It’s best to split up your dosages throughout the day. If you take them all at once you may not absorb everything and product would be wasted.
Take Homeopathies (-path, -Tone, -Chord) away from foods/ﬂavors 10-15 minutes on either side. Homeopathies work best when you aren’t actively digesting and you will get the best effect.
Herbal remedies often found in a blue tincture bottle beginning with “Core”, please dilute the remedy in water to lessen the bitter ﬂavor.
Most supplements should be taken with food or directly after eating such as enzymes (zypan, enzycore, A-F betafood), this will be explained in your visit.
Our whole food supplements by Standard Process are 80% more effective when chewed. If you cannot tolerate the taste, suck on the tablet for a minute before swallowing. Capsules do not need to be chewed. Digestive enzymes should not be chewed and should be swallowed right away. Tasting the supplement sends a signal to the nervous system via neuro-lingual reﬂex telling the brain where the nutrients need to go to repair the body.
PLEASE NOT: If you are detoxing metal, chemical, and/or parasite energies please be sure you take all your recommended supplements to avoid getting a headache or feeling sick to your stomach. Drainage supplements include those ending in -Tone in blue tincture bottles, Garlic, and Spanish black radish for example. If you are unsure you have all your supplements, please call our receptionist.
Aluminum: cookware, antacids, antiperspirants, aluminum cans, kitchen utensils, paints, dental composites
Gold: dental ﬁllings, jewelry, injections for arthritis
Iron: dyes, ink, paints, pigments, poor inorganic mineral supplements
Lead: car exhaust, paint, plumbing, canned food, hair dyes, newsprint, tap water
Mercury: dental ﬁllings, mercury vapor lamps, seafood, polluted water, skin lightening creams, sewage sludge, vaccinations
Titanium: pigments found in paints, preservatives in medications, tap/well water, dental crowns, implants
Acetate/tone: nail polish remover, paint thinners, and removers
Chlorine: drinking water, swimming pools, splenda
Food: Coloring: packaged foods
Fragrances: perfumes, cleaning and other products
Pesticides: herbicides, fungicides, bug-killers, food/produce
BT-Toxin: used widely on GM crops, typically corn
Plastic: Food and water packaging. Microwaving in plastic
Americans have been eating genetically modiﬁed ingredients since the 1970’s. Foods such as corn, soybean, cottonseed, sugar beets, wheat and canola have had viral or bacterial genes forced into their DNA to make them resistant to high doses of pesticide, like Roundup. Another genetically engineered trait is the gene Bt inserted into corn and cotton DNA causing it to secrete it’s own pesticide called Bt-Toxin. Bt comes from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. .
EMFs are electro-magnetic frequencies and can cause symptoms such as mental fatigue, eye strain/fatigue, headaches, or insomnia. Having a healthy cell membrane can protect people from being affected so easily by EMFs. For relief we recommend holographic EMF blocking chips, which we have in the ofﬁce, Shungite bracelets, or daily temporal tapping. Ask us to test you if you think you’re sensitive.
Having a source of good fat in the diet is so important because each cell that makes up an organ is made from a layer of fatty acids, called the cell membrane. Without a healthy cell membrane the body is more at risk of virus, bacteria, or toxin.
Saturated Fats: butter, coconut oil, palm oil, organic eggs, raw dairy, clean meat
Mono-unsaturated Fats: Olive Oil, almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, avocados, sesame seed oil
Essential Omega 3’s: Flax oil, ﬁsh oils, some nut/seed oils
Avoid: hydrogenated oils like soybean, Crisco, processed lard, margarine, vegetable shortening, foods that have been fried (typically fast food, french fries, chips, etc)
ANSWER: Every person is different. If you’ve been feeling sick for a long period of time you can expect your program to take longer. Some people range between 6-12 months. We don’t believe anyone should live on supplements. After you graduate from being a nutrition patient we may recommend a healthy oil and/or a multivitamin.
The body likes to store toxins as far from our organs as possible, which means it gets stored in our fat cells. Your body will do its best not to break down fat cells where the poison is stored. When your body is given the tools it needs to detox safely, most people lose 10-15 lbs over a period of time. Some will lose more if they’re exercising regularly too. It’s a side-effect most patients are happy to hear of.
A person should drink ½ their body weight in ounces per day. If you drink caffeine or alcohol you will need extra water to rehydrate. Example: 145 lb person would need 73 ounces of water per day
Most people begin feeling better after being on their program for one week. Those with food sensitivities may take longer to feel a difference, up to 1 month.
Most patients have toxins stored in their body and they begin releasing them on their program. Often times it is simply that your body needs extra help draining. Be sure to drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. If it is not getting any better, your dosing may need to be adjusted. Please give us a call if you are not sure
If the sensitivity is a primary issue it almost always needs to be avoided for life to feel your best. It is often hereditary. If it is a secondary sensitivity due to a primary sensitivity causing inﬂammation, after the gut is given time to heal it can often be reintroduced. The healing process can take around 90 days
Cow’s milk, cheese, whey, casein, lactose-free milk, yogurt, keﬁr, cream cheese, cream, buttermilk, etc. Sometimes goat milk can be tolerated and we can test to see if that is an option. Be sure to read labels as it is often an ingredient in soups, breads/pastries, salad dressings, and others. Dairy sensitivities usually happen from childhood and can become apparent during late adolescence or adulthood. Some patients can tolerate small amounts of cheese. Thankfully there are great alternatives to dairy such as nut-milks. Butter is not included, because it is only the fat from dairy and does not contain the protein or sugar that patients react to.
A food sensitivity is a different kind of immune reaction and can occur anywhere in a 72 hour window after exposure, moderated by IgG and IgA antibodies. With a sensitivity, symptoms like insomnia, headaches, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, foggy thinking, bumpy skin, acne, dark circles under eyes, joint pain, fatigue can develop. An allergic reaction is immediate and is moderated by IgE. Symptoms from allergies include hives, rash, vomiting, wheezing, or anaphylaxis.
Wheat-free means you have an issue with the wheat plant. Wheat includes all forms of: bulgur, couscous, durum, einkorn, farina, farro, semolina, sprouted wheat, triticale, wheat bran, wheat berries, wheat germ, wheat grass, wheat starch, all wheat ﬂours. Gluten-free means you have an issue with a speciﬁc protein that is found in wheat, spelt, rye, kamut, barley, durum, farro, semolina. Commercial oats are often contaminated with gluten; look for speciﬁcally marked “gluten-free” oats. Alternatives to gluten, AKA “gluten-free”: corn, millet, rice, coconut, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, and several others.
In the beginning of a program a patient’s supplement dose is high because they’ve never been treated before. We also need to keep adjusting your dosages so you do not detox too quickly and feel ill. It also helps keep patients accountable for staying on their program and getting better, especially those with food sensitivities. The better you follow your program the quicker you’ll progress. Once your dosage decreases and doesn’t change much, visits are spread out to allow the natural healing process.
We encourage patients to bring in their supplements to be tested on them. They may be high quality as well, but they may just not be a good ﬁt for you. The supplement brands we carry we know well and trust their quality. We recommend reading the handout provided called Are Your Supplements Working for You?.
Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilizers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modiﬁed organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation. Organic agriculture is a systems approach to production that is working towards environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production. Instead, the agricultural systems rely on crop rotation, animal and plant manures, some hand weeding and biological pest control.’ -Department for Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Protect your family this summer from Minnesota’s biting bugs with an all-natural herbal spray or roll-on from Four Elements. We’re offering a 10% discount on ‘Don’t Bite Me’ herbal bug deterrent sprays during July. Call us for details at (651) 439-3737 or to order for home delivery. Or stop by the clinic to pick up a few bottles.