“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” – Donald Rumsfeld 

Glad the mainstream is finally catching up...
Glad the mainstream is finally catching up…

Ahhh, I really miss ol’ Rumsfeld sometimes….  🙂

Rumsfeld reminiscing aside, we’re going short, sweet, and to the point today.

So, do you take *any* Pharmaceuticals (even the over-the-counter variety)?  Do you take supplements?  Do you know how those interact with one another?

Yeah, that’s what I figured.  And guess what?  Your doctor doesn’t have much more of a clue than you.  And it’s not your fault — or his; the possible combinations (and resultant possible contraindications) are just that overwhelming.  for more on that, click on the video above, then come on back and let’s discuss.

So again, the reasons are many as to why I’ve partnered with ID Life, but here’s another: our nutritional assessment cross-references for these kinds of contraindications, with a current list of over 300 conditions/interactions.  And that’s a “live” list that is continually checked, updated and validated via our scientific advisory board.  No one else in the industry does this. No one.

And you can’t get that information from bloodwork.  Or from memory.  Not that I’m down on bloodwork (or memory!), but these are tools that serve other purposes.  And in the case of bloodwork, that purpose is to take a “dip in the river” check every so often if need be to ensure all is going well.  Or, if additional tweaking is required for specific cases, AFTER the baseline program has been set.  And for 99% of the population that “if need be” is… never.  Unless, like me, you’re just a curious geek.

Now the doc in this clip has to toe the party line on the efficacy of supplements, specifically here in regard to coral calcium.  And I get it; until ID Life came along, the industry was rife with unscrupulous players whose products contained (in many cases) zilch of the product they were purported to contain.  So yeah, no doubt these products didn’t work.  Go figure…

Like many things in life, you get what you pay for.  Top quality active ingredients are expensive (shocker!), and so is the testing and follow-on QA that assures efficacy of the product.  But your health is worth it.

So yes, these contraindications are real, and they, in some cases, are severe.

And to the extent that you may currently be supplementing concurrent with a pharmaceutical regimen with no ill effects may simply mean that your supplements contain none of the “active ingredient” that they’re supposed to contain.

Just something to consider.

In health, fitness, and ancestral wellness –





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