The Question: To Supplement or Not To Supplement?
In my clinical practice I am always being asked, "Do I need to take supplements or can I get all the nutrients I need from my diet?" I can only say that my observations and review of the diets of thousands of individuals further confirms my conviction that in today's hectic world, even the best intentions of eating a well-balanced diet fall short of reality.
When I was in graduate school, I did an experiment with my own diet. I made a seven-day diary of my diet; making sure I did not change any conditions that would be abnormal to my eating habits. I sent the diary to a special lab to be analyzed. The result of the analyses was startling. I was actually below the RDA in many areas. Understand that our Recommended Dietary Allowance is the least amount of nutrients we can get away with.
I can report after thorough assessment of thousands of clients' dietary profiles, that without exception, people require specific supplementation of one or more vitamins, minerals or enzyme preparations in order to attain and maintain the highest level of wellness. One must always seek guidance on establishing such a program to be sure they are taking the proper nutritional supplements in their correct dosages.
I am like most people, my schedule is crazy busy and the way that I assure that I get at least the adequate amount of nutrients every day is to start with a whole food based, super-food formula called Tonic Alchemy by Dragon Herbs. One scoop of Tonic Alchemy in my morning shake gives me 91 high potent, organic, food-source, super, nutrients. Throw in a tablespoon of Barlene’s Omega Swirl and it gives me 1500mg of the yummiest Omega 3 fish oil imaginable, that lasts me the whole day. Come visit us today at any of Martin’s Wellness three locations.
Best of Health!
Radhia Gleis, Wellness Director
<pRadhia Gleis, PhD, Med, CCN, is a certified Clinical Nutritionist/Holistic Practitioner, Wellness Director for Martin's Wellness Pharmacies with three locations in the Austin area. Contact [email protected]