Everyone wants to experience great energy, healthy digestion, good sleep and to feel their best. With such a huge choice of products available to us these days it can be difficult to know what to take. This can be easier if you have a specific health concern, but many of us are just looking for products for general wellness every day. Clinician’s naturopath, Jane Cronin, shares with us her 3 steps for daily health.
1. Multivitamins and Minerals
A well-balanced diet should be our number one goal to achieve healthy vitamin and mineral levels. However, even those who eat well can find themselves lacking in certain nutrients for many reasons. Low mineral levels in the soil can lead to foods depleted of nutrients. Water soluble vitamins can be lost by cooking at high temperatures. Digestive power can decline as we age, which means we do not breakdown food well or absorb our nutrients. For some of us food intolerances may also limit our diet and restrict key vitamins and minerals. This being the case, a daily multi can ensure we get the basic vitamins and minerals that the body needs to function at its best.
Try Clinicians MultiVitamin & Mineral Boost which replaces essential nutrients especially those known to be deficient in New Zealand diets.
It may surprise you to know that there are around the same number of bacteria in the digestive tract as there are cells in the body. The balance of bacterial populations is key to our digestive well-being, as well as for supporting our overall immunity and health. Beneficial bacteria are required to ensure healthy balanced levels of unbeneficial bacteria and yeasts, they help breakdown carbohydrates, they are used to support immune response, plus they have many other jobs. They are depleted by medications such as antibiotics, but also stress, caffeine, smoking, alcohol and other environmental factors. Therefore having a probiotic top up on a regular basis can help with our overall health.
Try Clinicians MultiFlora Digest, an ideal everyday probiotic for general health and wellbeing.
3. Omega 3 Oil
With current diets being so rich in saturated fats, and worse still trans fats, it is important to maintain healthy levels of omega 3 oils. They are key to supporting heart, joint, eye and brain health and are needed for healthy cell formation. Rich sources are found in fish, seafood, flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts and sea vegetables. So to age healthily, make sure you keep your Omega 3 levels up!
Try Clinicians Omega-3 Fish Oil which provides a high-quality source of fish oils containing DHA and EPA essential fatty acids.