What is her vitamin C bowel tolerance these days, and have you considered adding some liposomal (e.g Lypo-C) vitamin C?
There are lysine powders available.
Can you correlate the downturn to any new drugs she has been prescribed?
I like the low sugar, but I am aware that Dr. David Brownstein found research (as reported in his book SALT) that a low-salt diet can dramatically increase the risk of heart attack, because the body adjust hormonally to "preserve" the little salt available. This might cause swelling and mimic heart failure, etc. I would add a good unrefined salt (such as Celtic Sea Salt) to her diet immediately. Such a salt is something like a mineral supplement.
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath
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