I have worked in medical biotech sales for 14 years+, including a few years in operating rooms for specifically burn patients. And I have spent several years in & out of hospitals, healing from illness. I feel highly educated on health. There is so much irony to my journey that I have been encouraged by Bob Goff to write a book. Yes, that's true! Bob even suggested a title to the first chapter. And should I follow through, I am 100% using the title he suggested. Any guesses? It's two words.
When I walk into any hospital (and I've walked into over 50 across the country...yes, I counted b/c I am an analytical nerd), I always feel really confident & comfortable. Because I know my way around an operating room & frankly, every area of a hospital. I am really comfortable with physicians....when I was in the field. I am comfortable with any specialty. But, place me in a hospital as a patient & I get scared and don't feel like anything I learned, applies. I don't feel that compatibility with the physicians any longer either. I don't even relate to them at all. Such irony. Such contrast.
To add more irony, I really did not learn about health & wellness until I was a patient. And I became a patient.....'suddenly'....my demise via my health wasn't gradual.......on the surface anyway. It felt sudden & traumatic. And still feels traumatic yet I imagine doesn't appear that way to others who only see me once and awhile.....the irony continues.
So, as I heal, I soak in every ounce of education on health & healing. I have learned so much from my own experience. I have sat w/ over 40 doctors (unreal). I have learned from so many of the educators at MindBodyGreen.com. I don't mean by reading and writing the articles but, by actually speaking to so many of them.
I also feel God has given me wisdom w/ how to spend so much of my time over the years I have been sick......rapidly gaining knowledge on health & wellness through podcasts, audios, lesson plans, books, videos, physicians of course, nutritionists, etc. I plan to share all I have learned when I heal. Right now, I frankly do not have the energy. Coming on here once in a while to chat w/ all of you is the best I have to give at the moment.
OK, so to jump into today's blog, there are five supplements that I take daily....that I will take the rest of my life.
I will take them in additional to any healing regimen or medical treatment and God willing, should I heal fully, I will continue to take them then too.
Let's get to it....
Any probiotic that any physician has recommended does not compare to Garden of Life's Women's Probiotic.
This probiotic as 30+ probiotic strains WITH 85 billion live cultures as the bottle states. This probiotic is uncooked, untreated, unadulterated, with no binders or fillers and no carriers such as maltodextrin or dextrose.
I have tried 'countless' - year(s) worth- of probiotics from naturopathic & integrative physicians. And nothing is better fuel for my gut than this one.
Note: It is expensive. But, in this case, you get what you pay for.
mykind Organics Women's Multi-Gummies. I really trust this brand. I trust Jordan. And no, none of this is sponsored. I really cannot say enough about Garden of Life.
Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified fruit and vitamin gummies. Made with nine organic whole fruits in every bottle—no synthetic vitamins--mykind Organics Women’s Multi Gummies come in a great-tasting organic berry chew made with pectin from non-GMO apples and organic orange peel—no pig gelatin
Liposomal Vitamin C readily absorbs in your body. And the wisest physician I have ever worked w/ told me to take two packets every single day (right now I do 10,000mg but, that's simply for my body given the healing process).
If the wisest physician you know to date tells you to take liposomal Vit. C., I trust her. And she specifically only uses Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C for all of her patients. You can read why here.
If you made it this far - haha - you are all troopers!
I only wanted to share 3 supplements so not to overwhelm any of you. But, if you would like to learn more about my absolute favorite pure & natural wellness products from food, skincare to health & healing, please check out my brand new Snapshots of Wellness Shop! This shop is a collection of what I absolutely love!
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