I've been seeing a Naturopath for about 4 months now. He prescribes Standard Process supplements - https://www.standardprocess.com. I have had chronic back pain when waking in the mornings for over 6 years now, as well as low energy and fatigue symptoms, asthma, among other minor but irritating long term health problems.
I'm pretty strict about an organic whole foods diet these days. I follow Sally Fallon and use her cook book. So, I'm happy to be taking a whole food supplement. Not something made up in a lab.
Immediately after starting my supplementation, I had more energy and strength. I currently enjoy exercise cause I have both of these qualities more consistently, for it not to be a drag or a chore. And I am surprised to find many of my chronic conditions diminishing and lessening more and more.
The healing path has been like a roller coaster, and still is. But I feel it evening out, healing up, like never before.
One thing I really like is my Naturopath's approach to healing on all levels. In actuality the supplementation is secondary to his main focus. It is more to do with psychology and spiritual growth, through a simple process called The 12-Step Group. Most people know of it as Alcoholics Anonymous. But in this particular "12 Step Group", the alcohol and substance part is taken out. What's left is the addicted behavior of the mind, especially to anything mentally unhealthy... ego, self-centeredness, drama, the illusion of control. And it goes to show that when the mind is gummed up the body is too.
So, I'm just curious if anyone else has used Standard Process supplements, or any other whole food supplements which they have had good results with?
Take care everyone. Be healthy, and be happy!
I am amazed at the number of people who argue we need supplements or even a specific food. We need to eat a balanced diet. Period.
We'll be the water for their fire.
posted 8 years ago
Hey Patrick, I agree on balanced diet, so important. But when you are depleted like I was for so long. I found that supplements help to quickly restore and nourish so the body can get up to speed to utilize that balanced diet properly. Just speaking from experience.
Location: Zone Five, B.C., Western Canada.
posted 8 years ago
One can be anemic and need to supplement with iron, obviously, and Vitamin C and maybe B12.
I've used herbal supplements to treat specific issues or needs for about 20 years and yes they can make a dramatic difference.
Parsley = vitamin c
Kelp = iron, calcium, iodine
Goldenseal and garlic = antibiotics
Dandelion = liver/gall bladder/kidney treatments
Plus a variety of others such as comfrey, aloe, fenugreek, white willow, etc. Buying them in supplement form is convenient, particularly when you can't find/grow/get fresh.