Daily Supplements


The number of supplements available are in the hundreds, which makes it difficult to sort through exactly what each one provides. RaySahelian.com is the most visited website in the world on natural supplements maintained by a medical doctor.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a list of supplement fact sheets.

Examine.com has extensive information about many supplements along with supporting studies.

We obtain our supplements from two excellent stores.

It's impossible to accurately measure the benefits of these supplements, but we consider the ones we use as positive additions to our nutritional program.


Jack's Supplements
TypeDose
5,000 I.U.
Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons
4,000 mg
200 mg
4 caps.
1 tablet
500 mg
100 mcg
4 mg
400 mg
300 mg
500 mg
MSM (Methylsulfonyl)
1,000 mg
NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine)
600 mg
350 mg
500 mg
540 mg
Barbara's Supplements
TypeDose
5,000 I.U.
Coconut Oil
3 tablespoons
9,000 mg
100 mg
400 mg
1 tablet
500 mg
100 mcg
4 mg
500 mg
300 mg
500 mg
MSM (Methylsulfonyl)
1,000 mg
NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine)
600 mg
350 mg
400 mg

Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017

Gluten: Barbara started a gluten-free diet on December 4, 2012, to alleviate autoimmune disease symptoms.

Two of the most important supplements.

Vitamin D3

More and more studies are showing vitamin D to be an amazing supplement! And on top of this the same studies are showing the American people to be vastly deficient in vitamin D. This is attributable to both a lack of time spent in the sun and a poor diet. An article by Bill Sardi, Just One Pill Away, explains some Vitamin D benefits.

Deficiency or insufficiency has been associated with:

  • adrenal insufficiency
  • Alzheimer's
  • allergies
  • autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • cancers of the colon, breast, skin and prostate
  • depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • diabetes, Type 1 and 2
  • gluten intolerance, lectin intolerance
  • heart disease, hypertension, Syndrome X
  • infertility, sexual dysfunction
  • learning and behavior disorders
  • misaligned teeth and cavities
  • myopia
  • obesity
  • osteopenia, osteoporosis, osteomalacia (adult rickets)
  • Parkinson's
  • PMS
  • psoriasis
  • rickets
  • use of corticosteroids and more...
The Vitamin D Council is a logical location to start reading about this necessary nutrient. Since it is difficult to get enough D3 in food we have elected to take supplements (see the table above). Vitamin D Wiki has more information regarding this supplement than any other site.

Mercola.com has a Vitamin D news and information page with many articles.

Coconut Oil

There are basically two grades of coconut oil; a cooking grade and virgin oil, which is much better for eating and use in drinks. We eat at least the equivalent of 3 tablespoons of coconut oil every day. The highest grade of virgin coconut oil has the best coconut taste. We use Island Fresh Superior Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Amazon.com. It's available at a great price with two day Prime shipping.

Some of the many coconut oil health benefits:

  • Weight loss.
  • Increases metabolism.
  • Helps sluggish thyroids.
  • Increases energy levels.
  • Kills Candida and yeast infections.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels.
  • Clears up skin infections.
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
  • Kills viruses.
  • Improves digestive health.
  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
The highly respected Weston A. Price Foundation web site says:
Myth: Coconut oil causes heart disease.
Truth: When coconut oil was fed as 7% of energy to patients recovering from heart attacks, the patients had greater improvement compared to untreated controls, and no difference compared to patents treated with corn or safflower oils. Populations that consume coconut oil have low rates of heart disease. Coconut oil may also be one of the most useful oils to prevent heart disease because of its antiviral and antimicrobial characteristics.

More good coconut information: