In an ideal world, we would not need supplements. But our world is not ideal. The air, water and soil have been compromised by pollution, pesticides and over-farming. This produces less nutrient-dense foods and can cause nutritional deficiencies even when you’re doing everything right.
In addition, our lives are not ideal. Our beautiful bodies were designed to run on fresh air, regular activity, rest, love, play, and physical work, all coordinated by the seasons, circadian rhythms of day and night, and our intuition. How much of your day is directed by these elemental forces?
Supplements are no substitute for living a joyful, healthy life. But they can keep you well while you’re on the road to more health and help support your health goals.
Over the last two decades I’ve curated a shortlist of nutritional supplements that I feel 99% of the people I work with can benefit from. It’s not a one size fits all thing — it’s a universal human condition thing — that makes these recommendations so effective. They cover a few essential bases that we all need covered. If, in addition, you have a specific health diagnosis, consult with me in person or online for a personalized prescription.
These Essential Supplements are available as a bimonthly subscription and arrive as a box set that you can give to yourself or as a gift to someone who’s wellness you want to support.
The Essential Supplements
Maxxum 3, an excellent multivitamin. No one likes taking 50 pills, and you shouldn’t have to to get the nutritional support you need. What makes a multi excellent? A balanced mix of food-based vitamins in the right ratio produced by a reliable, local company. I especially like this one because it has a 1:1 ratio of calcium and magnesium that supports sleep, bowel regularity and muscle relaxation. Maxxum 3 is my top choice. Dose: 3 at bedtime
MegaEpa, Omega-3 fatty acids: These essential nutrients are important in preventing and managing heart disease. Believe it or not, this may one day affect you. Eating fatty, cold-water fish is great, and/ or so is taking this supplement. Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to help lower blood pressure, reduce triglycerides, slow the development of arterial plaque, reduce the incidence of abnormal heart rhythm, reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke, and lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease. MegaEpa, with the highest fatty acid concentration of any commercially available supplement, is my top choice.
MaxBiotic. Good gut bacteria does a myriad of jobs in the human body. It combats bad bacteria and viruses, boosting immunity. It helps your body digest and extract the most nutrition from your food. It reduces inflammation and the histamine over-response. It regulates bowel function and metabolism, stabilizing weight. Finally, it can prevent vaginal yeast infections. One small supplement that is a true health heavyweight. MaxBiotic is my favorite.
Let me know if you’d like to order any of these. I carry them in my private practice and would be happy to get some for you.