First of all, I am not a doctor, I am a medical intuitive. I use my intuition to find what has a compelling impact upon my senses, to what feels positive and what feels negative. I have spent ten years working with alternative healers from all over the world with intuition. From shamans to integrative medicine providers, from rural clinics in Central America to the Mayo Clinic I spent an extraordinary amount of time with healers from all sides of the spectrum. The most intense experience was with mainstream medicine, when I spent three months living twelve to sixteen hours per day in the Presbyterian Hospital in New York trying to save my husband. Ten years is a long time dedicating my life to learning about the multitude of alternative therapies available to us. Add to all of this my incessant desire for health information and the patience to read white papers and medical studies, I am a health information junkie.
For thousands of years, doctors, shamans, healers and alchemists used herbal medicine. When we switched to modern medicine, much of that ancient wisdom was sadly lost and ignored as primitive and useless. Latest research however, is showing that ancient remedies hold a lot of secrets to healing the human body. Many of these remedies are being proven and confirmed by science. Every day people are relying more and more on alternative therapies.
On our planet the mineral content from our food has diminished dramatically. Our soils are depleted, and chemicals fertilizers and pesticides create food that is less nutrient dense. One of the biggest dilemmas is should we supplement and if so, what supplements should we take? I am going to do my best to boil it down and get you some good information to use.
Before I do that –
Always discuss your health decisions with a medical professional and do not make any changes to your current situation based on something you read on our website.
Iodine: In the U.S. we are 95% iodine deficient. Iodine acts on all tissues on the body especially the thyroid that “runs the show” in your body. Because we are eating too much bread we are over exposed to Bromine which creates an iodine deficiency. Fluoridated and chlorinated water also reduces iodine in the body. We also do not have iodine rich seafood as before since everything is becoming farm raised. Iodine deficiency is one of the most common health issues on the planet. According to the WHO, over two billion people worldwide are iodine deficient. Out of all of these, as many as 50 million live with severe repercussions of iodine deficiency which is brain damage. Iodine is crucial to the proper functioning of the thyroid and hormonal health. Overall, a quality iodine supplement can help you get the iodine you need. Here is my favorite iodine supplement. The best food sources of iodine in addition to kelp include dairy, meat and eggs.
Vitamin C: This helps with collagen and keeps your joints moving. It is also a helper to combat cancer cells. Since Glucose and Vitamin C are very similar and cancer loves glucose, Vitamin C sneaks into the cancer cells and zaps them like an undercover agent. It also helps with the adrenal glands when they are exhausted and with hormone production, collagen and elastin for the skin. Our tailbone manufactures vitamin C, so a good walk will stimulate this vitamin source. If you smoke or are exposed to second hand smoke, Vitamin C is essential since smoke destroys the vitamin C in the body. My favorite brands are Thorne and Pure Encapsulations.
Glutathione: The master antioxidant and detoxifier since it binds to heavy metals in our blood and protects us from them settling in our brain. It is not successful taken by a pill so should be taken in a Liposomal form. In its regular form it is destroyed in the stomach. What severely depletes glutathione is Tylenol. It has been found that all autistic kids have low levels of glutathione. Vaccines are full of metals and without the protection of glutathione it can break the brain barrier and cause brain damage. It is a very helpful supplement to get the metals out out of the brain and body. Here is my favorite Glutathione product.
Probiotics: Beneficial bacteria in your small intestine and colon are an integral part of digestion. These bacterias also keep unfriendly bacteria at bay. Every once in a while, new microbes might end up in your digestive tract through eating tainted food, stress, taking antibiotics and a poor diet which can wipe out a lot of these good bacterias. Probiotics are live cultures of bacteria, similar to our own healthy ones and are helpful, but simply probiotic foods are a great way to keep your “microbe friends” at top performance to fight off the bad bacteria. Here are some foods that are good bacteria allies:
Yogurt: Read the label to be sure that it contains live bacteria or active cultures works. Remember to never add yogurt to high temperatures or the point of boiling as it kills your friendly bacteria.
Kefir: This is like a liquid yogurt that contains diverse strains of microbes. It can be made from all types of milk.
I will often start my day with a “hit” of Kefir or use it as a base for a smoothie I am making. Also, just eating a spoon of sauerkraut every day can help as well. Anything pickled is great, just be sure it contains live cultures. When shopping for good bacteria be sure you find one with Lactobacillus Reuteri, a key bacteria you should have on your team. Having a healthy gut means a healthy mind. It is also important to change up your probiotics, I rarely buy the same brand twice.
If you decide to supplement with pro-biotics, this has been my most successful probiotic.
Turmeric: This is an anti-inflammatory to support what lies at the foundation of most disease which is inflammation. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and allergies are known to be caused by inflammation; it has been called the silent killer. Turmeric’s dense yellow color is due to curcuminoids which are antioxidants, antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, antibacterials and antifungals. It is a natural antibiotic. In India it has been used years to relieve arthritis, muscle pain and joint inflammation. It is helpful to the liver and there are studies it has reduced the size of tumors in animals and also inhibited the growth of colon cancer. There are no claims it is a cure for cancer but since it is anti-tumor and and anti-inflammatory it is a big help in staying healthy. Many studies are showing that the extract is the most effective.
Honey is another infection fighter. A study found that it destroyed every bacteria or pathogen they tested it on. Some honey-based products may even replace antibiotic creams. So, many evenings I prepare my “golden milk”which is a cup of organic almond milk, two tablespoons of turmeric and one tablespoon of honey. Honey and Turmeric are two ingredients with a powerful antibiotic punch. In Ayurvedic medicine this combination is called Golden Honey. Here is a video on how to prepare it. The combo of Turmeric and Honey stimulates your immune system and helps fight off disease. I will often throw in some slices of ginger that helps with congestion in the lungs.
Calcium: Our bodies are 2% calcium; it is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It helps our cells communicate, builds muscle tissues and supports the hormone system. Unfortunately, billions, yes billions of people are at risk for calcium deficiency, the culprit is that most of us do not get enough in our diet or have a medical condition that lowers the body’s ability to absorb it.
Some medical conditions that can cause calcium deficiency are:
Surgical stomach or parathyroid gland removal
Massive blood transfusions
Hormonal changes, particularly in women
Vitamin D deficiency
Several medications increase your risk of developing calcium deficiency, as well.
Drugs that treat elevated calcium levels
Anticonvulsant drugs like phenytoin and phenobarbital
Certain chemotherapy drugs
Many who are deficient in calcium are older and since we tend to lose bone mass, calcium can be helpful. My favorite benefit is that is can assist with weight control, reduce cravings, enhance mood and boost my brain power. It is important to be sure you take the right dose as more than 1,000mg may be harmful. My favorite Calcium product is here. Magnesium and Calcium are like the yin and yang of the supplement world. Very beneficial is Magnesium Orotate which helps to pass nutrients into the cells and relaxes the muscles. Most people also lack magnesium because they do not get it from their diet.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D is especially important to your immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems. The confusion as to whether to take it actually relies on whether you have healthy sun exposure or not. It is called the sunshine vitamin because the body can manufacture it by absorbing the ultra violet rays of the sun. Unfortunately, we spend so much time indoors and are so worried about skin cancer that we slap on sunscreen and end up blocking our exposure to the sun and depleting our vitamin D levels. It is estimated that 75 percent of Americans have a deficiency. With healthy sun exposure you do not need it. The best time is at the suns top peak. If you are unable to be outside in the sun, the supplement is called vitamin D3. Click here for my favorite Vitamin D product.
Aloe Vera: This is probably the most important plant to have in your home. The Egyptians called it the plant of immortality. Aloe Vera is rich in vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid and choline. It provides 20 out of 22 amino acids that include the seven essential ones and needed fatty acids. It is rich in enzymes that help your metabolism and to overhaul the digestive system. Ways of getting Aloe are by drinking Aloe vera juice which is great for detoxing the liver and kidneys, balancing PH levels, helping irritable bowel syndrome and colitis. To make sure you get the right Aloe always look for decolorized from the inner leaf or inner gel aloe to avoid a laxative effect. Another use for the juice is to decrease dental plaque and inflammation. Click here for my favorite Aloe Vera product.
Vitamin B12: There is a lot of information about Vitamin B12 deficiency being common among people over 65 as well as those eating a meat free diet. One of the problems with supplemental B12 is it isn’t always easily absorbed into the body. The good news is that some studies show how consuming aloe can increase the bioavailability of B12, making it easier to absorb.
As many as 30% of adults over 50 are unable to absorb B-12 in food, making supplementation the best source.
Research conducted at the University of Oxford study found that vitamin B-12 deficiency may lead to brain shrinkage.
B-12 supplementation is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease but preliminary reports suggest a link between vitamin B-12 deficiency and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia, a fatigue ridden condition where red blood cells don’t develop properly and can’t carry oxygen efficiently.
(Information obtained from www.globalhealingcenter.com)
Absorption issues: All supplements must be absorbed otherwise they do not work. Certain medical conditions can cause worse absorption such as tetracycline, antacids and obesity medications. It is often helpful to work on absorption first, then try to supplement. Another culprit of poor absorption is parasites and candida yeast so treating those conditions first can mean better efficiency and potency for your supplements. Here is my go to, to treat candida.
In general when determining what supplements are best for you, first find out what you are deficient in and try adding foods to your diet that boost the necessary supplementation you need. Next, if you need to supplement, then choose the best quality product. I have had many supplements tested for their potency and the results were staggering showing no vibrancy or life in them so I ended up throwing most of them away.
The magic of NuVision and scalar energy scans is that it is possible to scan the body and check for the underlying deficiencies which are often vitamins and minerals. If you would like to know more about how scalar energy and NuVision can support your journey to balance go here.
Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Lori Morrison does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Lori Morrison are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
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