A great combination…

As I mentioned earlier, I suffered from numerous painful health issues…but thanks to some amazing superfoods, the pain has vanished.  The two biggest contributors to my recovery are Shilajit and MSM.

Shilajit is a herb used in the Indian system of medicine (Ayurveda) and contains at least 85 minerals in ionic form, as well as humic and fulvic acid.  Shilajit is obtained from rocks in the Himalayan region – it is an end product of plant matter that has decomposed centuries ago and got dumped in mountains and due to pressure, got preserved in mountains.  It is pale brown to blackish brown in color.  In Sanskrit, Shilajit means “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.”  Here are some facts about Shilajit:

– Enhances strength, stamina, and stress relief

– Shilajit is an anti-aging herb and is a natural aphrodisiac

– Great remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and other joint related

problems and back pain

– It is said to work as a natural anti-inflammatory

– Strengthens our nervous system

– Considered the “drug” of choice in disorders such as depression, mental stress, epilepsy,

and mental fatigue

– Helps in purifying blood

– Effective in controlling blood pressure levels

– Well used in treating diabetes cases, as it is very helpful in metabolizing glucose in

the blood stream

– Restores damaged cells and neutralizes toxins

According to legend in India, shilajit is considered to be nectar from God, given to mankind to live life youthfully and become immortal.

Here is David Wolfe talking a little bit about MSM:


MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring nutrient and organic form of sulfur.  It is a pure, stable, white crystalline powder and when taken in combination with vitamin C (such as camu camu or acerola cherry) there is a positive collaborative effect on building healthier cells.  MSM can relieve pain and inflammation, along with restoring flexibility and permeability to cell walls.  It decreases the pressure inside the cells and removes toxins.  According to one website (www.all-natural.com/msm.html), MSM can help with:

– Acne                                                                                 – Digestive Disorders

– Allergies                                                                         – Fragile Hair and Nails

– Arthritis                                                                         – Migraine Headaches

– Asthma                                                                           – Muscle Pain and Cramps

– Candida Yeast Infections                                        – Parasites

– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome                                        – Skin Damage and Aging

– Chronic Fatigue                                                          – Toxic Build-Up

– Constipation                                                                – Ulcers

– Diabetes

It is crazy to think that just by taking these two superfoods, I was able to eliminate numerous medications and vitamins….this brings peace of mind knowing that I am ingesting something all natural and organic.  I incorporate MSM and Shilajit in drinks/smoothies or I make veggie capsules.

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe,”  – Marcus Aurelius