I did a little research on natural vitamin D3 vs. synthetic for a client and thought I’d share with y’all (I’ve lived in Texas so I get to use that phrase).
I believe that natural sources are always better because your body knows immediately what to do with it. I don’t know if synthetic vitamin D blocks uptake of natural vitamin D (as is the case for some other elements like iodine).
Overall it seems like there isn’t concern about interaction between synthetic and natural if you are taking both (like synthetic prescribed by a doctor who doesn’t know about natural options).
Just be aware of the toxicity symptoms from too much supplemented Vitamin D …
What are toxicity symptoms for vitamin D? *
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Here are year-round tips for reducing allergic reactions by supplementing with Raw Superfoods: Bee Pollen (high in Histamine) and Enzymes.
In this video, David Favor, the creator of Chocolate Bliss raw superfood mix, explains the difference between using bee pollen or honey for allergies:
- Bee pollen does not need to be local! It aids with allergies because it is high in histamine. It’s best if it comes from a pure location, like the Pristine Bee Pollen David sources from Canada.
- Honey, however, acts as a homeopathic, so local honey helps your body to adjust to local pollens.
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Spring is time for dandelions and liver support! If your yard is organic (or you know of one that is), and you see dandelions blooming, pluck those little flower heads!
The yellow flowers are high in lecithin and support liver health.
I feel like a honeybee as I buzz over my yard and collect the dandelion flowers.
Once you’ve got a bunch, fill a glass mason jar (that has a lid) with the flowers. Really pack them in there.
Pour Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) over the top until all the flowers are covered.
Cover with a lid (ideally a plastic lid since the vinegar will eat a metal lid … or put a layer of saran between the liquid and the metal lid).
Let this nectar sit on your counter (out of direct light) for about 6 weeks, and give it a shake once a day.
After 6 weeks, strain the vinegar and compost the dandelions (or leave them in there for the visual effect).
Use this Dandelion Vinegar anywhere you would eat ACV, for example:
- A quick shot glass of Dandelion ACV chased by water in the morning will put some zing in your step and keep your liver smiling
- Mixed with some olive oil and Fiesta Mole it makes a tasty salad dressing
There are so many Raw Superfoods to choose from, where do you start? Here are 5 that are among the easiest to adopt into your current lifestyle:
1. Chocolate Bliss, sweetened with Vanilla Agave Nectar
It tastes like chocolate milk, it’s packed full of nutrients, and it gently detoxifies you while supporting your body’s renewal.
- Contains no dairy, soy or gluten.
- Can be customized to your flavor tastes – more dark or milk chocolatey by how much sweetener/bliss you put in. (Or fruity if you add the mix to a fruit smoothie).
- The chocolate taste hides flavors of any other superfoods you might add. We add a heaping tablespoon of Vitamineral Green to a gallon of bliss and barely taste the greens.
- Gently detoxes your body. Some superfoods, especially super herbs can detox you fast, causing diarrhea, headaches or other detox symptoms. With Chocolate Bliss, all we notice is more regular, gentler bowel movements and a gradual reduction of weight.
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Experiencing a lot of stress in your life taxes your Adrenal Glands, and your entire endocrine system, including your Lymph system. When the lymph is clogged, you may find yourself in an unhelpful sleep pattern of “lots of doing energy” and unable to sleep, followed by a hard crash of a couple hours of sleep, only to awaken again feeling like you need to move about.
If this sleep pattern sounds familiar, this video is for you:
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Learn more about unclogging your Lymph system and getting a good night’s sleep with Vitalize.
Daikon is a Japanese radish that is abundant in digestive enzymes similar to those found in the human digestive tract.
These radishes have been used in traditional Japanese and macrobiotic cooking to heal the body and to help it discharge fat, excess fluids and old animal foods lingering in the intestines. For those of you wanting to detox the animal flesh naturally, daikon may be the answer!
Here are a couple of ideas of how you can use this powerful, peppery radish to help cleanse your body:
- Grate 2 tablespoons of daikon daily and eat with a few drops of naturally brewed Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or whatever your preference in soy sauce) to help the body discharge old animal protein and fats.
- Make a simple broth to eliminate excess diary products: Heat 1 cup water, 1/2 cup diced daikon. Simmer for 15 minutes, drink warm.
- Simply add some daikon to your juicer. I would suggest juicing with plum or apple (something sweet to cut the peppery taste)
- Enjoy shredded daikon instead of cabbage for a cole slaw