|Supplements augment what we eat, but never replace the need for daily consumption of organic vegetables.|
Making Decisions about Supplements
The first Naturopath I worked with was Dr.David Getoff who is skilled in performing the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. I was diagnosed with ULMS in November 2008 and had my first appointment with Dr. Getoff one month later. One visit with Dr. Getoff allowed me to return home with a solid foundation of nutritional supplements that I knew were effective for my body. He requested blood tests to check certain nutrient levels in my body, including vitamin D.
The next month, shortly after my second surgery in January 2009, I had my first consultation with Dr. Monique Mazza who specializes in strengthening the immune system and detoxification. Dr. Mazza identified though lab tests that I was carrying excessive levels of parabens and phthalates in my body. Parabens are preservatives that are found in most commercial self-care products such as shampoos, conditioners, facial cleansing products and moisturizers, cosmetics, shower gels, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals and even toothpaste. Phthalates are compounds used in plastics which increase flexibility and durability. Exposure comes from food packaging, heating foods in plastic, and, in my case, breathing in the fumes from a laminating machine!
My Current Supplements
Digestive Support (Foundation of the Immune System)
Dr. Michael Murray's High Potency Multi Enzyme (helps you get the most out of your food - so important!)
Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus EPS Probiotics (keeps digestive flora and fauna strong)
G.T.'s Kombucha (Strawberry Serenity - yum!)
Synergy Whole Food Liquid Vitamin-Mineral
ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops
Liposomal C (in Liposomal Can-Help, anti-cancer supplement) by Healthy Items
New Chapter Bone Strength Whole Food Calcium
Carlson's Liquid Vitamin D-3
Overall Immune Strengtheners
CoQ10 (anti-oxidant; used by cells to produce energy)
Carlson's Fish Oil Liquid Omega-3 Lemon Flavor
Blood Strengthener and Detoxifiers
BarleyMax Wheat Grass Powder
Ortho Molecular Strontium
Estrogen Metabolism (Anti-Cancer for estrogen positive tumors)
Integrative Therapeutics Lipotropic Complex (methylation support)
Nature's Way DIM Plus
Barlean's High Lignan Flax Seed Oil
Liposomal Nano Curcumin from Healthy Items (stops cancer from connecting to blood vessels)
Source Naturals ECGC (amplifies the effect of curcumin)
Natural Factors Liquid Biosil (Silica)
Melatonin (before retiring)
Liposomal Can-Help by Healthy Items (delivers Vitamin C straight to the blood - must have if you are not doing IV Vit. C infusions)
Pancreatic Enzymes (they eat the protein coating off the outside of the cancer cells, making them vulnerable to attack) German-Zyme by Young Again is one brand.
Jarrow Milk Thistle Natural Astaxanthin (powerful anti-oxidant)
Anti-fungal, Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial
Extra-Virgin, Organic Coconut Oil (delicious on flourless, sprouted toast)
Professional Complementary Health Formula's Xenobiotics (a homeopathic line of liquid drops, each specifically designed to aid the body in metabolizing and excreting toxins - I systematically went through about a dozen that applied to me). If you can't get those, I hear that Professional Health Products Homeopathic Remedies carries a similar line.
The truth is, many of these supplements serve more than one purpose, so don't just go by the headings I have listed.
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