11 Must Have Supplements for Men: Support for Body, Brain & Sexual Function

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Guys, we love you, but we know you are not always the best at taking care of yourselves. Let’s face it: you work hard, you play hard, but you may not always measure up to your goals. Lifestyle changes such as weight loss, a better diet, extra sleep, and more physical activity could help. But the key to greater health and success may be nutritional supplementation. There are so many supplements on the market today it can be confusing. Where do you start? What do you really need? Ideally one gets their nutrients from foods that supply them in correct proportions for optimal absorption and utilization. Whole foods offer a synergy of nutrients that will never come from a laboratory. Because the whole really is greater than the sum of it’s parts, Peaceful Planet offers you selected supplements derived from whole foods. We want to make it easy for you to zero in on the supplements that will make the greatest difference in correcting your nutritional imbalances and promoting your success story!

Fish Oil

There was a reason your grandmother kept a bottle of cod liver oil in the house. It has been shown to be one of the most beneficial whole food supplements one can take for overall health and vigor. Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil takes the benefits of fish oil one step further by fermenting the traditional way without heat. This substantially increases nutrient availability and probiotic composition. Krill oil, extracted from krill shellfish, is a non-fermented option for achieving the benefits of taking fish oil without the contaminants commonly found in fish that are higher up the food chain.  Take 1000 mg either Cod Liver Oil or Krill Oil daily and get all the omega 3-fatty acids your body needs for:

  • Reducing bad cholesterol
  • Increasing HDL, or good cholesterol
  • Lowering your blood pressure
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Improving joint function
  • Feeling alert
  • Boosting cognitive performance
  • Supplying important antioxidants
  • Improving mood
  • Building immunity with vitamin D

Vitamin C

Studies show that adult American men do not get enough vitamin C in their diets. This critical vitamin not only improves resistance to common viruses and colds, it also protects cells from free radical damage caused by exercise or environmental forces. Catie’s Whole Plant Food Vitamin C Plus powder comes from real foods high in vitamin C and has high bioavailability without the down sides of synthetic vitamins. Make sure to eat foods high in vitamin C or take a supplement a few times a day for:

  • Immune support
  • Free radical protection
  • Healthy heart
  • Tissue Repair
  • Infection prevention in wounds
  • Collagen production
  • Strong bones and teeth
  • Good eyesight
  • Good memory and focus

Zinc

Immune function depends on adequate supplies of zinc, which can be lost when the body undergoes stress or infection. In addition, zinc may help with cognitive function and maintaining a positive mood. Zinc is one of the main nutritional supplements that can be helpful with male infertility. Take two, 30 mg tablets of Vitamin Code Raw Zinc with extra Vitamin C a day to:

  • Improve sperm quality
  • Improve prostate health
  • Aid heart health
  • Support immunity
  • Balance emotions
  • Promote clearer skin and faster wound recovery
  • Assist eye health

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that packs a mighty punch, but over 70% of the population is low in it. Magnesium can be found in dark leafy greens, avocados, nuts and seeds, fish, soy, and low fat yogurt. It can be hard to get enough of these healthy foods to supply an adequate amount of magnesium. So take one, 50 mg tablet a day of Catie’s Whole Food Magnesium or use Ancient Minerals Transdermal Magnesium for:

  • Less stress and anxiety
  • Fewer muscles pains, spasms, and twitches
  • Better mood and fighting depression
  • Stronger bones and teeth
  • Combating headaches and migraines
  • Healthier skin and hair
  • Improved eczema, psoriasis, acne, and, rashes
  • Balanced blood sugar levels
  • Assisting heart health

Calcium

Not only women need calcium. Men can get osteoporosis also and be at risk for fractures and loss of bone density. So keep your bones and teeth strong with Calcium and Vitamin D (from fish oil) to prevent painful breaks and fractures. Peaceful Planet carries an assortment of calcium options such as organic and vegan whole food My Kind Organics Plant Calcium and Catie’s Raw Vegetable Calcium. If you are an athlete and need greater magnesium for muscle repair try Natural Calm plus Calcium to replenish supplies of both minerals together. Take between 1000 and 2000 mg. of calcium a day depending on your unique needs for:

  • Increased bone density
  • Stronger bones and teeth
  • Assistance in blood clotting
  • Facilitated nerve function
  • Helping muscles contract

Coenzyme Q10

Blood pressure can become a problem especially as people age. Coenzyme Q10 naturally protects blood vessels from damage, making it popular as an anti-aging supplement. The fact that it may increase energy and alertness helps too! The body needs to convert CoQ10 to ubiquinol but this ability decreases as one ages. Dr. Mercola Ubiquinol is an electron rich CoQ10 supplement. It is more bioavailable and easy to assimilate than CoQ10 alone. Peaceful Planet recommends taking one 100 mg Ubiquinol daily for:

  • Fighting free radicals
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Increasing energy and mental sharpness
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Contributing to heart health
  • Countering the effects of aging
  • Possibly improving sperm quality

Saw Palmetto with Lycopene

These two supplements support prostate health. Saw Palmetto is an herb that impedes the hormone process in the prostate which causes it to get enlarged. Lycopene, from tomatoes, has shown an ability to destroy prostate cancer cells through altering hormone metabolism. Take one 320 mg. Saw Palmetto with Lycopene a day for:

  • Stronger libido
  • Better prostate health
  • Restored urine flow

Resveratrol

Extracted from the skin of red grapes as well as the knotweed plant known as polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol is an anti-aging, longevity, and energy-enhancing supplement. Peaceful Planet carries resveratrol from Perfect Supplements and Biotivia, two of the most trusted names in whole food supplements.  Take 200 – 500 mg of resveratrol daily for:

  • Enhanced cognitive function
  • Huge antioxidant power
  • Appetite control and weight loss
  • Stamina and endurance
  • Cardiovascular support
  • Cancer protection
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Preventing insulin resistance
  • Combating many diseases

Korean Ginseng

The Koreans have long used Ginseng to improve erectile dysfunction and mental clarity. Now this healing root is available in fermented form for added potency and bioavailability from Dr. Mercola. Take approximately 100 mg a day for:

  • Improved erections
  • Better blood flow
  • Enhanced mental focus
  • Combatting free radicals
  • Supporting the immune system
  • Cleansing the body of toxins
  • Balancing blood sugar
  • Supporting heart, brain, and digestive health

Androtex

Androtex features a proprietary blend of extracts from roots and herbs. It delivers unsurpassed, targeted intervention for male hormonal problems. If you want to get back to the feelings of masculinity you once had, Androtex could help. Take ¼ teaspoon twice a day for:

  • Erectile support
  • Improved libido
  • Normalized testosterone levels
  • Clear thinking
  • Fat metabolism
  • Muscle building
  • Energy and zest for life

Men’s Multiple Vitamins

The advantage of taking a multi-vitamin is that it’s quick and easy to get many of the necessary supplements discussed here along with others that may be needed. Peaceful Planet offers several excellent whole food derived multi-vitamins just for men such as Garden of Life My Kind Organics Men’s. You might decide to cover your bases with a multi and then add supplements from the list above for your individual needs.

The Supplement Challenge

Make the choice now to power up your health with the right supplements made from whole foods.  Do it for your body, brain, and sex life.  It’s not rocket science!  You too can blast off into the health zone!

Supplements 101: A Beginners Guide to Healthy Habits

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The Maiden Voyage

Caps and gowns are being donned, diplomas are being received, and the long walk across the stage signals the final accomplishment of years of effort. But as you throw your cap into the air in gleeful abandon, remember that graduation is as much a beginning as it is an ending in your life’s voyage. If you or someone you love is graduating this spring, either from high school, technical school, or college, it is time to consider the reality of life outside the protective confines of the academic structure. This is really the calm before the storm as you learn to sink or swim.

You are the captain of your ship!

Graduation marks the passage from one academic endeavor to the next round of opportunities and challenges. In all likelihood it will bring with it increased choices and freedoms along with the responsibilities they require. While extremely exciting and positive, this transition will be smoother with an increase in personal awareness and stress management. You are heading into the winds of change. Whether you don’t yet know what comes next or have your course plotted, you will benefit from knowing how to maximize your energy to perform at your best. Learning how to take care of yourself is one of the most important investments you can make in your career and personal life success. Good nutrition and supplementation will put the wind in your sails and carry you anywhere you want to go.

Chart your course.

One secret to post graduation success is to become organized. Time management is your best friend. As your own boss you will need to learn to give yourself the good food, regular exercise, and plenty of sleep that your body needs. This is how you set yourself up for smooth sailing. It’s time to tune into what your body is telling you on many levels. You may not have paid attention before to signals such as how you feel after eating a pizza, a bowl of ice cream, or one too many drinks. Not to take the wind out of your sails, but soon some of these pleasurable foods may begin to rock your boat. Some may leave you lethargic, achy, or with symptoms of poor digestion. Others may make your brain foggy and unequipped for cognitive performance. Better to get your bearings now so that you can navigate knowing the lay of the land.

Popeye & Olive Oil

Popeye the Sailor Man and his girlfriend Olive Oyl knew a thing or two about nutrition. The perpetual underdog, he guzzled cans of spinach to pump up his muscles while keeping Olive Oyl close at hand. We know today that olive oil and spinach are two of the healthiest foods around. If you are just learning to cook for yourself, consider stocking up on olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil. Contrary to conventional wisdom, these nutrient rich fats do not make you fat. It is vegetable oils that put one at risk for obesity and diseases or will become denatured at high cooking temperatures causing free radicals to develop. Instead use extra virgin olive oil for cooking and salads. It has a high enzyme content which aids digestion as well as being rich in antioxidants. Or try coconut oil, which has a nice flavor for baking. These delicious flavors mix well with all foods, can be added to smoothies for sustaining, on-the-go energy, and also have high vitamin contents and antioxidants. Coconut oil fights off all kinds of infectious agents as well as helping the body to burn fat and decrease hunger. But that is just the tip of the iceberg! To keep your boat going with the flow even in life’s sometimes-stormy seas you will need a few basic supplements.

Set sail with the right supplement.

Even with the best of intentions, no one cooks all their own meals and eats right all the time. But you can adopt a good, basic supplementation strategy to keep you heading in the right direction by filling in any gaps your menu may have.

1. Make sure you take a good, whole foods, multi-vitamin such as My Kind Organics Men’s/Women’s Once Daily. Not only are these vitamins made from actual food rather than being synthetic creations, they are all organic and contain 100% of the recommended daily value or higher of 15 vitamins and minerals with nothing artificial added. Adjusted for the health needs of men and women, the women’s version benefits metabolism, skin and nails, and contains iron for red blood cell production. The men’s formula supports good energy, heart health, and prostate health.

2. Many people eating a western diet are deficient in calcium and magnesium. Even if one gets enough calcium from dairy, the two minerals work together and can be difficult to get in correct proportion. Natural Vitality CalMag is a great way to ensure that you are getting a balanced ratio of bioavailable calcium and magnesium for strong bones and muscle health in a relaxing, powdered supplement drink. Just add it to water, juice, or your favorite smoothie ingredients.

3. Catie’s Whole Plant Food Greens is an organic super-concentrated greens powder to throw in your smoothie. This mix of whole food vegetables, fruits, herbs, and adaptogenic mushrooms provides abundant energy and overall health. Contained are some of the richest vitamin and mineral source foods along with their phytonutrients, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and fatty acids. There is also a Gluten Free version for those who are sensitive to gluten. You can either commit to eating 7 servings a day of the best quality organic vegetables available or you can keep afloat with the best buoy money can buy! Strengthen and nourish your system every day with Catie’s Greens for full steam ahead health!

4. In addition to the above mentioned oils, many people benefit from taking daily cod liver oil with it’s wealth of fat-soluble vitamins A, D,and E, as well as the fatty acids EPA and DHA which are essential for proper functioning of the brain and nervous systems. When Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil is fermented in the traditional way, without heat, and taken with Green Pasture X Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil, the combination found in Blue Ice Royal Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend works like magic to maintain robust good health.

Down the hatch!

Now that you have the nutrition and supplement strategies in place to keep your ship on an even keel, you have much less to worry about. Go ahead and celebrate your commitment and determination that brought you to this graduation moment. You are ready to sail into deep water knowing you have a solid foundation of nutrition to support you. The coast is clear, and your goals are waiting to be chased!

Eat More Nutrient Dense Kale!

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By Lynn Gamwell

You have heard it many times. Eat your greens! Eat more kale! But some days if I have to face one more kale juice or smoothie or plate of steamed kale I think I will just quit! Fortunately I have a few tricks up my sleeve for turning one more bunch of kale into a quick and yummy salad that is beautiful and exciting enough even for guests. Get ready for massaged Kale!

Health Benefits of Eating Kale

Kale is one of the most nutrient dense but low calorie foods around.  This cruciferous (cabbage family) leafy green is packed with flavonoids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in which many diets are deficient. Containing exceptionally high levels of vitamins K, C, and beta carotene, kale also delivers potent B vitamins, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids. It provides high levels of the minerals potassium, calcium, manganese, and magnesium, as well as others at lower amounts. All this nutritional power translates into lower cholesterol, increased eye health, prevention of atherosclerosis,  decreased susceptibility to tumors, and many more benefits. These unassuming looking green leaves have everything your body needs to boost immune health, decrease inflammation, and prevent disease. Suffice it to say that adding kale to your diet is like taking your daily multivitamin in whole food, bioavailable  form.

Massaged Kale Salad

Kale leaves are tough and fibrous so it is often cooked (which can sacrifice some of the vitamin content), juiced, or blenderized into green smoothies.  Surprisingly, few people seem to know that Kale can be massaged into tender, delicate deliciousness. The combination of salt and a couple of minutes of working the kale tissues with your hands will break down the chewy fibers leaving you with a smaller bunch of slightly wilted looking leaves. It is this salty, softened kale that becomes the base for your ingredients. I am giving you my favorite additions below with more complete instructions for how to turn your tough raw kale into tender, sublime, and still raw salad!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 large bunch kale
  2. 1 tsp. salt
  3. 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (toasted or raw)
  4. ¼ cup red onion, diced
  5. 1/3 cup dried cranberries (preferably fruit juice sweetened)
  6. 1 apple, diced
  7. ¼ cup olive oil
  8. 2 TBSP natural and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  9. Handful of sliced almonds (optional)
  10. Gorgonzola or feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

Directions:

  • Use a large bunch of kale, ideally around 20 big leaves. If you have less, adjust salt accordingly.
  • Wash kale leaves and de-stem. Pat dry with a towel.
  • Shred leaves into long slices or chiffonade.
  • Put kale into large bowl with the salt.
  • Massage the kale with your hands, working the salt into the fibers. You will know you are done when the quantity has reduced by approximately 1/3.
  • Move kale to a clean bowl getting rid of any excess liquid.
  • Stir in onion, sunflower seeds, apple, and cranberries, and (optional) almond slices.
  • Toss with oil and vinegar to taste. Adjust salt if more is desired.
  • Top with gorgonzola or feta cheese crumbles if it pleases you!

We Have Options!

Now you know the secret for serving healthy raw kale without all the tough fibers to chew through. A little massage and it melts into submission!

Some days are super busy, so I make this salad ahead of time. It keeps really well for several days in the refrigerator. Or for days when kale preparation is not possible, try Perfect Fermented Kale Powder rehydrated in the liquid of your choice. You will get all of the vitamins and antioxidants in kale with the added benefits of fermentation which makes it easily digestible and absorbable.  Or Catie’s Organic Greens smoothie powder will supply your kale along with other green super foods.  It’s always good to have options!  So now there is no excuse not to “Eat your kale”!

 

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Shopping List

Dr_Oz_Total_10_shopping_listBy Ali Wetherbee

This shopping list will ensure you have all the essentials on hand for your first week on Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss diet! You can modify this list according to the specific recipes you’ve chosen, and print it out or keep it handy on your phone when you head to the grocery store.

For Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Breakfast Smoothies:

Other Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Essentials:

For Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Detox Vegetable Broth:

Below are all the ingredients you’ll need for Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Detox Vegetable Broth. If this broth is too much work or you simply don’t have the time, we recommend substituting Perfect Aquatic Greens or Catie’s Gluten-Free Greens, which are nutritionally comparable to the broth (see the nutrient analysis here) and much more convenient!

  • 4 large onions
  • 4 cups winter squash
  • 4 cups of root vegetables (parsnips, turnips, or rutabaga)
  • 8 cups greens (kale, chard, parsley, beet greens, dandelion, collard greens)
  • 8 celery stalks
  • 2 cups cabbage
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 8 inches of ginger
  • Sea salt

Nonstarchy Vegetables (As much as you want on Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan!):

  • artichokes, artichoke hearts
  • asparagus
  • bamboo shoots
  • bean sprouts
  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts
  • cabbage (green, bokchoy, Chinese)
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • leeks
  • lentils
  • greens/salad greens (kale, mustard, collard, turnip, swiss chard, chicory, endive, escarole, radicchio, watercress, iceberg lettuce, romaine, spinach, arugula)
  • mushrooms
  • okra
  • onions
  • pea pods or sugar snap peas
  • peppers
  • radishes, including daikon
  • rutabaga
  • squash
  • tomato
  • water chestnuts
  • watercress
  • zucchini

Optional/Snacks for Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan:

  • green tea or coffee
  • 7 containers of plain 2% Greek yogurt (6oz each)
  • hummus
  • pickles
  • raw, unsalted nuts
  • nut butter
  • apples
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans (for once a week optional dessert)
  • liquid stevia  (for once a week optional dessert)

More info on Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan:

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Recipes

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Maintenance Plan

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan

Dr.Oz_Total_10By Ali Wetherbee

Every year Dr. Oz brings us a great new weight loss plan, and 2015 is no exception! This is the Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan, and over 2 million women have already tried it. Dr. Oz’s road-testers not only lost weight on Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan, but felt less bloated and craved sweets and carbs less — all while feeling satisfied! Dr. Oz created this diet to help the millions of people struggling to lose weight while dealing with obstacles such as inflammation and hormones. Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan is a two-week program, with a follow-up maintenance program.

The hot water with lemon every morning aids in good digestion and detoxification. You’ll have a protein-packed smoothie for breakfast, with added whey protein for a weight-loss boost. Lunch and dinner will also focus on protein, in the form of eggs, chicken, turkey, or fish. Protein requires more calories to digest and helps you build calorie-burning lean muscle. Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan does not allow wheat, most dairy, refined sugar, or processed foods, so you’ll feel more energized and lose weight more quickly. You won’t feel deprived, because you can fill up on as many veggies as you want and sip a warm vegetable detox broth throughout the day.

Several foods are prohibited while following Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan:

  • No wheat
  • No dairy, except Greek yogurt and whey protein
  • No white or refined sugar
  • No processed foods
  • No alcohol
  • No artificial sweeteners — i.e. no diet foods or diet sodas

Not to worry though, you’ll still have plenty to eat! Here’s what is allowed each day:

  • When you wake: Drink a cup of hot water with lemon. One cup of coffee or green tea is allowed, if needed. Also take a multivitamin. Dr. Oz recommends that you choose one with 1000IU of vitamin D, such as Garden of Life’s Vitamin Code Raw One for Women or Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser
  • Breakfast: Smoothie — Choose from the 3 recipes below
  • Carbs: 1/2 cup (cooked) of quinoa – eliminate this for even faster weight loss!
  • Protein: 12oz of fish, poultry, or eggs
  • Fats: Choose moderate amounts of healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado
  • Vegetables: Unlimited veggies, as long as they are non-starchy (examples: broccoli, celery, cucumber, mushrooms, onions, squash, peppers, greens)
  • Detox Broth: Unlimited (see recipe below)
  • Optional: 1 cup of plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • Two Snacks: Choose from hummus, pickles, one serving of raw unsalted nuts (about 22 nuts) or 2 T of nut butter, or 1 apple
  • Every night: Soak in a detox bath nightly. Add 1 cup of baking soda and 2 cups of Epsom salt to this bath.
  • Evening: Do not eat between the hours of 8pm-8am.

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan Breakfast Smoothies

Simply add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. There are 3 recipes to choose from:

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Berry Smoothie Recipe

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Chocolate-Covered Almond Smoothie Recipe

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 c coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 t vanilla extract
  • 2 T Lite’N-Up Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 1 T flaxseed oil
  • 1/2 c ice

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Detox Broth Recipe

This broth should be made in advance, and you can drink unlimited amounts throughout the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 c winter squash, cubed
  • 1 c root vegetables (i.e. parsnips, turnips, rutabaga), cubed
  • 2 c greens (i.e. chard, collard greens, kale, parsley, beet greens, dandelion), chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 c cabbage
  • 2 inches of ginger, sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • sea salt to taste

Method:

Boil all ingredients on low for about an hour. Allow broth to cool and then strain. Discard cooked vegetables. Store in the fridge in a sealed glass container, and reheat servings as needed. This recipe makes 8 cups of broth and you can drink 3-4 cups a day. If you don’t have time to make the broth, substitute organic, low-sodium vegetable broth from a box.

More info on Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan:

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan Shopping List

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Recipes

Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Maintenance Plan

Vitamineral Earth: Sacred Healing Food™

HealthForce_Nutritionals_Vitamineral_EarthBy Ali Wetherbee

HealthForce’s Vitamineral Earth is designed to be used in teas, soups, and broths, providing nutritive healing and detoxification. It contains the four essiac herbs, an ancient formula popularized by nurse Rene M. Caisse, who used the blend in teas to successfully treat cancer patients. The four essiac herbs are:

Rhubarb Root, a gentle laxative which helps cleanse the liver, support digestion, and oxygenate the blood

Sheep Sorrel, a mild diuretic which induces sweating to allow toxins to exit through the skin

Slippery Elm Bark, capable of dissolving mucus build-up and soothing the mucous membranes and vital organs

Burdock Root, which reduces water retention and mucus, plus supports digestive and immune health

The herbs in this blend are also rich in numerous nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, K, calcium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and rutin. Vitamineral Earth also contains sprouted chia and flax seeds, which are excellent sources of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and trace minerals, as well as:

Astragalus Root, an adaptogenic, immune-supporting herb, recommended by Dr. Oz to improve energy

Nettle Root, which has been shown to be effective in treating benign prostate problems, reducing nighttime urination, and possibly relieving allergies

Marshmallow Root (Althaea Root), an herb used in ancient Greek and Ayurvedic medicine, that supports digestion and respiratory health, plus relieves inflammation of the gastroesophageal mucosa

Carrot Root, providing antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamins A, B, and C, and minerals

Yacon Root, which recent studies have found to reduce weight and cholesterol, as well as aiding digestion

Ginger Root, an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial food

Dandelion Root, a diuretic which improves kidney and liver health and contains anti-cancer properties

Milk Thistle Seeds, valuable for liver and gallbladder health

Red Clover, an abundant source of calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamins, with phytoestrogenic benefits

White Oak Bark, which possesses astringent, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, and anti-inflammatory properties

Kelp, a seaweed that supports the immune system and the thyroid and provides many trace nutrients

Shilajit, an adaptogen thought to improve longevity and relieve countless various ailments

Vitamineral_EarthThese are just some of the nutrient-dense, healing herbs in this powder, and the benefits above are only the tip of the iceberg. Vitamineral Earth is comprised of foods that have been used for centuries, with an excellent track record for safety and efficacy. To top it off, the formula is full of 4 billion active probiotics to support healthy digestion. A blend of beneficial bacteria, including Lactobacillus plantarum, L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L salivarius, L. bulgaricus, and Streptococcus thermophilus, improve absorption and utilization of nutrients.

Vitamineral Earth has a savory which complements and enhances casseroles, soups, and broths. It can also be added to warm or hot water for a unique, nourishing tea. Drink as much as you want — this is a food, not a supplement, and therefore non-toxic even at high doses. Combine with Vitamineral Green, and you’ll be providing your body with the complete nutrition it needs to feel healthy and be well.

Introducing HealthForce and Vitamineral Green

HealthForce_Nutritionals_-Vitamineral_GreenBy Ali Wetherbee

Peaceful Planet is pleased to introduce our new products from HealthForce. The HealthForce company was created in 1990 by holistic doctor Jameth Sheridan and naturopath Kim Sheridan. Vitamineral Green — Vital Healing Food and Vitamineral Earth — Sacred Healing Food were their first products. HealthForce now carries over 30 raw, vegan, superfood supplements, including general health supplements, products to cleanse and detox, and WarriorForce, a line for athletes. Dr. Sheridan has created the label TruGanic™ for their products, which go well beyond the basic “organic” requirements to ensure that no toxins are used at any step of the growth, harvesting, cleansing, and processing stages, and that products are actually verified for purity.

Peaceful Planet now carries three HealthForce products: Vitamineral Green, Vitamineral Earth, and Liver Rescue. We’ll talk about each one in the coming weeks, but let’s start with Vitamineral Green — and more specifically, why these supplements are now necessary.

Lifeless Vegetables

Years ago, farmers worked hard to rotate their crops, apply animal manure, and keep their soil rich and fertile. If they did not rotate their crops, the soil would quickly become depleted of the nutrients necessary to grow food. Over the past century, farming methods have changed, thanks to the advent of synthetic fertilizers and genetic modifications. Now, farmers can grow the same plant in the same field year after year, without affecting their yields. They no longer use animal manure as fertilizer and even the bugs that formerly died and decayed in the fields no longer enrich the soil, thanks to chemical pesticides. The result is produce that may look fine outwardly, but lacks many essential nutrients.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition study, conducted by Donald Davis and his team of researchers, tracked nutrient levels from 1950 to 1999 in over 40 kinds of fruits and vegetables. The result was a marked decline in many nutrients studied, which included protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins B2 and C. Studies from the Kushi Institute and the British Food Journal both found approximately 20% decline in various nutrients, including a 37% decline in iron and a 30% drop in vitamin C content over several decades.

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Vitamineral Green aims to remedy the nutrient losses due to soil depletion by using whole food superfood ingredients. Made from healthy grasses, seaweeds, algae, enzymes, and probiotics, HealthForce calls this a healing food, not a supplement. Each serving is packed with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, amino acids, and fiber, all in ratios that occur in nature. While synthetic or isolated nutrients are not readily available to the body, Vitamineral Green’s whole food nutrients are both balanced and highly bioavailable.

Vitamineral Green contains:

  • Aquatic greens, including chlorella, spirulina, alaria, bladderwrack, kelp, dulse, and nori
  • Leaves and grasses, such as nettle, alfalfa, barley, dandelion, chickweed, holy basil, shavegrass, and yacon
  • Enzymes: protease, amylase, lipase, cellulase, bromelain, papain, alpha-galactosidase
  • Probiotics, including L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L. salivarius, L. bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus

Vitamineral Green can be taken in any quantity without toxicity. It is ideal as a daily boost to overall health, and excellent for detoxifying, modulating blood sugar, regulating digestion, improving the immune system, and supporting vital organs.

 

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