Our friend Dr. Axe is an absolutely amazing doctor who is invested in natural medicine and wellness. He has put together a Shopping List for Cellular Health that helps his readers truly use their food as medicine. Lifestyle changes and a list of foods you’re not used to can be daunting. So, we’ve broken down one of the sections to get you started!
Supplements are a great way to incorporate more nutrients into your life! Supplements are anything from probiotic capsules, to B12 droppers, to essential oils. Check out our Top 5 supplements for Cellular Health from Dr. Axe.
1. Antioxidant powder or concentrates (acai or goji)
Both acai and goji berries have tons of benefits, aside from the obvious (yet super important) antioxidants.
Acai truly is a superfood. These little berries are nutrient packed containing things like healthy fats, dietary fiber, amino acids, electrolytes and more!
Just like acai, goji berries have benefits all across the board! Goji berries have been used for everything from curing a cold to helping with mood disorders.
2. Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle is an incredible herb. It is a natural liver detoxifier! Among its many other benefits, milk thistle decreases inflammation and promotes healthy skin by blocking UV stress.
3. Organic Greens (spirulina or chlorella)
Spirulina and chlorella are not your average algae.
Spirulina can help you get rid of candida (aka the culprit of yeast infections!), is an energy booster, helps ease sinus problems, and so much more!
Chlorella is loaded with chlorophyll and it too has a wide range of benefits. It detoxifies heavy metals (as does spirulina), aids in weight loss, and is great for overall immune system support.
4. Essential Oils (frankincense or myrrh)
Essential oils are a crucial part of holistic wellness. Use them in your diffuser, in your bath, or even on your skin (just be sure to dilute with a carrier oil) for a wealth of wonderful benefits. Some especially great essential oils for cellular health are Frankincense and Myrrh.
Frankincense is great for oral hygiene, aids in relieving inflammation, minimizing scars and so much more.
Myrrh among its many beneficial properties, myrrh is anti-fungal, an antioxidant, anti-parasitic, and great for relaxation!
While we hope you’re eating lots of probiotic foods like yogurt and kimchi, this is a must-have supplement for gut and overall health. Happy gut happy life! That’s the saying, right?
Probiotics boost your immune system, improve digestion, as well as possibly reduce cold risk, lower cholesterol and much, much more.
Take a look at Dr. Axe’s full lists below! There is both a vegan (top) and conventional shopping list (bottom) to meet everyone’s needs.
Dr. Axe is putting on a week-long event for Breast Cancer Prevention month! From October 13-23, Dr. Axe is raising $50,000 for breast cancer and has chosen Keep A Breast as one of the charities! Oh, and he is giving 10% off to anyone who donates with code OCTBCA10!