Thursday, June 18, 2015

Supplements I take

I feel very energized after doing a spring cleanse. According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine the spring and fall seasons provide the best opportunities for deeply detoxifying and cleansing the body of harmful impurities that have collected in our organs and tissues over the past months. My simple cleansing tips to get you started right a way are to increase the intake of organic green vegetables, limiting high sugar fruits and boosting liquid consumption (clean water, herbal teas, or vegetable soups or broth). 

I went a little further and did 30 day cleanse eliminating gluten, sugar, coffee, yeast and dairy. I got a little cleansing help from Candigone (herbal tincture and capsules) as well as Hepasil DTX, probiotics and digestive enzymes from USANA. I don't take lots of supplements because I eat quite well-balanced diet filled with veggies but there's three products that I like to use year round and they are B-12, Probiotics and Hepasil DTX.
Probiotics support healthy digestion and sound immune function. I have some digestive issues (mainly constipation and bloating at times) and my Homeopath suggested significant increase taking in probiotic foods and supplements. I take one pack of USANA probiotics in the morning mixed in my first glass of water in the morning, another two packets throughout the day and a fourth pack before going to bed. This blend contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG® and Bifidobacterium BB-12®, two strains of specific probiotic bacteria clinically proven to survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach (dairy- and sugar-free). 

Without adequate blood levels of B12, you can experience symptoms related to low energy, mental fatigue, mood changes, sleep difficulties, and even occasional indigestion. I use methylcobalamin spray that absorbs immediately under your tongue.

This product helps your liver to detox. Your liver performs a number of functions vital to maintaining good health, including filtering almost everything that goes into your blood stream. This product is a proprietary combination of milk thistle extract, choline, and alpha lipoic acid to ensure optimum potency. Great for everyday detoxing! 
Winter additions:
Contrary to popular belief, Vitamin C doesn't prevent colds and flu, but it can reduce the length and severity of symptoms. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant. This means it protects the body against disease including heart disease and cancer. It is vital for the production of collagen, used to build body tissue and bones. If you eat a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables every day you will have a balanced intake of vitamin C.

We need ten to 15 minutes of direct sunlight on unprotected skin several times a week from May to September to make enough Vitamin D to see us through the winter. But Vitamin D is stored for only between one and two months in the body. Therefore levels start to drop and by January almost everyone living in areas that don't get year round sunshine, will have below optimum levels. The body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium, which is essential for bone health, among many other vital functions.

Oil of Oregano is one of the most powerful natural antifungals, but also has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce oxidative stress, supports a healthy immune system, normal respiratory and digestive function. It is an excellent supplement to take when fighting candida. 

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