I am on a mission to help you GET HEALTHY in 2021 but can one supplement help you or just eating grass fed liver and organ meat? What if you don’t want to eat organ meat as myself?
As a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and FDN Practitioner, we are aware that we all need to improve our digestion, blood sugar regulation, mineral balance, essential fatty acid and hydration… along with eating a nutrient dense food plan in a time restricted window as 5-8 hours.
In FDNP, we talk to our clients about the “D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success” protocol in our individualized health coaching programs which includes self-care/self-treat suggestions for:
- STRESS reduction/management
I promote getting healthy from eating nutrient dense whole foods and daily health building lifestyle habits as discussed in THE WHOLESTIC METHOD.
But what about if your food is grown in nutrient deficient soils (lacking minerals) and coated with glysophate?
What about lack of sunshine in the winter months?
What about lack of exercise, lifting heavy objects and getting outside throughout the day for MOVEMENT?
We have a choice to take care of our health building habits and take ownership for our well-being- including gut health and immunity.
Sadly, we can’t depend on our food to get the required immune boosting nutrients…nor can we depend on daily exposure to the sunshine to get our required immune boosting Vitamin D levels up higher!
What can we do?
Supplement where needed – but remember we can’t out supplement poor eating and lifestyle habits (as well as consuming high sugar drinks and alcoholic beverages!).
Here are some of my favorite companies and supplements I work with to help my clients get healthy, build up a robust immune system, improve performance in a stressful world and of course LONGEVITY!
As we have a break between holidays and it is time for me to share immune boosting research articles as in the video interview here….
“So far, here’s what we know: people with low vitamin D who get COVID have a greater tendency toward dying, have a greater tendency toward hyper-inflammation in the cytokine storm that comes with COVID, and have a greater tendency toward getting on ventilators, which are very bad because ventilators don’t work very well for COVID. When a people on a ventilator with COVID it’s not a good thing. So, the outcomes aren’t great, so if we can keep people off of ventilators and we can keep their immune system supported really well with nutrition, that ideally that makes the most sense,” explains Dr. Osborne.”
He also says the most recent studies show that nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could be prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels.
…with following the CDC health guidelines, he encourages everyone to think of boosting their immune systems as a four-pronged approach, using four different supplements.
- Number 1: Vitamin D, get your levels up, and you can also ask your doctor to test your levels, a very easy blood test.
- Number 2: Vitamin C, we know it’s working well. There have been some studies on COVID where vitamin C has shown to have very good benefits in the outcome of an illness.
- Number 3: Zinc stops viral replication multiple ways, so it prevents the virus from hijacking your DNA, prevents the virus from replicating. It also prevents the virus from entering the cell, so zinc is very important right now.
- Number 4: Quercetin, which is what’s called a natural bioflavonoid. Quercetin opens up the cells in your body so that zinc can get inside your cells, where it works. So, think of quercetin as the key. Think of zinc as the repairman, that is allowed into the house, so-to-speak,” says Dr. Osborne
We also need to address the microbiome and liver detoxification as well as health building lifestyle habits.
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All of the enzymes that metabolize vitamin D seem to require magnesium, which acts as a cofactor in the enzymatic reactions in the liver and kidneys.https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2673882#
Nutrients usually act in a coordinated manner in the body. Intestinal absorption and subsequent metabolism of a particular nutrient, to a certain extent, is dependent on the availability of other nutrients.
Magnesium and vitamin D are 2 essential nutrients that are necessary for the physiologic functions of various organs.
Magnesium assists in the activation of vitamin D, which helps regulate calcium and phosphate homeostasis to influence the growth and maintenance of bones.
All of the enzymes that metabolize vitamin D seem to require magnesium, which acts as a cofactor in the enzymatic reactions in the liver and kidneys.
Deficiency in either of these nutrients is reported to be associated with various disorders, such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. It is therefore essential to ensure that the recommended amount of magnesium is consumed to obtain the optimal benefits of vitamin D.
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Let’s get healthy in 2021!
The WHOLESTIC Method Coach,