We all can and should feel good enough to walk the dog, paint, design, cook, dance, play with the kids, go hiking, write, work long hours...whatever it is that you wish you had more time and energy for!
This morning I go to the kitchen, fill my water bottle and take my supplements. To be quite honest, I had never been someone who takes supplements very seriously. Even when I started this morning ritual, over 2 years ago, it was for the promise of "feeling better, sleeping better and having more energy" AND the money back guarantee that motivated me to begin taking them. I didn't really perceive any dramatic change, but I would finish them so if they didn't "work", I could get my money back! One day a couple weeks after taking them every day, I came home from a typically busy shift at the hospital, walked up the 3 flights of stairs to my apartment, got the dog and went for a walk. On that walk I noticed - I felt great! I was not tired, my feet and knees didn't hurt and I was not mentally exhausted.... So, of course it wasn't the supplements - right? So, I stopped taking them.
It did not take more than 2 days to notice the pain had returned, I was tired and back to sitting in my car after work wondering how I was getting from here to there. Which is ok because all my coworker said they felt the same, it is normal. Really?
I did make it back home and when I did - I took my supplements and have not been without them since. I credit these supplements with being foundational for being able to address a multitude of health concerns - healthy body weight, circulation, digestive health, mental / emotional health. I feel empowered to tackle any goal that I set - feeling great is such a big part of our fulfilling our mission, our calling. I'm always sad to hear my friends being too tired to really be who they really are - to do the things they dream about... I was there. I thought it was just part of getting older. Nonsense. Our bodies are amazing, if we give them the right environment to thrive, we set ourselves up for success.
Do I Need a Multivitamin?
The short answer is a resounding yes. Anybody in the scientific community who seriously studies vitamin and mineral nutrition agrees that virtually everyone’s nutrition falls short in meeting even the bare minimum requirements for many nutrients (known as the RDI—Recommended Dietary Intakes). Trying to get the RDIs of all 26 essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements—micronutrients—from foods alone is next to impossible, even if you eat a wholesome, balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables are rich in these micronutrients, plus they contain important phytonutrients (carotenoids, polyphenols, essential oils, etc.). The problem is that hardly anyone eats enough fruits and vegetables. A recent analysis of WHO/FAO data (Murphy et al., Br J Nutr 112(6):1004, 2014) shows that this is a world-wide problem: three out of four people on this planet don’t even meet the minimum recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables! Instead, modern diets are high in refined foods and beverages devoid of micronutrients and full of empty calories.
This video explains the optimal zone of nutrition in which our body gets the most out of the foods we eat, the problems vitamin deficiencies can cause, and the differences between vitamin varieties. We have formulated our Daily Nutrient Pack to give the body just the right amount of nutrients, no more and no less.
If you want to know more...contact me, let's chat! If you just want to get started trying these - yes, doTERRA still offers the money back guarantee! Go here to learn more about how to try these out and start feeling better!
Wellness Advocate, BSN,RN