There are so many options for ADD issues. We need to always look at the basics. First Omega 3’s and a solid Multi high in B’s as well as a diet that is high in healthy proteins (these are needed for neurotransmitter health). During the winter the basics include things like Vitamin D. If we balance the basics and we are still having issues then we can help relieve this with products like L-Theanine and/or 5-HTP. L-Theanine is great to slow a racing brain without sedating. I recommend this in people who get stuck trying to solve the world’s problems in the middle of the night as well as when the brain is jumping from one thing to another so fast that a single task cannot get finished. 5-HTP gives the body a needed serotonin boost, and with Serotonin being your feel good neurotransmitter, improving this can give you a much needed sense of wellbeing. Since diet plays such a part in this issue I would highly recommend that you attend some of our cooking classes and even starting with our ultimate nutrition you could stand to learn a lot about food, variety and changes that may benefit this issue. Everything that I have suggested currently we can apply to either kids or adults we just need to adjust dosing, so let us know if we can work with you further on this.
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Q. I have been diagnosed with two small uterine fibroids that are causing much pain, clots, and bleeding. Do you recommend any supplements to help? – Patty
As I am always prone to recommending with most anything, we have to make sure the basics are covered, Vitamins, Minerals, good Fats and possible diet changes. Since the Omega 3’s are so essential to hormone health we need to make sure that you are covering with a nice high EPA to DHA ratio. It is also essential to have specific nutrition products that benefit the uterus. I would recommend Multi-Pollen, and herbs like Red Raspberry Leaves. We can cover this with 2 products, Fem PMS and Multi-Pollen. I would recommend 1 twice daily of each for minimum of 3 months to bring the best health to the uterus. We also may want to consider a two week cleanse and combine it with hormone cleansing at the same time. As for diet changing I would like to have you look at pH and blood type concepts to see how you feel and what we can do to remove any aggravating food factors (Caffeine is one very aggravating factor, soda, coffee, or black tea). If you want to start with supplements then I would cover with the above and realize that if this starts to work then fails we have some diet changes that we need to make. Let us know if we can help you further.
I am thrilled that you are thinking about this before you are in the throes of an intense change. Working now should lessen this intensity. Always start with the basics, solid high potency multi, omega 3’s, and choose great healthy variety in your diet. Not only do the Omega 3’s help with hormone production, but hormone metabolism (which means function), and then hormone elimination. I want you to make sure that the Fish Oil amounts that you are using stay high, so look for a fish oil with an EPA>1000mg and a DHA>750mg. As for the multi we want solid mineral content and high B vitamin content. I would recommend that you use a multi like Clinical Nutrients for Women which would fit what you need. I want to make sure that you are not prone to constipation. This needs to be corrected before we go any further (of course if you are prone to the other direction I need to know this also). As for any separate nutrients that I would recommend, if you live here in Wisconsin, then I would recommend that you make sure that you are taking Vitamin D3 and I would recommend this time of year that you keep your dosing at 4000iu daily. If you follow this and you feel great, solid energy and mood, no aches or pains, not getting sick frequently, and no sleep problems then we are on the right track, but if other things still plague you then we need to address those soon.
Q. I am anemic and am looking for an iron supplement that will not constipate me. What would you suggest? – Melissa
OUR RESPONSE: I am a big fan of a product called Energizing Iron. It utilizes a few different direction to boost the quality of the blood products the body makes. It uses and Heme form of iron that is easy on the body and it is also the age old concept of improve the blood by ingesting liver. Now the last thing I want someone doing in the US is eating animal liver, since our animals are not the healthiest, so we use bovine liver fractions from safer countries. This combination is so comfortable for the digestive system that you will not see upset stomach or constipation. Dosing of this product can be anything from 2 daily to 6 daily depending on how low the blood work is. It is also important in anemia that you have all the basic blood building pieces that are important, B vitamins, Vitamin C, minerals, Essential Fats. In addition you need to have a solid digestive system, so if you have any GI health concerns we need to look at this. On a personal note I lost a massive amount of blood after a surgery due to severe internal bleeding a number of years ago. I credit Energizing Iron with getting me to a healthy CBC within 2 weeks. I stayed on it for some time after and I never needed any expensive treatment so you could say I LOVE this product!
Thanks for a great question.