Learn more about us
here at Best Liquid Vitamins.
This is where you will learn:
- Why we got involved in nutrition.
- Why we love natural whole food sources for vitamins and
- And how BLV Health Watch became the popular online
newsletter it is today.
Why We Got Involved In
It happened in my early twenties. That's the
year my metabolism went totally nuts and I received a
serious wake-up call that transformed my life, forever. My
name is Karen Myers, and I'd like to thank you for
visiting Best Liquid Vitamins and taking time to learn
more about us here.
The wake-up call I'm referring to above is
about an inherited gene --- the rheumatoid arthritis gene.
It "woke up" in my body and threw my thyroid into a total
When it happened, my body began melting away to skin and
Over a 6 week period I dropped from a very healthy 121
pounds down to a mere 89 pounds. The bizarre part to this story
was that I was consuming anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000
calories per day! And yet, I felt like I was starving all the
It was a scary period for me...
My doctor at the time ran a ton of tests, every blood test
you can imagine, and only the rheumatoid gene showed up. In
those days (early 70's) he didn't take alternative health
options seriously. His advice? There will eventually be some
crippling, nothing we can do about that. When you start feeling
pain or stiffness - take aspirin.
That same year I started seeing a new chiropractor who
informed me I also had osteoporosis in a small area in my
Imagine. I was only in my early twenties and my body was
beginning to look and feel like a total wreck.
The entire experience was a HUGE wake-up call for me to
start taking positive health steps. It was also the beginning
of my journey into alternative health options and my serious
study of better health through nutrition began.
Why We Love Natural
Whole Food Sources for Vitamins and Minerals
When you struggle almost daily with any health
challenge, you tend to take what you eat and what you
drink a bit more seriously.
In the case of the rheumatoid gene, you know
there are certain foods that can be quite inflammatory, other
foods and juices that can be quite soothing, and still others
that can make you feel like a million bucks!
The more I tried to learn about which foods to
avoid, the more fascinated I became... particularly when I
discovered how some foods can react together -- in some
cases producing the opposite effect they would have when eaten
My fascination with using whole food
sources for vitamins and minerals grew significantly
when I discovered juicing.
Now, thanks to my juicer, I could enjoy the
benefits of the entire fruit or the entire vegetable (for most
fruits and vegetables -- not all). And greens, when mixed
properly, could produce some truly stunning results, immediate
results that I could actually see.
Needless to say, a few experiments turned out
really bad. Ugh!
Don't get me wrong... I still supplement on
occasion, particularly at certain times of the year when fresh
produce is hard to come by. And I work closely with health
professionals, regularly consulting my doctor, chiropractor,
nutritionists and an excellent nurse practitioner in
our area when the need arises.
How BLV Health Watch
I'm one of those kinds of people that when I
discover something exciting or learn something
important... I want to share it with the world. That's when I
started the small newsletter -- BLV Health Watch -- which I
used to write about once per month.
Over time, news on natural sciences seemed to
be catching up with my enthusiasm for the subject and the
frequency of BLV Health Watch articles increased...
Then came the proliferation of food safety
issues which seemed to be occurring with increasing frequency
and our BLV Health Watch Blog was launched in an attempt to
keep up with the news.
Next came the health scares like "Bird Flu" and
"Swine Flu" ...and the realization that there were so many new
anti-biotic resistant emerging diseases popping up.
What began as a simple bi-weekly newsletter
grew into Blog Alerts on health news in addition to our monthly
newsletter covering breaking news on the natural sciences
To be honest, we had no idea the BLV Health Watch
Blog in addition to our regular newsletters would grow to
be so popular.
After all, it is not written by a fleet of
doctors or other health practitioners... it's just loaded with
the new information we tend to come across in our own
enthusiasm and passion for the subjects of natural health.
It is not intend to diagnose, prevent or cure any
disease. (In fact, you can see that in our
disclaimers at the foot of every page here on our
It is intended to enlighten, to share, to
educate ...and in some cases, even entertain.
Sometimes very serious... sometimes light and
fun... always from the point of view of someone who truly
believes we can get so much from natural whole food resources
on this remarkable planet.
The bottom line is this -- we're happy to share
everything we learn with you through BLV Health Watch and
hope you enjoy each and every issue. Thank you for visiting