So I decided to add herbal supplements to the mix. I'm starting out small so as not to overwhelm the ol' bod, but so far I am pleasantly surprised at the results. This is my new arsenal:
Let's start with flax oil. I have it sitting in the fridge next to the bottled water so that I will remember to take it. Not only does it look like something that should go in my car engine, it is how I imagine a tablespoon of Valvoline might taste. I'm supposed to ingest 1-3 tablespoons per day. Right now I can barely get one down. And my lips feel oily afterwards.
My next dose was the B-complex in liquid form. You have to put it under your tongue and leave it there for 30 seconds. They might as well have said 30 minutes. It's the longest 30 seconds you will ever endure. I'd almost rather walk over hot coals for 30 seconds, but that won't help my thyroid.
Then I made myself a steaming cup of Yerba Mate tea. Have you ever tasted dirt? Maybe as a kid? I played quite a bit in the dirt as a child and I think I remember this same taste in my mouth at the end of the day. But you know what? I drank it all because I'm finally wearing my big girl panties and realize that this is good for me.
Thankfully, the primrose oil came in gel caps. The other supplements I decided to nix in favor of an organic multi-vitamin made especially for women. This vitamin had many of the supplements I was going to purchase separately such as D, Selenium, and Calcium.
Last night after the tasty trio of flax, Yerba Mate, and B-complex, I felt good enough to take the dogs for a walk. And this morning, I ingested the same cocktail again, along with the multi-vitamin, and now I'm going to clean the bathrooms.
Except for my mouth tasting like it just had an oil change, I feel great! I am worried, however, that Double D will mistake me for his Honda.