Larry Cook, natural living video producer and author of The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living, demystifies which health food store supplements to take on a regular basis for optimum health.
February 11, 2010 (Newswire.com) - (Los Angeles, CA) People new to health food store shopping don't need to be confused anymore about which supplements to take on a regular basis, according to Larry Cook, natural living video producer and author of The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living. "When people start shopping at a health food store they can quickly become overwhelmed with all of their options, especially in the supplement isle," says Mr. Cook. "Big picture speaking, people should start with whole food supplements that support digestion or nutritional requirements, and that includes supplements such as spirulina and other green superfoods, probiotics, digestive enzymes, flaxseed oil and apple cider vinegar, to name a few."
To help people understand their supplement options at health food stores, Mr. Cook has posted his entire chapter about supplements onto his natural living website: http://www.thenaturalguide.com/supplements.htm. Not to be confused with natural healing remedies such as herbs and homeopathic remedies (which are covered in a different chapter), he gives the concise benefits associated with each supplement that he recommends. As he explains, "Most people eat nutritionally stripped foods every single day, and high quality whole food based supplements can help make up for poor nutritional habits. That's not to say we should continue to eat a diet poor in nutritional quality, but rather, for optimum health, it's in our best interest to maximize nutrition whenever possible. And maximum nutrition helps to prevent or reverse disease."
So what are the most important supplements to take on a daily basis? According to Mr. Cook, "Probiotics and digestive enzymes come first. Probiotics are friendly bacteria-such as Acidophilus and Bifidus-that normally live in the gut and promote proper digestion and build the immune system. Digestive enzymes help to digest the food we eat. Both of these supplements promote healthy digestion, and when we have a good digestion process we get more nutrition, and more nutrition translates into better health. I also recommend taking a daily dose of flaxseed oil for the omega-3 fatty acids because they're essential to proper cell function, and most of us eat a diet that depletes essential fatty acids."
Knowing which health food store supplements to take, and why, doesn't need to be difficult anymore. In his book, The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living, along with his related natural living website - http://www.thenaturalguide.com - Mr. Cook provides every person interested in healthy living a clear and concise roadmap of not only which supplements to take on a regular basis, but also: how to shop at a health food store, why to buy organic food, how to detoxify, why to visit a natural doctor, and much more. As an authority on the natural living lifestyle, he states unequivocally that, "Anyone can learn how to live more healthfully with a little educational investment." His natural living book, The Beginner's Guide to Natural Living, is sold in health food stores and at Amazon.com. He also has healthy recipe videos, Naturopathic Doctor video interviews and related natural living information on his website http://www.thenaturalguide.com.