Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sweet like Cinnamon...Pick me up and take me like a vitamin

I can't say "vitamin" without thinking of Lana Del Ray. I just can't.

I had some people (2, ha). Ask what I take and why. So I emailed one of the girls and decided to blog my list just for the heck of it :)

Disclosure: This is just MY list that I came up with for MY body. I'm not saying YOU need it or you should just trust me/take my word for it. I spent hours doing the research or relying on my chiropractor/sister/friends etc.

If you are narrowing down between vitamins, don't just get the cheapest. If I had to stress anything, make sure you know where the vitamins are coming from. Making sure your vitamin is actually plant based, not plant made (factory/man made) is important. If money is an issue it is worth it to look online between amazon and vitacost - buying from different suppliers might be cheaper than just splurging at once at Whole Foods (which, I did...when I said enough was enough and I wanted to change). So whatever suits you :)

My morning routine: As soon as I wake up, I head downstairs and pour some (about 2 tablespoons...) Bragg's ACV in 6-8oz if water. I do this for a few reasons: mostly bc I would like to preserve my stomach lining and my teeth enamel, but also because they say it's good for weight loss to have 8 oz of water as SOON as you wake up. Informative link: but i'm sure you can find more.

Good for: a million things. I do it mostly for digestive/weight loss/immune system wellness. Says it reduces belly bloat on some websites... I wouldn't know 

I take my two pill vitamins with the ACV water: 

My chiropractor shared these with me and I've just taken his word for it. He's super smart and super healthy so who am I to ignore his suggestions :) Plus, he does all his research so I don't have to.

Good for: Cataplex D- the calcium I don't get from my everyday diet (spinach leaves... not milk) and the Catalyn is a good multivitamin. 

To get the taste of the ACV out, I take my spoonful of Elderberry. SOOOO yummy and if you have kids, they will LOVE it. Informative link.

Good for: preventative health maintenance. A spoonful a day keeps the sniffles away :) 

Back to me not getting my calcium (in the form of greens) like I should... here's my cheat:

I mix it in Trader Joe's Green Plant Juice (you'll need a bottle blender)- and it is a delicious "breakfast" before my real breakfast. You can mix it in any juice, but I feel super green and good when I use this one (it's actually ridiculously yummy).

pic from informative link

Good for: Getting your 5-9 servings of greens in. Filling you up before a workout. 

Now for a little self-serving/vain but still helpful supplement: Informative link (pt. 4)

Good for: hair/skin/nails/metabolism/joints/inflammation.(think prenatal vitamins but not growing a baby. and think a biotin that actually works). 

Uses for Gamma-Linolenic Acid

Gamma-linolenic acid is used to treat or prevent a variety of health conditions, including:
  • allergies
  • eczema
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • depression
  • high cholesterol
  • menopause
  • metabolic syndrome
  • psoriasis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
In addition, gamma-linolenic acid is purported to prevent cancer and heart disease. (I mean... why wouldn't I take it?...) 

And lastly,

Good for: a million things. But for me, muscle recovery/inflammation reduction/immune system. 
Informative link.  I have a spoonful of this in the morning and my fishy burps are at a minimum. At least there's an orange after taste :)

EXTRA GOODIES when needed:

Rescue Remedy and GABA plus (can't find online for some reason) to help calm me the heck down... Amazing for anxiety.

Researching the following to add to my collection...

  • Cod Liver Oil (green pastures in particular)
  • Probiotics (I only get mine from my homebrew booch, not yogurt/kefir, I'd like to look into a pill)
  • and essential oils... (I know, what's next- crystals?! jk. Just need to do some research!) 
I have heard a lot about oil pulling, have you?!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joon! Thanks bc I was planning on looking up the GLA since you IG posted about it but I haven't done it yet...I have tried oil pulling with sesame oil but I didnt stick with it long enough. I know a few people that do with great results. I am a young living essential oils distributor if you're interested in info... I've tried Do Terra as well but prefer Young Living. I always have different oils in my purse and my bookbag...people laugh at me until they try them. II'm so glad you're supplementing though... cheers to wellness from within! Btw I am hoping name my future business "wellness from within" Toodles, beautiful!