November 2011 – Vitamins – What Do I Need to Know?

Hi All,

November is here and as we approach the holiday season you must ask yourself, am I happy with my current level of health?  If not, there is no better time than the present to make the necessary changes that could improve your QUALITY of LIFE!

One area to evaluate is nutrition.  Previously, I addressed your diet (September 2011 Newsletter http://sternchiro.com/2011/09/september-2011-healthy-diet-simple/).  This month I will address Vitamins and Supplementation.

Vitamins and Supplements – Do You Need Them?Do I need vitamins

A Recent study in the popular press has tried to scare people into believing that vitamins are not good for you but it turns out this conclusion was inacurate on many levels and the the main body of current research suggests:

  1. Our body needs essential nutrients to keep healthy and to function properly.
  2. Most people are not eating enough vegetables and fruit to get all of the essential nutrients through their diet.
  3. Many foods we eat are nutrient deficient, both due to overprocessing of foods and farming practices.
  4. High quality supplementation provides the missing nutrients we need.

Conclusion: Almost everyone needs to supplement their diet with high quality vitamins and supplements.

 

Vitamins and Supplements – What Should You Be Taking

High Quality VitaminsThere is a great deal to know about vitamins and supplements in regards to their quality, safety and efficacy and While everyone’s nutritional and supplement needs vary based on their diet, age, health concerns, etc. … most people should be taking what I have dubbed “The Fabulous 4”.

 

 

The Fabulous 4

1. Multivitamin – The foundation of proper supplementationMultivitamin the foundation of proper supplementation

As indicated above, most people are not eating enough vegetables and fruit to get all of the essential nutrients through their diet.  Many foods we eat are nutrient deficient, both due to overprocessing and farming practices.  Because of this, almost all of us need a HIGH QUALITY low dose multivitain to provide the extra nutrients needed, in addition to a healthy diet, for our bodies to function properly.

Quality if Vital!  The Centrums, One A Day’s and many of the other brands found in the stores are mostly passing through whole.

The multivitamin sold at Stern Chiropractic is a high quality well absorbed multiple vitamin and mineral supplement which supplies unique forms of important micro-nutrients to support good health and healing.

  • Also available in:
    • Liquid form for children and those who have difficulty swallowing pills.
    • Special Formulation for Peri & Menopausal Women

 

2.   Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Fish Oils Your body needs themEssential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are fats that your body requires but cannot produce itself.   Now that much of our fish population is farm raised and/or toxic we need a clean, safe alternative source of these vital fats.  For this reason, supplementation with a high quality fish oil is vitable for good Heart Health, Bone Health, Nerve System Health and to Reduce
Inflammation.  Along with that, when properly doesed and monitored it can help with issues such as heart disease, arthritis, ADD, depression, stroke, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, eczema, learning and cognitive development problems, and Alzheimer’s.  DHA has also been shown to be VITAL for pre-natal supplement by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

The products sold at Stern Chiropractic are purified in a non-chemical molecular distillation process that removes all trace amounts of heavy metals, PCBs, organochlorides, and organophosphate pesticides resulting in the safest, purest source of EPA/DHA fish oil possible.

  • Available in liquid and capsule forms

 

3.   Vitamin D3Sunlight and Vitamin D

An abundance of recent reseach supports the fact that many people have low levels of Vit D and this can lead to a multitude of health issues.  The highest quality Vitamin D3 product at proper dosing is vital for good health.  Research support Vitamin D3 supplementation for bone, breast, prostate, cardiovascular, colon and immune health and we supply it in an easy to use liquid form that provides a higher rate of absorption than a capsule or tablet.

 

4.   Probiotics

Probiotics are good for your healthProbiotics are the natural flora of your gut that keeps your digestion good, elimination regular and supports your immune system.  Whenever you take an antibiotic, eat unhealthy foods including genetically modified foods or allow you body to get sick, your gut flora is negatively impacticed.  Daily replenishment of this natural gut flora with a high quality probiotic will do wonders for any digestion and elimination issues you may be having as well as boost the health of your immune system.

The proiotics sold at Stern Chiropractic include a scientific blend of the 7 most important organisms supported by research along with a prebiotic to maintain their viability and is designed to replenish and maintain the healthy gut flora.

Are All Vitamin Brands Created Equal

Absolutely NOT!Not all vitamins are created equal

Don’t WASTE YOUR MONEY on commercial brands.  Many of them are not providing what you think you are getting.

  • The Centrums, One A Day’s, Walgreens A-Z … are not well absorbed and may be passing through whole.
  • A lawsuite last year demonstrated that most store bought fish oil supplements were over allowable PCB levels and TOXIC!

Stern Chiropractic carries only the highest quality vitamins and supplements that meet stringent quality guidelines, are well absorbed and have independent lab testing of each run to substantiate the quality of the ingredients and that what is on the lable is in the bottle.

Do You Need Proper Guidance to Get the Appropriate Vitamins/Supplements for Your Family? 

Dr. Stern will help save you moneyWould you like to keep your family healthy with the least possible investment of time, effort and money?  While some health food store employees can offer good advice to point you in the right direction, most don’t know any more than you and they don’t have the level of expertise you need to make the proper choices.

Countless numbers of people have accumulated cabinets full of vitamins based on recommendations from friends, family, co-workers, athletic trainers, etc…  Of these vitamins and supplements, some of poor quality, some are duplicating what you already have and some you should not be taking at all.  Vitamins and supplements are designed to help you get healthier but when taking improperly and without the proper monitoring they could be dangerous (i.e. taking to much fish oil when on blood thinners could lead to bleeding problems.)  There is a lot to know when determining what vitamins and supplements you should be taking.

Shopping for vitamins and supplements without good advice and quality you can trust can be a waste of time and money and potentially dangerous.

Dr. Stern offers FREE nutritional consultations so you will only take what you need and be assured that you are taking only the BEST quality vitamins and supplements!

CALL today for your FREE CONSULTATION and receive a SPECIAL OFFER on your first purchase of the FABOULOUS 4 (listed above)!

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Our expertise and high-quality products will improve your family’s Quality of Life!

Call Stern Chiropractic to schedule your family’s health evaluation TODAY!

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