Once in a while, you go to a wedding in Maine and you eat buttered Maine lobster rolls. And cheese. And pancakes. And toast. And 4 different homemade butters. And cinnamon rolls. And lemon pound cake. And whipped cream. And all the things. After 5+ years of being paleo/aip and gluten/dairy-free, you need a little (a lot) of extra support. In addition to my homeopathic drops for inflammation, these supplements kept me functional this weekend:
Digestive Enzymes: I often take a broad spectrum with some Betaine HCl to help breakdown my foods for better absorption. But this weekend I LOADED up on a specialized enzyme called DPP-IV which targets gluten and casein (ideal for “accidental” exposures.)
Probiotics: Taken at least an hour away from enzymes with Betaine HCl.
Digestive Support: Blend of aloe and L-glutamine (careful with this if you have leaky barriers or neuro-inflammation) to help restore the gut lining.
Bioflavinoid Complex: A mixture of compounds from citrus to strengthen the integrity of blood vessels and help dampen inflammation.
Mitchondrial Support: A blend of antioxidants including ALA and milk thistle to boost glutathione production.
Bentonite and Bile: A natural detox clay that collects and removes toxins, quells nausea and solidifies bowel excretions.
🏽Chiropractic adjustments: More so than pain relief, adjustments keep your nervous system firing on all cylinders and help modulate your immune system. Regular chiropractic care made me healthier and more resilient that I ever knew was possible. Always helps to travel with a chiropractor who can adjust you anywhere (including on a boat!) Thanks @drtituschiu!