I’ll admit it—I love supplements. One look in my medicine cabinet (or kitchen cabinets, or pantry, or purse, or desk…) and you’d know it’s true. It’s not that I have a thing for colorful labels or that my favorite hobby is swallowing pills; I use supplements both as an “insurance policy” and a targeted way to expedite healing.
As “insurance,” quality supplements can plug potential gaps in your micronutrient consumption; not only do our soils lack the nutrients they once had, but the more time that fresh produce sits in delivery trucks, grocery store back rooms, and your refrigerator, the more those remaining nutrients are depleted. I also use them as a way to naturally correct imbalance in the body–everything from pain and insomnia to digestive upset and PMS. Therapeutic doses of the proper vitamins, minerals, and herbs can gently but quickly bring the body back into harmony.
My patients rely on me to guide them toward the most reliable products on the market; with seemingly endless choices out there, I like to think of myself as a supplement Sherpa, guiding my patients through often confusing terrain. It is absolutely crucial to choose the proper form of vitamin or herb in the proper amount and combination; to do otherwise is a waste of time and money.
Post by Lauren
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