What we eat and the dietary supplements and herbals we take in can affect us in any number of ways. Diabetes, digestive problems, weight gain or weight loss, nervousness, anemia, constipation, unusual cravings (such as excessive salt or sugar), plus a number of other signs and symptoms can indicate a need for nutritional therapy in the form of whole food supplements and herbals, or even nutritional IV therapy.
Oral Nutritional and Dietary Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals and Herbals
As a nation, we eat poor-quality foods that have been stripped of nutrients. We do not consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of us get our whole grains from instant or refined white rice, refined wheat breads, pastas, and cereal. We eat a tremendous amount of prepackaged, pre-made meals. One-quarter of Americans eat at fast food restaurants each day. Americans are overfed and undernourished. We eat plenty but we are still starving!
The foods we eat are not providing our bodies with the nutrition it needs to survive and be healthy. We are starving our bodies and we are sick. We suffer from diabetes, heart attacks, obesity, and the list goes on and on.
There is Good News!
Given proper nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. If properly fed and given the right nutrients, the human body is designed to repair itself. To do so, we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise, and, when necessary, take high-quality supplements made from whole foods.
Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet, all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form. Whole food supplements are made by concentrating foods and herbs for use as dietary supplements. When prepared correctly, they supply a multitude of the foods and herbs beneficial phytochemical components. Whole foods provide nutrients that work synergistically. They work together to provide you with optimal nutrition for good health.
We can work with you to tailor a nutritional supplement program that fits your specific needs (based on your hair analysis, food sensitivity analysis and/or constitutional assessment among other things).
IV Nutritional Supplements
Intravenous (IV) Nutritional supplementation is the therapeutic use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants administered directly into the bloodstream. The advantage is that an IV can bypass the gastrointestinal system where many nutrients may get lost. In addition, higher amounts of certain nutrients can be administered in a safe, healthy manner.
You are invited to relax in a recliner, eliminating all pressure from your lower back, with blankets available for your comfort. The nutrients used are those that are required by the body to function on a day-to-day basis. Due to illness, stress or certain medications, some of those essential minerals and vitamins are depleted, and IV nutrition can help to replenish the necessary stores of those nutrients.
Patients opt to have an IV for prevention of illness, before traveling for vacation, during times of stress or to replenish lost electrolytes from chronic illness. We can help you decide if this therapy is right for you.