Nutrition & Supplement Programs
Discovering your nutritional deficiencies
When you set up a nutritional evaluation appointment with Dr. Shari, she evaluates your body through various ways of testing to find where your nutritional deficiencies lye. She then tailors a program specifically designed to be the right nutrition regiment for your body.
Whether your body lacks specific unknown nutrients or you have special dietary needs, Dr. Shari can help you put together a personalized supplement program. Because the nutritional guideline she composes is designed just for you and your body, you will see results.
In addition to being your nutritional councilor, Dr. Shari also offers a unique brand of supplements to assist you in your new health-focused regiment. She uses high quality supplements that are only available through health care practitioners.
Remember, prior to taking any supplement, it is vital to consult with Dr. Shari to determine which supplements your body requires. Be sure to schedule an appointment with her to best plot out your course of optimal nutritional living.
A holistic pharmacy carries a variety of vitamins, minerals, herbs and homeopathic remedies to supplement and nurture our human bodies.
No! There are only three types of supplements on the market today.
1. True food supplement (two types)
a.From organic food sources
b.From non organic food sources
These are made form whole foods with only the water and fiber removed. In other words, they are dried food. The best whole food supplements will process everything at a temp below 112 degrees F to maintain live enzymes. They will contain all the nutrients required by our body to meet the needs of our cells.
2. Synthetic vitamins
Synthetic vitamins don’t come from food. For example, ascorbic acid comes from corn sugar to make what most people think is vitamin C. Thiamine comes from petroleum or coal tar products to make vit. B. Most vitamins you find on the shelf in the stores, including health food stores, are synthetic. While they are the exact moledcular formula of the organic nutrient, they contain none of the co-factors needed for the body to use the vitamin!
Chemically, the molecule is the opposite configuration (lt. hand spin verses rt hand spin which is found only in nature.) When taking in a synthetic vitamin, some say the body cannot utilize it at all, because there are no cofactors available. Some say that the body will have reserves of some of these co-factors and will set the body up for deficiencies as the vitamins utilize all its storages.
3. Crystalline vitamins
These are vitamins which are made by treating natural foods with high powered chemicals, solvents and heat. This process destroys almost all the vital enzymes and co-factors, leaving only the nutrient. So again, the body will use up the storages of cofactors and enzymes to work with whats left of the vitamin and when the storages are used up, the body will become deficient and deficiency diseases will begin to appear.
not successfully. Your body is an organic being requiring specific nutrients to remain healthy. To take a synthetic vitamin is the equivalent of buying a car missing a steering wheel, maybe a tire, engine parts, and even a transmission.
Look carefully at labels. If the doses are high, it generally is a synthetic. Also look at the vit. C and if it says “as ascorbic acid” after it, it is synthetic. Also look at the Vitamin e info. If it has after the word vit. E “as mixed (or alpha or gamma) tocopherols”.
A whole food supplement will be very low doses. i.e. vitamin c may be 20 mg. not 500 mg.
No. Ascorbic acid is only a small percent of the natural C complex. Then you take the synthetic vit c.,you are missing the rest of the complex including bioflavonoids, tyrosinace, P,K and J factors.
No. Like vitamin C., Vitamin E is a complex made of alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherols, lipositols and selenium. This is how vitamin E is found in nature and this is how your body requires it for it’s use.
That would be the ideal, however, it is not practical to believe we will get all our nutritional requirements through our foods. For ex. We would have to eat 5 pounds of wheat germ, 8 cups of almonds or 28 cups of peanuts and 3 quarts of corn oil to consume 400 i.u. of vitamin E. Our foods today come to our table with low levels of nutrients. By the time it gets into the supermarket, into our carriages and onto our tables for consumption, the nutrient levels are lowered.
Seeing a doctor who specializes in this area, such as myself, is my strongest recommendation. Most doctors have no idea how to address this question and just recommend to their patient’s that they pick up a multivitamin.
On my menu of services, you will find that I do a comprehensive evaluation to discover what your deficiencies are. This will involve questionaires, blood work, possibly hormone testing. Then you are given a protocol to follow. Follow up will vary from patient to patient, depending on how deficient you are.
Unfortunately no. While I believe it should as it is a valuable tool for the patient to understand where his/her deficiencies are, insurance companies don’t cover this service.
Yes, our products are only sold through practitioners. You won’t find most of the supplements we carry , on the market and we recommend if you do find them in some backroom, you report it to the company. This is similar to buying prescription drugs on the internet. These supplements are specific to the patient’s needs and a non-professional not properly trained is not qualified to distribute them.