I am providing a list of the supplements that I most frequently recommend and what they are commonly used for. Seek my advice or that of another qualified nutrition professional before taking these or any other supplements.
Many years ago I had the great pleasure of sitting at the feet (not literally) of Dr. Denis Burkitt a great physician/surgeon, recipient of the highest international medical awards, Christian missionary and teacher, and renowned medical scholar, whose epidemiological studies in Africa led, among other things to the first links between viral disease and the development of some types of cancer. His mapping of the incidence of a particular tumor in children across parts of Africa led to the connection between it and the spread of a virus, probably via insect bites. The tumor bears his name: Burkitt’s Lymphoma.
He is further known for changing the way the West looks at dietary health, being among the first to point out the dangers of refined carbohydrates and the benefits of foods rich in dietary fiber. I remember his lecture on the topic to this day and believe I have repeated portions of it to thousands of patients over the last thirty years.
If we didn’t pay attention to anything else about your health than cardiovascular disease risk reduction and prevention, we would still be doing you the best all-around service. Because if we are tracking and reducing your risk of vascular disease, we will also bring in reduced risk of diabetes, arthritis and degenerative joint disease, and even cancer. A healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle changes everything.
Who is the primary enemy of your own health?
Your environment? Your job? Your family? Stress?
Hate to tell you -or maybe not – It’s you.
A diet is not something you “go on.” It’s how you live.
Little cumulative changes in schedule, priorities, relationships, money issues, goals, are all necessary for a successful change in “diet.”
Think of the body as a power plant. You know… you put the fuel in, burn it, and produce energy. We are all “coal-fired” power plants burning “dirty coal”.
Someday I’ll get all the perfect smoothie together and make the ultimate smoothie and live forever. In the meantime, here’s the one I drink every morning.
People of different ages and activity levels have different calorie needs. How much you eat of a certain type of food, such as fruits and vegetables, should depend on your individual calorie needs. — Let’s generate your specific requirements and explore healthy alternatives to your favorites.