Month 4: Supply myself with supplements
Now that I have fortified my body with enzymes and will continue to do so, I’m ready to add some supplements to my diet. Hopefully all the steps I’ve completed have prepared my system to make the best use of the vitamins and nutrients that I’ll be giving to my body.
I sat down last week with my dietitian to make sure I was on the right track. If you are planning to add supplements to your diet, I would suggest meeting with your doctor or dietitian beforehand. It really helps to have someone look objectively at your diet and see where you may be lacking. Based on my diet, this is what we came up with.
The rules for this month are:
1. Take at least one serving of chlorophyll every day.
3. Take a probiotic course for the month.
4. Spend at least 30 minutes in the sun every day, unless it is raining.
RDA stands for recommended daily allowance, the amounts that I have put up are posted on the Health Canada site, but they vary from age and gender. For example, if you are a man, don’t touch a folate supplement. You don’t need it and neither do women who are post menopause. The amount that you need is absorbed in small bits in your diet. Women who are of child bearing age need it (I raise my hand) because folic acid has proven very important in preventing neural tube problems in babies…but more on that later this month.
Although I’m only posting today, I did start all this yesterday. So far, so good.
Do you take any supplements? If so, which ones and why?