We want to help you make 2018 your healthiest year yet- so we teamed up with Dr. Danielle Schwaderer of Sonoma Roots Natural Medicine to bring you some tips and product recommendations on how to do so! There are so many options out there for detoxes, fad diets, and cleanses that it can be overwhelming trying to find one that will work for you. Although each one has its own benefits, there is no two week or even one month program that is going to turn your health around long term. Health and wellness have to become a part of your lifestyle in order for you and your body to reap the full benefits. Detoxes and cleanses are a great way to jumpstart your healthy 2018, but to make sure this healthy kick lasts longer than January we asked Dr. Schwaderer to give us her top four product recommendations that will help you build a healthy lifestyle.
The first recommendation she made for a healthy 2018 was the Sonoma Roots Natural Medicine multi-vitamin. "All of our cells and chemical reactions in our bodies require vitamins and minerals to work efficiently. Taking a multi-vitamin of high quality that contains active B-vitamins is essential to overall health and vitality," says Dr. Schwaderer.
Second, the Sonoma Roots Daily Defense probiotic is essential to every day health. According to Dr. Schwaderer, "A daily probiotic can be useful for keeping the gut in balance and for keeping allergies, gastrointestinal and skin conditions under control. A high quality probiotic should be found and kept in the refrigerator, should be free of dairy and should contain 5-25 billion CFU's of a variety of different species. Avoid probitocs that list the dose by weight (in milligrams or grams) as they do not list the number of living strains."
Third, Dr. Schwaderer recommends the Sonoma Roots Omega Supreme EPA Extra, which is a fish oil supplement. She says, "Daily use of fish oil is essential for the cardiovascular system, joints and skin health. Fish oil has been shown to be effective for building healthy cholesterol levels, controlling inflammation systemically and of the joints, providing lubrication for the joints and keeping complexion looking healthy and bright. Fish oil should be purchased from brands that ensure purity and heavy metal testing, along with those using the triglyceride form of fish oil. Typical doses for adults range from 1,000-1,500 mg of combined EPA + DHA daily."
Finally, the fourth key product from Sonoma Roots Natural Medicine that will help you have a healthy 2018 is the Sonoma Roots Energy B-Complex. Dr. Schwaderer states, "B-vitamins are necessary for optimal energy levels, nervous system function, stress management, a balanced mood and much more! With the level of human activity in this day and age, our B-vitamin stores are depleted very quickly, leaving many individuals with deficiencies in one or more B-vitamins. Taking a daily active B-complex to prevent fluctuations in energy and mood, may be the perfect solution in the new year. Choose only active B-vitamins, as they are more absorbable and utilizable and less harmful to the body than their inactive counterparts. B-12 should be listed as methylcobalamin not cyanocobalamin, Folate should be listed 5-MTHF or natural folates not folic acid and B-6 should include P-5-P."
If you're still craving a cleanse, Sonoma Roots Natural Medicine has options for that too! They have everything from gentle, daily cleanse products that assist in liver health and vitality, to more involved cleanses for people who need a total reboot of their system. A cleanse can be a great way to jumpstart your healthy 2018 and Dr. Danielle Schwaderer can recommend many great natural products and solutions to aide in your health an wellness goals!
Another personal favorite of ours at Sonoma roots are the B-12 shots- you can schedule an appointment for one Monday-Friday on their website or by calling them- OR you can check out their Happy & Healthy Hour on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm. Dr. Danielle Schwaderer at Sonoma Roots Natural Medicine is a wealth of knowledge, so don't be afraid to stop in and ask questions! If you are not local to Sonoma, other versions of these supplements can be found at any health food store. Happy cleansing and cheers to a healthy 2018!