First of all, I am not a doctor, I am a medical intuitive. I use my intuition to guide me to what has a compelling impact upon my senses. To what feels good and what feels bad. I have spent ten years working with alternative healers from all over the world. From shamans to integrative medicine providers, from rural clinics in Central America to the Mayo Clinic. I experienced first hand mainstream medicine, spending three months living twelve 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 learn about the multitude of alternative therapies available to us. Add to all of this my incessant desire for information and yes, the patience to read white papers and medical studies, I am a health information junkie. So, today I want tell you about what I learned about supplements.
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, ignored as primitive and useless. Latest research however is showing that ancient wisdom holds 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 planet earth 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………………………………
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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. Bromine exposure creates a deficiency because we are eating too much bread. Fluoridated and chlorinated water reduces iodine. We also do not have iodine rich food in seafood because everything is 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, such as 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. Best food sources of iodine in addition to kelp include dairy, meat and eggs.
Vitamin C: It helps with collagen and keeps your joints moving. It also is a big help with cancer cells. Glucose and Vitamin C are very similar so the Vitamin C sneaks into the cancer cells and surprise, zaps them. It helps with the adrenal glands when they are exhausted. It is helps with hormone production and collagen and elastin for the skin. The tailbone manufactures vitamin C. If you smoke it is essential, also if you are exposed to second hand smoke as the smoke destroys vitamin C. My favorite brands are Thorne and Pure Encapsulations.
Glutathione: Master antioxidant and the master detoxifying. It binds to heavy metals in our blood and protects us from them landing in our brain. It must be taken in a Liposomal form. If it is in the regular form it gets 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 damage. It is a very helpful supplement to get the metals out. It is vital to support those in our governments who understand this. Vaccines were invented when we had contaminated waters. If a baby has the proper foods, it will be healthy. Studies show that non-vaccinated children perform better. All they need is good food. Here is my favorite Glutathione product.
Probiotics: Beneficial bacteria in your small intestine and colon are an integral part of digestion. They also keep unfriendly bacteria at bay. Every once in a while new microbes might end up in your digestive tract. Eating tainted food, stress, taking antibiotics and a poor diet can wipe out a lot of these bacterias. Probiotics are live cultures of bacteria, similar to our own health ones. Probiotic foods are the best way to keep your “microbe friends” at top performance and helping to fight of the bad guys. Here is a list of foods to use:
Yogurt: however only yogurt that contains live bacteria or active cultures works. Read the label to be sure. Remember to never add yogurt to high temperatures or boiling as it kills your friends.
Kefir: It is like a liquid yogurt that contains diverse strains of microbes. I can be made from all types of milk.
Buttermilk: The process in which it is made is by adding strains of lactic acid.
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 eat a spoon of sauerkraut every day can help as well. Anything pickled is great. Be sure it contains live cultures. When shopping for good bacteria be sure you find one with Lactobacillus Reuteri. This is the key bacteria you should be looking for. Having a healthy gut means a healthy mind.
If you decide to supplement with pro-biotics, this has been my most successful probiotic.
Turmeric: It is an anti-inflammatory and what lies at the foundation of most disease is inflammation. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, alzheimer’s, arthritis, allergies and alzheimer’s are known to be caused by inflammation, it has been called the silent killer. Tumeric’s dense yellow color is because of curcuminoids, these are antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It is a natural antibiotic. In India it has been used years to relieve arthritis, muscle pain, 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 anti-rust 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, I every evening I prepare my golden milk. It is a cup of organic almond milk, two tablespoons of tumeric and 1 tablespoon of honey. These two are one of the most 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 a medical condition that lowers the body’s ability to absorb it.
Some medical conditions that can cause calcium deficiency are:
- Kidney failure
- Surgical stomach or parathyroid gland removal
- Massive blood transfusions
- Septic shock
- 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
There are several types of calcium, calcium Orotate seems to be the best choice. Click here for the reasons why so that you get the best for your needs.
Many who are deficient in calcium are older and since we tend to lose bone mass a 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 product is here. Magnesium and Calcium are like the ying and yang of the supplement world. It helps to pass nutrients into the cells and be utilized, especially for those who may be nutrient deficient. The most beneficial is Magnesium Orotate. It relaxes the muscles. Most people also lack magnesium as well since our diets often lack foods high in magnesium.
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 absoring the ultra violet rays of the sun. Unfortunately we spend so much time indoor and we are so worried about skin cancer 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 imortality. Aloe vera is rich in vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid and choline. There is alot of information about Vitamin B12 deficiency being common among people over 65 as well as vegans. One of the problems with B12 is it isn[t always easily absorbed into the body. Some studies are showing how consuming aloe can make it easier to absorb. It also provides 20 out of 22 amino acids that include the seven essential ones and needed fatty acids. It is rich in enzymes that help metabolism and helping to overhaul the digestive system. Ways of getting Aloe are Aloe vera juice. This is great for detoxing the liver and kidneys, balancing PH levels, helping irritable bowl syndrome and colitis. To make sure you get the right Aloe always look for decolorized, low anthraquinone aloe juice which does not have the effects of a laxative. You can also just look for inner lear or inner gel aloe to avoid laxatives. Another use for the juice is to decrease dental plaque and inflammation. Click here for my Aloe Vera product.
Vitamin B12: Studies have shown that B12 deficiency can be common among people aged 65 or older as well as in those eating a meat-free diet, but supplemental vitamin B12 isn’t always readily 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 and be of assistance.
- 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 and medications such as tetracycline, antacids and obesity medications. It is often helpful to work on absorption first then try to supplement. Another culprit of absorption are 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, try adding foods to your diet that boost the necessary supplementation you need, third 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. 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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