Re: Too many vitamins/minerals & things you should not take together!?
Miss Diva: You are taking a LOT of stuff. I was like you at one time. I took handfuls. Then one day I looked at my 99 year old grannie who is healthy as a horse and asked her what she ate.
She laughed as she just started eating those Little Debbie snacks and drinking Pepsi.
She has always followed the book, Back To Eden, even though she didn't realize that there was a book that contained the diet that she eats. I have had the book for years and try to follow it. My grannie is 110 pounds and has been her whole life. I am 50 and 110 pounds. I think it is due to genes, diet, stress or lack thereof, and environment.
I follow that book pretty closely. If you eat what is in that book and follow the advice, you will stay thin and healthy. Hair loss is normal unless you are out of balance. There is a great cleansing diet in the book. It is a pretty old book so you can find it anywhere, even at the library. It has great recipies in it also.
I get pretty much everything I need from my food intake but I also make a smoothie each morning. I was having joint problems from an injury. I started making a smoothie each morning out of a cup of fruit (frozen/fresh), soy or rice milk (not vanilla as it is not organic and has white sugar in it), throw in flax seed oil (you can't taste it as it emulsifies), and this stuff that you buy at the health food store called All In One. I buy the rice based formula. It is kinda spendy but not bad compared to all of the stuff that you have to take instead. I could feel the difference within a month.
There is a great part in the book in regards to elimination. I know that my grannie swears by this as a lot of older people do. If you do not have a bowel movement at least three times a day, then you are constipated. This book keeps your system cleaned out.
The entire book is based on good sense. It cuts out all of the additives. I combined this theory with reading the book, This Food is Driving Me Crazy as well as Fast Food Nation.
It takes awhile to get used to eating healthy but once you do, you never look back. And, it is less expensive when you add up the number of times that you don't have to seek medical attention or over the counter drugs. My grannie hasn't seen a doctor in years and years.
Right now is a great time to start as there are so many fresh fruits and veggies that are in season right now. And, you can freeze your favoite ones for your winter smoothies.
You might want to add alittle bee pollen or Royal Jelly.
As for calcium, dark greens are a great way to get them and they are not fattening.