Natural Supplements - Where Do I Begin?

I'm often asked which natural supplements are best for a person who wants to lose weight.

My clients know that I teach and suggest that they eat 'as close to the source' as possible. Here's what I mean: Eat an apple as opposed to drinking the apple juice.

I also know that a lot of my clients are looking to lose weight and would like information on the best weight loss supplements that I can suggest.

There are a ton of natural products and weight loss supplements on the shelves of every health food store and pharmacy today. However, just because the label says 'natural', it doesn't mean that those products are completely natural, or that the active ingredient is actually 'active'. There is even "junk food" in the natural supplements industry so really do some research on any product and company that you are planning on spending your money with.

Herbs have a long history of being very effective in the natural health field. However, for some herbs only parts of the plant are useful. Companies can produce a cheap product with the 'inactive' part of the plant and still label it as if the active part of the plant was in it. Did you know that?

So, my suggestion is to talk to a natural health care practitioner who can assist you in making your choices. Also research different companies.

The company that I have researched and trust is

Nature's Sunshine Products.

They have been in business for 40 years and produce their herbs to pharmaceutical standards. You might pay a little more for some (not all ) of their products, but you can be guaranteed that they are of the highest quality.

Zyto Compass

One of the tools that I use in my studio is the Zyto Compass.  It is a type of biofeedback machine that sends messages to your body through a hand cradle and essentially asks your body questions.  Your body responds and a  report is generated which suggests natural supplements that can help enhance your current health.  Watch the video below for a quick demonstration.  Contact me to book your own Zyto Compass report.

Healthy Diet Plan

Your first line of natural supplements should be a healthy diet plan. As I mentioned above, there are thousands of supplements on the shelves promising all kinds of fantastic results.

You can achieve fantastic health by eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, healthy proteins and a source of probiotics.

Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that are supposed to live in the gut. Far too often the intestinal flora of the gut is unbalanced by things such as antibiotic use, candida overgrowth, stress, irregular bowel movements, and a number of other things. You can take a natural supplement of probiotics to help balance your gut.

Did you know that approximately 70% of your immune system is in your large intestine? Can you see why a healthy gut (and I'm not talking beer gut here!) would be very important to your overall health?

Probiotics are one of the basic natural supplements that I recommend people take on a regular basis. They should be stored either in the fridge or the freezer to maintain potency. In most cases, if you are buying probiotics off the shelf, you are purchasing dead bacteria. Probiotics must be alive. Need I say more? Dead is not effective!

Juicing for Weight Loss

Juicing for weight loss has been around for a number of years and seems to be making a comeback. It is a well-known fact that most North Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables.

Remember when I said earlier that your first line of natural supplements should be a healthy diet plan? Juicing fruits and vegetables for weight loss is a great way to get nutrients to your body. It is a quick way to enjoy the goodness of several pieces of fruit or vegetables at a time.

For example, I did a 3-day juice cleanse a while back and for breakfast I would have 3 oranges, 3 small apples and 3 carrots. I would never have the time to sit down and eat all of those things at one sitting, however, the juicer made it really convenient and fast for me.

There is a really great documentary by Joe Cross called

Fat Sick and Nearly Dead

It's all about Joe's journey back to health using juicing for weight loss. Take some time to check it out!

Other Natural Supplements

Some other natural products that I think are important are:

  1. A liver support
  2. A bowel support - need to keep everything moving!
  3. Something for energy - try NSP's Solstic Energy
  4. A probiotic
  5. Cleansing every 6 months or so

Go to My NSP to see the full details on these suggestions.

My best advice is to...

For more information on supplement suggestions please Contact me personally

I can help you put together a nutrition plan including herbal suggestions to assist you.  And we can also do a Zyto Compass report!

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Nature's Sunshine Supplements

You can check out these natural supplements from Nature's Sunshine Products at My NSP.

I've listed a few suggestions above however NSP has over 350 products to choose from for various uses.

Check it out and go through the Lifestyle Analysis to see which products are right for you.

Simply open an account and have the product shipped directly to you usually within 48 hours. By opening an account, there are no minimums to buy and you get 10% off retail pricing.

For my readers in the United States, please contact me to set up an account. It's easy to do - just one more step.