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Fish Oil – The New Wonder Supplement

How many of you take a fish oil supplement?

I have a personal story I’d like to share with you.

Like so many people I had told myself I was “too busy” to take care of myself.  By the time I was 48 I was already on blood pressure meds and had stopped doing any kind of real exercise.  When my 50th birthday rolled around this year I was almost crippled from a knee injury and was not getting any better.  When I went to my doctor for blood work I found out my cholesterol was very high.  I decided I’d better do something to help myself.

Since I work with people already on Medicare and see the long lists of drugs people are taking, I could see the writing on the wall…blood pressure meds, cholesterol lowering drugs and on and on.  I went to a personal trainer to get help for my knee after surgery and he immediately told me to begin taking fish oil and actually gave me my first bottle.  Since I have been learning to eat better and doing regular workouts and taking the fish oil, and a couple of other supplements, I have been able to STOP taking the blood pressure meds and my cholesterol levels have significantly lowered, ALL WITHOUT TAKING MORE MEDICATIONS.

I have been reading online about supplements and have read so much about how fish oil can help people get off medications and wanted to share this with all of you.  Drugs are so expensive and the more we can do to avoid taking them the better!

You must not stop taking anything until you speak with your doctor, but even folks that take anti-inflammatory drugs such as Vioxx and Celebrex have been able to stop taking those as well.

It does take several months to see significant improvement, but it can be done.  People don’t usually change their habits until the effects of NOT changing are worse than staying on the same path.  That is what happened to me.  I could see what was happening to my body and it was not a “good thing”, as Martha Stewart would say.

Change is hard.  The best thing I did was find a way to make myself “accountable”.  You can begin by writing down everything you put in your mouth and tell someone what you are trying to do.  Set goals to weigh only 1 time each month and begin the supplements.  If you go see your doctor on a regular basis, tell him/her your goals.

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if in 6 months you could cut in half the number of drugs you needed to take?  This is my best DRUG SAVINGS TIP!

IF YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL STORIES OF USING SUPPLEMENTS AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEM WITH ME, PLEASE WRITE TO ME!  I’D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE DONE SO WE CAN ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER!

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on September 4, 2009 in WELLNESS & HEALTH.

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