Arkansas Center for the Study of Integrative Medicine

Rainbow Plan

Color coded steps to support health restoration. 

Red - Binding Toxins

Support for the removal of toxins from the body. 

One strategy for supporting detoxification is Salt Baths.   The information for using Salt Baths is included in Zero Point.  Epsom Salts and baking soda are readily available.  Bentonite clay may need to be ordered.  I use the clay from Redmond Trading Company.

(Side note - I also recommend the toothpaste made by the Redmond Trading Company.  It is called EarthPaste and is nontoxic.  A safe toothpaste for adults and children.  

Orange - Support the health of the GI tract. 

You can support the health of your microbiome with fermented foods, such as kefir and yogurt, and with probiotics.  If histamine overload is an issue, consider avoiding fermented foods until the histamine overload is under control.  If histamine overload is an issue, consider only using probiotics that support the degradation of histamine. 

The probiotics I often recommend include:

Klaire, Pro-Biotic Complex 

Custom Probiotics, Four Strain Bifidobacteria,  (Contains strains that may assist with histamine degradation.) 

Saccharomyces Boulardii.   There is evidence that this can be helpful while taking antibiotics.  May have to avoid if sensitive to yeast.

Individual treatment decisions should be made with your  health care provider. 

Yellow - Sunshine vitamin, vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is available in several forms.  Please refer to the dosing information in Zero Point for dose recommendations from the Vitamin D Council and discuss your treatment decisions with your health care provider. 

Thorne Research, Vitamin D Liquid. In a base of medium chain triglyceride oil, preserved with mixed tocopherols. 500 IU per drop.

Thorne Research, Vitamin D/K2 Liquid. In medium chain triglyceride oil, preserved with mixed tocopherols. 10 drops contain 5,000 IU vitamin D3 and 1 mg vitamin K2.

Thorne Research, Vitamin D 1000

Thorne Research, Vitamin D 5000 

MaxHealthLabs Vitamin D, contains vitamin D3, 5000 IU per packet. This product contains ingredients derieved from soy.

Blue - Blue is for B.  B Vitamins. 

Some of the B vitamins I use include vitamin B12 in different forms, folate (also in different forms) and B6.

I use a multiple vitamin from Thorne Research that contains many of the B vitamins, in their different forms.  

Thorne Research, Basic Nutrient 2/Day is for adults.

Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients is for children.

Thorne Research, Basic Prenatal is also available.

If you and your health care provider determine that additional vitamin B6 in the active form is needed, this is also available.  

Klaire, P-5-P is the active form of vitamin B6.

Klaire, P-5-P Plus contains the active form of vitamin B6 and also magnesium.

For additional vitamin B12, I have a couple of top choices.  Remember, absorption is often an issue with vitamin B12, so I am looking for forms that offer increased absorption.

Source Naturals, Advanced B-12 Complex is one option.  This contains 5000 mcg of vitamin B12 in 2 different forms (as methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin).  It also contains 400 mcg of folic acid.

Another option for vitamin B12 is Vitamin B12 from MaxHealthLabs.  This contains 5000 mcg of vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin.  This is a liposomal product that contains phosphatidylcholine which may help improve absorption of the vitamin B12.  This product contains ingredients derived from soy.

 

Indigo - Add Good Fats

Saturated fats are essential to health.  Saturated fats can be found in grass-fed animal products and also in butter, coconut oil and palm shortening.  Please be aware of the source of the palm shortening.  Choosing sustainably harvested palm shortening is important not only for the management of the palms, but also to avoid destroying the habitat of orangutans.  Additional good fats are found in nuts, avocado and eggs. 

Omega3 fats are essential for the brain and the rest of the nervous system.  Some sources of  Omega3 fats are: grass-fed meats, cold-water fish (wild-caught in Alaska), and in eggs.  Omega 3 fats can also be in supplement form.

Green - Green Foods

Adding kale to the diet has gotten easier with a variety of "kale chips" on the market.  These can also be made at home.  

Chlorella is a "green food" that is available in many health food stores. 

Violet - Iodine

Iodine dosing should be individualized and monitored by your health care professional. 

One of the products that I use is:  

ProThera, Iodine Complex (6.25 mg). 

 

Additional nutrients and supplements

Glutathione

A "liposomal" glutathione product may have better absorption than a capsule or powder.  Here are some options:

Tri-Fortify Orange, packets or 8 ounce tube, by Researched Nutritionals.   (contains soy)

MaxHealthLabs, Intra-Cellular Glutathione in packets. (contains soy)

 

GABA

Kirkman, GABA 250 mg.  This is the GABA supplement that I use the most.  

 

Melatonin

There are several options available.  The general recommendation is to use the smallest dose possible.  Just type in melatonin in the search bar of the store.

 

Milk Thistle

Options include:

Gaia Herbs/Professional Solutions, Milk Thistle, Liquid Phyto-Caps.

Kirkman, Milk Thistle 100 mg.

 

Glucoraphanin containing supplement (from broccoli sprouts)

Options include:

Thorne Research, Crucera-SGS.

Cell-Logic, EnduraCell Plus, capsules.

Cell-Logic, EnduraCell, Powder.

 

CoQ 10 (coenzyme Q10) and Mitochondrial Support 

Options include:

Thorne Research, Neurochondria (one of my favorite supplements).

Kirkman, Coenzyme Q10 100 mg, Chewable Tablets. 

Look under "Categories" on the left side of the store page and select Coenzyme Q10 for a full listing of CoQ10 products.  

 

Curcumin

Options include:

Thorne Research, Meriva-500, Curcumin Phytosome (contains soy). 

MaxHealthLabs, Intra-Cellular, Curcumin Cu (II), Natural Orange, Packets. (contains soy)

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