Dr. Rubman, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” or visit his website, https://southburyclinic.com.