The Optimal Health Bundle – Basic 3 includes the following at a discounted price:
- Calcium & Magnesium
- Helps nerve and muscle to relax
- Calcium & magnesium is involved in nearly every single function in every cell in the body
- Super Omega
- Especially important for heart health
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Optimise the immune system, endocrine and nervous system function
- Optimal joint, bone, skin and hair condition
- Heart Brain Body Support & Antioxidant OR necessities (for young adults)
- Optimal health, wellbeing and longevity (anti-aging)
- Increased vitality
- Increased energy levels
- Immune system support
- Improved concentration, memory and mood enhancement
- Supports nervous system function
- Improves heart health
- Supports and improves the functioning of all the body systems
These three food supplements are recommended by Dr Arien, as the health ‘insurance’ that most of us need, to support optimal health and wellbeing. Click here for Dr Arien’s detailed article on Food supplements for optimal health. In summary:
Food supplements made from natural food based ingredients, are called nutriceuticals. Nutri- from the word nutrition, and –ceutical from the word pharmaceutical, for the healing and balancing effect of food used as medicine.
Nutriceuticals are taken on a daily basis complementary to a healthy diet, as an insurance policy to ensure optimal health and wellbeing.
Nutriceuticals consist mainly of micronutrients such as vitamins, min¬erals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and medicinal herbs. Many micronutrients form either part of enzyme systems, or support enzymes as co-factors. Enzymes are specific protein molecules that ensure optimisation of biochemical processes inside every cell of the body.
Macro¬nutrients (macro = big) include carbohydrates (starch), fats and proteins. They are stored in the body and used when needed. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose to provide energy for all metabolic functions. Fats are broken down into fatty acids and glycerol and stored in the body as fats for conversion into energy. Proteins are broken down into amino acids and then built up in the body into proteins which have many func¬tions in the body. Most of us consume enough macronutrients.
Micronutrients are nutrients that must be consumed in small quantities every day. We have to eat 5-9 portions of a variety of high quality, nutritious, organic fresh fruit and vegetables a day, to provide adequate quantities for the daily requirement of micronutrients to optimise health and wellbeing, and prevent the chronic diseases of lifestyle (CDL’s). A portion is equal to a cup of green beans, or a medium-sized apple, or one orange. CDL’s include heart disease, diabetes mellitus, cancer, Aids, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, arthritis, allergies, chron¬ic fatigue syndrome, atherosclerosis (thickening of the arteries), high blood pressure, eczema, psoriasis, chronic infections (such as sinusitis) and osteoporosis. Degenerative diseases are those conditions where there is a slow, progressive deterioration in the func¬tioning of a specific system or organ. Diabetes, arthritis and atheroscle¬rosis are examples of degenerative diseases.
The 5-9 a day are the suggested portions intended for the prevention of disease. As soon as the body is subjected to an increased workload, our daily need for micronutrients increases accordingly. This happens dur¬ing the usual stresses of daily life, any form of exercise and also while the body is dealing with a disease process. A lack of micronutrients therefore, plays an important role in the origin of the dis-ease process. Disease and stress increase the burden on the body, causing an increased need for more micronutrients. If these are not pro¬vided through diet or food supplements, the disease gets worse and the body’s resistance to infectious organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) and stress is reduced.
Eat as many fresh fruit and vegetables a day as possible, but for opti¬mal health also take a good quality food supplement.
Many research studies have proven that nutriceutical food supplements contribute to the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases, and should be part of a healthy lifestyle. Our cells need an abundant supply of micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and glucose. To meet this requirement we must follow a healthy, wholesome diet and take the correct nutriceutical food supplements.
Micronutrients also protect us from environmental toxins and the damage they cause cells. Our bodies are bombarded with tox¬ins in food, water, the air, deodorants, cooking utensils, dental fillings, insecticides, etc. Exposure to toxins overloads the detoxification systems in our body. These systems depend on certain vitamins and minerals to function effectively. Marginal deficiency in these supporting substances (the micronutrients), eventually lead to health problems because of sluggish enzyme function. If there is an inherited weak enzyme activity in specific organs or systems, even more nutritional support is required. The role of genetic tendency becomes important if the individ¬ual’s capacity to manage stress is limited, attitude to life tends to be negative, and general lifestyle is below par (because of poor dietary habits, unhealthy food, lack of exercise, smoking, too much alcohol, etc.). Here too, using the basic 3 food supplements on a daily basis, will help people take the first step towards a life of health and wellbeing.
Choosing to use natural food supplements, is often the first step in taking self-responsibility for one’s own health, often leading to taking responsibility in other aspects of one’s lifestyle, such as exercising, healthy eating and daily relaxation practice.
The combination and synergy (co-operation) of vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients are more important than the quanti¬ties of single micronutrients. Always take vita¬mins and minerals with meals for better absorption. Take calcium and mag¬nesium at night to ensure a better night’s sleep.
We all need to take the Basic 3 every day as insurance premium for optimal health and wellbeing.
Disclaimer: In a sincere effort to support people everywhere in their journey to the natural human state of health and happiness, Dr Arien endeavours to the best of her abilities, training and experience, to only choose well researched and safe herbal remedies and nutriceuticals to support the body’s natural physiology and functioning. Specific recommendations are made either during personal consultation, or email consultation, based on completion of a very specific questionnaire to assess health and stress status, nutrition, exercise, medical history, recent blood chemistry and prescription drugs currently in use, to determine possible interactions and correct tapering of medication if requested. It is therefore every individual’s responsibility to learn about their own health and wellbeing, in order to choose whether they prefer a more natural path to health and wellbeing. Health is not only about taking natural remedies, or prescription drugs for that matter, but also considering the deeper causal issues of trapped emotions, mental and spiritual wellbeing, while taking appropriate measures to live a balanced lifestyle.