Not feeling your best? (Part 1)
One of the most rewarding things I do is to hear stories from clients. I have an older client who was healthy but had low energy and felt flat despite no medical reasons. I had started her on a programme that involved three supplements: A winter Vitamin D booster to lift her immune responses, some Omega 3 fish oil to reduce inflammation and most importantly my multi-antioxidant, multi-mineral, multi vitamin supplement. She reported her energy levels were steadily rising and felt so much better in herself.
My standard advice is that if you feel unwell you should get a medical checkup. If there is no particular medical reason for feeling low in energy we then turn our attention to micro-nutrients; the minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that are responsible for maintaining the health our cells. As I often repeat, ‘a healthy cell is a healthy body’.
When we improve the health of cells, we improve the health of the tissue comprised of those cells. In the case of my client, I suspect that we helped the processes that produce the energy our bodies need. Firstly, we need to make sure that we have plenty of the vitamins and minerals that directly affect energy. Secondly, we need to protect our energy systems with antioxidants. The list of micro-nutrients needed for this is long. My multi-nutritional supplement Cell eXtra has over 50 ingredients and most of these play some part in energy.
If you are low in energy and generally not at your best, I suggest you do what I recommended for my client for at least 3 months. You may well be surprised with benefits you can really feel.
John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med) is a nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health Ltd. For questions or advice contact John on 0800 423559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join his all new newsletter at www.abundant.co.nz.