Daily Nutrition with Supplements

Dr. Yeargin, What do you take?

When considering nutrition/supplementation, a question that is frequently heard by myself and other doctors is “what do you take?” and I think this is a great question. Although certain elements will differ on a case-by-case basis, the following is a list of the supplements I take and why I recommend them.

Daily needs:

  1. Multi-vitamin: Choose a low dose, whole food supplement that covers your basic nutritional needs. This should act as a multi-vitamin, and provide your body the vitamins and minerals needed on a daily basis, in case you are missing something in your diet.
  2. Omega: It is important to get the proper amounts of omega-3/omega-6’s to help with inflammation, and many other health issues.
  3. Brewers yeast: This is important for the content of B vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If you absolutely can’t find a brewers yeast you can tolerate (it does have a unique taste), look for a trace mineral whole food supplement and be sure you are getting enough fiber in your diet.
  4. Echinacea and Vitamin C: This is taken in a low dose to help strengthen the immune system. During cold and allergy season, step up the dosage to help your body’s defenses.

For certain cases:

  1. Histamine Regulator: A whole food supplement that helps regulate histamines. This is needed to help with allergies. Again a low dose can be taken everyday, and you can increase the dosage during allergy season, if it’s windy, or if you are having seasonal allergies.
  2. Silymarin: This is a plant based extract of milk thistle. It is meant to help with liver function, and blood sugar control.
  3. Probiotics: This will help with your bowels, and aid in digestion.

Don’t forget diet:

You still need a well balanced diet to meet your nutritional needs. Look into an anti-inflammatory diet, like the Mediterranean diet, as a good place to start. Be sure you are getting a rainbow of vegetables everyday. Stay away from protein that is high in fat (look for lean meat). Eat fish/seafood at least two times a week and no more than five times a week. Stay hydrated with plenty of water. Stay away from sugar, salt, white flour, and any highly processed foods.

For more posts about nutrition see the following links:

5 Foods to Eat This Week

Allergies and food

Protein

Turmeric

Red Wine

Diet Soda

Omegas

 

This information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Nutrition with Supplements

    1. The extract yakriton (a bovine liver fat extract) is said to help regulate the amount of histamines in the blood. You can also look for foods/supplements that are natural antihistamines (vitamin-c, onions, citrus fruits). I hope this helps!

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