Supplements

You Don’t Need Food Supplements to Stay Healthy

Are you taking food supplements? Why?

If you answer “To stay healthy,” then you are off the mark.

I take Kirkland’s Mature Multi because my daughter insists that I should (and pays for it, too). Otherwise, I would go with Dr. Donald McCormick, Ph.D. and Emory University professor emeritus of biochemistry who said, “A lot of money is wasted in providing unnecessary supplements to millions of people who don’t need them.”

This is after Emory University’s study showing that practically half of people 65 and above are taking supplements aside from the daily nutrition they get from the food they eat.

If you are one of them, it is about time you re-think your strategy of staying healthy. You can still achieve your goal supplement free through these.

1. Eat healthily:

Your body goes through drastic changes as you age. One of these is the slowing down of your metabolism. It means your body could no longer digest food as fast as it used to.

To remedy this situation, you must eat more easily digestible foods so they can be transformed into useful energy your body needs.

Doing otherwise will result in the pile up of undigested food which will lodge somewhere, i.e., face, arms, legs waist, as ugly fats.

To eat healthily, consult your doctor or nutritionist on what should go you’re your diet.

o Fruits:

They are heavy in sugars as well as vitamins and nutrients.

Citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, and limes are high in Vitamin C, while dark fruits like berries, pomegranates, and cherries are high in anti-oxidants.

Bananas, plums, and prunes are high in potassium for strength and proper cell functioning.

They also slow down aging by eliminating toxins from your body.

o Vegetables:

Leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, and arugula are rich in vitamin B (folic) acid, which is good against anemia and deterioration of nerve functions.

And they are delicious, too.

o Dairy:

Dairy, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, is full of calcium, which is necessary for building and maintaining strong bones, preventing bone embrittlement.

You can use nut milk if you are lactose intolerant. They are also calcium-rich.

Avoid unpasteurized dairy because they might contain harmful microbes such as the ecoli bacteria.

o Grains and Beans:

Grains and beans are high in fibers which are very important especially if you have digestive system problems.

They help prevent irregular bowel movements that could develop into unhealthy complications, like colon cancer.

2. Drink lots of water:

Old age also decreases your body’s water-carrying capacity making you prone to dehydration – one of the major causes of emergency admittance among seniors. It is associated with high mortality rates among the age group.

Avoid dehydration by drinking at least eight, 8-oz glasses of water daily (about 3 liters) a day.

Soda, coffee, or tea is no substitute for water as they can affect your body one way of the other. Even herbal tea cannot substitute water.

Should you feel like taking fruit juice, make your own, not any of those you get from the grocery which is full of sugar and other preservatives.

3. Exercise:

According to WebMD, only one in four seniors, aged between 65 and 74 exercise regularly for a variety of reasons like they are too old, or out of shape, or just plain lazy to stretch their muscles.

Exercise is always good regardless of age. It is a necessity as you age.

It makes you feel stronger, happier and more enthusiastic about life. It also prevents loss of bone density, improves balance and coordination, boosts your memory, and minimizes the occurrence of chronic conditions, like asthma.

Pick a less vigorous exercise routine to avoid over-exertion. For example, 30 min/per day of brisk walking, biking or tai-chi is good enough to flex your muscles and joints and strengthen your cardiovascular system.

4. Get enough sleep:

There is no standard number of hours per night, but six to seven hours of uninterrupted sleep at night will be good for you.

It is enough to give your body and mind that much-needed rest; it rejuvenates you and primes you up for next day’s activities.

Take mid-day naps as well. They have been proven beneficial for seniors like you.

5. Find a balance between mind, body, and soul:

We are all made up of body, mind, and soul. They are inseparable. They go where you go, and do what you do. And you must give each their fair share of attention and care.

You can do that by eating healthy, living healthy and thinking healthy.

You cannot favor one over the other without offsetting your inner balance. Without balance, you will suffer from any of the physical and mental changes that come with aging.

According to Leanne Beattie, 15 to 50% of seniors are suffering either from poor nutrition or malnutrition, while others are having sedentary lifestyles.

Together they contribute to the health and wellness problems among people 65 and above and consume third of their monthly budgets.

It doesn’t have to be that way. As a retiree, you are supposed to be enjoying life not spending your time with your doctors and your money on expensive drugs for your medical conditions.

By changing your lifestyle and a few minutes a day of working up a sweat, you can live a healthy and happy life supplement free.

Source by Joseph Dabon

Chemistry, Nutritional Supplements Or Whole Foods – To Maintain the Health Tripod, Body-Mind-Spirit

Increasingly, as if there is a “new” discovery parade for the latest cure-all, probiotics have come again to the forefront. As I read the varying articles and studies, I am struck by how far afield we have come from normal, common sense.

In order to maintain a healthy body, there is a tripod of health: body, mind, and spirit. Knock out one leg of that stool, and the stool topples over. Probiotics, diet, dietary supplements address only the “body” leg of the health tripod. So let’s start there.

Anything taken externally, whether it is natural or medical (chemical or surgical) in support of the physical, has only ever been intended as temporary support until we have regained or achieved the necessary consciousness to support complete and perfect health; much as you might use a crutch to recover from a broken leg. When the leg is healed, we throw the crutch away as we should throw the supplements and medications away.

The body knows how to be well and healthy, as this is its natural and inherent state. Think of all the times you’ve had a cold, or the flu or a cut or bruise. They always go away. The body, created by Infinite Intelligence, does not need to know how to be well, but rather is always striving to return to health, its normal set-point. Our job, as a conscious human being, is to make the choices – all of our choices – that support Life. That is to say choices that are probiotic.

These choices, if we are living naturally and following our internal prompts, always feel good, fun, joyful, and delicious. The body, itself, tells us what it needs with respect to nutrition; and we, if we are listening and aware, then eat those foods. The body tells us when it is tired and needs rest; if we are listening and living naturally, we fall asleep and awaken refreshed. The body tells us when it is cold; and if we are listening, we go inside, don a coat or sit by the fire. The body tells us when we are full; if we are listening, we stop eating, pleasantly satiated. The body because of its Innate Intelligence – the Life Force that enlivens it, is constantly directing us if we are listening.

This same Innate Intelligence or Life Force is present in all living things: animal, vegetable and mineral. It quite simply is the “spirit” leg of the heath tripod. So it is essential that we pay attention to the still small voice within guiding us in all things, including health, always towards our good.

The “mental” component of the tripod is where all the trouble begins and ends. The human mind with its hubris and arrogance believes that it is the infinite intelligence rather than our spirit Infinite Intelligence (knowing). The human mind is what confounds and complicates everything, over-shouting the still small voice every chance it gets. The human mind will argue with the information of Innate Intelligence that we don’t have time to eat, or we can’t afford to eat healthy food, or that we don’t have time to be home resting. The human mind will argue that a vitamin supplement is a quick fix, that a “professional” knows more than I do; that in a decision between ethics and money, money wins. The human mind will tell you to stay in the job your hate, because the money is good; and it will tell you to take the “safe” road, because it is afraid and lives in the land of Lack. These are the decisions that we make every day that lead us into life styles and relationships that are as toxic to the body and chemicals are.

For example, as science attempts to unravel the secrets of good nutrition and health, they omit or ignore or discount the concept of Infinite Intelligence or Life Force, because they don’t understand It and cannot quantify It. Therefore, they believe that by isolating certain nutrients, that the benefits of that nutrient are complete in relationship to the biological body and cells. For example, scientists study, let’s say, Vitamin C. They isolate it out from its original state that it is found in, let’s say, an orange. They identify it by its chemical composition and name it Vitamin C of a certain type. Then a nutritional company or a drug company will duplicate that chemical complex and manufacture it synthetically and patent it. Why? Because you cannot patent the Vitamin C in an orange, but if you create your own synthetic clone of it, you can patent that and then sell it as “a vitamin supplement”. It’s about money; and the marketing is about making you believe – contrary to your own knowing and Innate Intelligence (common sense), that it’s better to buy the pill rather than simply eat the whole food, the orange. This whole process is the human mind process; not common sense, not Innate Intelligence, and not your Knowing.

This brings us back to the “body” portion of the health tripod. All the things we do to and for the physical body to maintain or to regain physical health. These things include medicine, alternative therapies, nutrition, supplements, and the food we eat.

So let’s go back to the clone of Vitamin C which is not Real Vitamin C. First of all, it has been separated out of its natural habitat of the orange and no longer has the synergistic benefits of all the other nutrients found within that Infinite Intelligence-created orange. The other nutrients within the orange were gathered together by Infinite Intelligence in the orange with the Vitamin C to work together one with the other – like a symphony shall we say. All together they release their blessings of nutrition to the consumer in a concert. One triggers the other, one enhances the other, and within the human body, they trigger certain enzymes or other mechanism to break it down and with nutritional perfection and elegant harmony are absorbed into the body where they nourish and sustains the cells, the fundamental building block of the body. This is the symphony of naturally occurring whole foods in the act of nourishing the living body. The clone has no idea of the music.

While it is not quite the stuff of Frankenstein for science to understand food and nutrition in relationship to the human body, it is when these elements are separated out from the Whole Picture and peddled to convey the same efficacy as the Real thing, which they cannot do. Recall for a minute the actual Frankenstein creation: he was patchwork parody of the Real human, not elegantly Real.

When these synthetically created nutritional clones are ingested into the Real body, the body in fact does not recognize them and either sloughs them off (every wondered why your urine is so bright yellow when you’re taking vitamin supplements ) or they are treated as toxins. If the body identifies them as toxins (foreign substance), it will attempt to eliminate it from the body or surround it with fat cells much like putting the bad guy into solitary confinement. [Did you ever wonder why we are so fat in such large numbers?] Seems to me, via common sense, my own Innate Intelligence just like yours, that the more toxins – synthetically/chemically produced foods (neo-nutrition) we consume, the more toxins the body is attempting to cope with and so produces the fat to surround and contain them to protect the vital organs of the body. The living body’s single imperative, after all, is to live. This is basic biology 101.

The rube is that most of the food available for consumption grown here in the United States is synthetically altered in some fashion. First the seed, itself, is genetically modified from its original Infinite Intelligent state. Monsanto has done a grave and potentially catastrophic disservice to the world by altering seed – again for the reason of patent – so that now farmers have to buy seed every year.

Haven’t you noticed that you can’t grow a new corn crop from the old corn seed or that this year’s tomato seed will not grow a next generation of tomato? My own Innate knowing noticed this phenomenon years ago and thought then that this was very strange. Especially when the natural process of pollination would have eventually – by evolution – evolved a new seed that was adapted to a particular climate or locality or pest. Once again, it is the mandate of all living things – Life Force, Innate Intelligence – to Live. And in so doing, living naturally and organically, every living thing will change and become naturally stronger and more resilient to its environmental challenges or perish. In the human body, this job is particularly handled by the immune system.

All you have to do is look to the cock roach to see the amazing ability of Infinite Intelligence to adapt for Life (probiotic). It is this very process of adapting and changing to environmental challenges – evolution they called it in high school – that creates the very nutrition – antioxidants for example – that we ingest through eating a whole food, that helps our bodies meet their own environmental challenges.

However, as a result of these genetically modified seeds that require chemicals in the form or herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers to grow, the essential nutrition that we require to be healthy is now absent from these food; and in addition, these foods contain more toxins (synthetic chemicals) that we ingest into our bodies. These are not whole foods; they are corrupted foods.

As a result of these corruptive foods, the front line digestive and immune systems are seriously compromised. When the digestive system is compromised, we cannot be nourished. When the immune system is compromised, we fight disease.

This is where the recent surge in demand for organically grown, non-genetically modified foods has arisen. Simply put, organic, whole, Real foods contain more potent and available nutrition for our bodies to use; and they come complete with Innate Life Force as well as without toxins. Studies prove that these foods are as much as 60% higher in available nutrition than industrially grown foods.

The long term effects of synthetically grown foods are now evident by the number of Americans who are sick. Diabetes has become a “life style” complete with its own magazines for diabetic living. Immune diseases are epidemic: multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome to name but a few and not to mention cancer and heart-related disease. Every one of these dis-eases can be directly traced back to our food supply and the resulting epidemic of malnutrition in Americans and the toxin load.

Better living cannot be found through chemistry when it comes to health, food, nutrition and the environment. Synthetic chemistry and its manipulation for profit makes corporations rich, farmers poor, and kills people.

By about 40 years of age, the body begins to show the effects of this deadly combination of slow poisoning with the accumulation of toxins compounded by years of malnourishment. The drip, drip, drip effect reaches critical mass and the body cannot manage any more, cannot cope, and begins to break down showing myriad symptoms of dis-ease. Nutrition is what the body uses to repair and rejuvenate itself, but without the proper nutrition derived from whole foods, the cells themselves cannot restore, renew or replenish to their natural state of health. Toss on the load of accumulated toxins, and it is, “Houston, we have a problem.”

This brings us to rebalancing the Health Tripod.

The medical world has evolved into a lucrative business of treating symptoms of disease with more synthetic drugs with no intention of addressing the cause. It is a mindset of sickness, not wellness. At its core medicine believes neither in the fundamental Infinite Intelligence of the body nor its ability to heal itself. But rather as its centerpiece are sickness, disease and decay.

Alternative health methodologies are more inclined to honor the Infinite Intelligence of the body and treat symptoms of dies-ease with probiotic methods: moving energy (Life Force) in the body, support with herbs and nutrition in addressing the physical complaint. In addition most of these modalities will, to greater or lesser degrees, address the other two legs of the Tripod: mind and spirit as well. All these methods are good for you, as long as the mind leg of the tripod believes and knows this as well. If you do not believe in the Infinite Intelligence of your body, you should opt for medical treatment.

As a result of the medical model heavily influencing our Western thought, even alternative therapies have adopted “medicine-like” models for treatment of dies-ease, such as prescribing supplements and herbal remedies for regular use. But these should not be taken as “medicine” on a long term basis, but rather used intermittently to support the body until body/mind/spirit regains balance.

This brings us to the current phase in American healthcare, which is the onslaught of “natural supplements”. But once again, the consumer must be educated and cautious, as some of these are the products of the chemical laboratory too, and not the products of whole grown food. As previously discussed, these “nutritions” when isolated from their synergistic fellows in the whole food form do not supply the same healthful effects to the body. They are often more chemistry and always without the support of the rest of the nutritional army found in a whole food. This is largely what you see on the shelves at the drug store, the vitamin store and online. They are a poor relation to natural whole food nutrition. And remember, the body may identify these as toxins as well, sloughing them off or storing them in fat, but certainly not imparting any Real nutrition to the body for use.

Here is where the consumer must take responsibility for his/her own health and come to understand the options clearly: synthetic chemistry, synthetic supplements, or whole organic food and whole food superfood supplements.

No longer can we afford to be ignorant of what is being offered to us out there for “health” benefits. You must be intelligent and use your own good common sense for regaining and maintaining optimum health.

Two things are required, fundamental and essential, for complete and perfect health: 1. complete pure untainted available nutrition; 2. the body’s ability to process and absorb the nutrients.

1. Complete, pure and untainted nutrition comes from organically grown whole foods, period.

a. Buy organically grown/raised foods whenever and wherever possible in the widest variety possible. Try growing some of your own. There’s a reason that foods are available with seasonality. Infinite Intelligence has provided us the vast and complete range of nutrients our bodies need for cellular health with a veritable buffet of foods: animal, vegetable, and fruits in balance and moderation, and more importantly, as your body uniquely informs you.

b. When buying a supplement, you must determine that it is, in fact, a whole food supplement. Often times these are called superfoods. A working definition of superfood might be any food that is high in enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, Chlorophyll, and antioxidants. In a perfect world the goal would be to be free of anything manufactured and obtain complete nutrition from your wide spectrum variety of whole food selections. A word of warning: be certain that the whole food supplement, the superfood, is organic.

2. Probiotics are essential to the absorption and assimilation of whole food nutrition.

1. First of all, the “new” probiotic supplements are not some new invention or creation of modern science. They are natural, living organisms that are found in the intestinal tract. In fact, they are found in the intestinal tract of every creature that digests food and makes waste. Probiotics (good bacteria) are provided to us naturally by Infinite Intelligence in whole plant foods (vegetables, fruits and grains).

2. It is most important to understand, is that probiotics are living organisms with a life, a function and a mission. Their function is perhaps to say they are the front line troops of your body’s immune system. In the digestive tract it is their job to keep any “bad” bacteria in check. When “bad” bacteria are out of balance and in control, the body cannot absorb nor assimilate the nutrition required for Innate Intelligence to restore the body to complete and perfect health

3. Probiotics aid in the digestion and elimination of waste materials from the body. If the body is not eliminating its own waste and toxins, they are stored, via fat; and in the colon, if not eliminated completely, set up an environment of decay: the perfect culture for dis-ease.

4. Warning: probiotic is word being used on labels now to get you to buy.

First, the product itself must be organic (yogurt, kefir, kambucha). Second the cultures must be LIVE.

5. If you are purchasing a superfood enriched with probiotics as a dietary supplement (addition); then once again, be certain that the superfood is organic and that the probiotics have been cultured in the sun (not killed by heat); and that they haven’t been cultured from fecal matter.

Just like with vitamin supplements, manufactured probiotics are present in the market place as well. When a manufacturer can identify a probiotic in nature (in food), it isolates it by its chemical composition and manufactures it synthetically, patents it and gives it a patented name. As with synthetically created vitamins, patented probiotics will be treated by the body as yet another foreign substance. The body then has to either discharge and eliminate it, or store it in fat. The supposed “cure” has just added to the problem.

Since the digestive system is the most critical place where nutrition is either absorbed and assimilated and made available for cellular health or not, this is a particularly sinister place to introduce synthetics, because neither will the nutrition be made available to the body nor should the body have to cope with yet another chemical impostor of the Real.

It is appalling to me that we find ourselves in this place in the year 2008. What’s more I cannot understand how we could be so morally bankrupt as to arrive at methodically poisoning our people for the sake of money. But the truth of the matter is that each of us has to take charge of our own health and wellness and no longer entrust it to “others.”

The formula to regain and maintain health until you die is simple: body, mind, spirit. And the rule is that when any one of the three becomes out of balance, the stool falls.

You most probably will address your health only when you notice a physical symptom, but that is your opportunity to address the mind and spirit aspects of your life, as well; for one or both of those aspects are out of sync if your body is ill.

We are an integrated being. Just as the knee bone is connected to the shin bone, the body is connected to the mind is connected to the spirit. The body is merely the casing that contains mind and spirit for a physical adventure here on earth; and I think you will agree that without health, the physical experience is less than optimal, to be sure.

If you are trying to regain (or maintain) your God-given state of complete and perfect health, by all means use what methods and practices that you feel are correct and appropriate to support your physicality whilst you do the necessary explorations in mindset and spirit, bringing you back to your perfectly balanced Health Tripod.

What we think, what we believe is what we experience. With the experience of something that is unpleasant and not fulfilling comes the opportunity to release the beliefs and mindsets that got us here, and to choose new thoughts and new ideas that are probiotic – pro Life – and support us in complete and perfect health. The Whole Tripod.

One final note: we are dynamic beings, therefore constantly changing. The requirement to pay attention (be aware) and make conscious choices moment to moment is the essential job of spirituality and self-mastery, which a life long process. You never get it done.

Applying your spirit, listening to the Innate Intelligence within, will always lead you to your good. Always.

Source by Kathy Kirk

Supplement Scheduling – When & How To Take All Your Different Supplements

How do you figure out when to take all your different supplements – especially when some of them need to be consumed on an empty stomach? And what do you do if some of your supplements are not compatible with each other? Read on for some guidelines, tips, and a real-life example.

Here are some tips to help you figure out your supplement schedule:

  • Take the supplements that are absorbed the fastest, first.
  • If a substance does not specify that it needs to be consumed on an empty stomach, then it’s probably okay to take it together with other substances.
  • If a herb is recommended to be taken on an empty stomach, is it because the empty stomach is a pre-requisite for adequate absorption – because food interferes with its absorption? Or, is it because it’s a substance that needs to have a clear surface to apply it’s healing properties? Supplements like slippery elm, aloe vera juice, and marshmallow root fit into the latter category and therefore can easily be taken together – since they’re all trying to accomplish the same thing.
  • When a supplement says “take on an empty stomach”, that means 20 minutes before food, or 2 hours after food.

Now that you know the basic guidelines, sometimes you still need to experiment a bit to find the best schedule to achieve maximum potency and effectiveness from your supplements. Let’s take a look at an example, so you can see how this plays out in real life.

Supplements for Colitis

Krista suffers from colitis, so she needs to take the following products to repopulate her gut with good bacteria, relieve gas, bloating and diarrhea, eliminate heartburn, and heal the mucosal lining of her intestines:

  • Probiotics (beneficial bacteria for the GI tract – empty stomach for the powders – 3x/day)
  • Psyllium husk powder (for diarrhea control 2x/day)
  • Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) – before or after a meal for heartburn relief
  • L-Glutamine (empty stomach for diarrhea control – 3x/day)
  • N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) – empty stomach for intestinal repair – 3x/day
  • Slippery Elm (empty stomach for healing mucosal lining of intestines 3x/day)
  • Aloe vera juice (empty stomach for healing intestinal mucosal lining)
  • Multimineral & Multivitamin (3x/day for whole-body health and replace nutrients lost through malabsorption and fecal loss)

Krista’s problem is that she doesn’t know which ones she can take together, how far apart they need to be taken from each other, or how to fit them all in around mealtimes. Since she’s taking a lot of supplements – and many of them three times a day – you can easily see why she’s so confused.

She’s especially confused since the probiotics state on the bottle that any herbs should be taken at least 2 hours apart from the probiotics – since many herbs have antibacterial action and thus will kill the good bacteria in the probiotics.

Experimenting With Your Supplement Schedule

First of all, Krista needs to keep in mind that even our food can contain natural antibacterials (like garlic, onions, etc.) and Natren has had to set a time limit that applies to a wide variety of substances at all strengths/potencies. For example, if you’re taking Wild Oregano Oil or Olive Leaf extract, then you definitely cannot consume the probiotics sooner than 2 hours, as you’d be wasting your money. However, other supplements (and foods) are far less potent against bacteria. Therefore, she may be okay to implement one of the following supplement schedules.

The main difference between the two schedules below is whether she wants to take her probiotics before every meal, or whether she would like to take just one large dose before bed. This is where the experimentation comes in. Her body will definitely prefer, and do better on, one or the other. She will have to test each of them for a week at a time and see which schedule benefits her body the most.

Schedule #1

Before a meal:

  • take the Probiotics in powder form
  • wait 20 minutes, then take the NAG, L-Glutamine, Slippery elm and Psyllium (these supplements can be taken together because, although they all require an empty stomach, they are compatible with each other), then eat, and take the Multivitamin/Multimineral with your food
  • after the meal take the DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice)

Before bed:

  • take the Probiotics in powder form
  • wait 20 minutes, then take the Aloe vera juice

OR

Schedule #2

Before each meal:

  • take the NAG, L-Glutamine, Aloe vera juice, Slippery elm and Psyllium (these supplements can be taken together because, although they all require an empty stomach, they are compatible with each other)
  • wait 15 minutes, then eat, and take the Multivitamin/Multimineral with your food
  • after the meal take the DGL (or in this case, you can also take it before the meal, if you prefer, since you’re not consuming the probiotics at this time)

Before bed:

  • Take 1 – 2 teaspoons of each Probiotic powder

Krista will need to experiment with both schedules and see which one gives her better results. The probiotics may work better for her in multiple doses and may not be affected much by the other substances, or, they may work better taken on their own in a large dose. Again, the only way to find out is to test and experiment.

The reason people need to experiment with their supplements is because everyone’s body and condition (or pathology) are different. Some people are highly sensitive and responsive to certain herbal medicines and not to others. And some people need aggressive supplementation no matter which herb it is, whilst others are highly sensitive to all supplements.

When you’re dealing with a supplement like high-potency probiotics, for example, some people’s bodies respond most favorably when they’re taken in powder form on an empty stomach. And other bodies prefer controlled-release capsule probiotics taken with food. Again, the only way to find out is to experiment.

You’ll also get a ‘gut feeling’ as to which supplements you should take and when. Our own body wisdom trumps any manufacturer’s instruction sheet, so definitely follow your intuition first. If you’re skilled at listening to your gut, or following your intuition, you can ask your body directly when and how it wants the supplement. Either place your hand over your gut, whilst holding the herb in your other hand, and ask. Or, place the palm of your hand above the herb and wait for guidance. This is how some medicine women/men receive plant wisdom. They simply hold their hand above the plant and the knowledge flows into them about how to prepare the plant, which parts to use and how to take it.

If you’re not quite at that level of fluency with your body wisdom, then in the meantime, follow the supplement scheduling tips above, combine it with your own intuition, and experiment.

Source by Jini Patel Thompson

Natural Supplements and Vitamins for Eczema Cure

A number of Natural Supplements and Vitamins are very helpful for Eczema treatment. More and more people are choosing natural remedies to taking prescribed medications in treating eczema because they are safer to use longterm without the fear of side effects. Some of these natural supplements and vitamins are mentioned below. Always seek medical advice before taking any supplements, especially if you are taking other prescribed medications or have other pre existing medical conditions.

Omega 3 fatty acids

Intake of this essential fatty acid helps in the reduction of symptoms of eczema like skin dryness and inflammation. Including fish in your daily diet is also a good start to increase essential fatty acids in your body. Oily fish like mackerel, fresh tuna and trout belong to this category.

Probiotics

Probiotics are also beneficial forms of gut bacteria that help stimulate the natural digestive juices and enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. Intake of probiotics is safe and helps improve overall health but a few may experience a mild digestive problem. Used during pregnancy reduces the risk of childhood eczema. In addition to taking a probiotic supplement you can also eat probiotic foods, examples are yoghurt, kombucha tea, dark chocolates and more.

Evening Primrose Oil

Primrose oil is also a good eczema treatment. Oil is taken from the seed of evening Primrose plant. Studies shows that this oil is rich in Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is used as building blocks for the number of molecules in the body. It helps in the skin nourishment and corrects skin lipid thus relieves itching, edema and inflammation.

Vitamin A

This is a good antioxidant that assists in the human body’s healing processes. It plays central roles in growth and development, skin health and the immune system. This vitamin can help treat eczema by suppressing excessive cellular growth in the skin. They not only reduce bacterial population in the skin but also in the gland ducts of the skin.This means that vitamin A compounds can help restore the protective barrier of the skin by stopping the bacterial damage that leads to leaky skin.Vitamin A can also help in relieving eczema by reducing local inflammation in the skin.

Vitamin C

Known as nature’s protective nutrient that is essential for defending our body against infections and aids in the body’s natural healing processes. Excellent natural sources of Vitamin C include fruits like strawberries, oranges, guava and many vegetables.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects body tissue from damage caused by substances called free radicals. Our body also needs this vitamin to keep our immune system strong to fight off bacteria that enters our body. Vitamin A is important to help our body fight off symptoms of eczema. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli are some good sources.

Vitamin B6

Many studies showed that intake of Vitamin B6 can help in the decreased risk of inflammation. Skin disorders like eczema and seborrheic dermatitis is associated with the deficiency of this vitamin. Thus having an ample intake of this vitaminis required to reduce the risk of having eczema or to treat one. Squash, mushrooms and spinach are good sources of Vitamin B6.

In order to achieve the desired result for effective Eczema treatment using supplements and vitamins, one needs to be focused and dedicated. Choosing natural healthy foods that contains most, if not all of the above is the first step in the right direction.

Source by Phoebe D.

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❷ Bacillus Coagulans – Helps reduce irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, intestinal gas and respiratory tract infection.
❸ Lactobacillus Acidophilus – This enzyme breaks down the sugar in milk that prevents and treats diarrhea, reduces overgrowth of pathogens in your digestive tract & relieves irritable bowel syndrome.
❹ Bifidobacterium Lactis – It enhances immunity, improves digestion and can lower cholesterol.
❺ Bifidobacterium Longum – Helps to treat constipation, reduce inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel conditions, reduce the development of certain allergies.
❻ Lactobacillus Rhamnosus – It will reduce the frequency and duration of diarrhea and provide an overall boost to your immune system.
❼ Lactobacillus Salivarius – It helps reduces cavities, gingivitis, ulcerative, IBS colitis and prevent strep throat.
❽ Lactobacillus Casei – Used to prevent or treat diarrhea. This includes infectious diarrhea, & antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
❾ Lactobacillus Plantarum – Improving your digestion, increasing your immunity and improving overall health.
❿ Bifidobacterium Breve – It protects colon function, alleviates constipation, reduces gas, bloating, diarrhea & more.

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How to Choose the Best Probiotic Supplements for Bodybuilding

In the old days, whenever one heard the word “probiotics” they immediately thought of fruity, breakfast yogurts that were pegged for the over-50 set. However, the business of good bacteria has grown popular by the minute, so much so that it can be read on almost every label known to man, not just on yogurts but also on bodybuilding supplements and snack bars.

Probiotics is defined as “friendly bacteria” that occurs naturally in the digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have in fact, been credited with many health benefits including helping with irritable bowel syndrome to traveler’s diarrhea and boosting the immune system. These days, however, they are more popularly used as dietary support for the immune system, which may account for why there seems to be an overflow of probiotic products on the shelves of health food stores everywhere.

In the realm of bodybuilding, probiotic supplements have been credited to help with muscle growth, in addition to aiding in the prevention of muscle breakdowns and muscle damage. Taking their daily recommended dose of probiotics ensures they don’t experience any of these symptoms to be able to function properly and to continue doing their workouts.

As far as benefits go, these supplements help bodybuilders better absorb minerals and amino acids and helps keep their gut environment healthy enough to better assimilate nutrients – something that is essential to athletes that undergo intense workouts and training and ones who need to be able to maximize their diets. For bodybuilders who often over train, probiotic supplements offer intestinal cell protection against oxidative stress. It also reduces the risks of upper respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal distress and better regulation of the muscle-wasting hormone cortisol.

In order for bodybuilders to continually benefit from probiotics, they should be able to choose the best supplements and to do that, they need to first understand that probiotics are effective in any form. Currently, they are available in powder and capsule forms, as well as present in foods like dairy drinks, cheese and snack bars as mentioned earlier, that include specific probiotic organisms. Any of these forms may be effective as long as they have the beneficial organisms in adequate numbers.

The next step is being able to choose the right microbes for your needs. There are many different potentially beneficial probiotic organisms that exist, including bacteria and yeast. The effects are very specific and certain strains appear to be very helpful on a per condition basis. Also the first thing you’ll want to look for when purchasing probiotic supplements is the full probiotic name which will include the genus, species and then the strain.

The label should also include the number of organisms contained in one single dose and how often you should take it, as well as the recommended uses, storage information and contact information for the manufacturer. It is also important to choose a reliable brand as not all products live up to the information indicated on their labels. Because the products that you see on the shelves these days are not required to meet standards of medication, the FDA recommends that you choose a reliable product with claims and recommended dosages based on scientific studies.

And last but not the least, probiotics are generally considered safe except for those with compromised immune systems, people who are terminally-ill with cancer and those who are prone to leaky bowels. Make sure you consult with a doctor first before taking any kind of probiotic supplement as it is always better to be safe than sorry.

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Microbiome Plus Gastrointestinal Probiotics L Reuteri NCIMB 30242 and Prebiotics scFOS, GI Digestive Supplements, Allergy Safe, Gluten-Free Probiotic Supplement for Men and Women (1 Month Supply)


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Microbiome Plus Probiotics L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 and Prebiotics scFOS Fiber work together to improve your microbiome and digestive health.

They are gluten-free and allergy safe. The prebiotics and probiotics work together to help improve your microbiome and digestive health. Prebiotics help feed and nourish the probiotics to maximize the health benefits of the probiotics. The combination of prebiotics and probiotics are a healthy supplement for men and woman to take daily.

Microbiome Plus Gastrointestinal Probiotic and Prebiotic Combo Helps with Digestive and Overall Health

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Have you been experiencing gastrointestinal problems lately? Do you feel bloated, heavy, and tired? Would you opt for a superior quality dietary supplement that can improve your digestive health without costing you a fortune?

If so, Microbiome Plus has just the thing you’re looking for!

Benefit from an advanced supplement that will help you achieve a healthier microbiome, a community of microbes that reside in and on our body. Combined, the natural prebiotic fiber scFOS (short-chain fructooligosaccharides) and the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242provide a balanced solution for gastrointestinal health.

The prebiotic fiber enhances the effectiveness of the probiotic capsules. It helps with the growth of the 7 billion CFU daily dose of L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 and they combine to provide a maximum probiotic formulation.

Plus, the tablets are easy to swallow, gluten-free, allergy safe, and ideal for both men and women who need protection against colonic and digestive health issues.

At Microbiome Plus, we use the most advanced delivery technology for our vegetarian capsules to ensure you get the most out of our probiotics. With low-moisture content, our delayed-release (DR) capsules protect the nutritional contents of the dietary supplement against the harsh stomach environment. More probiotic supplement passes through the stomach, ensuring delivery of intact bacteria to your system.

Whether you want to improve digestion and gut health or boost the immune system, Microbiome Plus GI combo is an effective way to go!

Prebiotics Fuel The Probiotics for More Effectiveness

Your gut is home to more than 80% of your immune system, where healthy microbes battle with harmful microbes to help relieve digestive issues like bloating, gas, and constipation.

Our supplement is more than a simple digestive aid. It combines two powerful ingredients that replenish and fuel the growth of beneficial bacteria. A healthy microbiome supports the reduction of bowel symptoms, such as gas, abdominal pain and bloating, and irregular bowel habits, as well as immune health.

The scFOS is a natural prebiotic fiber that supports a healthy GI tract by boosting the growth of healthy bacteria.

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Supports a Healthy Digestive System: Help your body improve its overall health by empowering and supporting your digestive system safely. Our probiotic and prebiotic combo work together to support a healthy microbiome.
The lactobacilli in Microbiome Plus may help increase your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps build strong bones and also supports your overall health.
L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 bacteria contain a unique digestive enzyme. This enzyme, known as bile salt hydrolase, makes cholesterol less soluble and less absorbable.
Uses an advanced delayed-release veggie capsule to maximize bacteria delivery and probiotic potency

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Our Advanced Probiotic and Prebiotic Combination Are More Then Just A Powerful Digestive Supplement

Mood and Energy

With a strong, healthy body and optimal nutrient absorption, the feelings of fatigue or lack of energy are reduced, making you more energetic.

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The prebiotic and probiotic combo fuels the growth of healthy microflora in your gut, improving your digestive health.

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Our probiotics are gluten-free and allergy safe. We have taken careful measures to ensure our products are of the highest quality.

IMPROVE & MAINTAIN HEALTH – Your gut is home to 80% of your immune system. Your gut is also where good bacteria (probiotics) compete with harmful bacteria. Reducing harmful bacteria supports the relief of allergies, bloating, gas, and constipation. Probiotics replenish fighting bacteria and help maintain digestive functions and immune health.
SUPPORT MOOD & BOOST ENERGY – Poor nutrient absorption can leave you short on essential vitamins and minerals. Fatigue, irritability, and a lack of motivation are signs of nutrient deficiency. Probiotics develop a healthy microenvironment in the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract that optimizes nutrient absorption, giving you the positive energy and happy feelings to be your vibrant self.
FEEL HEALTHIER – A healthy microflora in the gut can boost your metabolism, help with nutrient absorption, and help you feel healthier.
MICROBIOME AND BILE METABOLISM – Microbiome is the community of natural and essential organisms that live in your gut, and it is important that it is healthy and balanced. Bile metabolism is an important function of the microbiome for food digestion. Microbiome probiotics help to maintain a healthy microbiome and bile metabolism.



The Probiotics Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Safe, Natural Health Solutions Using Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods and Supplements


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Probiotic Supplements and Digestive Health

A healthy gut is of paramount importance for overall well-being. Our gut or large intestine contains a complex community of microorganisms termed ‘gut flora’. The gut flora, consisting of yeasts, viruses and mainly bacteria, help perform several critical functions in the gut, such as aiding digestion and boosting our immunity system. In fact, the gastrointestinal tract constitutes about 70% of our immunity system. The friendly bacteria colonizing our gut can also be found in various foods or natural probiotic supplements.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, provide several benefits to the host. Probiotics can be found in foods such as yogurt, tempeh, sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir, among others.

You can also buy probiotic supplements containing varying species and strains of beneficial bacteria that are known to confer different benefits to the consumer.

Difference between probiotics and prebiotics

You may also come across natural products in the market called prebiotics. Prebiotics refer to dietary fibers that friendly bacteria (probiotics) feed on.

Prebiotics prove helpful in supporting the gut flora that occupies the gut.

The need for natural probiotic supplements

Pollution, junk food and the use of antibiotics are some of the possible factors that can disturb the requisite balance of good bacteria in the gut.

Restoring this balance may require the consumption of probiotics.

Although foods containing probiotics can lend several health benefits, they often contain a low concentration of probiotics. Probiotic supplements, on the other hand, contain high doses of probiotics which can help have a positive impact on digestive health and overall well-being.

Different types of bacteria used in probiotics

There are several different groups of bacteria that tend to provide varying benefits when used in natural probiotic supplements.

When you head out to buy probiotic supplements, make sure that you read the product label carefully to assess the species and strains of bacteria used in the supplement as well as their amounts.

The most common bacteria groups used in natural probiotic supplements include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

Probiotic supplements and digestive health

Probiotics have been studied most with regard to the benefits they impart to digestive health. Here’s a list of some of the benefits of probiotic bacteria for the digestive system:

• Cure antibiotic-associated diarrhea

When a person consumes antibiotics for treating an ailment over a long period of time, it disturbs the natural balance of good bacteria in the gut. This is known to cause antibiotic-associated diarrhea that persists for a considerable amount of time even after the antibiotics have stopped being consumed.

Probiotics can help replenish friendly bacteria, restoring the balance of gut flora and treating the antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

• Treat irritable bowel syndrome

The consumption of natural probiotic supplements alleviates symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, such as gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea

• Beneficial against a range of other digestive diseases

Consuming probiotics can help you fight inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. They can also be beneficial against Helicobacter pylori infections, known to cause ulcers and stomach cancer.

Probiotic foods and supplements can go a long way in maintaining your health and curing nagging digestive ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome and digestive distress. For more details visit – http://www.qualitynature.com/probiotic-advantage/

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Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula One Daily 50 Billion Supplements, 30 Count


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Mycrobiome Women’s Formula: The Specially Formulated Probiotic for Women

You know what they say: “Take control of your microbiome, take control of your life.” Well, even if you’ve never heard that before, it’s no secret that for everything from digestion to mood, an active, healthy, thriving microbiome is crucial for an active, healthy, thriving you.

With 50 billion CFU and 24 strains of clinically researched probiotics, Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula is specially formulated to help support the female gut.

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula Digestion, Mood & Urinary Tract Support 30 VegCaps

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula Digestion, Mood & Urinary Tract Support 30 VegCaps

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula Digestion, Mood & Urinary Tract Support 30 VegCaps

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula Digestion, Mood & Urinary Tract Support 30 VegCaps

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula Digestion, Mood & Urinary Tract Support 30 VegCaps

Women’s Support Blend

39 Billion CFU of 11 clinically researched probiotic strains formulated to help support women’s vaginal & urinary tract health, bone health, stress, mood & more!

Probiotic Blend

Powerful Probiotic Support Blend supplies an additional 11 Billion CFU of 13 probiotic strains intended to help support healthy digestion & immune function

Enteric Shield

Specially designed capsules help probiotics survive the treacherous journey to the alkaline environment of the intestines where they have maximum benefit.

Trusted Brand

Mycrobiome is is freeze dried to survive short periods of unrefrigerated shipping, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free & lab verified for potency, purity, and identity.

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula Digestion, Mood & Urinary Tract Support 30 VegCaps

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Within every human body live trillions of microbial cells. Known as the microbiome, this community of beneficial bacteria significantly influences overall health. Maintaining proper microbiome balance is key. With 85% beneficial microbes and, at most, 15% harmful microbes, the good bacteria keep the bad bacteria in check, helping the body stay healthy. When this delicate balance is disrupted and the harmful bacteria get a leg up, your health is jeopardized.

One way to help restore balance in your microbiome is by supplementing with a high-quality probiotic. However, when it comes to probiotics, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why our Mycrobiome Women’s Formula includes a uniquely formulated Women’s Support Blend for a woman’s distinct needs along with a Probiotic Support Blend for general health & wellbeing.

Women’s Support Blend

Specially formulated for women’s health, our Women’s Support Blend supplies 39 Billion CFU (Colony Forming Units) of 11 clinically researched probiotic strains that may help support:

Vaginal and urinary tract health – Hormone balance – Bone health – Vitamin metabolism – Stress & mood

Probiotic Support Blend

Our Women’s Formula also includes a powerful Probiotic Support Blend that supplies an additional 11 Billion CFU of 13 probiotic strains intended to support:

Healthy digestion – Immune system balance

Enteric Shield

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotics are delivered via a specialized capsule called Enteric Shield. Designed to remain intact longer than 60 minutes in stomach acid, our fortified capsules help the probiotics survive the journey to the alkaline environment of the intestines where they can begin benefitting your body.

Freeze Dried

Mycrobiome Probiotic products are formulated with freeze dried dormant probiotic bacteria. Refrigeration should be maintained during storage, especially after opening the bottle. In their freeze dried dormant state probiotic bacteria survive and remain viable during short periods of unrefrigerated shipping. These products are shipped directly from refrigerated storage at the manufacturing facility. Return to refrigeration upon receipt.

Solaray Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula is non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, and lab verified for identity, potency, and purity. Feel the difference of our Mycrobiome Probiotic Women’s Formula!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Women’s Blend: May help support healthy digestion, immune function, bone health, stress, mood & more
Enteric Shield: Innovative capsule designed to survive the journey to the intestines for max benefit
Trusted Brand: Freeze dried to survive shipping; Non-GMO, Vegan & Lab Verified for potency & purity
Customers Say: “…my stomach feel wonderful on these probiotics with a prebiotic.”