Patients have been asking me what supplements I use in my own life, and for my family, so I thought it might be fun to write an article each month about how I think about and use different supplements for myself and my family members.
My primary supplements are Chinese herb formulas–either patent herbs (pre-made herb formulas, usually in the form of tablets) or custom formulas that have been individualized for my pattern of disharmony, made with raw herbs to cook into a tea.
Lately I have been using a patent herb formula that has eliminated a cyst I developed on my right wrist. I also use a custom formula that changes as my needs change–I might include herbs for sleep, pain, energy, depending on what is going on in my life.
One of my favorite supplements that I use frequently is Pro-EM, which is a unique probiotic liquid made with Effective Microorganisms. EM is a consortia of syntropic antioxidative microorganisms that is very different from your typical probiotic. Japanese researchers have created a process by which different classes of beneficial microbes are taught to cooperate and live together to create a power probiotic antioxidant. I love this stuff!
Of course I sell both herbs and Pro-EM at the clinic, as well as some pretty unique books and health products that I’ve researched in my 25 years of practice.