While on my fall East Coast book tour, I was traveling from city to city, eating food here and there while doing my ultimate best to stay away from gluten, as I’m celiac. In Whole Foods I decided I wanted to supplement my diet with a good nutrient-based product. I was so pleased to find a “green-red” product void of all-too-common grass fillers, Michael’s Super Defense Food.
I’ve found most products that offer greens or greens and reds are combined with the all-too-common grass fillers such as wheat and barley grass. The topic of ingesting these grasses is controversial among celiacs, and I personally do not do well with them as well as many other celiacs I’ve spoken with.
In speaking with the founder of Michael’s Naturopathic Programs, Michael revealed his purpose in developing this product was to support a cleansing program many of his clients and customers were on. He wanted to offer an easy and successful way for the body to assimilate the nutrients needed on a cleanse in order to help support the body’s organs during a cleanse. The product took off and has been a success, popular among many not on a cleanse.
Kids love the taste as well as adults. Michael mentioned many parents add the product to rice, soy, or almond milk, and the kids think it’s chocolate milk. I had to try this with my rice milk and found it tasted exactly like a delicious carob drink. I shared this with others and they all agreed—delicious and nutritious, slightly sweet. Tremendously nutrient-dense, just a small amount goes a long way. I felt fortified all day with my little scoop each morning. I also felt this “life,” so to speak, even with the first swallow.
Ingredients are easy to read on the website. This one product has over 40 ingredients such as greens, veggies, fruits, digestive enzymes, berries, herbs, mushrooms, probiotics, and antioxidants, with no added sugar, all in one single product.
Michael is a story in himself, having raised healthy children who never went to a doctor. Now he hopes the tradition will continue with his grandchildren.
Anyone can find out more about Michael’s, his supplements, and nutritional programs at www.michaelshealth.com.
The facility is kosher, vegan, non GMO, and nut-, soy-, and of course gluten-free.
Thank you, Michael, for making my book tour a success with your Super Defense Food in my daily combat against an occasional accidental gluten intake and in keeping my energy high during my 3 solid weeks of traveling from city to city. Traveling can be difficult for many celiacs.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.