Nutrition

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates

People often ask me if we really need to take "Nutritional Supplements". If we try to eat pretty well most of the time, are taking extra vitamins and minerals necessary? The answer is "YES" and let me express why.

First of all, "Nutritional Supplements" should never and will never replace a healthy diet. Even the word itself... SUPPLEMENT... means "an addition to something" or "something added to make up for a deficiency". "Nutritional Supplements" were never envisioned or developed to take the place of a sensible, healthy diet. So what's the deal?

Even the most health conscious individual is set up to fail because of different factors beyond our control. First of all, in our active lifestles, there will be times when we have to eat out. We may be having a meal at a friends house or we may be grabbing a quick meal when we are traveling. There will be times when we don't have the best food options to choose from. We have all experienced this. But, there is another reason even more important as to why we need to take "Nutritional Supplements" for optimal health.

Foods are not what they once were. We are basically eating from an empty harvest! Despite its appearance, todays fresh produce is far less nutritious than it once was. The bottom line is that most of the soil used today is highly depleted of natural minerals and trace elements. Several factors are contributing to this, including poor farming methods, deforestation and overuse of fungicides and pesticides. If plants are grown in unhealthy soil, then what the plant produces is lacking the proper nutrients it should have as well. Thus, we are consuming foods that may look pretty good on the outside, but the nutritional content is not what it should be.

So what about "Nutritional Supplements"? Are there different types? Are there differences between companies? Most supplements that you find on the shelves of drug stores, supermarkets, discount stores, warehouse stores and even health food stores, are made of synthetic isolated components of the vitamin complex that are manufactured in a laboratory setting. Compare this to "Whole Food Supplements", which are manufactured from... whole foods. When you understand the differences you will see that "Whole Food Supplements" are the only supplements the body biochemically recognizes and can fully utilize.

Standard Process Whole Food Supplements:

At our office, we believe that given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing ability of keeping itself healthy. We also believe that nutrition should be individualized to meet each patient's needs. For these reasons and many more, we proudly recommend Standard Process whole food supplements. This company is considered the best in the industry and has been in business since 1929.