It’s our goal to provide for your total-body wellness needs. In doing that, we receive a lot of questions about common wellness issues. These questions are always welcome — it’s important to be as informed as possible about the choices you make for your mind and body.
Below, we’ve listed a few of the most common questions we hear:
How can I improve my energy?
There are many reasons your energy may be dragging. One reason could be your adrenals or thyroid, which plays a big role in energy levels. Addressing those things with the right vitamins and minerals that support hormone pathways can be helpful. We recommend a comprehensive supplement that specifically supports these glands. One of our best energy supporting supplements is the Max B-ND by Premier Research Labs. You can also check your cortisol and hormone levels with a saliva test kit, which will give us the guide we need to improve your energy. Hormone and cortisol testing can be done at Hill Country Apothecary with Natalie or Paige, who are both experts in diet and nutrition.
In addition, take an honest assessment of your lifestyle. How much sleep are you getting? How much caffeine do you drink? What is your diet like? A diet high in refined and processed carbohydrates, and saturated and trans fat can cause fatigue. Also, assess your portions. If you are going too long without eating, you will deprive your body of the energy it needs. Overeating can also slow you down during the day.
What is your best supplement for sleep?
Our #1 seller for sleep is Kavinace Ultra PM from Neuroscience. It includes three powerful ingredients that help promote a good night sleep. The first ingredient is a GABA derivative, which promotes a calming and relaxing feeling. It also includes 5-HTP, which supports the mood and sleep hormone pathways, and melatonin, which helps the body fall asleep and stay asleep.
What cleanses do you recommend?
We carry some short-term detox kits and cleanses at Hill Country Apothecary. However, none of them take the place of eating a well-balanced, nutrient dense diet. The cleanses we offer include helpful meal planning tips and encouraging ways to increase fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats with the right carbohydrates.
Your body needs a healthy balance of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The fascinating thing about our bodies is that if we are providing them with the right nutrition, they will cleanse and detox themselves!
Paige, our Applied Clinical Nutritionist, has had great results with the Opening Channels protocol from Energetix, which is used as a homeopathic and herbal cleanse that creates optimal digestion and elimination and reduces toxic influences. It promotes the detox of our vital organs and pathways. Email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What is the best way to manage anxiety?
High stress and anxiety is a prominent issue in our culture. Taking moments to practice deep breathing, meditation or even going on a walk can help keep your stress and overall health in check. These practices, regardless of duration, can be highly impactful. In addition, exercising and making sure you are eating a variety of fruits and vegetables to promote the intake of vitamins and minerals is essential. Stress can be handled well when we are providing our body with the nutrients it needs to support the stress hormone pathways. If we don’t give our bodies the nutrition it needs, they will have a harder time managing stress. Help your body out—treat it well and it will do the same for you!
As far as supplements go, try cannabidiol (CBD) oil to manage anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive agent found in hemp or cannabis plants. CBD oil is being used successfully for a variety of chronic health issues. The latest research has shown that CBD can deliver relief from anxiety without the side effects that many experience from certain prescription medications. And, we agree! We have received great feedback from patients who use CBD oil. Other stress fighting supplements include Magnesium, 5-HTP and GABA. We can help you find the best stress-reducing method for you.
What is the best anti-inflammatory?
Not only does CBD oil reduce anxiety — it is also one of our most popular go-to products for fighting inflammation! We have had great feedback on the use of CBD for arthritis, back pain, and overall body aches/pains. One study from the Journal of Experimental Medicine found the administration of cannabidiol CBD in mice to “significantly suppress chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain.”
We also promote taking omega 3s, steering clear of highly inflammatory food products such as artificial sweeteners and trans fat, and avoiding large quantities of refined and processed sugars.
Find your best solution for common issues.
If you have any remaining questions about to help with your wellness journey, always feel free to ask any of our experts at Hill Country Apothecary. We’re here to find what will best provide balance and whole healing in your life