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Nutritional Supplements

  • What Supplements Do I Really Need?

    by Margo Gladding | October 19, 2016

    multivitamins_smallCustomers often ask me to recommend a basic supplement plan for them. Of course, everyone is unique and has different needs, but there are four supplements that I do often recommend as a solid foundational base. From there, we can branch out to cover other areas of support based on age, gender, health risks, and health concerns. I also like to utilize some great lab testing that can help assess one’s micronutrient levels and nutrient needs. This information can be very helpful in personalizing and maximizing a nutrition program.

    Many of the most prevalent health conditions are directly linked to improper nutrition and poor lifestyle habits. Read more

  • Taking Care of Your Brain

    by Paula Gallagher | October 12, 2016

    brain2Healthy brain function requires many important nutrients, as well as an active, social lifestyle. Factors such as aging, emotional stress, and exposure to free radicals affect cognitive health. A diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids is very important to enhancing memory, cognitive skills, learning ability, mood, and stress tolerance.


    The central nervous system is an extremely vital area that has high metabolic requirements. As a result, poor dietary habits can negatively affect brain function.

    Blood Sugar: Fluctuating blood sugar is not conducive to optimal brain functioning and can become a more serious medical concern in the conditions hypoglycemia and diabetes. Read more

  • Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Multivitamins

    by Margo Gladding | October 10, 2016

    question-markI get a lot of questions about multivitamins ranging from wondering how important they are, to what makes some better than others, to what one should look for in a good in a top-quality multivitamin. Here are some answers.

    Are multivitamins really necessary?

    Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential for good health and support almost every function of the body. They help to convert food to energy, build and repair damaged tissues and DNA, manufacture neurotransmitters and hormones, break down and detoxify environmental pollutants and medications, and support growth and reproduction. Read more

  • 4 Supplements May Help With PMS

    by Paula Gallagher | September 28, 2016

    pmsPMS (premenstrual syndrome) is the name of a group of physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that occur in the last 2 weeks of the menstrual cycle, just before menses. Affecting four out of ten women, PMS symptoms can impact the quality of your life and the ability to do normal activities. While it's normal to have minor discomfort before your period, severe PMS symptoms such as anxiety, moodiness, irritability, pain, bloating, acne, and headaches may be alerting you to some internal imbalances. While it's not known what causes PMS, it is likely that changing hormone levels and brain chemistry play a role. Diet, activity level and stress may also be related to the severity of symptoms. Read more

  • The Calcium Challenge

    by James Brodsky, M.D. | September 26, 2016

    calcium_kalesardinesI regularly get questions from patients about calcium. Do I need more? How much do I take? Can I take it just once a day? Should it have magnesium? Will it fix my osteoporosis? Lots of questions…

    Well, I start by reminding patients that calcium isn’t just for bones. It’s required for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction/expansion, secretion of hormones and enzymes, and sending messages through the nervous system. About 99% of your total body calcium is stored in bones and the remaining 1% is found throughout the body in muscle, cellular fluids and blood. It’s about 2% of your total body weight. If you don’t have a calcium-rich diet, your body will continue to extract calcium stored in your bones to meet your active daily needs. Read more


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