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How should I supplement?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 08, 2011 at 8:49 AM

First off, as I am quite aware, there are some people who might dislike that I'm pescetarian, meaning I don't eat any meat other than fish. But please, avoid preaching to me about the benefits of eating other meats, as I know what they are and I am not against the consumption of them whatsoever.

But given that I don't eat those, I'm wondering what sorts of supplements would be worth investing in? I live in Alaska, so vitamin D is prescribed to about 99 percent of the population... Other than that though, I'm not sure.

This is a run-down of the foods I've got stocked up now (so you know what my meals already include)...:

Almonds, pecans, walnuts
Organic, free roaming eggs (and when I can, I get locally laid)
Spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, green beans, zucchini, avocado, onions, garlic, tri colored peppers
EVOO, Coconut oil, clarified butter
Wild caught cod, Wild caught Alaska salmon(soooo good!), and wild caught bay scallops
Blueberries, strawberries, a coconut, lemons, and apples (all organic)

Err, also, any foods I should include in my next grocery list would be helpful :) I want to avoid having to supplement with pills as much as possible, so I'm trying to get a wide variety of foods. Thanks much :D

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 11, 2011
at 01:46 PM

Hah, yeah Dave. I doubt it.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on November 09, 2011
at 01:50 PM

I don't think a pescatarian is likely to have a fish oil deficiency!

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Okay :) That gave me a clearer picture. Thanks! I'm really working with a small budget right now, but I think I can figure something out as far as including that in my supplements. How many mgs should I be taking? Lol, nope, no prison for me. Although in the movies, those prisoners get pretty fit... Maybe I should be? Just kidding.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I could maaaybe tolerate it now, however. My taste buds are quite a bit different. I also couldn't stand the taste or texture of almonds, but... Now they are my favorite :D

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 08:38 PM

Perhaps it wasn't fresh... But when I was young, I remember my friend J's mom gave it to her, and I tried it once, hating it.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Thank you :) It's good to hear that the foods I've got are the right building blocks. I will definitely do what you suggested at the bottom, maybe over the course of a few days (since my meals differ), and then wherever I'm consistently low, I'll supplement. And yes, I'd rather not take extra fish oil... I love me some fish, but the oil is disgusting.

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on November 08, 2011
at 06:41 PM

haha, ya Kenzie I also, when I can, get locally laid, but I'm not adverse to a holiday fling.

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on November 08, 2011
at 02:26 PM

Well obviously you havent tasted fresh cod liver, its very mild in taste. I would try to include it in diet, if its easily available.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 08, 2011
at 01:22 PM

To clarify it, thermogenesis activates specific mitochondrial pathways which are among other things controlled by their membrane quality and thyroid status. Anything that helps mitochondria will make you feel better. Since you live in very cold climate, unless you are in prison, your mitos will have additional job to do and it makes sense to strengthen them up.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Ooooh, okay. Phew, that was a lot of technical terms, that sort of went over my head. But I researched more about q-10 and it sounds like something I would be interested in buying, if I can afford it! Thank you :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 08, 2011
at 11:54 AM

No, you are not confused, I am confused. I said thermophilic while I was thinking about thermogenic (corrected it now). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermogenesis#Non-shivering_thermogenesis.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 10:41 AM

Oh yes... Err, I used to take cod liver oil supplements. BLAGH.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 10:40 AM

Thank you, I will! I like mushrooms... And as far as the supplements, I did think b12 would get recommended... I should start taking that again, and I appreciate the help with the others as well. I'm curious though... I had to look up thermophile, and it told me that it survived in HIGH temperatures. Correct me if I'm wrong, but given that Alaska has undeniably cold winters, and usually mild summers, I can't imagine it would survive well here... Right? Or am I confused (this happens often...)?

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on November 08, 2011
at 10:33 AM

Haha, yeah, those dang tourists just come here thinking with a cargo pants pocket full of petty cash, they can get whatever they want! Screw them! (Or not.. Er...) Alaska is pretty nice, in a lot of ways. Wonderful scenery, good for hiking during the summers, but the winters can get pretty looong. Luckily, I live in a more mild area of AK, so the weather hardly ever drops under -20. Heh. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful in the winter too, absolutely! We've got wonderful fishing, and for those who do eat other meats, hunting is good too.

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on November 08, 2011
at 10:07 AM

Alaska must be cool - I've never seen an ambulant egg! Good, too, about getting locally laid. Want to avoid those tourists... :)

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on November 08, 2011
at 10:04 AM

LOL I just realized, locally laid, when taken out of context, struck my funny bone. Ahem. >Resumes maturity.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 08, 2011
at 09:36 AM

I would add shiitake to your grocery list.

You should supplement B12 (as methylcobamalmin) and K2. I would also say C since iron is mostly found in meats and C boosts absorption which women of your age need badly.

Other then that, you can think about mitochondrial support - Q10 particularly - especially given the high thermogenic profile you must have there.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 08, 2011
at 10:40 AM

Thank you, I will! I like mushrooms... And as far as the supplements, I did think b12 would get recommended... I should start taking that again, and I appreciate the help with the others as well. I'm curious though... I had to look up thermophile, and it told me that it survived in HIGH temperatures. Correct me if I'm wrong, but given that Alaska has undeniably cold winters, and usually mild summers, I can't imagine it would survive well here... Right? Or am I confused (this happens often...)?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 08, 2011
at 01:22 PM

To clarify it, thermogenesis activates specific mitochondrial pathways which are among other things controlled by their membrane quality and thyroid status. Anything that helps mitochondria will make you feel better. Since you live in very cold climate, unless you are in prison, your mitos will have additional job to do and it makes sense to strengthen them up.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 08, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Ooooh, okay. Phew, that was a lot of technical terms, that sort of went over my head. But I researched more about q-10 and it sounds like something I would be interested in buying, if I can afford it! Thank you :)

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 08, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Okay :) That gave me a clearer picture. Thanks! I'm really working with a small budget right now, but I think I can figure something out as far as including that in my supplements. How many mgs should I be taking? Lol, nope, no prison for me. Although in the movies, those prisoners get pretty fit... Maybe I should be? Just kidding.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 08, 2011
at 11:54 AM

No, you are not confused, I am confused. I said thermophilic while I was thinking about thermogenic (corrected it now). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermogenesis#Non-shivering_thermogenesis.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on November 08, 2011
at 02:30 PM

I think you can get most of what you need from food and what you eat looks amazing to me.

A couple of refs:

http://jackkruse.com/what-are-the-top-ten-paleo-supplements/

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=1066

Pretty much in line with Majkinetor. I doubt you need extra fish oil - haha! One thing you might consider is magnesium - it's important along with K & D to transport calcium into bone tissue. You might be getting enough from your food or you might not - you might want to plug in some sample days into FitDay or a similar nutrient calculator to see where you could be low.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on November 09, 2011
at 01:50 PM

I don't think a pescatarian is likely to have a fish oil deficiency!

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 08, 2011
at 08:37 PM

Thank you :) It's good to hear that the foods I've got are the right building blocks. I will definitely do what you suggested at the bottom, maybe over the course of a few days (since my meals differ), and then wherever I'm consistently low, I'll supplement. And yes, I'd rather not take extra fish oil... I love me some fish, but the oil is disgusting.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 11, 2011
at 01:46 PM

Hah, yeah Dave. I doubt it.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on November 08, 2011
at 09:54 AM

You should be able to get fresh whole cod liver in Alaska?

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 08, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I could maaaybe tolerate it now, however. My taste buds are quite a bit different. I also couldn't stand the taste or texture of almonds, but... Now they are my favorite :D

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 08, 2011
at 08:38 PM

Perhaps it wasn't fresh... But when I was young, I remember my friend J's mom gave it to her, and I tried it once, hating it.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on November 08, 2011
at 10:41 AM

Oh yes... Err, I used to take cod liver oil supplements. BLAGH.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on November 08, 2011
at 02:26 PM

Well obviously you havent tasted fresh cod liver, its very mild in taste. I would try to include it in diet, if its easily available.

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