Dr. Stokes health articles, tips and videos
Dr. Stokes health articles, tips and videos
Would you spend $100 a month on supplements?
One of the first things patients will do when I make recommendations is to shop the list at the local drug store or the vitamin section of Wal-Mart. If you think that all vitamins are the same, you are wrong. Other products are synthetic and similar to drugs in many ways. For example, the supplement B12 is cyanocobalamin. Low-end vitamin manufacturers won't tell you that this form of B-12 is bound to a toxic cyanide molecule that must then be detoxified by your liver. Cyanide is a known poison, but you won’t know that by reading the label. You see the FDA has not defined the word natural so it can be used it legally to describe just about anything. Another example is calcium supplements. The most common drugstore supplement is calcium carbonate, which is not usable in the body. Calcium Carbonate is limestone, yet it is promoted as a natural supplement. You can go outside and lick the sidewalk; it will be the same thing, and it won’t help anything.
Whole food concentrates from Standard Process are different. They are of low potency because they represent nature. A good example is synthetic Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) which usually comes in the form of 500 or 1,000 mg pills. A slice or orange has about 10 mg of vitamin C, and yet it can prevent scurvy. What’s the difference? The orange has many other elements that are only found in the orange and cannot be made in a lab. It turns out that those unreproducible things are the key.
Think about the difference between the natural sugar found in an apple and the white, crystalline stuff that you put in your coffee every morning. The scientists (who work for the chemical companies) will tell you it’s the same, that sugar is sugar. They will tell you that drinking a glass of orange juice is the same as a can of Coke Cola.
Here in America, synthetic nutrition is marketed with such stellar budgets that the principles of whole foods have been forgotten. So what’s the simple difference between artificial and whole food nutrition? Well, it's the difference between something that's living and something that's dead. Throw out your synthetic vitamins, start following these recommendations and then contact me with your success stories.
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Adrenal Tonic Phytosynergist (Mediherb): This contains Ashwagandha, Licorice, Rehmannia, and Echinacea. Use 5 ml 3-4 times a day. These herbs work together to facilitate the body’s normal response to stress.
$68.50 (200 mL)
Ashwagandha 1:1 Extract (Mediherb): Ashwagandha can encourage healthy response to environmental stresses, ease the effects of temporary everyday life changes, promote an overall feeling of well-being, and support the body as it ages. Take 20-45 ml per week.
$90.50 (200 mL)
Betafood (Standard Process): 3-6 pills a day. This is a fantastic natural supplement that will help rejuvenate your liver in just six months and also lowers homocysteine levels dramatically.
$16.50 90 Tablets, $30.50 (180 Tablets)
Black Currant Seed Oil (Standard Process): Organic cold pressed concentrate of the black currant seed. Recommending 6 of these pearls a day taken on an empty stomach.
$16.50 60 perles, $45.50 (180 Perles)
Boswellia Complex (Mediherb): This is the number one product when inflammation is the underlying problem. It contains Boswellia, Celery Seed, Ginger and Turmeric and comes in a tablet form. You will need to take two tablets three times a day. This formulation helps all types of arthritis, back pain, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis.
$22.50 (40 Tablets), $71.00 (120 tablets)
Calamari Omega 3 Liquid (Standard Process): This is the most potent omega three supplement available, and it is in liquid form, so it is easy for children and people who do not like to swallow pills. 1-3 teaspoons per day will usually resolve any deficiency. The only choice for the with a desaturase enzyme deficiency.
$48.50 (200 mL)
Calcium Lactate (Standard Process): Take 4-12 a day or 1/3 to 1 teaspoon of powder. Useful for fevers, infections, cramps, hyperthyroidism, osteoporosis, herpes, canker sores, insomnia, physiological relaxer, soft tissue repair.
$10.00 (90 Tablets), $25.00 (330 Tablets), $49.50 (800 Tablets), $42.00 (12 Ounces)
California Poppy 1:2 Liquid Extract (Mediherb): This is a member of the poppy family and has an opiate analgesic activity which is very effective for relief of intense and systemic pain. It comes in a liquid extract (200ml), and I usually recommend 5 ml dosages, up to a maximum weekly dose of about 40 ml. $60.50 (200 mL)
Chaste Tree (Mediherb): Benefits infertility in both men and women. Relief of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and infertility due to decreased progesterone levels. Helps with hormonal acne in men and women. Supports melatonin and therefore can help with insomnia. Take one tablet daily for PMS and two tablets 2-3 times a day for more severe problems.
$18.50 (40 Tablets), $47.50 (120 Tablets)
Chlorophyll Complex (Standard Process): Made from alfalfa, buckwheat, pea vines, tillandsia, sesame seeds, and soybeans. 3-9 of these on an empty stomach to assist in all forms of healing.
$25.00 (60 Perles), $84.50 (240 Perles)
Colax (Mediherb) which contains the herb Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana). Take 1-4 tablets before bed. It takes about 8 hours to work.
$25.50 (40 Tablets)
Cruciferous Complete (Standard Process): 3-9 pills a day. This product contains Kale and brussels sprouts, both excellent sources of sulforaphane. As a bonus taking this product will also help your joints by producing glucosamine sulfate.
$27.00 (90 Tables)
Cyruta Plus (Standard Process): Supports capillary integrity and function while also helping to support healthy peripheral circulation. Take 3 -12 per day with a full glass of water.
$14.50 (90 Tablets), $48.50 (360 Tablets)
Diaplex (Standard Process): Encourages healthy blood sugar metabolism and supports healthy function of the pancreas when combined with a balanced diet. 3-9 a day after a meal.
$40.50 (150 Capsules)
Echinacea (Mediherb): Echinacea is a robust immune system modulator. Take two tablets three times a day as an aggressive dose or 1 tablet 2-3 times a day as a preventive.
$34.00 (40 Tablets) $97.00 (120 Tablets)
Echinacea Premium Blend Liquid Extract 1:2 (Mediherb): up to 40 ml a week dosage in 5 ml servings.
$84.00 (200 mL), $188.50 (500 mL)
Enzycore (Standard Process): A vegetarian digestive enzyme formula that does not contain HCl, so it is suitable for sensitive patients. Enzycore is a comprehensive blend of enzymes, glutamine, and whole food ingredients designed to support healthy digestion and maximize nutrient absorption. Take 1-2 with each meal.
$34.00 (150 Capsule)
Garlic 5000 mg (Mediherb): Each tablet is formulated to be equivalent to one whole, fresh clove of Garlic. Lowers blood lipids, treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, peripheral circulation, helps modify bowel flora and reduces heavy metal burden. Take 1-2 tablets daily.
$23.00 (40 Tablets)
Ganoderma & Shiitake (Mediherb): Provide the best source of Beta Glucan available, take one tablet three times per day.
$33.00 (40 Tablets)
Ginkgo Biloba 2:1 Extract (Mediherb): The effects of ginkgo are not immediate and require 4-8 weeks to see the significant benefits. Start now, use 21-28 ml per week. I have used it to correct dizziness and peripheral circulation disorders like those seen in neuropathy.
$91.00 (200 mL)
Gotu Kola Liquid Extract 1:1 (Mediherb): Diabetic neuropathy, ulcers, burns, cellulitis, scleroderma and most importantly damaged muscles, ligaments and spinal discs all can benefit from it’s healing properties. Take a 5 ml dose, 15-40 ml per week. It can also be mixed with cream to make topical medicine by mixing use 5 ml in 45 grams of vitamin E cream.
$56.50 (200 mL)
Gut Flora Complex (Mediherb): 1 to 2 capsules three times per day. This mixture is a combination of essential oils and herbs like Oregano and Aniseed to kill the bad bugs.
$42.00 (40 Tablets)
Gymnema 4g (Mediherb): For diabetics and blood sugar support. You can take one tablet three times a day.
$21.50 (40 Tablets), $58.50 (120 Tablets)
Gymnema 1:1 Liquid Extract (Mediherb): 25-75 ml a week.
$57.50 (200 mL)
Hawthorn (Mediherb): Lowers the oxygen requirements of the heart muscle and promotes re-vascularization of the heart. It helps with peripheral circulation, arrhythmias, tachycardia, and arteriosclerosis. 1-3 tablets daily.
$22.50 (40 Tablets)
Inositol Power (Standard Process): Diabetes, muscle and nerve pain, ADD, ADHD, OCD, SAD. Works with choline in phospholipid formation in the liver. Take 1/4 to 1 teaspoon a day.
$50.59 (10 ounces)
Linum B6 (Standard Process): Cold pressed oil from organically grown flaxseeds and then some added B6. This is the most fragile of all oils, so it is very important to find quality organic products. Recommending 6 of these pearls a day taken on an empty stomach.
$16.50 (120 Perles)
LivCo (Mediherb): Any condition associated with reduced liver function such as headaches, allergies, skin problems, food intolerance, nausea, and constipation will benefit from detoxification. There is both Schisandra and Rosemary leaf in this product and also Milk Thistle, for general support. Dose 1-2 tablets three times a day.
$28.50 (40 Tablets), $80.50 (120 Tablets)
Livton Complex (Mediherb): For gallbladder disorders and symptoms like loss of appetite, flatulence, nausea, intestinal bloating and constipation will usually indicate the need. Taking a tablet 3-4 times a day seems to work best.
$33.50 (40 Tablets), $94.00 (120 Tablets)
ProstaCo (Mediherb): A unique combination of liposterolic extract of Saw Palmetto, Nettle Root and Crataeva bark in a base of pumpkin seed oil which supports a healthy prostate gland. Take two capsules twice a day. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, inflammation of the male urinary tract and chronic prostatitis all can benefit from this supplement. 2 capsules, twice a day.
$93.00 (120 Capsules)
ProSynbiotic (Standard Process): Take three a day. This is a blend of four research-supported probiotic strains and two prebiotic fibers to support gut flora and overall intestinal health.
$39.00 (90 Capsules)
Protefood (Standard Process): 1-2 a day supplies a very high concentration of the essential amino acids.
$30.00 (90 Capsules)
Rhodiola & Ginseng (Mediherb): For patients who are run down, fatigued and suffering from adrenal depletion. Cases of fibromyalgia, poor memory, ADHD, sexual dysfunction and patients looking to enhance athletic performance all will benefit from this tonic formula. 1-2 tablets two times a day is recommended dosage.
$46.00 (60 Capsules)
Saligesic (Mediherb): This is a high potency white willow bark extract that reduces pain and also holds some anti- inflammation benefits. Take two tablets three times a day in severe pain cases.
$41.50 (40 Tablets)
Silymarin (Mediherb): 1 tablet three times per day. Silymarin is manufactured from Milk Thistle extract. Supports healthy liver function and tissue integrity, protect liver tissue by supporting normal cellular defenses, aid in the elimination of routine toxin accumulation in the liver, encourage healthy protein synthesis and promote a healthy response to environmental stresses.
$27.00 (60 Tablets)
Slippery Elm Powder/ Burdock Complex (Mediherb): 1 heaping teaspoon mixed with half a cup of water three times a day followed by plenty of water or 1 tablet 3 times a day. This provides the food for the healthy bacteria.
$43.00 (60 Tablets)
SP Cleanse (Standard Process): Combines 20 whole unique food and botanical ingredients designed to support the body’s normal toxin-removal processes. Five capsules per serving.
$24.00 (150 Capsules)
SP Complete Shake (Standard Process): A convenient powder that offers essential whole food nutrition with protein, fiber, and calcium to support the immune system, intestinal, and muscular health. Contains rice protein, flax meal, calcium citrate, magnesium citrate, buckwheat (leaf), Brussels sprouts (whole plant), kale (whole plant), choline bitartrate, inositol, alfalfa (whole plant) juice powder, sunflower lecithin powder, grape (seed) extract, carrot (root) powder, and red wine extract. This is the perfect meal replacement product. Use two scoops per shake.
$68.00 (32 oz.)
St. John’s Wort Liquid Extract 1:2 (Mediherb): For depression and viral infections such as herpes, Epstein-Barr virus and other envelope viral infections like hepatitis. Take a 5ml dose, up to 40 ml a week.
$56.50 (200 mL)
Thyroid Complex (Mediherb): Contains three highly synergistic herbs: Bladderwrack, Ashwagandha and Bacopa with 600 mcg of iodine. 2 tablets twice a day, contraindicated in cases of hyperthyroidism.
$28.00 (40 Tablets), $81.00 (120 Tablets)
Tribulus (Mediherb): Boost male and female libido. Enhance athletic performance, stamina, and endurance. Take one tablet 2-3 times per day.
$50.50 (40 Tablets)
Valerian Complex (Mediherb), 2-3 tablets 1 hour before bed it will put, even the most alert person to sleep. Valerian Complex contains Valerian, Passion Flower and Ziziphus.
$33.00 (40 Tablets)
Veg-E Complete Pro (Standard Process): Combines organic peas, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds in a complete vegan protein. One serving of powder provides 15 grams of protein (organic plant-based) and makes a convenient shake when mixed with water. Use two scoops per serving.
$59.00 (26 Ounces)
Vitanox (Mediherb): Contains grape seed extract and green tea. Take one tablet 1-2 times a day and up to 6 a day in complicated severe cases short-term. It promotes circulation, is an anti- inflammatory, inhibits viral replication in the gut, may be useful in cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, macular degeneration, and liver disease.
$36.50 (40 Tablets), $103.00 (120 Tablets)
Wild Yam Complex (Mediherb): Wild Yam Complex combines a range of herbs including Wild Yam, Shatavari, Black Cohosh and Korean Ginseng that help support women through this life transition. This is the menopause product. Take 1-2 tablets three times a day. It takes about two weeks to start acting.
$36.00 (40 Tablets), $100.00 (120 Tablets)
Zypan (Standard Process): Provides pepsin and HCL to aid the digestive process. Zypan is a source of HCL, pepsin, pancreatin, ammonium chloride and pancreas extracts. This aids in the digestion of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Take between 1-3 after each meal.
$15.00 (90 Tablets), $46.50 (330 Tablets)