Organic Supplements that work. My #1 choices. Doctor Approved. Life changing.
Organic Supplements that work. My #1 choices. Doctor Approved.
Five years ago when I went into get normal lab tests done, my tryglicerides, HDL, LDL, total cholesteral, liver enzymes, blood pressure and A1c were extremely high. My doctor at the time was also trying to help me figure out why I was in overall pain, and why my gut wasn’t working right. We changed my diet, eliminated all processed sugars, gluten, and tested me for some autoimmune diseases. My doctor approved of all of this.
I do have a genetic predisposition for high cholesterol. My grandmother had bypass surgery and her mother and sister both died from heart attacks from blockages in their arteries, due to a diet high in fats, meats and all those good old fashioned comfort food ingredients. So after changing my diet, and getting some diagnosis of Celiac, fibromyalgia, and an undefined joint issue, my over all pain started to decrease.
Cutting out processed foods was a huge benefit. (I’ll link an article HERE about the benefits of cutting out processed foods.) Long story short, get rid of processed foods. They have added salt, sugar (processed), unhealthy fats. They have a food classification system called NOVA that divides food into processing categories. You can see that system HERE.
The importance of protein in your diet is key to cell development. You can get protein from fish, eggs, and plants. (See article HERE about protein)
Protein foods are broken down into parts called amino acids during digestion. Your body needs a number of amino acids in large enough amounts to maintain good health. (My doctor approved of all of what I’m taking.)
Amino acids are found in animal sources such as meats, milk, fish, and eggs. They are also found in plant sources such as soy, beans, legumes, nut butters, and some grains (such as wheat germ and quinoa). You do not need to eat animal products to get all the protein you need in your diet.
Amino acids are classified into three groups:
I have a condition called hyeruricemia, or gout. So I cannot eat a bunch of meat because it increases the uric acid in my blood, which then settles into my joints as tiny crystals, which causes pain. So I need to get my protein from a different place. I use Orgain Sport Protein powder made from plants. It’s gluten free, vegan, made with Organic Turmeric, Ginger, Beets, Chia Seeds, Brown Rice & Fiber, Vegan, Made Without Gluten & Dairy, Non-GMO, and has 30 g’s of protein.
I do have to take a statin, to help roto-rooter my arteries… but I also take Omega oils, which has been proven to help reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. (See referenced article about that HERE from Mayo Clinic.) Again, my doctor approved of all of this.
These are the supplements that I take, and they have helped tremendously. As my doctor put it ”Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it.”
I also take plant based calcium and metholayted folate. Why metholayted? Because I have been genetic tested and I have the MTHFR c677t polymorphism. Which basically means my body has a hard time metabolizing folate. Folate is a necessary supplement for brain function, and there have been studies that show that having the MTHFR gene affects how the body absorbs other supplements, like calcium and vitamin D. Doctor approved.
A little backstory, before finding out about all of this, I spend a year in a boot, and on crutches with five fractures in both of my legs. After talking with the doctor, and doing research I realized that even though my calcium and vitamin D levels were good in my blood work, my body wasn’t absorbing it, due to the inability of my body to metabolize folate.
This sounds confusing, but it’s really not. If you have any questions, you can get a gene test. So, I have to take a metholayted folate in a supplement. Here’s what I take, and I highly recommend getting tested and finding out, if you are having trouble. Please talk to your doctor. I am not a medical professional, these are just my findings and what I do.
I also take a multi vitamin, and a hair skin and nails supplement. When I went through menopause, my hair really changed. It was strange. I also quit coloring it and let the grey come through.. though I do use a blue conditioner that puts blue in my hair. I’m quirky like that. Anyway, here is what I take for my hair, skin, and nails. Also, I take a collagen supplement as well, it is a powder, has no flavor, so you can mix it with anything. Coffee, Tea, water, whatever you want to mix it with.
Here’s another option for hair skin and nails. Gummies. Make sure you read the ingredients in your gummies. No processed sugars…like alcohol sugars, or corn syrup.
Here’s a great multi vitamin for women. I take this brand for calcium.
I also drink kombucha to help with my gut health. This is the brand that I use, and I like it.
So this is a short list of some of the healthy options that I use. Do your own research, and speak to your doctor as always. I am not a doctor.
Just remember that you are in charge of your own body. What you put in makes a huge difference.
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