Natural Supplements

ESSENTIAL WATER INTAKE

WATER IS THEE MOST IMPORTANT SUBSTANCE THAT WE NEED TO GET PROPER AMOUNTS OF DAILY!!!

Drinking about HALF your body weight in OUNCES every day is often recommended to stay hydrated.

Mountain Valley WaterPure Spring Water – Water is essential for everybody – HYDRATION is the key to staying healthy and preventing illness. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.  By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Add sliced lemons and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention.

Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water. Our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink.

Read more about the beneficial and healing properties of water at  The Water Cure – One of our favorite websites.

RECOMMENDED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Along with certain high quality supplements for specific conditions, we recommend the following supplements that most of us can take daily:

1. PROBIOTICS

 Our bodies are home to a mix of good and bad bacteria. They’re pretty much everywhere – the mouth, gut and skin. Probiotics may help…

  • Improve immune function
  • Protect against hostile bacteria to prevent infection
  • Improve digestion and absorption of food and nutrients.

Garden of Life ProbioticsUnder normal or “balanced” conditions, friendly bacteria in the gut outnumber the unfriendly ones. Probiotics can act as the gut-beneficial bacteria that create a physical barrier against unfriendly bacteria.

Probiotics can also help offset the bacterial imbalance caused by taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill good bacteria along with the harmful ones, often leading to gas, cramping or diarrhea. Probiotics my help breakdown protein and fat in the digestive tract – a valuable benefit to help infants, toddlers or patients who need to build strength throughout and after an illness.

Not all Probiotics are the same. Different strains of the bacteria have different effects. For example, one strain may fight against cavity-causing organisms in our mouths and don’t need to survive a trip through our guts. Research has been promising for these friendly critters. Potential benefits have been seen in the treatment or prevention of

  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • H. Pylori (the cause of ulcers)
  • Vaginal infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Recurrence of bladder
  • Infection of the digestive tract caused by Clostridium difficile
  • Eczema in children

2. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS – EFA

Vital Choice Salmon OilThe body needs essential fatty acids just like it needs other essential vitamins and minerals to help prevent and treat numerous diseases. Essential fatty acids are also required by the body to control a large number of cellular processes. Essential fatty acids must be obtained through food and nutritional supplements to maintain good health.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) profoundly influence the health of the human body. Research with essential fatty acid supplementation has shown promise in a number of areas including: cardiovascular health , diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, brain function, infant development, immune function, and cancer prevention.

Supplemental sources of essential fatty acids include: evening primrose oil and borage oil, flax oil , and fish oils.

 3. MULTI VITAMIN

A good quality vitamin and mineral supplement creates a sound micronutrient foundation to accompany a balanced diet. According to the World HealthUltra Nutrient MultiVitamin Organization (WHO), “Nutrition is the foundation for health and development. Better nutrition means stronger immune systems, less illness and better health. Healthy children learn better. Healthy people are stronger, more productive, and more able to create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of both poverty and hunger in a sustainable way. Better nutrition is a prime entry point to ending poverty and a milestone to achieving better quality of life.”

Vitamins and minerals help to support a healthy immune system, promote the conversion of food into energy, support a healthy cardiovascular system, support strong bones, promote mental clarity, maintain normal metabolic functioning, promote healthy growth and repair of tissues, help maintain normal blood pressure and help maintain water and electrolyte balance in the body. There is no substitute for a healthy, well-balanced diet; however, in today’s fast-paced lifestyles it is important to ensure the body is getting the fuel it needs.

4. ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Apple Cider VinegarThere surely must be something really healthy in using apple cider vinegar, since The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used this vinegar around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. It is said that he had only two remedies: honey and apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh ripe apples that are fermented and undergo a stringent process to create the final product. The vinegar contains a host of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, iron, and fluorine.

Pectin in the vinegar is a fiber which helps reduce bad cholesterol and helps in regulating blood pressure. The need for calcium supplements once you start growing older is very well known. This vinegar helps extract calcium from the fruits, vegetables and meat it is mixed with, helping in the process of maintaining strong bones. Potassium deficiency causes a variety of ailments including hair loss, weak finger nails, brittle teeth, sinusitis, and a permanently running nose. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with potassium. Studies have shown that potassium deficiency results in stunted growth.

All these ailments can be avoided with the intake of apple cider vinegar. The potassium in this vinegar also helps in eliminating toxic waste from the body. The beta-carotene helps in countering damage caused by free radicals, helping one maintain firmer skin and a youthful appearance. Apple cider vinegar is good for those wanting to lose weight. It helps in breaking down fat which helps in natural weight reduction.

Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid which is very helpful in fighting fungal and bacterial infections. This acid dissolves uric acid deposits that form around joints, helping relieve joint pains. This dissolved uric acid is gradually eliminated from the body.

It is claimed that apple cider vinegar is helpful in ailments such as constipation, headaches, arthritis, weak bones, indigestion, high cholesterol, diarrhea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, mild food poisoning, hair loss, high blood pressure, obesity, along with a host of many other ailments. No wonder then many know apple cider vinegar as the “Wonder Drug”.

5. HIMALYAN SEA SALT

This salt from the Himalayas is known as “white gold.” Together with pure spring water, Himalayan Crystal Sea Salt offers all the natural elements exactly identical to the elements in your body — the very same elements originally found existing in the “primal sea.”

Containing all of the 84 elements found in your body, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt include:Himalyan Sea Salt

  • Regulating the water content throughout your body.
  • Promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells.
  • Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging.
  • Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body.
  • Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.
  • Supporting respiratory health.
  • Promoting sinus health.
  • Prevention of muscle cramps.
  • Promoting bone strength.
  • Regulating your sleep — it naturally promotes sleep.
  • Supporting your libido.
  • Promoting vascular health.
  • In conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.