Thursday, June 18, 2009


Our Eggstraordinary R.N. Nutritionist -Hatch into Health with Patrice McArthy, RN, BSN

Can your health be improved by taking an effective multivitamin formulation?

Vitamins and minerals are essential for the optimal functioning of our bodies. They are necessary for the growth and repair of tissues and play an important role in the prevention of chronic, degenerative diseases and disease of aging like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, osteoporosis and more. They act as cofactors to stimulate biochemical processes like energy production, brain function, detoxification, fat metabolism, immune function and the list goes on.

Does Everyone Need to take a Multivitamin?

Well not if you live on an organic farm with soil that hasn't been stripped of it's nutrients and minerals. Not if you get the recommended 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day while eating clean, lean protein that is free of antibiotics, hormones, herbicides and pesticides. And not if you aren't over-stressed. And not if you're able to avoid processed, refined, and genetically modified "food-like" products in the typical "Standard American Diet" (S.A.D. for short). And not if you are living in a bubble that protects you from the toxic substances we eat, breathe and live amongst in our daily lives. So the short answer is yes! We can all benefit from taking vitamins and the AMA agrees, and I quote: "it appears prudent for all adults to take a vitamin supplement." (Journal of the American Medical Association: 2002).Poor eating habits, consuming caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol, chronic stress, environmental toxins, prescription medications, illness, aging, and even exercise all increase our bodies' need for vitamins and minerals. Even further nutrient loss occurs in the transport, storing, cooking, freezing, hydrogenation and pasteurization of foods in the average diet. And the "RDI" or Recommended Daily Intake" is only a guideline for preventing deficiency disorders such as Rickets or Scurvy - it does not suggest therapeutic amounts for disease prevention and optimum function.

So - taking a high quality vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and fish oil formulation is about the cheapest form of health insurance you can get! You will get sick less often and could even prevent or prolong the development of diseases in your future. So why wouldn't you want to do something so simple to improve your health and the quality of your life?
To your health!


Check out All About Supplements for more great info.

Steps to Freedom:Supplements
We are looking at the Steps to Freedom.

Don't get overwhelmed. Follow The Daily Healing Journal and it will all be done for you.
The first few steps are all about healing your body. If your body is not strong, how can you expect your mind to be? It all works together. Remember this is all about getting you in the best shape physically & mentally. The more you put in, the more you get out.As most of you know I think a lot of supplements. Now I once was the person that thought they were a waste of money and they just ended up in the toilet. Truth is we really, really need them now more than ever.Our food is processed, sterilized & injected to last on the shelf for such long periods of time that we are missing most of the valuable nutrients that we need. It just amazes me that the doctors that I tried to work with never mentioned supplements, or healing my entire body. Think - if you are having all of these symptoms from lack of certain nutrients. It's a possibility.Now don't get me wrong - I want you happy & healthy. Make sure you always check with your Dr. before starting on any new supplement plan. I will tell you when I started eating clean, drinking mostly water, exercising 6 days a week & adding supplements my life really turned around. I was healing my body, then I was strong enough to start working on my mind.I know it sounds overwhelming and hard, but the rewards are huge. If you fall down one day, just start over tomorrow. You are stronger than you think you are.Have you printed out the sheets for the daily healing journal? Find a great binder, one from the Garage is fine. Dust it off & let's get started. I am right here with you! Don't worry.1st page of your Binder should be The Contract for Freedom. Have you signed one yet? You can find that one here.
Here is the link for the Healing Journal. Don't want to waste ink & paper? We have them bundled up for you in the Egg Shop & they are ready to ship to you today. Each book contains 31 sheets for the month.Keep me posted on how you are feeling or if you have any questions. I love hearing from you!

Wishing you a peaceful day,

Quote of the Day

"A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it." Albert Szent-Gyorgyi