The other day I was talking with a practice member who started care for numbness and tingling in his hand. He’s progressed dramatically since receiving his first adjustment just a couple months ago, noting that his body has been healing better than ever. We then began discussing other ways to improve his overall health. One of the topics was relating to vitamins, he asked me “What Vitamins Will Help Improve My Health?”. This is a very common question. My answer may not always be the same, depending on the person and their needs, but there is a foundation that most everyone should be taking and I will discuss them in this article.
A good multi-vitamin is a great place to start. Even if you eat a healthy, well balanced diet, you need to supplement the basics. Food today is over-processed, genetically modified, and full of pesticides/inseticides. It’s just not as nutritious as it used to be.
Fish oils are too powerful to be ignored. They are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-aging, and good for balancing your blood lipids and lowering cholesterol. The benefits are so numerous which makes me feel most everyone should be taking this healthy fats.
Lastly, but definitely not least is vitamin D. Vitamin D will keep your immune and digestive systems as strong as possible. Living in a northern climate, we are not exposed to enough sunlight to have normal vitamin D levels. A recent study showed even most people in Florida are deficient in this important vitamin because we just don’t spend enough time outside anymore.
One last thing to keep in mind is that vitamins are supplements. This means they are not to be used in place of eating a healthy, well-balanced, diet…they are in addition to eating healthy. They are cheap insurance in my opinion. They do not cost a lot, but they do offer a ton of benefits that can’t be ignored.
For more detailed recommendations, please don’t hesitate to talk with Dr. Bourdage during your next appointment.
What vitamins do you currently take? Leave your comments below!