Supplements & vitamins

Warning – this could get boring.

Let me start by saying I am not a doctor, dietician or a nutritionist. Im just a Regular-Joe with a healthy mentality and an interest in nutrition. I’m only talking about this because I personally think that it is important for me. 

As I’ve talked about before, I see a nutritionist weekly (sometimes bi-weekly) and I take vitamins three times a day. I do not take a multi-vitamin because I feel they are too generic, meaning: not everyone needs that exact amount of those pre-determined vitamins on a daily basis. In case you didn’t already know – we are all different!

I count out my vitamins at night for the following day, and keep them in a pretty little bag in my purse. It makes life easier – my purse is already full of unnecessaries, I don’t need to add tons of chunky bottles to the mix!

I just wanted to give you guys an idea of what I take everyday and the foods that you could eat to get some of these vitamins & minerals. (This is a program designed by a Nutritionist for my body only, not yours.)

After this you may either think “Wow she’s a wing-nut” or “Wow, maybe I should see a nutritionist and get a regimen.” Either way, it’s fun to read about what others do to boost their health.

Here goes:

Vitamin C – is essential for me. It supports adrenal function (one of my past issues), skin, bones and immunity.

Vitamin C food:

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Total Liver D-tox – is a natural liver detox. This supp helps boost your liver to get rid of excess toxins.

Liver detox food:

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Chlorella – helps detox heavy metals (which we all are full of from antiperspirants and certain fish!)

Chlorella is an algae form… so I don’t have a food form to show you… go drink some pond scum…kidding!

Vitamin B12 – for immune support, and mood support.

Vitamin B12 food:

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Calcium – supports bones, blood, cells & muscles

Calcium (non-dairy) food:

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Vitamin D – to help absorb the calcium!

Vitamin D food:

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Magnesium – supports nervous system, digestion, and heart. I also take it to alleviate pms and cramping every month. It has helped immensely!

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My supplements may change on a weekly basis due to my levels or deficiencies, but these are all vitamins that I have been on, and will stay on as a maintenance schedule.

I hope this made you think a little about supplementing and possibly finding a nutritionist to maximize your health!

Do any of you take any vitamins or supplements? How do you feel about supplementing?

Brussels sprouts salad

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, but I don’t think of myself as a food blogger. I love food and like to share about it, but I don’t think you can count on me for recipes. I’m the girl that reads a recipe once to get an idea and then just learns to wing it after that. By doing this, I’ve come up with some pretty cool things… but can never tell you how to replicate it. Oops.

I will always try to share cool combos that I come up with, or funky ideas that I try though!

Heres one of my favorite salads that I’ve been making lately. It is hard to mess up, so here is my laid back recipe (more like list of ingredients?) for my salad.

I apologize for the less-than-attractive iPhone photos:
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Ingredients:

Brussels (1 bag)
Roasted Almonds (a hefty handful)
Bacon (3 or 4 slices)
Olive oil (a drizzle)
Apple cider vinegar (3 or 4 tbs)
Salt & pepper (to taste)
Hemp seeds (this time)

Sorry! But thats basically how I cook..

Chop up bacon and throw into a pan to sauté until crispy.

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While thats simmering coarsely chop up the brussels.IMG_2200

Coarsely chop the almonds and add them to a bowl with the chopped brussels. Add the crisped bacon (I like to add the fat too instead of olive oil sometimes). I also added a packet of hemp seeds, which I will probably continue to do in the future.

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Drizzle with apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

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Delicious and nutritious. : )