Vital Substances the Body Needs
Vitamins, minerals and supplements can help you get enough of the vital substances your body needs to function; while others may help reduce the risk of disease. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when you are making lifestyle habit changes, such as embarking on living a healthier life.
It is important to keep in mind the importance of feeding your body the correct nutrients to keep it healthy and running smoothly. Because you’ll be changing your eating habits, you will likely need additional supplementation to get the nutrients you need to avoid vitamin deficiency.
Micronutrients to nourish your body.
Supplementing is a preventative approach to maintaining and improving health long-term, especially in people who have been overweight, suffer from illness, are vegetarians or vegans.
Most supplements can be found in the foods we eat but in today’s high consumption of processed foods as well as wide-spread soil mineral depletion, most Americans are lacking in the recommended amount. This often leads to poor health, disease and obesity. In addition, the ability to utilize supplements diminishes as we age. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, bone health, immune function and other functions.
We will help you choose the right supplements for you, your weight loss goals and to help reduce your chances of developing diseases over time.
Do you get confused with the many vitamin options at the counter?
You are not alone.
Many of our patients can be overwhelmed by the vast array of supplements we recommend: direct effect, indirect effect, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, essential fatty acids, fat burners, fish oils, sleep aids, hormone replacements, etc. You might be asking yourself right now, “Is supplementing really necessary?” We say, “Yes!”
Supplementing is a preventative approach to maintaining and improving health in addition to improving your chances of successful weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. And as new scientific evidence is reported every day, supplement recommendations will continually be updated.
The average lifespan is getting longer and longer each year.
In order to live a quality life at a healthy weight during those extended years, you will need to adopt an optimum eating style, which includes supplementing your diet with quality products that will reduce or retard the oxidative process that occurs in your body over time from aging, poor diet, stress, and environment. This oxidative process promotes an inflammatory state in the body, especially when obesity is present, which blocks the ability to burn fat and build muscle in addition to promoting degenerative illnesses including heart disease and some cancers.
Focus on living a longer, healthier life!
Do not be concerned with weight issues alone, but ultimately long-term health – living longer and living healthier.
For our purposes, we can divide these vitamins and minerals into two groups— ones that have a direct effect on health and weight loss, and ones that have a direct effect on health, but an indirect effect on weight loss by improving health. We know ill health, or almost any illness, will impede weight loss and make weight maintenance more difficult. Anything that improves health in the long run will help with weight loss and weight maintenance. Ask us how you can improve your health! Call today.
Review the supplement hand-out we provide for guidance on what supplements might be best for you. For those of you on a medically supervised diet plan, please consult with your practitioner or nutritionist for appropriate recommendations.