“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a nutritional deficiency.”
- Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of 2 Nobel Prizes
What is nutrition?
Nutrition: n. (from dictionary.com)
“The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues”
Let’s think about that. Using food for growth and replacement of tissues . . . sounds like a good approach to healing, doesn’t it? That is the premise for whole food nutritional supplementation. Whole food nutritional supplements are the only supplements used in our office. Vitamins in their natural state always exist as living complexes with specific synergistic co-factors, enzymes, phytonutrients, and organic mineral activators. A vitamin needs all its synergists to function. Whole food supplements contain all these synergistic cofactors. Not only are our high quality supplements derived from whole foods, they are grown organically and cold pressed.
“The assumption that human technology could improve on the wisdom of Nature has become a primary cause of disease in the modern world. We dissect food, take out the most glaringly obvious parts, attempt to recreate them in a laboratory, and label them as ‘active ingredients’. In fact, it is the symphony of nutrients working synergistically that provides the quantum healing power of whole foods.”
-September, 2002 issue of American Journal of Natural Medicine, Patrick Quillan, PhD.
I eat really healthy. Why do I need whole food nutritional supplements?
Unfortunately, in today’s modern world our soils have been depleted of minerals due to pesticide use by the farming industry. Unless you are eating organically grown fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy, you may be losing very valuable nutrients from your food. Most Americans don’t make good food choices. With their fast paced lives, they are eating too much fast food, highly refined sugars, and too little organic raw vegetables and fruits. When was the last time you ate a beet or seaweed? Beets are a good source of folate, potassium, and vitamin C. In fact, beet root has been known to help cleanse the liver. Seaweed is an excellent source of B vitamins and iodine, a mineral required by the thyroid gland for proper function. If you’re not eating some of these foods, you may need to supplement your diet with whole food vitamins.
What type of testing can be done to determine if I am deficient in vitamins and minerals?
We offer hair analysis testing, which can be very informative about your condition. Not only will it reveal the vitamin and mineral imbalances, it may also show heavy metal toxicities that may be interfering with the healing process. The lab we use is very reputable and consistent.
What types of conditions could be associated with nutritional imbalances?
Virtually every action and reaction in the body relies on vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. If you are in imbalance, many systems in your body could be affected. These include the endocrine system (pineal gland, pituitary gland, thymus gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries, and testes), the digestive system, the musculoskeletal system, etc. More specifically, nutritional imbalances can be associated with constipation, GERD, diarrhea, infertility, PMS, musculoskeletal disorders, fatigue, headaches, weight gain, thyroid disorders, menopausal symptoms, and many more. Any nutritional program we recommend would augment any medical treatment you are already seeking.
Feel free to contact us to set up a nutritional consultation with Dr. Young. We can discuss your needs and tailor a specific nutritional program, depending on:
your symptom survey form
body composition analysis
nutritional evaluation, including your food diary and exercise log