27 September 2016

What Supplements To Take & Why | Dr. Molly’s 5 Point Health Plan | Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic

In this video Dr. Molly Niedermeyer discusses why supplements are part of her 5 Point Health Plan, and why in the order of importance they are listed last.

we're on the five-point health plan that

Molly's high point health plan which I have to say is just from observations all of you could have come up with this but I put it in their order of priority so remember we talked about water a diet sleep and exercise so the last one is a general supplement regime and I do have people that come to me and say I don't want to take any pills and I will work with them so I want you to know there are ways to get around around not taking supplements but I want to address why you might want to take some supplements so first thing the quality of our food even when you buy organic from the farmer etc etc there is 40% less vitamin C in an organic orange in the year 2015 than there was in the year I entered Basseterre in 1979 I'm dating myself the quality of food even at its best is 30 to 40% less nutrient rich than it used to be secondly the amount of stress both physiologically emotional and spiritual stress in our lives has asked our body's nutrient load to be we need more to detoxify that so even if you drive in a car you're being exposed to petrochemicals that require that your vitamin C or alpha lipoic acid you Co Q 10 which are all nutrients found in our

food you're asking your body to provide more of that we have a lifestyle that has us working many hours we're not moving we're not digesting our food so so sometimes having a basic supplement regime kind of covers your basis and the allopathic medical community which is the terminology for MDS and that's another discussion about the difference between chiropractors osteopaths allopaths OB a great discussion just definition wise but is you've heard about the recommended daily allowances the RDAs well the RDA aides are set on what's the minimum amount you need to have not to have a disease process so the minimum amount of vitamin C to prevent scurvy can be found normally in an orange scurvy is bleeding gums that you might have heard in your history classes happened to a lot of sailors I'm not looking to make you minimally healthy I'm looking to make you optimum ly healthy that's a really different thing I don't want you to settle I want you to be as healthy and vibrant as you can be on a daily basis I am telling you that it's I much rather have you drink water eat good food exercise and sleep then take pills that's why it's the

fifth on my five health five point health plan but it's still I think something to consider a good multiple is one place I start and I distinguish what a good multiple is by well first thing if you're a menstruating woman chances are you need a multiple with iron in it and if you're a male or a postmenopausal women you probably don't need iron iron is not something you want to routinely supplement it can get toxic so so I tell people just generally speaking you'll need a multiple with iron or without iron depending on where you are in your life and and whether you're a female or male menstruating or not and I'm when I'm looking for why I go for a good multiple is because most multiples have a good complement of all the B vitamins it has a good complement of the fat soluble vitamins and it has a good complement of the minerals so when we're talking about micronutrients so the difference being a macronutrient is that it's a food like you know a piece you know brown rice is a macronutrient and a micronutrient is something that is microscopic and that is needed as a cofactor or an enzyme in a biological chemical reaction

in your body so when we talk about micronutrients that's divided into three basic categories water soluble vitamins so water soluble vitamins include all your B vitamins which are used in your energy production they're non-toxic because you'll pee em off if you get too many of them so your water soluble vitamins include all your B vitamins and your vitamin C your fat soluble vitamins are the vitamins that require that actually you will store in your body because you store them in your fat those are vitamin D E and K and they can actually be become toxic because you can overdose on them so those are the ones that your that you'll hear doctors talk about being a little concerned so water soluble vitamins fat soluble vitamins and then minerals so there's a lot of minerals that we need to to run all the processes in our body and you'll hear the discussion between toxic metals and general minerals nutrients so they're all on the same periodic table which I find interesting so what's interesting on the periodic table which is the table of all our minerals what I think has happened in our culture is

when we don't eat these nutrients which are found in your vegetables if you've looked at my previous videos that if you don't eat those minerals what happens is of the body the body's looking for chromium or it's looking for iron let's use iron because I think that people really know about lead toxicity we're looking for iron and we don't have enough iron so the body grabs lead because it's the closest thing to iron that we have available so we have all these poisonous elements here which are called toxic heavy metals and I'll explain to you why they're called heavy metals if we have all these here and we don't have any of the good ones over here then the body's going to make the best choice it can at the time and it's going to grab the lead because it looks most like iron so that's how all those children in I don't know if you remember the story of all the elementary school children in Washington DC that ended up with lead toxicity because of the pipes in the school system and they were so anemic because they were iron deficient that their body chose the lead now the reason why we have this problem in our culture

is because we are exposed to so many poisons that that and those are the ones that the body has choice about now why it's called a heavy metal is because the difference between a heavy metal and a nutrient is that these things are not flexible remember I told you health is associated with flexible you grab a lead molecule and it has multiple bonds chemically and it can't be released once it's there it's stuck versus all these minerals that are nutrients come in and go out and come in and go out depending on where you need them but once these heavy metals and that's why they're called heavy get attached to you they're hard to get out the only way to get them out is by chelation so that's another conversation altogether so the reason I put people in in general multiple is because if you provide the body with a minimal level of vitamins and minerals it will choose those preferentially over maybe something that wasn't such a good choice this is the same when you're eating if someone actually put out salads and cut fruits and vegetables you might choose that over the candy bars if you actually thought about it but it's because we're

so hungry and we let things go we like okay I just need to get my sugar levels up I'm gonna mine was peanut butter cups by the way I wish that was my drug of choice so that's why I put people on a good general multiple and it can be low potency it can be it's you're looking at to read ingredients start reading ingredients if it says chelated calcium I probably don't want it I want to know how its chelated now that may be too much information for the average consumer but I'm just trying to tell you but says calcium citrate they're thinking about it if it says oyster shell its unobservable so you know it may be cheaper but you get what you pay for okay so so a good multiple includes those kind of components so what I'm looking at is have they thought about trace minerals have they put in okay they all think about calcium and magnesium and manganese maybe but have they thought about vanadium have they thought about chromium have they thought about selenium those are all nutrients that we need to have and we're all pretty deficient in because we've been deficient in minerals for most of our life so that's a good multiple I think

everybody needs to be in omega-3 oils so when I first started practice we talked about saturated and unsaturated fatty acids so that was three decades ago then it got to be omega 3 6 oils that's the fad and now it's actually in the omega 3 & 6 oils we're talking about if you haven't heard about this yet we're talking about D eh-eh EPA GLA those are fractions and types of omega-3 oils you may have heard of Lorenzo's oil Lorenzo's oil was the was the oil that's gotten from fish oil that's high in DHA that was given for a dd-na statistic kids so that's all detail that's really fun to learn about but bottom line is that we need we need three to six ounces of fish a day or a tablespoon of flaxseed oil we don't do those things we need those omega-3 oils your whole immune system all your hormones the health of your skin the the lining of your myelin sheaths on your nerve routes are all made from omega-3 oils and I most people are omega-3 oil deficient so I tell most people need a thousand I use or milligrams of omega-3 oils for every 50 pounds you weigh let's just put it that way so 150 pound adult needs 3000 omega-3

oils or three to four ounces of fish a day that should be not mercury fish by the way so you know you need to know that you if you're sitting there eating tuna every day even the FDA says don't eat tuna every day and if the FDA says it you know it's probably way beyond where we should be eating I love my my spicy tuna rolls I saved them for once a month so everybody needs to be on a good multiple 3,000 omega-3 oils of their 150 pound person some type of mineral blend in addition to what's in the multiple so I think about calcium magnesium I'm a little more you know a basic cal-mag is probably a great idea and then in the northwest you need to be on vitamin D and it's a safe bet that you can take 2,000 IU's of vitamin D and not have a problem because that'll raise you by one point of vitamin D every week and we lose one for every week we're in the winter so that's kind of my maintenance dose that's even low dosed my to well most of my children all my children are children of color and all their vitamin D levels are so low my sons my daughter's was 9 the first time I checked it your vitamin D level should run between 50 and 70 if you don't know

your numbers you need to ask and you need to have your doctor's that's one thing emerald city clinic is really good about its documenting what your physiology is doing and what is specific for you so all that is available you can get that information and people should know their numbers so my basic supplement regime again is a good multiple omega-3 oils vitamin E and minerals and then I throw in there every once in a while I'd really like to do it but it has to do with economics is a probiotic so if you eat if you eat fermented foods on a daily basis if you're having sauerkraut and kombucha and those types of things you're getting really really wonderful bacteria for your gut and probably don't need to supplement but most Americans guts are really a problem if you've had antibiotics before two years old you probably have changed your microbiota your gut flora for the rest of your life if you've had it over two years of age to 50 it takes five years to recover from one course of antibiotics okay so um and we and I take that into consideration if you were in Europe and got an antibiotic the medical doctor

hands you a probiotic at the same time we're still behind the times in the United States still to this day we don't were not cutting edge medicine here you think we are we're not so we're great medical doctors are great at preventing death the horrible promoting health and that's my purpose is to give you the skill set promote your health so that's the purpose for the five point health plan