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 a celiac and in need of iron/multivitamin with iron. Full strength iron is VERY hard on my stomach. Do you know of any gluten free multivitamin/iron pill that I could take? My MD suggested a children’s vitamin, but they are hard to find with iron due to the risk of iron toxicity in children. – Michelle
OUR RESPONSE: I have a few suggestions for you. Your nutrient need is so much greater than what most multi’s will offer and to recommend that a childrens multi is enough shows that there is a lack of understanding in how nutrients work. All vitamins and minerals have thousands of jobs in the human body and we need enough to do all the jobs that are necessary for total health. Also if you are having an issue with iron then it shows we still need to work on repair of the celia in your digestive system. So the proof is that you are not absorbing well to keep healthy blood products. The end goal is to get you to absorb properly with healthy tissue and thus need the basics. If we just work with the right multi and blood builder I would recommend that you start Clinical Nutrients for Women and Energizing Iron. Energizing Iron will not constipate you or upset your stomach. If we want to work on establishing a solid digestive system then we need to add in GI Fortify to repair and reactivate. If you have been told to just remove gluten and things will be fine you have been mislead. The body heals and repairs best when you put in the things that let it heal and repair. Always remember that we offer classes and most any time we do any cooking we accommodate gluten free and dairy free. There are many great gluten free products but so many are lacking in fiber and are very high in carbs, so make sure you keep an eye on these factors. Please feel free to let us help you with other concerns or questions.
OUR RESPONSE: Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin which makes it a little more complex than other vitamins. There are somewhere around 60 different compounds in vitamin E and we tend to use just one in most nutritional supplements, d-alpha tocopherol. (Make sure you use the natural versions, the d form, do not use dl forms). It is OK to use the single forms, but if a mixed form is available please choose that. The next thing to clear up before we get into the details about negative effects with E is that all nutrients work together. Your body chemistry works as a synergy, the Krebs Cycle proves that, if there is too high in one and then not enough in another we have a breakdown in function and energy. E is a great example of why vitamins/minerals need to be done in balanced combinations. E is an antioxidant and antioxidants are electron donors, they donate an electron to free radicals (these are formed by natural cellular metabolism and by environmental exposure, cigarette smoke, chemical food additives etc…and are single electrons). These free radicals do damage to cells and tissue that lead to cell death, shut-down, or hypo function. Electron donning is essential for free radical elimination. E has 2 electrons to donate, so if all you are doing is high E then a E molecule donates 1 electron to a free radical and becomes free radical itself (prooxidant). Then as E turns into a very powerful free radical, damage can be done. That is why I tell people if you are taking just E you need to add on at least some Vitamin C (Ascorbate form – NOT Ascorbic Acid). C has 3 electrons, so even as it donates 1 electron to E to make it antioxidant again it is still safe with 2 electrons. So my rule is E at 400iu needs to be matched with C 500mg at a minimum (combining with Grape Seed Extract can be even more effective, since it has almost infinite electrons). Hopefully this explanation is easy to follow. I love to tell people that through nutrition, bio-chemistry makes sense to me! Just memorizing in school with little application was more than just a little confusing. Thanks for a great question!