So far, I’ve shared only some of the wonderful healthy living tidbits I learned last month at Shiftcon. One of the highlights of my time there was the chance to hear and meet a lady by the name of Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. In addition to being just an amazing and beautiful spirit, Dr. Low Dog is an integrative medical doctor, best-selling author and expert in integrative medicine, herbal medicine and dietary supplementation. She spoke to us in depth about the topic of nutritional gaps and things we can do to close that gap to improve our own health. She represents the brand MegaFood and even helped to develop their collection of multivitamins, which I have been swearing by these past few weeks!
Here are just a few of the shocking facts I learned from Dr. Low Dog that day:
- Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting 2 billion people.
- Iron deficiency anemia accounts for 20% of all global maternal deaths.
- Average mineral content in selected vegetables has decreased by over 300mg in the past few decades.
- To get the necessary 18mg in your food, you’d have to eat 4 cups of raisins, 2 cups of oatmeal, 3 cups of Special K cereal, 3 cups lentils, 2 cups white beans, 10oz. of liver, 45 oz of chicken breasts, 15 cups of broccoli AND 3 cups cooked spinach.
You can also learn so much more about this topic in her book, Fortify Your Life – Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and More.
Megafood has provided me with a bunch of great supplements to try out and review. One of the supplements formulated by Dr. Low Dog I’ve been using is the Megafood Multivitamin for Women. I find this to be an essential part of my daily routine, as it provides numerous supplements that I simply cannot get in my regular diet. Designed just for women, it includes 15mg FoodState Iron to replenish iron lost during monthly cycle, B6 & B12 to support balanced hormones & endocrine function and Biotin, Beta Carotene, Vitamins A, C & E to support healthy skin, nails & hair.
Another favorite of mine to add to my daily smoothie is the Daily Purify Nutrient Booster Powder™ by Megafood. It combines Artichoke Leaf, Burdock Root and Dandelion Root to help to support the gentle elimination of toxins and to promote healthy liver detoxification.
Finally, MegaFood is encouraging all of us to pledge to close our nutritional gap to help cure nutritional poverty. For every pledge they receive, they’ll be donating a bottle of MegaFood Multivitamins to those in need. The first 20,000 pledgees will also receive a $5 off coupon toward a purchase of any MegaFood Multivitamin, and entered to win a year’s supply of MegaFood Multivitamins, plus a trip to a wellness retreat!
Also, be sure to tune into the upcoming MegaFood Facebook Live on February 7th for the official pledge launch! It’ll be filled with broadcasts from some very special guests!