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Prescription for Nutritional Healing is basically considered the "bible" of nutrition and supplement information. Organized like a dictionary, in alphabetical order of conditions, you can look up any area of concern from acne to worms and get a full description of the condition, followed by a list of recommended vitamins and minerals in the order of priority, so you can decide how far you want to go with it. You will also find a list of herbs and other supplements commonly used, as well as short discussions of other things to take into consideration and additional holistic healing modalities that can be helpful. This book will replace a whole bookshelf of books individually discussing these separate areas of focus, and should be everyone's first resource. I keep one copy upstairs and another one downstairs for quick reference! This book is in its fifth edition for a reason and has stood the test of time for accurate, helpful information. Many health food stores maintain a reference copy for their customers' use. Highly recommended.
Wellness Resources – Byron Richards is the author of Mastering Leptin and the creator of Wellness Resources. He is a board certified clinical nutritionist with well over 20 years experience in the field. His website is high quality and easy to navigate. Every supplement is described in detail with every possible piece of information you could possibly want to know on every product. Richards explains which form of each vitamin or mineral is used and why. I have had good personal experience with his products and he has good sales and prompt service. Customer support is excellent and if you need to ask questions, the representatives are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Life Extension – If you’ve read Suzanne Somers’ books, you’ve heard of the Life Extension Foundation. In addition to its self-appointed position as FDA watchdog, Life Extension and its founder, Bill Falloon, provides its members with up-to-date information on strategies to improve quality of life, as well as supplements based on this information. Members of the organization receive a substantial discount on LE products, as well as access to wellness experts who are trained to help members choose the best supplements AND coordinate holistic health measures with doctor-prescribed regimens they may be following. First-time members also receive an extremely thorough, 1666-page book, Disease Prevention and Treatment – Scientific Protocols that Integrate Mainstream and Alternative Medicine, as well as a monthly magazine with updates on the latest research in healthy living, easily worth the cost of membership right there (yearly renewals of $75 are rewarded with a $95 credit toward orders of Life Extension products!). Their extended services include a compounding pharmacy with competitive pricing. I found them to be less expensive than my local compounding pharmacy. Life Extension Mix, a comprehensive multi-vitamin and mineral supplement including beneficial herbs, is really helpful for my husband and daughter and is available in tablets, capsules, and powder in a variety of formulas.
Their bodies respond well to it and they’re way more apt to take an all-inclusive supplement like this, where they don’t have to take multiple supplements from multiple bottles. Life Extension also makes blood testing available and offers a special yearly sale on blood tests. This allows members to order just the blood tests they desire (or their doctor has asked for), pre-pay, then just take the lab order into their local LabCorp to get the work done. Results are sent directly to you (or wherever you designate) and LEF representatives are available to help you understand and apply the results. Joining Life Extension is also one of the best first things you can do, to receive relevant, up-to-date information on health and what's going on the in the medical and health industries. The fact that you are supporting the great work the organization does is an added benefit. Regular annual membership costs $75.00, but LEF is allowing me to make a special introductory price of $45.00 available to my website readers.
SevenPoint2 – If you’re looking for supplements to help you alkalize your body, this is a great company. This small line of products contains organic ingredients with no chemicals or extra junk. If you’re a veggie hater or feel like you don’t have time to eat your veggies, their greens drink powder is amazingly yummy and easy to prepare or take with you. It’s flavored with real fruit and sweetened with stevia so it tastes good in a healthy way. It actually tastes really good in its powder form right off a spoon. Even if you don’t particularly care about alkalizing, this greens powder is worth it just for the benefit of the greens that you don’t have to choke down. They also have a yummy sprouted grain “shake” made from the same high quality ingredients, completely vegan and with no soy. You can actually combine those two products and it still tastes pretty good. There are a couple other products, too, specifically for raising pH, but I can’t speak for them, as this is not an issue for me. These products can only be purchased from a distributor, so after tasting them, I decided to represent the company and make them available here. If you really like them, you can always sign up and buy from yourself.
I'm basically a raw green smoothie gal, for breakfast. But when I'm taking a short trip and don't want the hassle of dragging along my BlendTec, fresh greens and frozen berries and all the other stuff, I do a "powdered" shake, using the SevenPoint2 products. My favorite recipe uses about a cup and a half of water, plus 2 scoops SevenPoint2 protein powder, 1 scoop SevenPoint2 greens powder, 1 scoop coconut milk powder, and one scoop Garden of Life Raw Fiber, blended up in a mini travel blender. It's quick, easy, surprisingly yummy, and keeps me going until lunch time.