This past month I’ve tried to learn what “basic” supplements are necessary, helpful, or both, as I continue healing my body and mind. It is incredibly difficult to find sources that are not trying to sell me something and I have no background in medicine or science…in fact I’m sad to say my eyes glaze over if a situation gets too science-y. But eventually you have to go with sources you at least somewhat trust and make a dang decision. And make a dang decision is what I’ve done. Magnesium here I come.
A few of the more easy to understand (yes, please!) sources that played into my decision to go ahead with magnesium:
Dr. Dean’s “uncensored natural health blog” http://drcarolyndean.com/
Wellness Mama’s summary: http://wellnessmama.com/3610/are-you-low-on-magnesium
A thread from the Mark’s Daily Apple forum (you might need to log in to see this, not sure.) http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread87791.html
Order just placed for:
A book: Dr. Carolyn Dean’s Miracle of Magnesium, (which I saw not only mentioned but referred to as a life-changing book in many places)
A bottle of magnesium oil to apply daily,
And another bottle Magnesium Glycinate capsules.
This brings my “not food” supplement regimen to:
Zinc (one a day in the morning, I like Megafood brand)
Nordic Naturals Omega 3’s (fish oil capsules) – one or two with each meal.
Tumeric (organic. after meals one and three)
Great Lakes Gelatin in my green smoothie or in plain water which I swear makes my skin way more better and is allegedly gut-healing too
Spirulina- disgusting green powder that I add to my green drink also. Not completely sold on continuing this but my green smoothie feels so anti-inflammatory I hate to change anything. So we’ll see.