I am a hardcore believer in food being the best medicine…
But…do I honestly feel incredibly amazing and focused every single day from diet alone? No. I don’t. It doesn’t matter how many green juices I drink or leafy salads I eat, sometimes I still feel “off” for no reason, and that totally sends out a red flag that I’m deficient in some vitamins, nutrients, minerals, probiotics, or omegas.
And through ALL my years of researching and experimenting with this, I believe with ALL MY HEART that I can definitely amp things up with good quality nutritional supplements to feel more energized, less anxious, happier, and focused. To never be traumatized by another panic attack again. To rarely get sick and never suffer from another bladder or yeast infection. To have clearer, smoother skin not riddled with eczema and acne. Oh, and enjoy sleeping better at night too.
*Please be mindful I’m simply sharing my personal experience along with some of the information I found helpful or insightful, so you can continue to do your own research alongside your health care practitioner. I don’t ever advocate relying on someone’s blog to make major medical decisions.*
“Millions of Americans today are taking dietary supplements, practicing yoga and integrating other natural therapies into their lives. These are all preventive measures that will keep them out of the doctor’s office and drive down the costs of treating serious problems like heart disease and diabetes.” ~Andrew Weil M.D.
Guide To Products And Supplements
My recommendation is to read about every supplement in detail and see what resonates with you, and talk with your doctor before you choose to begin a new supplement protocol. I personally have experience with everything on this list.
I’ll never endorse products that I don’t personally use and love. If you are interested in buying one of the products I’ve written about, you can order through the links below (at no additional cost to you)! If you purchase any of the products through the links, I receive a small kickback from the respected affiliate program. To read more of my research behind each product, head on over here and check it out.
Plant-based Multivitamins / Greens Powder
— Trace Minerals Greens PAK (super convenient when traveling!)
— Calm (love drinking this an hour or so before bed!)
— Magnesium Oil Spray (from the Dead Sea)
Natural Weight Loss Support (Stimulant-free)
Natural Liver Support
— For more liver and body health, I also Love Nature Wise Curcumin.
Detoxing your body every year is a really good thing—a lot of doctors say it’s good to do it up to 4 times each year.
There are lots of kits, cleanses, and programs out there to choose from. It’s super important to be mindful of the ingredients (and the quality) just like when purchasing supplements for daily use.
This is an optional step when detoxing, but encouraged to fully cleanse your liver and digestive tract.
As the body’s largest internal organ, the liver performs over 500 functions to keep us alive and kicking every day. It’s mostly known for filtering what we consume, figuring out what to store as energy and what toxins or other extraneous material to strain out. The liver is also a key player in converting food into energy. Being “‘downstream’ of the gastrointestinal tract in the digestive process, it makes sense that the composition of bacteria in the gut could affect the functioning of the liver,” according to a recent press release.
There are lots of detox kits out there so feel free to research them to find the one that feels right for your body and goals. You can use my suggestions as a way to guide you with ingredients, quality, etc.
*Always double check with your own health care provider before starting a new regimen or product.*
Diet is really important, and I think vitamins are really important, also. ~Glenn Danzig
There’s lots of other supplements out there that I won’t be getting into in this post. What I’ve gone over with you above is a really good place to start. Like I said, it’s all about experimenting to find the best regimen for you. And yes, nutritional supplements cost money, but so does everything else in this world.
If your priority is feeling good and loving how you fit in your clothes, then this should be viewed more of as an investment in yourself instead of an expense. I know so many people who don’t even flinch at the price of a new watch, handbag, designer clothes, shoes, or even that latte. But as soon as they hear a good vitamin costs about $40 (give or take) for a monthly supply it, they get turned off.
We’re all born with the only body we’re ever gonna have on this planet—and taking care of it should not make you flinch.
Don’t forget that you need to listen to your body and change things up occasionally as needed. No regimen—including supplements—is ever set in stone. It’s ok to experiment to find the best regimen for YOU. It’s perfectly fine to try out a supplement and then change it up with another one.
This is a journey—not a destination. So be mindful that you’ll always be moving forward. With that said, you might as well be working toward your goal since time is going to pass regardless. Right?
PS: I’ll never endorse products that I don’t personally use. If you are interested in buying one of the products I’ve written about, you can order through the links above (at no additional cost to you)! If you purchase any of the products linked through my posts or through my store, I receive a small percentage from the respected affiliate program. If you enjoy the information and recipes I share and would like to support this journey, please click directly through my links. Thank you! I greatly appreciate it!