To supplement or not to supplement, that is the question…

People ask me a lot about supplements, vitamins, minerals, fish oil, glucosamine, this that and the other thing so let me give you some general guidance here and now.

These days unless you are eating a well balanced diet of all organic food (not many including me) and don’t have much stress (definitely not many!) I would say you should be taking some kind of supplements to make sure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function optimally.

I would recommend that you get a whole food concentrate type supplement as opposed to a synthetic type. It’s true there are a lot of choices and hype out there when it comes to supplements and unfortunately most of the stuff in the GNC, Costco etc isn’t too great. Most of the cheaper synthetic vitamins are made from coal tar (yecch) and will not help you so you’re wasting your money.

My number one source is a company called Standard Process. They have been around since 1929 and make quality whole food supplements. Now there are other good companies out there but I don’t have the time to research them all to answer whether what you’re taking is working for you or not. So my solution is that I can muscle test your supplements and your body will tell us what’s working and what’s not.

Please, if you would like me to do this for you just bring a couple at a time. I’ve had people bring bags & bags of supplements. You don’t need to be taking 50 million pills, keep it simple. On a regular basis I do a multivitamin/mineral (Catalyn from Standard Process) and  enzymes (Multizyme, again SP) . I’ll do some flax seed oil and probiotics fairly regularly too. There are other great supplements for different things that happen that I’ll take but only when those situations come up.

Nutrition, what you eat and supplements can play a great part in helping you heal and prevent many things. If you want specific testing on exactly what you need at this point of your life I have a great nutritionist I will refer you to and She’ll give you a great discount because I’m sending you. Just let me know if you would like to take that route, very beneficial.

And remember the bottom line is as good as the food and supplements are, once you swallow them your body has to digest, absorb and transport the nutrients to all the cells of your body for you to benefit. All of that process is controlled by your nervous system so if it isn’t running well you’re not going to get all you can out of that nutrition. So make sure you keep getting in here to get your weekly adjustment and keep your power on!

 

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