2011 October 5 by Randall Neustaedter OMD
With winter approaching it is time to start an immune system support program for you and your kids. For most people the most important ingredient is Vitamin D (1,000 IU for babies, 2,000 IU for kids, 5,000 IU for adults). Other supplements in the program for immune support can include whey protein concentrate or colostrum, Vitamin C, astragalus, elderberry, and medicinal mushrooms (ganoderma, reishi, shiitake, maitake, cordyceps).
This program can be taken in tandem with other antioxidant and detoxification supplements. My favorites of those are CoQ10, resveratrol, ALA, mixed tocopherol vitamin E, reduced glutathione. And don’t forget fish oil or krill oil for their antiinflammatory and brain function effects.
Have a great winter. and keep up the exercise program.
2011 March 10 by Randall Neustaedter OMD
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere kids are back at school and winter weather is approaching. This means dealing with colds, coughs, and perhaps flus. Prevention is the key. The first step for parents to take during cold season is to build immune function in your children and create the highest resistance to infection possible. We can accomplish this by activating the immune system and encouraging resistance through a healthy diet, adequate sleep, maintaining exercise even in the winter, and using nutritional supplements.