When it comes to daily supplements, we don’t mess around. The soil, she ain’t what she used to be. It’s unlikely we get all our essential macros and micros from food, even when we eat clean. Thank you, FDA and USDA, for protecting the food supply so well. <smh>
For now, we’ll be taking our daily supplements. We are almost never sick since we’ve been on this regimen. Yay!
Putting the daily vitamin puzzle together has been a labor of love. There is a world of info out there and it took me years–literally YEARS–to figure out:
- what to take
- then how much to take.
- then which brand to choose,
- find out if there’s a non-GMO alternative,
- what are all those additives,
- then what can I do naturally,
- what should I buy locally (as much as possible),
- what can I make for probiotic health?
My questions were endless and ever evolving. And new brands coming online every day — we live in exciting times as far as improving health is concerned. So the research continues!
Our Daily Supplements:
Here’s what we take everyday (with the smoothie!) The links go to where I buy them, mostly Amazon these days since I live so far out in the country. For more info on a supplement, I research at Linus Pauling Institute or at Weston A Price.
You’ll see that I buy a lot of powder supplements. That’s because you just get the thing you want, zero fillers. They mix up in the smoothie or yogurt or in a shot of kombucha. Easy!
I’m again researching my supplements to make sure NOTHING comes from China.
♥ Whole Food Blend Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Boost We drink this everyday in our smoothie. It’s a very well balanced multi with the basics and B Complex. Plus the folate and B12 are methylated forms!
Here’s a little about Arbonne — fantastic, forward-thinking company, amazing products!
♥ ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) 300 mg | ALA is a hugely powerful antioxidant! Dr. Berkson wrote a very good book on the topic. Everything you ever wanted to know about ALA is in this book. Dr. Berkson’s successful cancer treatment is based on ALA and LDN. (PS. You need Vitamin B with ALA because ALA uses it up.)
♥ Ancestral Supplements I ❤ this company SO MUCH (here’s why)!!! They make grass fed dessicated (freeze-dried) organs, aka superfoods. We take the Grass Fed Desiccated Beef Organs and have the Thyroid on order. Good stuff, WAPF approved!
♥ Berberine This is great for 2 things (in particular): balancing blood sugar (studies show it works better than Metformin, scroll down to section 3.1) and inflammation. We take 1 a day, you can take more.
♥ K2 500 mcg | Made from non-GMO* Natto (fermented soybeans) which is the best kind.
♥ LDN 4.5 mg (about 1 tsp) | This is low-dose Naltrexone. LDN is used to boost one’s immune system and is a known cancer-fighter/preventive. Dr. Berkson (see ALA above) uses this. Most alternative cancer docs use this in their protocols these days! This requires a prescription. Or a good pharmacy in India or Mexico. This is a good place to start for a naltrexone education.
♥ Lysine (Powder) 500 mg (1/4 tsp) | Lysine is my go to for a virus, including herpes. Since my husband and I have been taking this (since about 2006), neither of us have had an outbreak unless we stop taking. With my history, this is a miracle.
♥ Niacin (powder, made in USA) | This is Niacin, the flush kind, excellent for detox. We take at least 200 mg, put in the smoothie. (Niacinimide is the non-flush form but you want the flush for detox.)
♥ Probiotics In today’s toxic world, everyone needs a probiotic. Period. Eating unpasteurized fermented foods like kefir, whole milk yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi are awesome, too, but not enough to repair a leaky gut!
I use this one from Arbonne. It is a prebiotic (some say this is at least as important as the probiotic), probiotic and digestive enzymes in one.
A prebiotic FEEDS the good bacteria, a probiotic INSTALLS the good bacteria and digestive enzymes help you get the NUTRIENTS from your food.
♥ Selenium 200 mcg | Good for everything, great cancer-fighter. Essential if you take iodine, too.
♥ TRS | Detox is essential for good health. You cannot get well “over” toxins, they gotta go.
♥ Zinc | Essential for prostate and immune support. Do not get the kind with copper unless you know you are copper-deficient.
Remember, I’m not telling YOU what to take. I’m telling you what WE take. The FDA has forbidden me to give advice, so of course I never would. Unless you called me and asked.
GMO and Daily Supplements
I look for non-GMO ingredients whenever possible. The product has to say “No GMO” on the label, or be corn, soy, canola, and/or cotton-free. Most Vitamin C products contain ascorbic acid which is usually made from corn. Any vitamins made with corn, soy, canola or cottonseed oil is GMO unless the label says non-GMO. GMOs are proven poisons. Take them at your peril.
A little more on Detox
♥ You cannot get well on top of toxins, they gotta go. And once you start your clean eating, your body will start to off-load toxins. Here are a few ways to make sure the toxins LEAVE your body completely:
- TRS (safe, heavy metals detox)
- coffee enemas
- castor oil packs
- drink plenty of water
- enough exercise to leave you breathless
What vitamins do you take? What else do you do to stay healthy?
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