What role does nutritional supplementation play in creating optimal health?

Nutritional supplementation, in my mind, is the best health insurance a person can buy. We live in a world where the food we eat is much less nutritious than what our ancestors ate. This is due to over cultivation, the advent of foods preservatives, the foods animals eat and hormones injected to produce more milk or larger chicken breasts and the pesticides sprayed on produce to maintain optimal crop levels. In addition to our foods being so adulterated, the environment we live in is much more toxic, placing a heavier than normal burden on the liver to cleanse the body.

Not all supplements improve overall health though. Only high quality supplements offer our cells the nutrition needed to function optimally and have a positive impact on our health. The necessary markers of a quality supplement are 1) made from a GMP-certified manufacturing facility, 2) comprehensive scientific evaluation of ingredients, 3) comprehensive safety reviews, 4) human clinical evaluations to assess safety and efficacy and 5) advanced scientific staff, equipment and facilities.

Supplements of poor quality tend to be less expensive, as they’re made by companies that do not invest in purity standard qualifications. These supplements can actually hinder your health because they contain dyes and colors to “enhance appeal,” and are made with binders and fillers that prevent absorption rendering false label claims.

dr_ramsey_4_15-13_cropDr. Theresa Ramsey is a practicing physician, speaker, lifestyle expert, author of the best selling book, Healing 101: A Guide to Creating the Foundation for Complete Wellness & a weekly guest expert on Arizona's top morning television show, Your Life A to Z, as their Medical Expert since 2007. Dr. Ramsey has been voted as one of Phoenix Magazine's Top Docs by her peers and selected as an eHow.com health expert. Further, Dr. Ramsey has been voted by the public as the Natural Choice Awards winning Women's Health Specialist for four consecutive years, 2012 – 2015. She elegantly bridges the gap between Allopathic & Naturopathic medicine. Dr. Ramsey is a nationally recognized speaker educating patients & physicians on the language of wellness and root causes to illness & dis-ease. Her focus in her clinical practice is in Lifestyle and Preventive Aging with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Call for your appointment today: 888.970.0077.

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2 Responses to What role does nutritional supplementation play in creating optimal health?

  1. Bev January 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Which supplements would be good to start? Which are safe for children to take?

    • Dr. Ramsey January 16, 2014 at 3:20 am #

      The supplements that both adults and kids can take are multivitamins (kids
      are liquid or chewable) but fish oil is a must along with vitamin D3.
      There are liquid vitamin D3 that has no taste and just one drop for kids,
      droppers for adults. Probiotics also benefit both kids and adults. Kids
      love the powders as they taste good so we get good compliance.
      ~ Dr. Ramsey

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