You know the phrase, “timing is everything?” There is a lot to be said about this, particularly when it comes to supplements. Most people focus on the WHAT and of course, this is extremely important but to maximize the effectiveness of supplements, you must understand and apply the WHEN part.
Here is a detailed guideline. As a member, if you have a specific question about a supplement you are taking, email me and I will certainly address it.
Take vitamins and “tonics” (substances that encourage the release of energy) first thing in the morning. Taken at time, you as asking for insomnia. Examples include but not limited to Ginseng, Royal Jelly, B12 and other B vitamins, Kidney tonics such as Fo Ti.
Vitamin C should be taken WITH food.
To increase the absorption of Vitamin C, add Quercitin.
Zinc should be taken by itself, empty stomach, at night. Zinc interferes with the absorption of most other substances and will cause problems.
Vitamins (multi-vitamins) should be taken with meals; that is, during or immediately after.
Minerals should be taken at night, ideally on an empty stomach. Mind you, some people cannot take anything on an empty stomach. If such is the case with you, take after your last meal.
Same with trace minerals. Trace minerals and macro (“regular”) minerals can be taken together.
Magnesium and calcium help each other in terms of absorption versus taken individually.
Same with sodium and potassium.
Potassium and other electrolytes should be taken no later than 4pm.
Digestive enzymes taken with food with help aid absorption of nutrition in the food. Taken on an empty stomach can help with fat loss or reduction in inflammation. For fat loss, take 1 every hour on the hour if stomach allows it.
Hormonal regulators should be taken in the evening, with food.
Amino acids should be taken either post-exercise or before bed time.
Taking a drop of Ren Shen (JUST ONE DROP) in a 1/4 cup of water aids in dreams/dreaming.
When in doubt, use the Organ/Timing Clock that I taught over several lessons. Pick the EXACT OPPOSITE TIME to strengthen when possible.Ex/ The time of the liver is 1-3am. 1-3pm would be when you would take a liver herb/herbal formula. Now sometime it is just not practical to wake up at 4am to take something as an example. When this is the case, use the either morning, afternoon or evening as a general guide. Ex/ Bladder time is 3-5pm so ideally, a bladder tonic such as cranberry would be taken 3-5am. For non-Amish people, this is not practical so taking it first thing in the morning would be the next best bet.
Inflammation isn’t A problem. It is typically THE problem, from premature aging to illnesses of all sorts.
The good news is that when you clear inflammation, you improve overall health, even in areas that you may not be focused upon.
There are a number of substances that help. Here are the 3 best.
Berries of any sort. They are inexpensive, tasty and incredibly healthy. They are probably the best of all known substances for clearing inflammation. For example, a study at Ohio State noted that black raspberries reduce the incidence of cancers by half.
Fish, particularly Black cod.It has more healthy fats than even salmon. It is tasty, easy to find and is the top of the line anti-inflammatory fish.
Ginger and the “3 Christmas Herbs.” This was the featured lesson of this week in Dr. Orman’s Wellness School in which I go into great detail about ginger and the other substances. Ginger is a strong anti-inflammatory substance which is also great for digestive issues and improving the spirits.
Bach Flower Remedies are the most underappreciated and under-utilized substances on the planet. Quite a bold statement is it not? Actually, I think it is understated. THAT is how effective and useful they are. I have used them for the past 25 years with family, patients and self.
They are inexpensive, typically around $12 and only take a couple of drops, a couple of times to really work well. For fast acting results, take directly under the tongue. For deeper acting results, take in water and sip.
Let me give a specific example:
Hungry? Have a tasty, healthy meal.
Tired? Take a 30 minute nap followed by Doc Wellness Supplement.
Lack confidence? Larch, a couple of drops.
Larch is an outstanding substance which slowly and subtly clears the energetic blocks which prevent you from feeling your natural state; that is, a confident man or a confident woman. It is the real you and there are times when one’s chemistry is out of balance (usually low thyroid, blood and/or adrenals) or when one’s energy is out of kilter. Bagua (Order HERE) or Qi Gong will be a huge help but if you need immediate help, Larch is the treatment.
Larch will reorganize the energetic matrix and allow you to feel the confident self that you truly are. The fears will subside or be put in their place, so to speak. Most of the time, the fears are nothing more than the horror stories we tell ourselves via the front of our brain. We in turn, believe them to be real. Larch clears the blocks and allows us to express our confidence and self assurance.