Nutritional therapy is the educated and scientific use of Vitamins, Minerals, phytochemical, promorphogens, Enzymes, essential amino acids and fatty acids to balance the body's chemical and physiological processes.
True nutritional therapy does not treat disease processes or simply pacify symptoms but provides the body with the nutrients necessary to function optimally.
At Marcon Chiropractic & Wellness Center it is our mission to evaluate each patient individually and design a protocol to re-establish chemical and physiological balance, homeostasis. In this process we assess the diet, medical history (including current and past medications) and lifestyle.
What Makes Our Approach Different?
Americans are spending approximately 17 billion dollars a year on supplements but oddly the rate of disease has not been positively affected and even more confusing are the conflicting studies regarding vitamins. The big difference is the type of supplements being bought by the public and used in research; synthetic versus whole food supplements.
Whole food supplements are what their name suggests: Supplements made from concentrated whole foods. The vitamins found within these supplements are not isolated. They are highly complex structures that combine a variety of enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, trace elements, activators and many other unknown or undiscovered factors all working together synergistically, to enable this vitamin complex to do its job in your body.
Isolated nutrients or synthetic nutrients are not natural, in that they are never found by themselves in nature. Taking these isolated nutrients, especially at the ultra-high doses found in formulas today, is more like taking a drug. Studies show the body treats these isolated and synthetic nutrients like xenobiotics (foreign substances).
Not only are isolated nutrients treated like drugs or other chemicals by your body. Like drugs, they can create problems for you too. Nature does not produce any nutrient in an isolated form. The nutrients in foods are blended together in a specific way and work best in that format. For an isolated nutrient to work properly in the body, it needs all the other parts that are naturally present in the food too.
If the parts are not all there from the start, they are taken from the body's stored supply. This is why isolated nutrients often work for a little while, and then seem to stop working. Once your body's store of the extra nutrients is used up, the isolated nutrient you're taking doesn't work as well anymore. Worse yet, a deficiency in these extra nutrients can be created in your body.
And, because most nutrients are isolated from the foods they come in -- using a wide array of potentially nasty solvents and other chemicals -- taking high amounts of these products can also expose you to these potentially toxic chemicals, if care is not taken to remove them. With the burden we are already facing from the high number of chemicals in our environment, why would anyone want to add more?
By Daniel H. Chong, ND
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Over the years these companies have gained my respect and trust as they consistently produce high quality whole food supplements. Moreover, they focus on educating professionals who are not retailers of supplements but health care providers who have relationships with their clients. So, if you haven't seen these names in the local health food store or pharmacy that's because they are relying on professionals to make sure the right products and protocols are being correctly matched to the individuals needs.
Take note that it is not legal to sell or purchase products from Standard Process except through a qualified Representative such as Dr. Marcon.
When it comes to sports supplements, especially protein powders, there is only one company, Beverly International. I have been using UMP with my weight loss clients for years with great results. If you already use Beverly products I recommend you check out our prices which are more than competitive with the Chains and we will advise you on which products will give you the results you are looking for.