Food vs. Supplements

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It’s odd to me how until a health pandemic came along many people have taken their health for granted.

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God knew what He was doing when He created us. Every single part of the body is connected – and for a specific reason. The mind, the body, the gut, the heart, the kidneys, the liver, the adrenal system, the lymphatic system, the endocrine system, the blood, muscles, the tendons, and the list goes on and on. Today the topic of concern is the Immune system, and how well you sleep at night. It is important that these interconnected systems function optimally. This can only be done through “living mindfully, moving purposefully and eating thoughtfully to ensure you’re nourishing your body from head to toe.” (quote – Life Extension magazine)

I do health research on a daily basis. In this blog, I would like to share some of the information I have found, that I think would be helpful for everyone, to figure out what it is each of you needs to maintain your body and your health to the best of your ability for your specific health circumstances. 

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Since the time of Adam and Eve, FOOD, using the term by God as the herbs of the field’ was given them to eat to maintain their body’s. Food has come a long way since then. With much of the natural organic nutrients diminished because of the way food is grown and taken care of today, it has become necessary to add dietary supplements in addition to eating just food. Luckily both help to nourish the body with daily doses of everything needed in order for people to stay well. However, adding supplements can be tricky, unless you have done your own research, and know/understand what supplements you need to take. What is good and needed for one – is not always the same for everyone, because each of you are unique in your body’s chemical makeup. Just something to remember.

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As mentioned above the IMMUNE SYSTEM is a stellar part of the body, and today with ill health running rampant as the result of chemicals we are being told to put into our body’s, that can be dangerous, we need to know how to counteract those chemicals. Here are some of the supplements had in foods that are the same as in supplements that are needed to build and maintain a healthy Immune System: Vitamin D, Zinc, Vitamin C, Quercetin.

BRAIN: With the strange chemicals being stuck into the body affecting the BRAIN – supplements are needed for BRAIN SUPPORT. They include: Melatonin which promotes optimal sleep, supports the circadian rhythm, cellular and DNA health: Magnesium for cognition and brain cell signaling, maintaining crucial synaptic connections between brain cells; Cortisol for stress, and there are others. Do the research.

HEART – the heart is being affected, especially among the young males who have no heart issues. What supplements can be taken here? You may find that supplements that are good for one thing are also good for other things – so there will be repetitions starting with: Magnesium – helps maintain vascular function and already-healthy blood pressure, supports bone density and nervous system function: Omega-3, be sure it comes from a good source such as wild caught salmon, sardines, and flax seed; CoQ10 to promote other high-energy organs in addition to the heart such as the liver, and kidneys; Quercetin. Many of you probably have never heard of this supplement, but it promotes endothelial health and immune response. It is a phytonutrient which fights oxidative stress and supports a healthy inflammatory response; Not last and not lease – did you know that Pomegranate, both the fruit and supplements supports the lining of arteries and veins, endothelial cell health and function, and encourages antioxidant production. 

BONES, JOINTS, MUSCLES – The body is full of these and they need maintenance as well. This can be done with: Calcium Citrate which needs Vitamin D to help it to work. This supports bone health/density and maintains blood vessel contraction and expansion. Boron – for healthy bone growth and mineralization, hormone activity, and healthy cell division. PLANT PROTEIN – in my opinion better than animal protein, supports lean muscle mass, satiety and liver function. Glucosamine in sulfate form for knee comfort, joint health and cartilage mobility. Vitamin K2 – slows bone loss, reduces fracture risk, increases bone density, and builds new bone.

VISION – Minimally, on our list of need to take care of things, until you can’t see. There are many products out there that support eye health from macular degeneration to glaucoma. They include supplements such as – Mirtogenol for eye pressure; Saffron, Astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, black currant for macular density, visual sharpness vascular health within the eye. Astaxanthin also optimizes joint, immune, brain cardiovascular, DNA and mitochondrial health. Tip: According to Life Extension scientists, your brain and your eyes are literally connected. They even share the same address (your head)! But for decades, the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin have been thought of only in terms of their benefits for vision. That’s all changing – as it turns out, these plant-derived nutrients are good for your brain as well. 

All of the body systems need support to include the thyroid, nerves, bladder, liver, GI tract etc. The above listed can at least get you started on the road to regaining your health and building your immune system during a time when many of you might be subject to losing it. 

Remember – DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. I am only here as a guide to get you going in the right direction for your particular needs.

GOD COMES THROUGH ORGANIC FOOD, AND PREVENTS DISEASE!