What Supplements Do You Take, And Why?
Meh, for me today it was 12 hrs with one client and four more with another on the west coast later before I can sleep, so this is going to be short. I'd like to fill the rest in as I respond in the comments, reading what you all have to say. But the question is: what supplements do you take? Vitamins? Oils, cremes, salves, teas, and any other delivery device that doesn't come from Big Pharma or Big Ag, that helps you feel better? Why do you take them? How did you learn about them? Why do you know they work? What scientific-standard of proof can you offer they do, if only in your case? If you recall my Raw/Living Foods post recently, you'll remember that I'm all about that sort of food. But for many people, and many reasons, sometimes more is needed. Are you one of those people? I was recently doing some research with a client into glutathione, and I think that's going to be added to my regimen. The other stuff I take includes:
-a heavy duty "energetic women's vitamin" with many non-FDA reviewed additives like Lutien and Boron
-Flax seed oil
-organic crystal form sulfur flakes
-garlic, cranberry and mushroom extracts in powder form
There's more but I'm mostly curious about your experiences and results.
This is truly a health care post, as it becomes more clear to me each day that the "health" industry is better termed, as my client likes to call it, the "sickness industry." As anyone who reads Corrente knows, sickness = profit, for the major corporate interests who perpetuate it in our population, as well as physical and thus political weakness that benefits those who support or are supported by those interests and benefit from those profits being spent on politics and policies that perpetuate our current situation.
Similarly, those of us too poor to be of the interest of the $700/bottle pill pusher industry must rely on what we can do for ourselves to stay healthy. Exercise is a separate topic, so for now let's talk about what we can ingest in addition to healthy food that will help us avoid the need to see an ignorant, drug-favoring MD. (heh, i subliminally just typed MC, as in comedy club MC) Anyway, if you take a pill, liquid, powder or tea form of something that "has not been evaluated by the FDA and is making no claim to have an impact on any medical condition or disease" but know it's made a difference in your life, say so here. Please, be as specific as you can, because the 'how and why' really matter. This is the new science, in terms of data collection. Also, if you have good websites for products or information about why what you take is good, share them. Thanks!