Supplements

Nutrition & Lifestyles are not what they used to be, food is lacking in the nutrients of years ago and we live very stressful, polluted and processed lifestyles. 

Even eating a variety of nutrients you can still fall short in certain vitamins, minerals and nutrients, these are the most popular choices:

Multi Vitamins & Minerals: A good addition to your new way of eating, make sure you take them with a meal to get the best out of them.

Vitamin B’s: Essential for energy Metabolism and often overlooked, a multi vitamin should help here, otherwise an abundance of green & colourful vegetables, oily fish, meat and eggs.

Vitamin D3: Essential for calcium absorption and supports healthy cell division, the best source is from the sun but otherwise supplements may be necessary, found in Organ meat.

Vitamin K2: Essential for bone health, found in Fermented Soy, Eggs, Liver, Butter

Anti-Oxidants: These can be obtained by consuming an array of green and colourful vegetables along with berries and citrus, if supplementing, be sure you choose a broad spectrum formula.

Pro-Biotics*: These supply your gut with healthy bacteria, ideally supplied from a variety of ‘Live’ natural yoghurt and ‘Fermented’ foods such as Sauerkraut & Kimchi or drinks such as kefir & Kombucha. Supplements should be from a variety of strains for maximum affect, ACV also has a strain of Pro-Biotic called ‘The Mother’.

Pre-Biotics*: These feed your healthy gut bacteria, the fibre from an array of vegetables, be sure to eat a variety of raw and cooked for maximum affect, mushrooms and green tea & EVOO are also great for gut bug health. ACV not only contains Pro-Bio’s but also Pectin, a Pre-Biotic found in apples, but the fibres with the most bang for your buck are also known as Resistant Starch and there are different grades.

RS1 is found in raw onions, garlic & leeks, RS2 is found in raw potatoes, green bananas and plantains & RS3 is formed when starch containing foods are cooked and cooled such as beans, rice, pasta and potatoes. The overall available carbohydrate is lowered as the fats attach to glucose molecules changing their structure making them harder to digest, but don’t rely on this as a means of lowering your carbohydrate count!

*SYNBIOTIC supplements which contain both Pro & Pre create a super potion, or combinations of Live Yogurt & Raw Honey, Kefir & Chia Seeds or ACV.

Fish/Krill Oil: Provides a supply of DHA/EPA for brain health and cognitive function, found in meat and Om3 oils but a better source is from fish and seafood. Choose a good quality Fish oil or consider Krill oil due to possible oxidation.

Electrolytes: When reducing Carbohydrates the body excretes excess water and long with it essential minerals, be sure to keep these in check to prevent cramping and loss of energy, you can supplement with Sodium, Magnesium or Potassium, otherwise natural sources can be found as follows.

Sodium Pink Himalayan / Sea Salt

Magnesium Avocado, Spinach, Mackerel & Broccoli, Nuts & Seeds (aids sleep & constipation too)

Potassium Avocado, Spinach, Mushrooms, Meat, Dark Leafy Greens, Cruciferous, Squash & Sweet Potato.

Bone Broth: Provides Collagen & Glucosamine for Joints, Skin and helps to restore Glutathione.

Lemon:  A couple of glasses of hot water and lemon juice in the morning is refreshing, ensures hydration after a night without fluids, supplies anti-oxidants can also help to aid digestion, add a pinch of dried ginger and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt and you have a nice alternative to tea or coffee.

Green Tea, Black Tea & White Tea: Tea has a fantastic polyphenol content, three cups of green tea per day will really please your good gut bugs and help keep you healthy.

Apple Cider Vinegar: This aids digestion by providing an acidic environment & contains ‘The Mother’ a Pro-biotic, dilute ACV 1:10 with water, NEVER straight!

Ginger: A compound of dried ginger, called 6-Shargaols have been shown to inhibit breast cancer cell invasion from certain degrading enzymes, also, cancer stem cells are killed by these compounds where chemo does not.

Turmeric: The compound Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, use with a good pinch of black pepper, a supplement may be required as Curcumin content only 3%. Ensure any supplement also contains Piperine, a component of black pepper, as this is required to aid absorption.

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