Zinc: oysters, beef and lamb, wheat germ; pumpkin seeds
Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA): wild caught cold water fish like salmon, sardines, tuna, caviar, grass-fed beef, lamb, free range poultry; cod liver oil, fish oil
Selenium: Brazil nuts, blackstrap molasses
Vitamin C: citrus fruits, peppers, kiwi, papaya, pineapple; whole food vitamin C supplements like Pure Radiance and Garden of Life; camu camu, acerola cherry, amla berry
Vitamin A (retinol): liver, cod liver oil, eggs, grass-fed butter
Beta Carotene: peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables
Magnesium rich foods: pumpkin seeds, raw, hulless; dark chocolate; unsweetened cocoa; seaweed; most nuts and seeds; dulse, kelp; and magnesium chloride for baths and topical use (I find this to be more effective than oral magnesium for most people)
Lithium: mustard, kelp, sardines, blue corn, pistachio nuts, and cooked vegetables
*Try to prepare snacks to have on hand so they are ready and available
*Try to get your nutrition from mostly food. Slowly add in more of the foods above and cut down on the “junk”. The only supplements I really can see being helpful in the long run are desiccated beef liver, Whole food Vitamin C, cod liver oil, and adrenal support supplements.
HERBS FOR ADRENAL HEALTH:
Nettle Infusions-Drinking 2-4 cups daily for at least 6 weeks is an easy way to deliver nutrients to the body. Nettles nourish the adrenals, liver and kidneys. Nettles are also perfect for pregnant and nursing woman suffering from adrenal fatigue because they are used for boosting milk supply and anemia. Many herbalists say that nettle infusions are better than multivitamins. The infusions are full of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sulfur, boron, and trace minerals. To make infusions: Steep one ounce (one cup) of dried nettles in a quart of hot water for at least 4 hours- leaving it overnight is perfect. Strain the herbs and store the liquid in the fridge. Some reuse the herbs to make another quart or 2. Mason jars are perfect for making these infusions.
My name is Kristin, and I've been on the path to help people achieve better health using whole food nutrition, mineral balancing, and holistic healing principles for almost 7 years now. The body is a whole and we must treat it as such! I have my Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Sciences, certificates in Herbal Studies from Herbal Academy, and I am constantly learning more about health to help my clients and followers.