Top 3 Health Maintenance Habits

  1. January, Spring and/or Fall GI Cleanse.  What’s this and why is it important? Cleaning out and repopulating the intestines with healthy bacteria helps to improve function of the immune system and keeps unwanted micro-organisms from overgrowing.  Avoid kits that contain fiber supplements and laxative herbs, they don’t do much and laxative herbs can be harmful.
  2. January, Spring and/or Fall Liver Detox. What’s this and why is it important? All of the toxins, chemicals, pollution, excess hormones and body waste goes to the liver to be processed into recognizable waste before your body will excrete it.  If your liver is lacking something it needs to do that, toxins will accumulate and cause harm.  The liver needs amino acids like cysteine, antioxidants like glutathione, B vitamins like B6, B12 and active folic acid (L-5-MTHF) and substances like calcium-d-glucarate and indole-3-carbinol to be able to do this, most liver detox products don’t contain these.
  3. Ongoing Adrenal Gland Maintenance. What’s this and why is it important?  Many people take a multivitamin, which is great that they are trying to be proactive about maintaining good health.  However, I think most of what is in a multivitamin, most of us can obtain through a healthy diet.  The vitamins and minerals that I believe we really NEED to supplement are those required by the adrenal glands.  They are major regulators of blood pressure, blood sugar, stress management, anti-inflammatories, energy, drive and motivation, libido and hormone balance.  If their nutrients get depleted many systems aren’t working optimally.  They need lots of vitamin C, B5, B6, magnesium, potassium and zinc.  Vitamin B6 and magnesium are used as co-factors in 300 different enzyme reactions in the body, depletion of either means those reactions aren’t happening.  Even those with a healthy diet cannot consume adequate amounts of these vitamins through diet alone in my opinion.