Whole Food Nutrition
Unfortunately we cannot get all the nutrients required for optimal health through our food supply. Our soils are depleted of minerals and nutrients due to the mass use of pesticides, insecticides and fertilization. Even if your diet is pristine it is unlikely that you are getting all the nutrients needed for a healthy body. Your body uses nutrients for day to day survival. Healing is it’s second priority. If there are nutrients left over at the end of the day your body will use them for the healing process. Using organically grown, whole food vitamins is the only way to be sure that your body is getting all the necessary nutrients. Whole food vitamins are exactly how they sound ‘whole foods’ with all the water and fiber removed; just dried, highly condensed foods. Because they are pure foods, your body can easily recognize and assimilate them just as it would food.
Supplements labeled as “all natural” are rarely whole-food supplements. The difference between the two is that natural vitamins probably do contain natural ingredients but most also contain synthetic ingredients as well. For a vitamin to be effective it must have all of its synergists. Synthetic vitamins typically contain only parts of a vitamin whereas whole food vitamins contain the entire complex. Because they are pulled from organically grown whole foods these vitamins work much harder for your body. The FDA only requires a product to be 10% natural to be labeled as such. The bottle may say, “The most natural form of vitamin B” when 90% of that was drawn from petroleum and coal tar and only 10% from actual food.
Taking synthetic vitamins can cause a vitamin deficiency and ultimately disease. Stop wasting your money on synthetic vitamins and be sure to supply your body with whole food supplementation.
Hormone and Adrenal Testing through Saliva
There are several different ways of measuring the hormones in a person’s body. Most blood and serum tests look only at the level of hormones that are present in a person’s tissues. This is known as “bound hormone levels”.
Saliva testing looks at the “unbound hormone levels” also known as “free fraction hormone levels” which are the hormone levels that are available to be used by the body’s tissues. This gives us a better idea of the levels of hormones that are actually influencing the tissues, rather than just the level of hormones that are present in the tissues.
Measuring free fraction hormone levels gives us more information than measuring bound hormone levels. Usually, when bound hormone levels are measured, a provider needs to guess at the level of hormones affecting the tissues. This is not the case when measuring free fraction hormone levels.
The accuracy of saliva testing, together with its affordability, convenience, and the ability to collect multiple specimens makes saliva testing superior to blood testing.
Nutrition Response Testing
NRT is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of ill or non-optimum health. It is the study and system of how different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body.
Hair Mineral Analysis
A hair tissue mineral analysis is a screening test that measures the mineral content of your hair providing pertinent information about one’s metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity.
Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the hair grows. Although the hair is dead, the minerals remain as the hair continues to grow out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp provides information about the mineral activity in the hair that took place over the past three to four months, depending on the rate of hair growth.
Hair tissue mineral analysis allows us to track how your hormones are affecting your health on a cellular level.
If you knew that the toxins in your body were causing you to feel and look tired, along with causing many of the diseases and discomforts in your body, would you do it then?
A purification or detoxification program can help you remove natural and unnatural toxins from your body and help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins every day, including pollutants, pesticides and chemicals. Internally we produce waste products naturally that our body must rid itself of. Under perfect circumstances your body will do just that but when we become overloaded with environmental, dietary, cosmetic and emotional toxins they tax the systems of the body creating fatigue, disease, pain, inflammatory conditions and the list goes on.
There are approximately 80,000 synthetic chemicals registered for use in the U.S.. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention reports that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our bodies. Research has shown that many of these chemicals can disrupt our immune, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems.
The following are examples of external and internal toxins:
External toxins; ‘household cleaning products, pesticides, insecticides, cigarette smoke, heavy metals, cosmetics, prescription and over the counter drugs, preservatives, caffeine, air and water pollutants, alcohol, perfume plastics’
Internal toxins; ‘ammonia, carbon dioxide, free radicals’
Toxins can contribute to a wide variety of ailments including; fatigue and/or difficulty sleeping, stuffy head, headaches or migraines, digestive disorders, food cravings and weight gain, decreased sex drive, skin disorders, inflammation, joint or muscle pain, reduced mental clarity, fogginess, etc.
A gentle and effective purification program offers your body additional support to expel these toxins taking the stress off the systems of the body and giving you more energy, better health and weight loss. Detoxification does not mean fasting! An effective purification program will allow you to eat as much organic vegetables and fruit as you want and will provide the necessary supplementation to aid and support the process.