Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Healthy Habit #3 for 2010: Take Daily Supplements

While it may seem too simple to include this in my list of healthy habits to nurture this year, taking daily supplements has proven to be a challenge for me.  The first obstacle is finding the funds to purchase all the wonderful supplements that are recommended by various experts.  The second challenge is determining which brands to buy and which supplements are indeed worth the investment for me personally. And the final challenge is remembering to actually take these supplements once I have them on hand! 

I have determined that the best way to make this a habit, is to attach taking my supplements to something else that is a regular part of my daily schedule.  So, I am looking for the best place in my morning routine to insert this budding habit -- probably after breakfast or after my morning shower.

What supplements am I going to swallow?  First of all, I want to be faithful to take my Super Mom vitamins.  These have been in my arsenal for awhile, but I am hit-and-miss when it comes to taking them.

Secondly, I want to establish the habit of taking Cod Liver Oil.  This is new to me, but apparently adding Cod Liver Oil to our diets is one of the most important things we can do!  I've also read that it can improve the focus and concentration of children who are easily distracted, unable to sit still and focus, and struggling in school. (I have one child who might benefit significantly from such supplementation!)

Thirdly, I want to add a good probiotic which enhances digestion and boosts immune function.  I love Tummy Tune Up from Beeyoutiful.com, and would like to try one of their other products, such as Acidophilus Blast.

How about you?  Do you take supplements?  Have you seen a difference in your health as a result?  Which ones do you consider indispensable for your health and well-being?


dyslexic different thinking me said...

My husband is a Physician and he has had me take supplements for many years. I take a multi-vitimin, calcium and vit. C, twice a day/morning & night. (Multi-vit is just once day.)
I keep mine by my coffee maker since then I will see them right away in the morning and since I'm making my coffee for the next day, the night before, I see them in the evening.
Thanks for the post! I agree, it's a good habit to get into.

Neide Colson said...

I have developed that habit for the past 10 years or so. My Mother is the one who got me started when she visited a doctor in Brazil because of stress. Then, when I came to Brazil back some years ago, I went to the same doctor. He took me through several exams to determine my condition, what kind of supplements would I need and the ammounts (my husband and my sister did the same thing). Each one of us got a specific recipe of supplements. At the beginning I did exactly what he prescribed, then I had to change a little bit here and there because of "price", but for the most part I take: women's multi (once a day), 6 grams of Vitamin C (divided in 3 times a day), vit. E and selenium (that help each other), I should be taking Calcium but am not at the moment, Evening Primrose Oil (helps with women's chnange of body), every once in a while we buy fish oil and go through a bottle (it all depends on finances). I take most of them at breakfast time. And I do use a "pill box" much like an "old" person, but it really makes my life easier having to open up all the bottles only once a week. Vitamins are necessary since we do not (even if we try) eat the right ammounts of fruits and vegetables that they "say" we are supposed to. Blessings on your developing "Healthy Habits for 2010"!

Rebecca's Refining said...

I have taken a multi vitamin...but my problem is remembering to take one!! I could definately benefit from a supplement that increases memory function!! :) Unfortunately I find buying supplements very expensive, and I just don't have the "extra" income to spend...so I am trying to work on the eating "better" aspect!

Noel said...

Thanks for sharing these vitamins and the links. I've bookmarked several I want to look into. thanks!

mommyx12 said...

My tip for peeling eggs quick would be to have your kids do it!! Seriously though, I don't know of any trick other than I found I have to use store bought eggs instead of my fresh ones I get at the farm. I buy the all natural ones at walmart for like 2 dollars. They peel real nice.

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