Recommended Books, Workout DVD’s, kitchen gadgets and more here:

 A few quick links for books by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Food Resources

What we eat daily is such a vital component of our overall well-being.  Foods which are minimally processed are key.  Organic produce helps reduce toxic exposure.  (See environmental working groups for  a listing of the produce with highest and lowest amounts of toxins.)  Pastured meats from animals raised without antibiotics are also beneficial and taste great too.  Finding these types of foods may seem daunting.

Recommended Sites for sourcing minimally processed nutrient dense food

Food Resources
Culture Starters
Cultured Vegetables and Beverages
Fats:Pasture raised animals Tallow, Duck Fat, Lard
Ghee: from grass-fed butter
Bone Broth
Gelatin and Collagen
Natural Salts

Supplements

Your diet is the major resource for your overall health and the “thing” that supplements are completing; supporting a deficiency within; or reinforcing and making whole.

Making dietary changes takes time and often our body needs the added support of supplementation of nutrients in which one is deficient due to factors of disease or illness, farming practices, toxicity, lifestyle etc.

In general supplements should not be looked at as the only way a body receives a nutrient, but as a support for the body’s systems to function fully and possibly heal and adapt to function reducing or eliminating the need for the added supplements in time.

Caution should be used as often supplements contain ingredients which may irritate an already inflamed and damaged gut lining and interfere with the healing process.  Also many supplements contain synthetic forms which are often unrecognized by the body.

Probiotics

A good probiotic should have a concentrated amount of bacteria: at least 8 billion of bacterial cells per gram with a mixture of stains from a manufacturer who tests every batch for strength and bacterial composition and should be prepared to publish the results.

Brands below I have used and trust.  They are available for purchase thru me – Free shipping on orders of 3 or more.  Email info@reneerenz.com

Master Supplement Products  Available thru me – Free shipping on orders of 3 or more.

Master Supplements Inc. specializes in probiotics, digestive enzymes, and prebiotics. We utilize scientifically researched ingredients, patented technology, a higher standard of transparency, and quality assurance to separate ourselves from the competition. Our powerful products all raise the standard on digestive health.

Professional Grade options available

  • TruBifidoPRO Professional Probiotic  

    5 Bifidobacterium strains, 3 clinically studied, 2 synergistic with studied strains:

    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 35 billion CFU (Strain BL-04)
    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 4 billion CFU (Strain Bi-07)
    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 4 billion CFU (Strain HN019)
    • Bifidobacterium breve – 4 billion CFU (Strain BB-03)
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum – 3 billion CFU (Strain BB-06)
    • 50 billion CFUs/capsule, guaranteed through expiration. Every lot is laboratory tested and results are placed online to reference the exact CFU count at manufacture as well as efficacy and purity of the entire product. All strains are anaerobic and operate in colon, some activity in lower ileum possible.
  • TheralacPRO Professional Probiotic 
    • 50 billion CFUs/capsule, guaranteed through expiration.
      Every lot is laboratory tested and results are placed online to reference the exact CFU count at manufacture as well as efficacy and purity of the entire product.

      6 Compatible and Clinically Studied Probiotic Strains:

      • Lactobacillus acidophilus – 12 billion CFU (Strain LA-14)
      • Lactobacillus acidophilus – 10 billion CFU (Strain LA-1)
      • Bifidobacterium lactis – 15 billion CFU (Strain BL-04)
      • Bifidobacterium lactis – 7 billion CFU (Strain Bi-07)
      • Lactobacillus paracasei – 3 billion CFU (Strain LPC-37)
      • Lactobacillus rhamnosus – 3 billion CFU (Strain HN001)
    • 4X the LactoStim®/per capsule.
      LactoStim® (Sunflower Lecithin + Oleic Acid) is our patented prebiotic that is added as a rehydration mechanism and food source for the probiotic strains. This increased amount will benefit the growth for every strain in TheralacPRO.
  • Theralac® has seven U.S. Patents that protect the technology to deliver the probiotic strains deep into the digestive tract and stimulate them with the special prebiotic: Lactostim®.  Five Probiotic Strains:
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus – 10 billion CFU (Strain LA-1)
    • Lactobacillus paracasei – 5 billion CFU (Strain LPC-37)
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus – 2 billion CFU (Strain LR-32)
    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 10 billion CFU (Strain BL-04)
    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 3 billion CFU (Strain Bi-07)
  • TruBifido® contains 30 billion CFU of live Bifidobacteria probiotic cultures and is great for anyone looking to regulate their immune system, promote colon wellness, or improve digestive comfort* with a powerful dose of probiotics. Combined with a delayed release capsule, our patented sodium alginate process protects TruBifido as it travels through the stomach by forming a protective coating around the probiotics within the capsule upon entering the stomach. This coating enables our probiotics to pass through unharmed, providing deep, targeted delivery to your gut.

    Five Probiotic Strains:

    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 21 billion CFU (Strain BL-04)
    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 3 billion CFU (Strain Bi-07)
    • Bifidobacterium lactis – 2 billion CFU (Strain HN019)
    • Bifidobacterium breve – 2 billion CFU (Strain BB-03)
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum – 2 billion CFU (Strain BB-06)
  •  Granular Theralac® is a probiotic powder that can be used to fortify foods or drinks with a powerful dose of probiotics.
  • TruFlora® is a unique probiotic that also contains enzymes and has powerful bio-cleansing effects. TruFlora® helps provide immune support and digestive comfort.

    Three Probiotic Strains:

    • Bacillus coagulans (Lactobacillus sporogenes) – 2 billion CFU (Strain IS-2)
    • Lactobacillus plantarum – 10 billion CFU (Strain LP-115)
    • Lactobacillus salivarius – 3 billion CFU (Strain LS-33)

    Two Digestive Enzymes:

    • Beta Glucanase – 136 mg
    • Hemicellulase – 26 mg

 

  • Life 9 – available from Young Living Order here.  Life 9 includes 9 probiotic strains for full-spectrum gut support:
    1. Lactobacillus acidophilus
    2. Bifidobacterium lactis
    3. Lactobacillus plantarum
    4. Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    5. Lactobacillus salivarius
    6. Streptococcus thermophilus
    7. Bifidobacterium breve
    8. Bifidobacterium bifidum
    9. Bifidobacterium longum

Soil Based

  • Prescript-AssistEach 620mg capsule of Prescript-Assist™ contains a proprietary blend of Leonardite and the following microorganisms:Arthrobacter agilis, Arthrobacter citreus, Arthrobacter globiformis, Arthrobacter luteus, Arthrobacter simplex, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, Azotobacter chroococcum, Azotobacter paspali, Azospirillum brasilense, Azospirillum lipoferum, Bacillus brevis, Bacillus macerans, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus polymyxa, Bacillus subtilis, Bacteroides lipolyticum, Bacteriodes succinogenes, Brevibacterium lipolyticum, Brevibacterium stationis, Kurthia zopfii, Myrothecium verrucaria, Pseudomonas calcis, Pseudomonas dentrificans, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Pseudomonas glathei, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Streptomyces fradiae, Streptomyces cellulosae, Streptomyces griseoflavus.
  • Megaspore Biotic contains 5 pharmaceutical grade strains that each have unique function and thus contribute to the overall effectiveness of the product. Below is a brief description of each:1) Bacillus Indicus HU36 – The first carotenoid rich probiotic strain offered to the dietary supplement market. An isolate from humans, Indicus HU36 produces high levels of powerful carotenoids (antioxidants) at the site of absorption. Carotenoids do not survive the gastric system well. HU36 however, has demonstrated the ability to survive past the stomach acid and produce the carotenoids at their site of absorption in the gut.  This makes the carotenoids produced by HU 36 the most bioavailable supplementary carotenoids in the marketplace. HU36 gives MegaSporeBiotic a function that no other probiotic formulations on the market can claim-it provides key nutrients in their most potent form.2) Bacillus Clausii – This strain is the largest selling strain of prescription probiotic in the world. For the first time, this strain is made available to the U.S. dietary supplement industry and is available exclusively to healthcare professionals. Bacillus Clausii is recommended for use during antibiotic treatment due to its ability to resist damage from a variety of common antibiotics. MegaSporeBiotic has the unique function of being a powerful supplement that can be used in adjunct with antibiotic therapy to keep the organisms balanced in the gut.

    3) Bacillus Subtilis HU58 – Bacillus Subtilis has been extensively studied on a genetic and functional level. There are several probiotic products in the pharmaceutical and agricultural markets that utilize this powerful probiotic. One very interesting function of Bacillus Subtilis is its ability to produce nearly 12 strong antibiotics that are potent fighters of opportunistic and harmful bacteria. Bacillus Subtilis HU58 offers MegaSporeBiotic the ability to prevent harmful bacteria growth in a variety of conditions. In addition, HU58 produces a very healthy compound called Nattokinase. Nattokinase is secreted from vegetative cells of Bacillus subtilis and has been shown to reduce blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and reduce excessive clotting by fibrinolysis. Along with Nattokinase, Bacillus subtilis also produces a number of other nutrients that have systemic health benefits such as B vitamins and Vitamin K2. Bacillus subtilis HU58 offers MegaSporeBiotic the important function of fighting off pathogenic bacteria and producing key nutrients in the gut itself. In addition, HU58 is an extremely potent immune stimulator. It has the function of germinating in the small intestines to some degree and this offers the effect of broad-spectrum immune stimulation.
    4) Bacillus Licheniformis – A probiotic often found with Bacillus subtilis and other bacillus species, licheniformis has been shown to have a potent effect of preventing the growth of harmful bacteria via the production of a common antibiotic called bacitracin. It is also a potent immune stimulator. Another very important feature of bacillus licheniformis is its ability to produce highly effective and stable protease enzymes in the gut that assist in the digestion and absorption of proteins. Lastly, licheniformis also produces the whole spectrum of B vitamins in the gut including folic acid and biotin and acts as an important nutrient factory in the digestive system.

    5) Bacillus Coagulans – A very well studied probiotic in the spore family that has a profound effect on inflammatory conditions such as IBS and Crohn’s. Bacillus coagulans offers MegaSporebiotic an expanded effect of controlling these common inflammatory bowel conditions in addition to its potent immune boosting activity. Coagulans has the unique attribute of producing lactic acid and specifically the L+ optical isomer of lactic acid, which has been shown to have a more profound effect on immune stimulation and gut defense than the other forms of lactic acid produced by conventional probiotics. Coagulans is also a tremendous colonizer and thus assures proper colonization of MEGAsporebiotic, which in turn will produce the beneficial effects required. Coagulans also plays a key role in digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. In fact, Coagulans can digest incoming fat to reduce the uptake of cholesterol. Coagulans adds another dimension to MEGAsporebiotic, giving it a potent ability to fight inflammatory conditions, aid in digestion and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

Magnesium

Jigsaw Health Magnesium w/SRT

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Cod Liver Oil
  • Blue Ice Fermented, High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil  greenpasture.org available in capsules, gels, and liquid in a variety of flavors.
  • Dr. Ron’s High Vitamin Old Fashioned Blue Ice Pure Cod Liver Oil, 1-877-472-8701, drrons.com
  • Radiant Life, Premier High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil, (888) 593-8333, 4radiantlife.com
  • In Stores: Garden of Life, regular dose cod liver oil (lemon mint flavor only)
Enzymes
Master Supplements: Enzalase® contains twelve plant-based digestive enzymes and is uniquely formulated to emulsify fat and helps breakdown all four major food groups.
Essential Oils
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Personal Care Products

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