Customer Questions and Answers

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Stephanie sent in some great questions. Always remember that I am not a Dr. I am just sharing my thoughts and personal learning curves.

Hi Stephanie,

I enjoyed answering these and hope it helps bring some clarity for whatever you decide to do.

Hi! I was just talking with my sister who participated in the adrenal masterclass last week. She said I needed to ask you about desiccated liver capsules for anemia. I’m 27 weeks pregnant, my hematocrit keeps dropping so my doctor said I need to take 325mg ferrous sulfate to avoid anemia. My sister said this liver capsule will be easier on my digestive system than iron (thank goodness because pregnancy is rough enough on it ha). 3 questions…

1. Does it have a bad aftertaste? I’ve been very sick this pregnancy and don’t know if I can handle a lingering aftertaste. I can manage it if it’s just while swallowing though

I wish I could answer this one for you. Some people have a hard time with it and others think it is no big deal.

2. If I need 325 mg of ferrous sulfate daily, how much of the desiccated liver would I need each day?

We need to dive deeper with ferrous sulfate which is a non-heme iron. There are two types of iron. Heme and non-heme. Heme iron is bound to hemoglobin and myoglobin. It is the most efficient iron that is absorbed well. In fact a whopping 35% absorption rate. Non-heme iron is ferrous sulfate and ferrous fumarate. The absorption rate for non-heme iron is 2.9% on an empty stomach and 0.9% with food. The other drawback to synthetic iron is our body recognizes it for the imposter that it is and there tends to be more side effects with the synthetic version. One can be excess burping on desiccated liver but that just means you do not have enough hydrochloric acid. Which is another blog post. So the two do not compare in terms of absorption and are not interchangeable. When people know they are low I see taking four pills 1-3 times per day making a mass difference. Then after 2 bottles of that backing off and seeing if you still hold the benefit of the higher dose.

3. I see in your shop that you’re currently out of stock…do you know when you’ll have more? Or do you know somewhere I can get it if yours will be out of stock for a while?

We have had inventory issues with our growth. What used to last us for a week is now gone the day it comes in. As I write this our inventory has been increased and is in stock.

Thank you! I’ve been to your magnesium soaking class and loved it! Soaking in magnesium SAVED me through the first trimester

I love hearing about your pregnancy with magnesium added. It is the most amazing thing when you have enough magnesium nausea can be greatly diminished or sometimes completely eradicated. I loved connecting with you through the blog and wish you all the best during your pregnancy. Remember that your omega 3 level is crucial for that sweet babies brain function and that will be determined by your omega 3 level. My favorite way is through cod liver oil that is clean and low in heavy metals.This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments.  The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.

 

 

 

 

This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments.  The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.

8 Tips to catching zzz’s

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8 tips to catching zzz's

Optimal rest is crucial for optimal health. ‘Im tired’ doesn’t have to be your excuse anymore.

Kristen Podcast On Sleep

Ready.. set.. catch those zzz’s!

1 Don’t overwhelm yourself now, change one thing at a time and track it! Find the best way for you to track and monitor your sleep, we’ve got modern gadgets and gismos a plenty, so find one that works for you. Fit-bits, Sleep Cycle App, pen and paper.

2 Get that butt in bed before 10:00pm. Why? Because the sun is going to bed too and thats reason enough, also tip 3.

3 Your adrenals renew themselves between 10:00pm – 12:00am. What are adrenals and why are they important to your health? Click here- Kristen’s Podcast On Balancing Adrenals 

4 Shoot for 7-9 hours of sleep then ask yourself “when do I feel the most rested?”. It is possible to feel rested, renewed, and energized with less sleep.

5 Magnesium, yeah we said it. It’s the chill pill mineral, so ask yourself  ‘are my magnesium levels up?’

6 Dark, dark, dark. You shouldn’t be able to see your hand in front of your face dark. If your room isn’t dark then you might not be producing melatonin which helps keep you asleep at night.

7 Beware the blue light. Turn off the laptop, phone and tablets. Blue-light glasses are pretty sexy, you might want to give them a try a couple hours before bed.

8 Try adding one of these into your routine. Some of you will need one and some might need all, but you wont know what does what if we don’t try it one at a time.

  • Coconut charcoal, take 2 hours before you go to sleep, it helps absorb agitating endo-toxins. Charcoal also absorbs EVERYTHING, so make sure to leave some space if you take medications. (try one week with tracking and keep taking if working)
  • A spoonful of local honey, the added glucose helps some people stay in a deeper sleep. Some need that little bit of energy to keep their body systems running smoothly and efficiently                 during nighttime. (track it 7 to 21 days)
  • MCT oil, medium chain triglycerides gives your brain a little boost of energy, some need that boost to quiet their brain down. (1 tsp – tbsp start slow)
  • Liquid Melatonin, find the cleanest source and use as directed.

happy sleepingzzzz