The Vitamins Dr. Weil Takes

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Courtesy of DrWeil.com

Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, is a popular health guru. He's definitely one of my favorites. Not only is he a Harvard-educated M.D., he's also a proponent of alternative therapies. And he backs his claims with solid scientific studies.

Here are Weil's vitamin picks, according to a recent story on CNN.com.

  • A daily multivitamin/multimineral.
  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis, as well as other conditions. Studies show many of us are vitamin D deficient. Weil says look on the label to make sure you're getting vitamin D3, not vitamin D2.
  • Magnesium. Lack of magnesium may lead to irritability, muscle weakness, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Juvenon (or "Omega"). A compound believed to enhance cellular health and function. This supplement contains two nutrients, acetyl-L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid. The company that makes Juvenon says benefits include "more energy," a "sharper mind", and "more restful sleep."
  • Co-Q-10. A supplement that boosts coenzyme Q10, which is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. Animal studies have found that coenzyme Q10 helps the immune system work better and makes the body better able to resist certain infections and types of cancer.

I clicked over to the Questions section to check out an anonymous CafeMom's question, What are the best vitamins that won't hurt your tummy and will give lots of energy? I read many interesting answers and specific brand recommendations.

What about you? What vitamins or supplements do you take everyday?

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maisah maisah

Everyday? Let's see... I take my Herbal Essential Oils as Suppliments, (Young Living Essential Oils) Orange oil (sigle) or Citrus Frash (Blend) 1-2 drops in a glass of water to boost my vit C. I do Lemon Essential Oil 1 drop in water after I eat to help cut the fat or I add it to ice water, tea, cakes, icing, fish, hummos.... many recipes. In my water to give it a very refreshing taste... it is hot in AL,  and Pepermint Essential Oil in Water 1-2 drops before bed time to aide in Digestion, I also add it to my water with ice or tea.... Coco, make mint brownies.... . A shot of NingXia Red Antioxidant drink in the morning/noon or when needed to boost energy, maintain health, and help me fight free radicales. With NingXia Red, eye site is boosted, liver rejuvinated, kideys... read about it at www.ningxiared.com. NingXia Red Also check out my page and see the video. I take Vit D 2-3 times a week,


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Andre... AndreaRUJuiced

sorry but this doctor needs to get his education on nutrition - the human body CAN ONLY absorb natural organic vitamins and minerals - the research is out their and it is starting to make waves in the vitamin industry. Vitamins and minerals come from the earth, and the only way the body can absorb them is through the plants the earth provides - the stomach will only absorb 5% or the vitamin and mineral content of the vitamin you are taking - that is why you pee bright yellow - the body is expelling what it cannot absorb - i would listen to a nutritionist before an MD doctor - the research is there people just need to research it . The vitamin industry is like the pharmaceutical industry - what you the consumer doesn't know - the better , and the more money they make. If more MD's went to school to learn about nutrition - imagine how much healthier our country would be - lets cure NOT TREAT

Andre... AndreaRUJuiced

I get 13 servings of fruit a day, organically - all the needed organic vitamins and minerals, full color spectrum anti-oxidants, all 3 omegas, and all fatty acids my body needs - am the healthiest I have ever been - I am now 40 - and have been suffering from digestive ailments for the last 5 years - no longer have issues - my doctors are impressed and surprised

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Saya2... Saya2486787

A Canadian company, Naturally Nova Scotia, makes supplements from foods instead of synthetics. The have vitamin C from fruit, herbal tinctures, green drinks, vitamin D3, and others.


http://www.naturallynovascotia.com

Saya2... Saya2486787

A Canadian company, Naturally Nova Scotia, makes supplements from foods instead of synthetics. The have vitamin C from fruit, herbal tinctures, green drinks, vitamin D3, and others.


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http://www.naturallynovascotia.com


 

nonmember avatar Todd Julien

I'm a big health fan. Vitamins are so important. I also use essential oils to better my health. doterra has several essential oils I use everyday. They help several issues such as headaches, stress, and immunity support. You can try a free sample of the essential oils at calmingessentialoils.com

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