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What Should I take to be Healthy?

There is an increasing need to find our nutritional needs outside of just eating food. Granted if we all ate what we are supposed to eat we would not need as much of these outside sources called supplements. The fact of the matter is that we don’t eat what we should and we don’t move as much as we should. So the question is “What should I take to be healthy these days?”

Multivitamin

The first thing on everyone’s list should be a multivitamin. It gives you the baseline of most of the smaller vitamins and minerals that you need to survive. It has been shown that over 50% of the population does not even come close to the RDA levels, so that means even though we are not skin and bones we are still very malnourished.

Fish Oil

The health benefits of fish oil is undeniable. It is both anti-inflammatory and great for your brain. We have been stuck in the low-fat diet era for the past 30 years, but research is now showing that was a foolish way to eat. Fat is essential to your brain and is a great source of energy for your body. I recommend 1500-2000mg of EPA/DHA for adults.

Vitamin D3

The sunshine vitamin is used in 3,000 different reactions in your body, this is why it is so important. Some believe it should be reclassified as a hormone instead of a vitamin. Signs of Vitamin D deficiency range from chronic pain to osteoporosis. The medical community is now testing people for Vitamin D deficiency since it is such an epidemic. Taking 5000-10000 IU per day is common to raise levels.

Probiotic

The magic bullet in the arsenal. A healthy gut is vitally important to your overall health. This is where health begins and ends for most people. Without a healthy gut you cannot absorb any of the nutrients your body needs. There are also more bacteria in your gut than you have brain cells. That is why it is so important.

Green Drink

How many people get their recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables? Not many, so adding a greens drink like Dynamic Greens is a great way to get 20 servings of fruits and vegetables. It also balances the body’s natural pH level to be on the alkaline side rather than acidic which is where diseases likes to live.

Magnesium

Magnesium deficiency shows up as muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, headaches, migraines, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. You get magnesium from green leafy vegetables like spinach but those who eat these are still deficient because the soil that they are grown in is depleted. I recommend 400-600mg per day depending on the person.

Final Thought

Think back to when people had good sources of food, clean water, and fresh air but still only lived to the ripe old age of 30. What was lacking their diets…

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