Clinical: Pertaining to the results from clinical use (actual practice on 10s of thousands of patients over many years)
Nutrition: real food, designed by nature, to enable the body to nourish and repair itself and grow healthfully.
Health: state of complete physical, mental and social well being; not merely the absence of disease.
Practitioner: a person who regularly does an activity that requires skill or practice.
It works like this: when a person gets very cold the body shunts blood and bio-energy towards the most vital organs in an innate effort to maintain life. Fingers and toes are left vulnerable to frostbite. Similarly, the muscle of your extended arm is not your body’s first priority in the moment that the practitioner has found a more vital part of you that needs support.
When the underlying cause of the dysfunction is corrected using proper whole food nutrition, the “weak” muscle becomes strong again.
In a perfect world, you would get your nutritional needs met by the foods you eat. Unfortunately, even the best modern diets are not nutrient dense. This results in widespread vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can leave you weary.
In my opinion, food is our best medicine. I also believe supplementation should begin when a couple is preparing for pregnancy and continue from infancy through every stage of life.
There are very few supplement brands that I recommend to patients. If you keep with current news you know that many reports show supplements to be ineffective or even dangerous. This is true.
Supplements are not created equal, and price tag is no insurance of effectiveness. Nearly all over-the-counter vitamins or meal replacement shakes are pharmaceutically engineered. They contain chemical fractions of vitamins created in a lab. They do not resemble food. If your vitamins are not derived from whole foods they can make you even more deficient and nutritionally “out of balance”.
At Thrive! Health & Wellness the supplements we recommend are whole food concentrates from Standard Process. Seeing my patients spend countless dollars on ineffective (and potentially harmful) ‘over-the counter’ vitamins motivated me to provide this important alternative. We see fantastic results and that’s what matters the most.