Rachel’s Current Supplements October 2017

This is what my supplement routine looks like.  If you have any questions about it, let me know!  It’s always evolving.  This is tailored to me, and everyone should have their supplements personalized. Continue reading

Just updated!

If you’re using a printout from my site, you will want to print again these just-updated posts.

  1.  I’ve just started adding Inositol powder to my morning shake routine to help CALM. I read that it’s important to take Inositol with glycine; specifically it mentioned if you are dealing with the symptoms on the aggression and anger side of the spectrum. Collagen contains a lot of glycine (one of the top reasons I take it daily, because I know I need a lot of glycine, and it’s been effective for me.)
  2. MCT Oil for metabolism / body fat loss

So, if you printed these posts before, please print them again, and carefully consider the ingredients you put into YOUR morning shakes and supplement routine.

http://www.rachels.fyi/cheat-sheet-for-my-daily-protein-fiber-pbx/

http://www.rachels.fyi/stress-much-my-daily-protein-fiber-pbx-herbs/

MuTu for the moms

Do you have a healthy pelvic floor? It’s important for men and women, but increasing numbers of women are becoming aware and sharing the secret that most of us have some weakness in our pelvic floor muscles.

Know any mothers? The MuTu method is for postpartum women to strengthen pelvic muscles. Continue reading

BACK PAIN MUCH? Enter the Egoscue Method

I am taking a class with Stasia who owns Pain Free Clinic of Denver. She has several specialties for correcting body to functional movement (which means healthy movements for everyday living and tasks) as well as physical training.

So, she tells me that :

  • the Egoscue Method is the thing that fixed her back and neck pain.
  • It is important to READ the Egoscue Method book so that you know you are doing it properly.

This video describes including how Tim Ferriss was a skeptic at first but then he tried it and it worked for him, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOt_mNERL3c

It will take some time, but it’s mostly about relaxing on the floor! You could listen to your meditation podcast while you do the last relaxation exercise.

RECIPE: Edible Cookie Dough

Indulge guilt-free! I may try this on some kids tonight. Cashew butter from Trader Joe’s is most tasty I’ve had yet and that would work well for this recipe, too.

I haven’t tried this yet, because I have wait on eating any chocolate. Cocoa is a histamine-liberator and I know I’m sensitive to that with eating cocoa. I may try this with toasted pecans instead of chocolate chips.

Here’s the recipe at Thrive Market:
https://thrivemarket.com/blog/gluten-free-edible-cookie-dough-recipe

I buy certain things at Thrive Market. Why not sign up for 1 year and try it out? If you do, I’m happy to show you a list of things that I have purchased and/or a list of things on my "Shopping List"–all the goodies that I’ve bookmarked to possibly by in the future. I’ve been checking prices, and I do of course have my own algorithm for what to buy where. I find that there are things I just have to get from Thrive Market. Sign up at this link– you and I will both get a bonus! http://thrv.me/PGicXN

Products for Histamine from Vitacost.com

Here are three products that I am using to help with high histamine.  The B Dropins are for mood, histamine and everything else!
Item Description
Quantity
Status

30 Low histamine foods w healthy fats

For the sake of myself and my small audience who has histamine problems I will be forthwith sharing more info on how to eat low histamine diet.

Here’s to you, Dad.

http://alisonvickery.com.au/which-fat-is-low-histamine/

Cheat Sheet for My daily Protein, Fiber & PBX

Shake Day 1

  1. 1 Tbsp. Ultimate Superfood Fusion
  2. 1-2 tsp. of Psyllium (NOW brand)
  3. 1 Tbsp. collagen (contains a lot of glycine, so add Inositol…)
  4. 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. Inositol powder–everyone will need a different dosage. For some mood problems like OCD and anxiety, dosages can be 2g up to 18 g per day!  I’m starting small as all I want is a calming effect on my lower level symptoms. I read that it’s good to take the Inositol with the glycine, which is a major component of collagen.)
  5. Ashwagandha – amount of a capsule.
  6. potato starch (pre-biotic)
  7. Probiotics (PBX)
  8. MCT Oil

Shake Day 2

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Stress much? My daily Protein fiber, PBX & herbs

This is the powdered stuff I mix up a batch at a time.  To view the stripped down version, see the Cheat Sheet for this daily protein shake.

Should YOU do it??

Determine your need for each of my suggested ingredients and then use just the ones you need. If you are eating fermented foods, you may not necessarily need the prebiotics. I take them because I cannot eat fermented foods. Each person has different needs.

YOU CAN SIMPLIFY THIS!

To stay easy and economical, determine your ingredients and buy in bulk.

ASK ME!

I have a lot of purchasing experience (and have lived in four different states in the past 15 years) and can advise you how to get this stuff as easily as possible. Once you get going, it doesn’t seem as difficult. I’ve been doing this for years and trying to share what works for me and desire to help people find the solution that’s going to work for them. I’ve discovered that I need these ingredients to operate at my best. It helps me be more resilient. It does not make up for a lost night of sleep. Folks, I’m getting more consistently resilient, and recovering some of my lost health over time, by staying on my program.

  • hydrolyzed collagen (glycine): excellent source of glycine which is very important to me. It keeps me calm. If I don’t get my shake in the morning, then I take some magnesium glycinate. you can get bovine or porcine or even some that are made from fish (the superior source; I care because I am moving toward rotating my sources of collagen also. I would hate to sensitize to my meat proteins!!
  • greenfood powder; Ultimate Superfood Fusion from Z-Natural Foods.com
  • Ashwagandha root: https://www.braintropic.com/nootropics/ashwagandha/
  • whey protein if you are dairy tolerant. I use vegan protein instead. I use Orgain with greens or Vega with greens as my extra booster pack. This does NOT replace the collagen!
  • fibers – choose or rotate with psyllium, ground flax seed, prebiotic fiber blend such as Garden of Life Prebiotic fiber. I choose to use all 3 or rotate. Psyllium is cheap and effective. Flax is helpful with hormone regulation in the gut. Prebiotic fiber is important if you are working on improving your gut flora balance (which also affects hormone regulation and so much more).

How I Do It

I have a bunch of half-pint canning jars with plastic lids that I measure up and use for about 10-day batches. Each morning I mix the powder with almond milk and drink it down before I eat any food, as I’m taking supplements in pill form.

I have to split this in two different batches because I don’t want to sensitize my immune system to these ingredients (more easily happens to me as I’m aging). I alternate days with shake #1 and #2. You could combine shakes #1 and #2 if you have no inflammation, allergies, etc. Here’s how I do it:

Shake Day 1

  1. 1 Tbsp. Ultimate Superfood Fusion
  2. 1-2 tsp. of Psyllium (NOW brand)
  3. 1 Tbsp. collagen (contains a lot of glycine, so add Inositol…)
  4. 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. Inositol powder–everyone will need a different dosage. For some mood problems like OCD and anxiety, dosages can be 2g up to 18 g per day!  I’m starting small as all I want is a calming effect on my lower level symptoms. I read that it’s good to take the Inositol with the glycine, which is a major component of collagen.)
  5. Ashwagandha – amount of a capsule.
  6. potato starch (pre-biotic)
  7. Probiotics (PBX)
  8. MCT Oil

Shake Day 2

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Ashwagandha root

I’m still taking my Ashwagandha daily!

https://www.braintropic.com/nootropics/ashwagandha/

Please do something healthy for yourself today!

-Rachel