with John Arts
One of the most rewarding things I do is to hear stories from clients.
This week I spoke to an older client who was healthy but had low energy and felt flat despite no medical reasons. I had started her on a programme that involved three supplements: A winter Vitamin D booster to lift her immune responses, some Omega 3 fish oil to reduce inflammation and most importantly my multi-antioxidant, multi-mineral, multi vitamin supplement. She reported her energy levels were steadily rising and felt so much better in herself.
If there is no particular medical reason for low energy we turn our attention to micro-nutrients; the minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that are responsible for maintaining the health of our cells. As I often repeat, ‘a healthy cell is a healthy body’. When we improve the health of cells, we improve the health of the tissue comprised of those cells.
In the case of my client, I suspect that we helped improve the processes that produce the energy we need. We can divide these into the actual processes that make our energy (do you remember glycolysis, Krebs cycle and electron transport chain from school science?) and secondly the antioxidant systems that constantly clean up the toxic by-products of energy conversion.
The list of micro-nutrients needed for this is long. My multi-nutritional supplement has over 50 ingredients and most of these are responsible directly or indirectly for energy. If you are low in energy and generally not at your best I suggest you do what I recommended for my client for at least 3 months.
John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med) is a nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health Ltd. For questions or advice contact John on 0800 423559 or email email@example.com. Join his all new newsletter at www.abundant.co.nz.