I had my first super temptation last weekend. We went to a Tae Kwon Do Competition for our grandsons. Another team brought in boxes of Krispy Creme donuts and started passing them around. The "nice" lady offered me one as she went by and I almost said, "Get behind me Satan!" I didn't say that, but nicely said, "No thank you." After nine months eating this way and not falling off the wagon, I was not going to let that donut do me in. Addiction is addiction and I am not going there anymore.
I had written last week I would finish up about my supplementation this week. This is what I take. My blood work in September of 2016 was the guide from which my mentor and I worked to build my list and dosage. At first I was going to get a good multi-vitamin b complex, but my mentor showed me how I would still be deficient in these good vitamins. So, I chose to buy each one individually and I am so glad I did. I really don’t like taking a bunch of pills, but there is no way I could ever eat enough to get what I need. To eat all the food I would need to get the appropriate vitamins and minerals I would have high blood sugars, so this works for me.
I never learned any of this in science or biology growing up. The only ones that my doctor told me to take were the fish oil, niacin(which I don’t take) and folate. I learned all the rest from my mentor. Following his advice regarding the supplements and eating low carb high fat helped me to get my blood work into the optimal range.
I take my Vitamin Bs in the morning. If you take them later in the day, be prepared to have trouble going to sleep. Yes, they help give you energy. Learned this the hard way. I am attaching links on each supplement that gives great info and helps to understand why I need to take them. You can find more as you do your own research.
I take this first group in the morning.
TMG Trimethylglycine – 1 per day (750 mg)
Excellent link on this one.
P-5-P Pyridoxal-5-Posphate – 2 per day (50 mg)
This links explains why we need P-5-P aka Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12 – 1 per day (3000 mcg)
Bioavailable Folate – 2 per day (800 mcg each)
Biotin aka Vitamin B7 (Also called Vitamin H) – 1 per day (10,000 mcg)
I take this next group at lunch time.
Vitamin E – 2 per day (400 IU each)
Fights the inflammation and helps the heart.
Natural Astaxanthin – 1 per day (5mg)
Dr. Mercola has a great article and video on Natural Astaxanthin. I had never even heard of it until my mentor told me about it. This little pill is power packed with antioxidants to fight inflammation which helps me get those homocysteines down to a healthy place and the HS CRP levels down which are healthy.
Norwedian Fish Oil – 3 per day (1250 mg each)
This is a pdf written by the company that produces the fish oil I take. It works for me per my blood work I showed last blog. Again, this fights the inflammation and helps the heart.
I tried niacin, but I cannot take it. I have gone down to a small does and still had horrible flushing. Finally decided that I would leave it alone and not take it.
I take this last group at bedtime.
Magnesium Glycinate – 4 per day (400 mg each)
I take these before bedtime and I sleep like a baby. I had horrible aching in my muscles when I first started. I started taking this magnesium and the pain left within a few days. I also started sleeping like a baby. It’s a deep sleep and I wake up refreshed.
Vitamin D3 – 1 per day (10,000 IU)
When my doctor has my bloodwork done, she also makes sure we get the numbers on my Vitamin D3. I take the 10,000 IU because it has been so low in the past. Now it is getting up where it should be. I would encourage you to have your doctor request this test to be done. Vitamin D3 is more important than you know. When we lived in Norway, I had horrible depression from lack of sunshine. Leon bought me a professional tanning bed that helped. Within three days of using the bed, I started back to my happy self. I realize now that all the years back into my early life I started getting depressed in February and March. Now I know it was a lack of Vitamin D3. Dr. Mercola has many articles on Vitamin D and I am posting only one of them.
Vitamin K2 – 3 per day (100 mcg)
Again, this is another vitamin that I had never heard of other than being in dark green leafy vegetables. My mentor told me about a doctor who had written a book on the necessity of this wonderful Vitamin. “Vitamin K2 and The Calcium Paradox: How a Little Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life” by Kate Rheaume-Bleue. Also, Dr. Kate has a website with videos at this link
If you are taking prescribed medication, you will need to make sure that you research and there is no counter-acting your medication or if your medication depletes your body of certain things. After the fact, I found out that while I was on Meformin, I was depleting my body of the Vitamin B12. So, I would encourage you to do a search and see what your medications are doing to you personally.
Finally, I purchase my supplements from www.vitacost.com. If they are out of what I normally buy, I go to the Vitamin Shoppe at https://www.vitaminshoppe.com/. We actually have one locally so I can run to the store if I need to. On both of them you can actually set them up for an automatic refill if you like. I keep an eye on everything so I order manually when I need to. There are many natural path doctors that also sell vitamins if you prefer to go that route, but you will need to research that also.
One of the greatest things since we started eating low carb high fat for me is “no more heartburn and acid reflux!” All the carbs I was eating was the source cause of the heartburn and acid reflux. Once I cut them out I was free from all the acid burning my stomach and esophagus. I didn’t have to pop a pill or go get my apple cider vinegar. I just changed my way of eating. Again, I am so thankful that our daughter, Heather Leigh, told us about this way of eating.
Hungry for pizza?
If you are looking for a great Fathead Pizza that is low carb high fat, this is a great one. You can also find them on YouTube if you need a visual. I added my favorite toppings after the crust was cooked and then popped it back in the oven to melt my cheese. You can also make crackers with the recipe. http://howtothisandthat.com/fathead-pizza-dough-low-carb-amazing/
Until next time! Mimi has gone Keto and is loving it!
I am not giving any medical advice, but only sharing what I have experienced on my journey to wellness. Check out my links page for websites, books, and videos that are posted for educating yourself on reversing diabetes and the ailments that come with it. I am always trying to educate myself on being healthy. Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.