The Natural Way: Give it a try

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Like you, I have to see medical doctors

from time to time and Iím a problem

for some of them. I insist that I

have the final say over what I do with

my body and insist my medical team respect

my choices. I do listen closely to

their advice and do use prescribed drugs

at times. But if a natural choice works

better for me, that is where I go first.

Here are a few supplements that I

have used to keep myself healthy and

free from side effects. Your doctor may

or may not know about these and likely

wonít suggest them but support the use

if you bring it up. The supplements are

MSM, probiotics, magnesium, AdvaCal

calcium and d-Mannose. I use or have

used all of these, personally.

MSM in an organic sulfur that is

found in all living tissue, both plant

and animal. It is a very fast-acting anti-

inflammatory taking pain away within

minutes of swallowing or rubbing

onto a body via crŤme. I know of no

downside using up to 6000mg/day in

almost all people. It also helps improve

skin (collagen), hair and nails as well

as improving cartilage while reducing

allergies. I take 1000mg each morning

as new research shows a linkage to not

having enough MSM in the diet to coronary

artery disease. I take 3000mg at

bedtime if I need to be able to sleep the

night without low back pain.

Probiotics at low dose, one capsule

each day, keeps digestion

in line as well as

supporting immune

system health. Iíve

read scientific literature

linking inadequate

probiotics to plaque buildup in

all arteries because of certain proteins

not being digested. Right at the end of

prescribed antibiotic therapy a course of

increased probiotics is called for, otherwise

trouble can follow. Yogurt isnít

strong enough and not all supplements

are equal.

Magnesium is required for a huge

list of body processes yet we donít get

enough in our diet. Making this worse

is that prescribed drugs like heart medicines

decrease absorption of this very

needed mineral. I like the chelated type

and take two tablets daily.

AdvaCal calcium is the only calcium

I recommend. This is extremely safe as

it is so highly absorbed ó much higher

than any other type or brand. Osteopenia,

osteoporosis, bone health and even

taking acid blockers like Pepcid indicate

the need for this supplement.

D-Mannose is remarkable and useful

when you have an acute or even chronic

urinary tract/bladder infection. Fast, to

the point and easy to use describes this

simple gift of nature.

Change in life is often difficult but

seeing is believing. Try these and see!