the health

Doctors

  • Dr. Mehmet Oz – Co-author of YOU: The Owner’s Manual, has own television show on broadcast television.
  • Dr. Joel Fuhrman – Author of Eat to Live, Fuhrman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is a family physician, and focuses on nutritional methods for improving health. He founded and runs the Center for Nutritional Health out of Flemington, NJ.
  • Dr. Mark Hyman – Wrote UltraWellness and UltraMind.
  • Dr. Daniel Amen – Focuses on brain health, runs the Amen clinics. Books include Change Your Brain, Change Your Body.

Key Measurements

  • Fasting Blood Sugar.
  • Total Cholesterol.
  • Triglycerides.
  • LDL Cholesterol.

Supplements

Supplement:Recommended:(1)Taken:Source:
Vitamin A 7500 IU3500 IUOne a Day Men’s.
Vitamin C 750 mg60 mg / 36 mgOne a Day Men’s / coromega omega3+D squeeze.
Vitamin D (as D3) 2000 IU(5)700 IU / 3000 IU / 400 IUOne a Day Men’s / coromega omega3+D squeeze.(2) / NOW Liquid Vitamin D-3.(6)
Vitamin E 400 IU22.5 IU / 9 IUOne a Day Men’s / coromega omega3+D squeeze.
Vitamin K20 mcgOne a Day Men’s.
Thiamin (B1) 50 mg1.2 mgOne a Day Men’s.
Riboflavin (B2) 25 mg1.7 mg / 1.7 mgOne a Day Men’s / GNC Liquid B-Complex.
Niacin (B3) 100 mg16 mgOne a Day Men’s / GNC Liquid B-Complex.
Vitamin B6 25 mg3 mg / 2 mgOne a Day Men’s / GNC Liquid B-Complex.
Folate800 mcg400 mcgOne a Day Men’s.(8)
Vitamin B12 200 mcg18 mcg / 1,000 mcgOne a Day Men’s / GNC Liquid B-Complex.
Biotin 300 mcg30 mcgOne a Day Men’s.
Pantothenic Acid 150 mg5 mg / 30 mgOne a Day Men’s / GNC Liquid B-Complex.
Calcium (elemental) 250 mg210 mgOne a Day Men’s.
Iron 0 mg0 mg
Magnesium 250 mg120 mg / 250 mgOne a Day Men’s / PharmAssure Magnesium Dietary Supplement.
Zinc 15 mg15 mgOne a Day Men’s.
Selenium 200 mcg110 mcgOne a Day Men’s.
Copper 2 mg2 mgOne a Day Men’s.
Manganese 10 mg2 mgOne a Day Men’s.
Chromium 200 mcg120 mcgOne a Day Men’s.
Lycopene300 mcgOne a Day Men’s.
Folate (as Metafolin) 800 mcg400 mcgSolgar Folate 400 MCG.
Fish Oil (as EPA) 600 mg(5)1050 mgCoromega omega3+D squeeze.(3)
Fish Oil (as DHA) 400 mg(5)690 mgCoromega omega3+D squeeze.(3)
Iodine150 mcg
Molybdenum150 mcg
Potassium50 mg
Boron2 mg
Vanadium100 mcg
Choline100 mg
Inositol25 mg
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid50 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids100 mg
Probiotic Blend180 mg
Evening Primrose Oil1300 mgBig Bear Natural Foods Evening Primrose Oil.(7)

1. Initially I am using the Essentials Kit for Men recommendation from Dr. Mark Hyman’s website. Later I may add other individuals or official daily recommendations.
2. I take significantly higher levels of supplementation for Vitamin D due to chronic low D levels. This appears to run in the family – as at least one other sibling requires similar supplementation. I also take higher doses b/c it is included in my Coromega Omega-3 supplement.
3. Dr. Robert Wallace, a functional medical doctor, recommended I take 3000 mg of fish oil b/c of my OCD. I began this regiment on 6/20/12.
4. In the Essentials Kit for Men the multivitamin contains 1000 IU but then there is a separate Vitamin D with 1000 IU, for a total of 2000 IU.
5. Again, this is a separate supplement from the multivitamin.
6. This is a separate supplement due to the fact that my most recent blood tests still show me as low on Vitamin D.
7. This is used as an anti-inflammatory, something I’m having a lot of issues with right now. It is a “natural” alternative to steroids and NSAIDs, though I am also on both of these as well.
8. Folate, or folic acid is recommended as a natural treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).