Proper food and nutrition creates the foundation of the human body, allowing it to grow and function normally. In our culture, the importance of nutrition has been diminished and we are on the forefront of a movement to regain control of our food and what goes into our bodies. We see proof of this movement by the increased popularity of organic produce, increased demands on labeling, and the increase of home gardening all over our country. Even with all the attempts to avoid processed foods, genetically modified organisms, high fructose corn syrup, hormones and antibiotics in conventional food, it is very difficult to hold to a purely "clean" diet. This is where nutritional supplements come into play. Even when eating lots of fruits and vegetables, these produce items often do not contain as many of the vital nutrients, enzymes and vitamins that they should have inherently, due to the production and delivery process of the produce. Based on your individual needs, at some time in your life, you will require a supplement to your diet.
Whole Food Supplements
Not all nutritional supplements are created equal. It is impossible to know the ins and outs of every nutrition company on the shelves today. That is why Organic Care Chiropractic focuses on studying only the purest and highest quality supplement companies. It is at the utmost importance that the supplements one is taking are a whole food source, rather than synthetically created. It is often the case, that the vitamins you find in the grocery store are synthetically created in a lab. The difference between synthetic vitamins and whole food supplements is the interaction within the body. The body has a hard time recognizing a vitamin standing alone without all the biochemical factors that would be found in the complete food. And that is because all foods contain within them the proper enzymes, co-enzymes, and co-factors that are responsible for breaking that food down. For this reason, synthetic vitamins are rarely absorbed during digestion and therefore passed through the system. However, a whole food supplement is recognized as food and you are able to absorb all the beneficial ingredients found therein.
What to take?
What supplements to take depends on a wide range of factors. At Organic Care Chiropractic, we provide many recommendations for a wide range of things including digestion/gut repair, hormonal balance, pregnancy and nursing, fertility, chronic illness, infection, candida, weight loss and much more. A nutritional consultation is the best way to start narrowing down the direction you would like to go with your nutritional health. We also work in conjunction with Naturopathic Doctors to create herbal healing remedies.