Updated: Nov 7, 2020
This article was originally geared toward a client that had HIV. I remember a few years ago when he told me he thought he was going to die. Now he is living his life undetectable of HIV. This information, written and researched by me, is a wealth of knowledge for anyone on how to properly care for the human body!
Many important vitamins and minerals are missing in HIV-positive individuals and people with chronic illness. It has become common-practice for people to take supplements without understanding in-depth how or why a supplement would be beneficial. More than half of Americans supplement their diets with vitamins and minerals. Although many people understand they are not getting enough vitamins, many are lost when it comes to formulating a regimen that benefits them. Oftentimes the supplements are actually doing more harm than good to the body due to all the fillers in the vitamin and the source of the mineral itself.
One of the hardest parts of nutritional supplementation is deciding what to take and when to take them. This article explains the reasons why it is important to take what and when. You may find it easier to switch up some of the supplements after you get used to taking them to better fit your schedule. Below I have broken down the most important vitamins, minerals, and supplements to take according to Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Consider Breakfast being when you wake up, Lunch time can coordinate with your work schedule and when you get your lunch, and Dinner being your main mealtime for the evening.
It is important to eat more than three times a day, and it is important to fast as well. Now is no time to fast for days, as your body is counting on your food intake to make protein and antioxidants for your nutritionally deficient body.
First and foremost, make sure you avoid all substances that are artificial (made by man) and not natural (made by nature). Avoid illegal drugs and prescriptions such as prescription antibiotics, opiates and benzodiazepines as much as possible. Everything you put inside your body creates your genetic code. You are what you eat, and you are what you drink. Drink distilled, ozonated, and/or high quality water such as Fiji and Evian whenever possible, and avoid cheap water, such as Nestle, unless it is all you can find.
It may be worth it to buy a roll of pH tape, which you can tear off and test your saliva and urine for your pH balance. Your goal is to maintain a balanced to alkaline pH. Saliva mirrors the blood and a healthy balance is between 7.2 to 8.4. Cancer and illness thrive in an acidic blood environment, so it's important to monitor your pH levels. Check out www.MicroEssentiaLab.com. I found this brand at my local health food store.
I also check my water with these strips to see the pH balance. You want to drink water that has a pH balance above 7.0. Never drink tap water. If you have a filter that is great, however, be mindful that most filters do not filter out fluoride. Chlorine, bromine, and fluoride are in the same family as Iodine, known as the halogen family. Iodine is essential to our body, while the other three are actually harmful. Since the other three are so small in comparison to iodine, it easily tricks our body into welcoming them in, making us feel great, but long-term eventually it wears on us. Avoid all sources of these like the plague! You will hear me say this a lot, but make your own toothpaste or buy fluoride-free. I make my own toothpaste with coconut oil, food grade diatomaceous earth, essential oils, and occasionally add baking soda.
I have attached an additional article here called The Fourth Phase of Water, which explains in further detail the miraculous benefits of mother nature’s gifts. Water actually has a fourth phase aside from the common known phases of water, liquid and gas. It becomes a structured fluid which nourishes our cells. In this phase of water, our bodies can detox easier and run at our prime. You can read more about that here as well.
First thing on an empty stomach, Take the Glutathione pill. Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant and helps the liver detox. This pill can only be absorbed through the bloodstream, so it is important to not take a capsule and find one that you can dissolve under your tongue as much as possible before swallowing. Glutathione should only be taken for a month at maximum because you want your body to start making its own. Much like melatonin supplements, if the body is receiving it from an external source, it is believed that the body suppresses the ability to make it on its own. (If you are having trouble sleeping try organic cherry juice right before bed to help your body dump melatonin naturally! Also get yourself some pure quality organic CBD Oil!) However, it is a good idea to take it at the beginning stages of your regimen so that you can help the body detox quickly from the toxins and minimize your risk of Herxheimer Reaction. Read about nine ways to boost glutathione here. This is the brand I have used and trusted for years. It used to be nearly $100 for a month supply, but is now down to just $52. wow!