Why should I use supplements ???

Using herbs & supplements should be regarded as a permanent part of your health care. Some of your needs for various supplements change over time, but basically there are 4 forms of supplements that everyone should take every day for optimal health and prevention of disease.

WHY IS PREVENTION OF ILL HEALTH SO IMPORTANT?
Here's food for thought: An article published in the Journal American Medical Association (Vol 284, July 26, 2000) states that there are 250,000 deaths in the U.S. per year due to the health care system. 12,000 from unnecessary surgery, 7,000 from medication errors in hospitals, 20,000 from other hospital errors, 80,000 from infections in hospitals, 106,000 non-error negative effects from medications.

1. Vitamins and minerals - I believe everyone should be using Vitamins A, C, E, Selenium and Zinc, B-complex and usually a calcium supplement as well. This helps the body cope with the amount of cooked foods we eat, chemicals and toxic materials in our air, food, and water; foods deficient in nutrients, stress……. etc, that we encounter every day. Simply adding a multi-vitamin may not adequately take care of your needs, and many multi vitamins do not have enough of the vitamins and minerals we require. I look at all the supplements you are currently using, and brand name to make you are spending your money wisely and getting the amounts of nutrients you need. One simple way to decide if your multi-vitamin may contain enough of each vitamin, is to look at the label and see if there is at least 50 mg. of each B-vitamin.

2. Fiber and acidophilus - Acidophilus will help to reestablish the good bacteria in the intestinal tract, these bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics, chlorinated water, and diets high in animal products, coffee, and many other factors. Reestablishing these bacteria by using acidophilus as your needs indicate (many people just need to use it once a year) will help with all sorts of digestive disorders and degenerative conditions. Bio K is great stuff, it costs more but also accomplishes a lot more!

For a great fiber supplement that will scrape the colon & help to detox, see my Dr. Schulze page

3. Digestive Enzymes - should be used with each meal, unless the entire meal eaten consists of raw food. As an herbalist friend of mine says, "If you eat food, you need enzymes." !! If your body is not utilizing the nutrients in the food you eat, you can't have optimal health. Digestive enzymes are necessary for all chemical reactions the body performs - digestion, assimilation of nutrients, detoxification, elimination, and nervous system health. As well as helping the body to digest the foods we eat effectively, these enzymes also help to dissolve tumors and cysts, digest diseased cells, kill bacteria and viruses, and remove excess cholesterol.

4. Herbs - according to your needs and the season, and the use of cleansing herbs at least twice a year, to cleanse the systems of the body, which need it, will address underlying factors for ill health.

Using these daily as a basis for good health, drinking 2 liters of fresh water each day, and eating a proper diet will go a long way in keeping the systems of the body (liver, kidneys, digestive tract, glands, circulation, skin, blood and lymph) cleansed, and working efficiently to help prevent ill health. Once we are dealing with chronic conditions, it takes longer to return to good health, and of course, some conditions cannot be reversed.

Using these supplements will also help the body to slow or reverse chronic conditions, relieve the occurrence of acute conditions (such as colds and flu), have an anti-aging and antioxidant effect to protect the body, and increase our body's ability to absorb the nutrients it needs.

Incorporating these supplements into your lifestyle will help to gradually bring about changes. By following a complete program based upon using these 4 categories of supplements for several months, you will begin to notice some amazing changes in your health. Consultations allow me to discover the underlying factors for ill health, and base a complete program and dosages that are right for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any information presented here is for informational purposes only and not intended to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a medical practitioner.

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