For several years I’ve considered writing a “favourite things” blog (a la Oprah’s favourite things). These are all things I use myself (as evidenced by the photos of this stuff in my house!) and LOVE (not just like). This is NOT an endorsement or advertisement and I’m not getting paid by anyone to put a product in this blog.
D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition
D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition is a line of supplements and products formulated by Peter D’Adamo, ND based on his life’s work in epigenetics, the Blood Type Diet, and the GenoType Diet. Right now, I carry the blood typing kits and secretor test kits in my offices, but as my practice grows, I hope to eventually carry a selection of the products in my office. For now, I direct patients to the online store. My top 5 favourites are Deflect O, Catechol, Polyflora O, Phytocal O, and Proberry 3 Liquid.
B vitamins are really effective for stress management and gentle liver support as well as having lots of other benefits for your skin, brain, hair, energy, etc. Not all Bs are the same and I have a few favourite brands: NFH B Complex SAP, Thorne Stress B, and Thorne Multi B6.
Thorne MediClear Plus
I often recommend dietary changes in my practice, including an elimination/hypoallergenic diet or a detox diet in many cases. I’ve also done this type of diet/detox myself and used Thorne MediClear Plus for protein, liver support, and cofactors for detoxification. I usually prefer the MediClear Plus over the regular MediClear because it has no added flavours or sweeteners but it doesn’t have the great flavour of Mediclear. However, I actually really like the way it tastes mixed into a fruit smoothie!
Earthrise spirulina powder
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is high in antioxidants, iron, and protein. Spirulina is a diamond superfood in my SWAMI GenoType personalized nutrition plan and I use Earthrise spirulina powder in my favourite smoothie recipe every morning! When I started taking it, I used only 1/2 teaspoon per smoothie but now I’m up to the full 1 teaspoon serving and I find it blends well with fruit so that you can’t even taste it! And it gives your smoothie an “interesting” colour, the mark of a true health nut.
Ascenta Nutrasea liquid fish oils
Fish oil is one of those supplements with just about a million benefits and I think Nutrasea is one of the best tasting liquid fish oils. My personal favourite right now is the Nutrasea+D since it also has 1000IU of vitamin D per teaspoon. “But,” you say, “I don’t want to take a liquid, it’s gross! I want to take a capsule!” Nutrasea also comes in capsules, but I really prefer the liquid because dose is important and most people simply do not take enough capsules to get a dose that will benefit them.
Natural Calm magnesium powder
Natural Calm magnesium powder is exactly what it sounds like – magnesium powder, that’s all. You dissolve the powder in warm water and drink it! I enjoy taking this in the evening as a relaxing drink and to help my muscles relax before bed. I usually use the Original flavour and mix in a bit of lemon juice for taste.