Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More on Supplements

There are two great supplements that everyone should keep and use on a regular basis. Both can be found at any health food store.
  • Barley Green- No special brand, just the kind with plain green powder made from pure barley grass. No additives. Some brands add kelp, rice, etc. You do not need all that. Just get the plain kind. Now it is not all that tasty. I mix a little with watered down organic or natural apple juice, hold my nose and swollow. A great nutrition supplememt and colon cleanser.
  • Refrigerated Multidolphilus- (I think I spelled that wrong) I use Solaray brand. This keeps the intestinal floral balanced. Increases your immune system, etc. It is like eating a ton of plain notfat yogurt without the bad taste.
There are different recommendations for these supplements. For the Multidolophilus, one in the morning and one in the evening on and empty stomach for 2-4 weeks. After that, one or two on an empty stomach once or twice a week is all you will need. BTW, you may catch a stomach virus, but will not be symptomatic. Just a tad gasy and a little temp. You are still contagious! According to my Doctor....

Barley Green needs to be taken once a day. Juicers like to mix it with their juice. I am not a juicer. You do have to build up to it. A 1/4 teaspoon for a few days and build up to a full dose. Otherwise it will clean you out very fast. You do not want that either! LOL!

Today's Tip:
Barley Green and Refridgerated Multidolophilus. Two great supplements for your immune system and overall health.

1 Cor 6:
19.Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own ?
20For you have been bought with a price : therefore glorify God in your body.

Our bodies are not our own, but God's. We need to take care of it as best as we can for His purpose for the time He has us remaining on earth.

God Bless,

Monday, February 9, 2009


I bet everyone has been waiting with anticipation for this post! It seems like everyone wants me to endorse a magic pill that will make all the years of over eating and lack of exercise melt off of their bodies.

I am sorry. I do wish that there was one out there. There are a couple of great holistic supplements out there that work, but only if you are hypothyroid and still have at least part of your thyroid. People with a Hypothyroid condition have other chemical issues going on in their bodies. They can count every calorie, rarely eat sweets, fried foods, etc... Exercise and do everything right and at best maintain or worse gain. I know some who hardly have an appetite they have learned to eat so little. They simply have such a low metabolism. And... they are also on thyroid medications. They have learned to live with it and move on as a part of life.

Now, onto supplements, what this post is all about. :-)

I encourage a Multi Vitamin and Mineral every day. If you have had a Hysterectomy, make sure it is WITHOUT Iron. Also, if you are post menopausal, you may not need iron. Please check with your Dr.

If you are still having monthlies, you will need a Multi with Iron.

Whey Protein- While I am a carnivore, I cannot eat tons and tons of meat. B/c of weight lifting (I lift 12-30 lbs dumbbells in each hand) I need the extra complete protein. If you lift weights, you need the complete protein as well. You will not get the complete protein with a spoon full of peanut butter. I know, it tastes good, but it does not cut it and the calories are not a good trade off. I use Whey powder as a supplement. I can make a fruit smoothie, mix it with coffee, or just mix it with water, hold my nose and turn it up and drink it. I usually have one mid morning with a piece of fruit. The carbs & vitamin C in the fruit helps aid and speed the protein to the muscles. There is a delicious smoothie recipe in the archive sidebar as well.

Soy Protein- Because of thyroid issues, I cannot have soy. However, if you do not have any thyroid issues or family history of thyroid issues it is an excellent source of protein.

These supplements you can get at any health food store, drug store or online. At this time, I am not endorsing any particular brand or kind.

There are a lot of "Magic Pills" out there that will shrink your waist, get rid of cellulite, excess body fat, etc. No, I have not tried any of them. I do not believe in gimmicks. Only in discipline and some work. God did not design our bodies to be sedentary and to take in a lot of calories. He probably did not design them to take in the types of calories that you can purchase in today's supermarkets and restaurants either. He designed them for work and eating good healthy foods prepared as closely to the 'tree' or 'plant' as possible. That means raw to lightly steamed for fruits and veggies. And the Old Testament is full of instruction for preparing grains and meats. For meat, I think grilling is best with minimal seasoning.

Remember, God loves you and wants you strong and healthy to do the work He has for you to do. Let Him use you for His glory! and His honor!

Todays Tip:
Take a daily Multi Vitamin and Mineral Supplement.

* Ephesians 1:12-17 NAS
* In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
* who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
* For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
* do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers ;
* that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.