"Why should I take supplements? What good do they do me?"
Supplements will help your body to:
"Okay," you say, "that sounds great, but won't my body do all that if I eat a healthy, balanced diet?"
- Reduce inflammation and muscle stiffness
- Strengthen and fortify your immune system
- Improve absorption of nutrients from your food
- Mend a leaky gut, improve digestion
- Improve communication and speed of your nerve signals
- Restore the integrity of the blood brain barrier
- Revive your energy levels
- Conquer fatigue
Good point. Your body does have a lot of innate healing and detoxification abilities. But the quality of foods is what is important here.
The quality of our food supply is undermined by the fact that crops are valued mostly upon their 'economic viability.' Profit is more 'valuable' than nutrition, and its these profit-driven farms that mainly supply our food.
This is not to say that there aren't a lot of organic farmers out there fighting for our health. There are, and we do have options.
But the world is profit-driven and so we, the consumers, are looking for vegetables at a lower cost, and this means not always buying organic. Consequently, a 'healthy, balanced diet' is actually less nutritious than we imagine. This is where supplements can help us.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is still the mainstay of a healthy lifestyle. Your body wants to be healthy. That is its normal state.
If your body is unhealthy, you may want to supplement your diet with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. You will be supporting your body back to its natural state of wellness.
All of the information about the various supplemental aids is provided simply so that you can make an informed decision about your health and the products you wish to utilize. It is not to be used instead of traditional therapy but to complement traditional treatments.
Check with your doctor or your other trusted health practitioner before beginning any method of treatment.
If your physician is not knowledgeable about these treatments, find someone who is. There are many practitioners who are well-versed on alternative and complementary treatments.
Here is a list of many of the nutrients and anti-oxidant vitamins that can vastly improve your overall health picture. These are specifically geared towards PD.
The Three Biggies
The Oil Helpers
Antioxidants - Vitamins and Other Sources
Probiotics - Digestive Enzymes
Neurotransmitters and Energy Releasers
Amino Acids and Sulphur (MSM)
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