There has been a lot of ups and downs in the supplement world over the decades and with good reason.
NOT ALL SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUALLY!
I can remember as far back as high school when my mom brought home a new multivitamin brand for the family and it made me feel SO SICK I almost stayed home from school. True story, I can practically still FEEL that stomach ache and... TMI, I'll stop here for you.
But that doesn't mean the are all bad, untrustworthy, or unnecessary. On the contrary, I believe both personally and professionally that they are VERY necessary for the vast majority of people and there are some great ones available to us with the click of a mouse!
Personally I use doTERRA as a rule of thumb and many of my clients do as well. I linked my favorites for you there so you can check them out at your leisure.
But back to WHY I believe they are important. You can look up studies (and read all the arguments, yay for questioning things and making good science!) but I'm not going to get into that here.
Our Food Isn't What It Used To Be
It's true, our food i grown in tired soil, places it doesn't recognize, and travels far and wide to get to us. That's IF we are talking just about our meats, fruits. and veggies. It get's even more diluted of nutrients when we are talking about processed foods.
When we add in the sheer quantity of processed and highly processed (there is a difference) foods regularly consumed our nutrient load goes down even more but our (bad) chemical load goes up.
So, now we aren't getting the nutrient load we need we are having a hard time processing it, AND we are getting loads of nutrient imbalanced food choices on our plates.
What Does This Mean For My Body?
The short of it is that bodies without proper nutrients (macro and micro) are not healthy or in homeostasis. Here are some common ailments and discomforts I see that we can usually help fix with more mindful eating and targeted supplementation suggestions. (Or at least to get the ball rolling! Because, let's face it, you can't ignore all the other pillars of health.)
-Anger and aggression after eating
-Thin papery skin
-Aching body and joints
-Poor exercise performance
-Feelings of anxiety and feeling low
-Poor muscle/joint/bone integrity
That's a pretty icky list huh? It's not even complete!
Your body HAST TO HAVE the building blocks it needs in order to make it's systems complete! From glowing skin (thank you collagen) to loads of energy, you need to eat what your body can't produce. And unfortunately it can't produce much on air alone.
I Check Off Too Many On That List, What Do I Do?
Well, I'm sorry to hear it and glad you asked.
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I am an Exercise Physiologist and mother of two lovely ladies. I love teaching my community about health and wellness and I love helping likeminded people implement natural solutions into their everyday lives.