June 18, 2010

Supplements

After 17 years of dealing with illness, I’ve always had my hands in some sort of supplement regiment.  When choosing my supplements, I wanted to focus on creating the healthiest balance in my gut, as that is where 80% of disease starts, as well as do as much as I can to keep my immune system up, fighting and functioning at its best.  Last week I visited my naturopathic endocrinologist whom I hadn’t seen in a few years and she asked what I was taking.  When I told her what I had come up with she was extremely pleased and had nothing to add. When choosing the supplements, I wanted to focus on creating the healthiest balance in my gut, as that is where 80% of disease starts, as well as do as much as I can to keep my immune system up, fighting and functioning at its best.  She is the third doctor to concur with my regiment so I thought I’d share…


Multivitamin
Probiotic - reinforces the intestinal flora balance and boosts the immune system
DHA Purity (vegan omega 3) - beneficial omega–3 fatty acids, plays a crucial role in brain function,
                              reduces risk of heart disease, reduces inflammation and risk of chronic diseases
Vitamin D3 - promotes the absorption of calcium, boosts immune system, builds bone
Calcium with magnesium + Vit. D3 - all need to be taken together in order to absorb the calcuim,
                              promotes bone health and growth
Alpha Lipoic Acid - antioxidant, converts glucose to energy, boosts immune system


This past year has been my healthiest since my diagnosis.  I have been very consistent with my supplements and have had my D3 monitored regularly, maintaining it at a level of around 60.  I had one cold this past winter that was my mildest one I’ve had.  Hope this helps.

2 Comments So Far...

January 13, 2011 sue

Does this regiment still work?  I was told to add Vit. B, selenium and zinc.  I also am trying to regulate myself, also on methotrexate and don’t like it!  Please let me know.

Thanks,

Sue

January 13, 2011 Danika

Hi Sue,
Yes, this regiment is still my staple. In fact I was just seen by all my doctors this week and my alternative doctor as well as rheum.  were both in agreement on what I am taking to be the best.  More is not better.  As far as the selenium, I too have added that but not in supplement form.  I eat 3-4 brazil nuts several times a week, loaded with selenium and in a pure form.  As for the zinc, that is ok too.  My Vit. B comes in my multiple which is sufficient. Hope that helps.

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