Thankfully, things have changed much over the last 15 years. In the years I was a chiropractic student and recent graduate, the importance of nutrition and supplementation seemed to be elusive and fleeting at best. I found it interesting how the general public did not perceive much value in ‘buying organic’ let alone supplementing with essential nutrients to give their body what it needs to function well.
Today, much has changed. We now see Wal-mart and the ‘big chain’ drug & grocery stores growing their inventory of ‘nutritional’ supplements constantly. In fact, most new patients I see now are on at least one, if not several supplements at the time they start care. However, there are some fundamental questions that need to be asked: Are they working for you? Do you need them? Is there something your body needs more of? Is it overwhelming any of your detox or other organs? How much should you take?
At Be Well, we don’t play guessing games when it comes to nutrition. First things first, we want to make sure that what you’re taking now is actually working for you, and not in ‘disharmony’ with your body. Second, we take a full and comprehensive assessment questionnaire to help us identify what systems of your body are demonstrating the highest degree of dysfunction. Third, we analyze the data collected (including lab work) to determine priorities and ensure we’re addressing the areas of greatest concern. Fourth, we test your body specifically to see exactly what nutrients you need, how much to take, and for how long. Fifth, we monitor your progress and make any adjustments necessary. Sixth, we re-evaluate, and if the program worked – we should see a change in your body’s needs and symptoms – then it’s time to take the next step and keep moving you towards higher and higher states of wellbeing.
It’s important to know that not all supplements are created equal. That’s a fact. Many contain “additional ingredients” that can be damaging to your body. Others don’t even contain what their label says. Packaging is critical, ingredients can be damaged from light and heat exposure. The bottom line is, at Be Well we know it’s our duty and responsibility to make sure we use only the BEST sources of nutrients we can find. It goes beyond just finding the best “lab generated imitators” of vitamins and nutrients, we want to use what will expand your energy field and help restore the vitality and well-being you never dreamed possible!
If you’re tired of playing guessing games with your nutrition, give us a call, bring in your bag of supplements, and we’ll be happy to help guide you in the right direction.