Supplements can play key role in overcoming health issues. I’ve learned trying to restore your health to optimum status with food alone is difficult, and it’s impossible to do with just supplements alone while continuing to eat poorly. But the two together, both a clean diet combined with the right supplements can be a powerful combination! I only became a believer in supplemena ts over the last decade, before that, I never even took so much as a daily vitamin. These are a few that had a profound impact in my healing.
Colostrum – Colostrum is actually proven to heal and seal leaky gut. Note is is also recommend to not take probiotics for 4-6 weeks until your gut is healed. This product hands down was one of the most important pieces to healing my sinuses. I had a stubborn pseudomonas infection which kept returning no matter what antibiotic I took. Personally, I believe it has something to do with the lactoferrin it contains, as lactoferrin is supposedly something that can penetrate the bio film of pseudomonas. It’s a little pricey but very much worth it, especially considering I spent over $30 dollars a month on Pepcid AC and Nexium back in the day.
Microbalance Citri drops (spray or drops) – I have had FOUR sinus surgeries due to a 25 year plus sinus infection. This helps keep my nose clear of bacteria, fungus, and helps build the bodies natural viral defenses. They have now added xylitol to their formula which is very exciting as it acts as a natural decongestant and is anti-fungal as well. Xylitol also has the ability to bust through biofilms.
Mold test plates – this is obviously not a supplement but rather a great tool to have in your arsenal. These mold test plates are cheap and easy to use. Basically anything more than four colonies (dots) on your petri-dish can indicate you have a mold problem. This company also provides further testing if you would like to know what type of mold you are dealing with.
NSC Beta Glucan Allergy Formula (and their probiotics)- This is another supplement that changed my life! If I could only pick two supplements to take it would be colostrum and this beta glucan (probiotics would be my third). I first tried it years ago after having a miserable time with food allergies. I would get a stuffy nose, and an itchy throat and ears whenever eating “off” my healthy diet. I have not had any reactions to any foods whatsoever since taking it. This one has really been a life changer for me. What does beta glucan do exactly? When your immune system starts attacking harmless substances (like foods, environmental substances) your body releases histamine. Beta glucan helps your immune system decipher between harmful and harmless substances and boosts your immune system to fight off bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Those are my top “can’t live with-outs” but if you would like to see an extended list of the supplements I take you can read here.
Disclaimer- I am not a physician, I cannot help individuals with a personal plan or advice, I can only write about my experience. Please consult your physician when starting any new diet or supplement, and never forgo seeing your doctor in in lieu of internet advice. I was not compensated for this post, but there are affiliate links in which I get a percentage on sales of products I use myself. But again only on the products I am using. Opinions are all my own, and I would never recommend any supplement or brand I didn’t personally love, use, and have benefited from.