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How to Choose the Right Vitamins, and Supplements. Including Ways To Detoxify, help for hepatitis, and cirrohis

Updated on October 3, 2012
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Dr Richard Becker On Vitamins

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a pound of Cure

The basis for holistic medicine is to treat the patient, not the symptoms. Look to their heritage, to their occupation, their environment, nutrition, area they live in, and back round information. Questions to ask yourself, what diseases run in my family, what chemicals have I been exposed to, do I get enough sunshine, exercise and fresh air. Is my diet really all that great? Can I improve my environment, my lifestyle, and lesson my chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer? Absolutely!!

The multivitamin that you chose will depend on the stage of health you are currently in. To maintain health, holistic doctors recommend a multivitamin that contains the antioxidants A,C,E,and zinc, and the B vitamins at the very least. Without iron, iron feeds infection. The body hides iron from infection, as a protective measure. Take iron separately, and only if blood tests reveal that your are anemic. A capsule, gummy, or liquid is the best form. A hard pressed pill you will not absorb, and is hard on the stomach, and intestines. A good test is to drop your supplement in a small amount of vinegar. If it does not dissolve within 45 minutes, then it won't be utilized.

A question of heritage: There are 4 nationalities that are unable to convert essential fatty acids into PGE1, for the availability of utilization for bodily function. They are Irish, Welsh, Scandanavian,and Native American, as well as those of Spanish, and Mexican decent. Many more from the Northern hemisphere, will probably be discovered. This hereditary trait leaves them more prone to depression, diabetes, heart disease, and addictions. The essential fatty acids are a required nutrient for every bodily function, and must be replaced daily. They reduce blood pressure, prevent arthritis, lower cholesterol, and triglycerides. Reduce the risk of blood clot formation. Since our brains consist mainly of fat, they are beneficial for learning, recalling information, ADHD, SAD, and depression.


For Maintenance: Krill oil, 2 capsules, twice a day. Contains omegas 3,6,9.

For Hormones: PMS, Endometriosis, Menopause, Benign cyst breast disease, all caused from unbalanced hormones, and an essential fatty acid deficiency, 1000mg-2000mg per day.

For Depression:

General recommendations are omega 3 fatty acids 2000-3000mg daily, and GLA, omega 6 fatty acids 300-900mg a day. An omega 3,6,9 complex may be the best choice, as most fish oil, and krill oil supplements are not strong enough to treat depression. The best source of omega 6, is still borage oil. If you are suffering from depression, or any other serious illness, it might be more beneficial to take two separate supplements, one omega, and one borage oil, to obtain the recommended amount. Food sources include avocados, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, fish, and whole grains.

A question of life style: We require 15-20 minutes a day of sunlight. Do you work in an office? Do you stay in the house a lot? Do you live in the Northern climes? If so, you are more than likely deficient in vitamin D. Sunlight is converted into D3, when it hits our skin. Then converted into a vital hormone that is necessary for calcium absorption, growth, muscle weakness, for regulating heartbeat. It prevents and treats breast cancer, colon cancer, thyroid function, and enhances immunity. D3 is the most easily converted. The recommended amount per day, 1000IU.

A question of diet and nutrition: Do you eat whole foods? Do you eat fresh fruits, and vegetables? It has been shown that a diet lacking in fresh produce, has been a contributing factor in many chronic conditions. Fresh produce replenishes the good bacteria in our intestines to keep the bad bacteria in check. Left to their own devices, the bad bacteria can grow and flourish. Resulting in dysbiosis, an unbalance of intestinal flora. The symptoms can be anywhere from bloating after eating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, IBS, and colon cancer, frequent yeast and UTIs, recurring sinus infections, and chronic fatigue. The past heavy use of antibiotics, and steroids are also a contributing factor. Candidiasis is usually the culprit.


Probiotics: 1 pearl per day for 30-90 days, and any time after a round of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill off good, and bad bacteria, they have to be replaced. Eat foods high in probiotics, including yogurt, cottage cheese, saurkraut, and other ferminted foods, fresh vegetables, and tart fruits.

For Candidiasis: which is a yeast, and fungus infection. Cycle through each until you find relief. The following have anti fungal properties.

Oil of oregano: 1 drop under the tongue three times a day.

Grapefruit seed extract: 1 drop in 1 cup of water, 3 times a day. ( never take this supplement full strength, as it is too strong) and do not combine with prescription medicine, as it increases the strength of prescription medication as well as over the counter medication, and can cause overdose.

Caprilyc acid: 1 capsule three times a day.

Olive leaf extract: 1-2 drops in water 3 times a day.

Garlic: 1-2 capsules three times a day.

Dependent upon your current state of health, these other recommendations might also need to be incorporated:

Eliminate white flour, sugar, and white potatoes, the feed yeast and fungus. If these recommendations do not bring relief, seek the advice of a physicain, as a prescription of Diflucan may be in order. Many cancer cases have shown remission when treated as a fungus infection.

The following is a "recipe" for Diflucan, and Nystatin, used for serious infection, such as cancer, or systematic candidiasis, both require a prescription, and a doctors care. As both have been know to cause liver, and kidney problems.

Week 1-3 tabs of Diflucan total. 1 tablet taken on day 1, skipping day 2, day 3 take 1 tab, skip day 4, day 5 take 1 tab, skip days 6-7.

Week 2-2 tabs total. 1/2 tablet on day 1, skip day two, 1/2 tablet on day 3, skip day 4, 1/2 tablet on day 5, skip days 6-7.

Week 4-2 tabs total. 1/2 tab on day 1, skip day 2, 1/2 tablet on day 3, skip day 4, 1/2 tablet day 5, skip days 6-7.

For a total of 7 tablets in one month.

Milk thistle to clear, and rejuvenate the kidneys and liver, and to bind toxins, and yeast. 200mg 3 times a day. The whole time. Also helpful for fatty liver, and cirrhosis of the liver.

Month two: Nystatin, 1 bottle, swish, and swallow 2 times a day.

After this regimen, Start a good multi vitamin, and continue with a healthy diet. My mother used this recipe to get rid of fibromyalgia, after being on flexeril for ten years, and it has not returned.

A question of environment, and occupation: Have you been exposed to pesticides? Do you work in a toxic occupation? Are you exposed to chemicals? These exposures are a contributing factor in many diseases, and conditions. We are exposed to pollution, chemicals, and additives on a daily basis. There are many helpful supplements to rid ourselves of these offenders.

Your antioxidants present in whole foods, and a good multivitamin are your first line of defense, others include the following:

Apple Pectin: binds toxins, and heavy metals.

Milk thistle: is an anti oxidant, and clears the body of toxins. As well as rejuvinating the liver.

Beta Glucan: it stimulates macrophagas, immune cells, that destroy microorganisms, abnormal cells, and cellar debri.

Cilantro: binds toxins, and heavy metals. A spice used in Salsa. Also available in supplement form.

Chlorella: an alga, that helps to cleanse the blood stream. Is especially helpful for pesticide, and chemical exposure. Available through sun chlorella.

A simple, and inexpensive detox bath consists of 1 cup of epsom salt, and 1 cup of hydrogene peroxide, in a warm bath. Soak for about 20 minutes. Epsom salts are very healing, and peroxide is an anti infective.

Other recommendations for Detoxification include:

****Do not take at the same time****

Fiber, to bind toxins, such as oat bran, and glucomanan.

Aloe vera juice: 1/2 cup 3 times a day. Use a pure form.

Wheat grass juice, as directed on the label.

Ultimate cleanse from natures secret. A complete detox program.

Exercise. When we sweat we release toxins, and impurities. Only as tolerated.

I cannot overemphasis the importance of water, 1/2 ounce per pound of body fat. Will, and does detoxify the body!!!

All the proceeding information was found:

Nutritional Healing

Foundations for Healing

Vitamin Shoppe, health notes.

Depression free naturally.

Dr. Richard Beckers TV show.

Dr. Doug Kaufman, the fungus link

Dr. Jacob Teitalbaum, from Fatigued to Fantastic.


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    • artist101 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherrie Gill 

      8 years ago from Hobart,In

      The vinegar trick told me that the supplements I was using were a waste of money. I choose liquids, or capsules, and have noticed a huge difference.

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      Sherrie Gill 

      8 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you for the thumbs up

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      8 years ago

      Excellent job explaining ways to achieve good health. That is now my focus as a result of a serious illness and I agree water alone is a huge benefit. I will check to see if my vitamin dissolves in vinegar. Voted up!

    • artist101 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherrie Gill 

      8 years ago from Hobart,In

      Be careful when using grapefruit seed extract, as it is very strong, always mix with water, and do not mix with other medications, as it has been shown to increase the strength of both over the counter, and prescription medicine. I used this supplement for re occuring sinus infection, it worked extremely well.

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      Vespa Woolf 

      8 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is really helpful. My husband tends to foster candida. I think the suggestion of probiotics, garlic and grapefruit seed extract would work in our situation. Thanks so much for this wealth of information!

    • artist101 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherrie Gill 

      8 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you so much, I truly appreciate that you will be sharing my hub. The response to my writing has been overwhelming.

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      8 years ago from T & T

      Great info on choosing the right vitamin for the right purpose. I agree exposure to your own environment plays a vital role. I will be sharing your hub on my website about daily vitamin requirements.


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