Clients often ask what I recommend for various conditions or issues. It's always best to get your nutrients from whole foods, as they are the most bioavailable and well-packaged that way. But because our soil is increasingly depleted, and digestion is increasingly compromised for many people, supplements can help jumpstart healing and fill in the gaps in the short-term.
Because supplement quality is a real thing and manufacturing practices can vary widely, I'm listing my favorite items and brands here.
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The information on this page is not medical advice and should not be construed as such. Talk to your health professional before starting new supplements.
This is my favorite to have on-hand for possible food poisoning and travel outside the US. Take 1 per day during travel as a preventative. Take 2 every 4 hours for active symptoms of digestive distress.
Oil of Oregano
Another item I never travel without. And it's a must-have during cold/flu season. Oil of Oregano is a natural anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal. The active ingredient, carvacrol, should be at least 70%.
Take 4-5 drops several times per day for active symptoms. Be careful - it burns! For young children, apply a couple of drops to the bottoms of feet and cover with socks immediately.
This is an all-purpose enzyme that covers all the bases: gluten/casein sensitivity, poor bile function, low stomach acid, proteins, fats and carbs. Take 1 at the start of a meal.
This is great for more specific intolerances - gluten, casein, soy, proteins, fats, polyphenols, and a wide variety of complex carbohydrates. It also contains DPPIV, which targets gluten and dairy proteins. Take 2 at the start of a meal.
Magnesium is necessary in over 300 reactions in the body yet, by some estimates, over 50% of adults are deficient in this vital mineral. A dose of 350mg-400mg is great for muscle relaxing, helping you get to sleep, and PMS.
Healthy Cycle Herbal Tea
Raspberry leaf has been used for millennia by women to help regulate their cycles, lessen a heavy flow and ease PMS symptoms. It's a great uterine tonic, and wonderful for post-pregnancy support.
Cod Liver Oil w/ Butter Oil
Grandma was right. This is liquid gold.
Take with food.
This is a great, high-quality, multipurpose vitamin. It checks all the boxes. Start with one, work up to two.
This is another great option for a multivitamin. And you only need to take one. Take with food.
Nordic Naturals Fish Oil
I like this one because it's high-dose EPA - vital for mood and cognitive support. Excellent for pregnant or nursing moms as it supports baby's brain development. Start low and slow to prevent digestive upset. Take with food.