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Food as Medicine
Plant-Powered Heart Health
Whole food, plant-based nutrition is an essential part of creating and maintaining a health heart, body and soul. Our focus is to help you overcome obstacles to health and healing by optimizing your nutritional intake and digestive health while minimizing the exposure and accumulation of unwanted waste products and environmental toxins that can become stored in the body.
Periods of intermittent fasting, or voluntary abstinence from food and drink, have long been practiced by peoples around the globe. Today, science is just unraveling the mystery of this practice and the beneficial effects on health and well-being.
Dietary supplements are used to restore balance while pharmaceuticals are used to treat active symptoms. A targeted approach to dietary supplement use is essential to avoid potential toxicity from over usage.
My clients have access to a wide variety of high potency pharmaceutical grade dietary supplements and botanicals not available in the retail market. This can sometimes avoid excessive cost related to products sold through direct marketing.
Many online tools are available to help you decide what dietary supplements may be best for you as well as helping you determine which brands of dietary supplements are of highest quality.
- Mytavin. This site is from an independent company that identifies potential nutritional deficiencies correlated with common medications or symptoms.
- Labdoor. This is an independent company that tests supplements to find out whether products have what they claim and if they have any harmful ingredients or contaminants. Products are graded and ranked accordingly. Information is published for free, so consumers can confidently buy the best supplements for their health.
- Consumer’s Lab. This is company that independently assesses the quality of health and nutritional products. This site requires an annual subscription fee.
- Weil Vitamin Advisor. For those who do not have a health care provider knowledgeable or supportive of the use of dietary supplements then I would recommend checking out Weil Lifestyle brand vitamins. Andrew Weil, MD has devoted much of his career studying the impacts of vitamins on health and wellbeing. His science-based formulas were created as a result of inadequacies in the marketplace.
Stress Management Tools
Perhaps no other aspect affects our health than our relationship to stress. Chronic overwhelming stress affects our behaviors and our biology in unhealthy ways. Fortunately there are many resources to help individuals better manage the stress in their lives.