Are your supplements safe?

Have you ever heard of a prescription supplement? Prescription supplements are high-quality vitamins, minerals, and herbs that have passed FDA standards of CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices). They certify that supplements have passed a rigorous series of testing to ensure safety, ingredients, and potency. Not everything that is sold over the counter at Natural Grocers or Whole Foods meets these requirements. In fact, very few do. Amazon and Walmart were recently caught in several schemes where supplements they sold had fillers like rice powder or contained heavy metals. GNC, Walgreens, Target, and many more all have been accused or caught selling fake supplements. GNC has even agreed to pay millions in fines because of this! Some of their supplements had nothing close to the dosing they claimed on the label! Just type into your internet browser, "supplement scams" and see for yourself! Supplements prescribed by healthcare practitioners are the direct reaction to the rise in supplement scams.

Thankfully the FDA is going to war on these supplement scammers. They are regularly cracking down on 1,000 supplement companies a month. They have recognized what a danger this is to consumers. Here is the FDA's statement, "Bogus dietary supplements: Many supplements offer health benefits, but claims to treat or cure diseases are unproven and not allowed by law. Increasingly, so-called “dietary supplements” are found to contain hidden illegal drugs and other chemicals that could cause serious harm. This is especially true for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding “supplements.”

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Should you take a multivitamin? It is no mystery that the food we eat today is far less nutrient-dense then it was 50 years ago. Overtime food will become less and less nutrient-dense and soil depletion will only get worse. That's why we have multivitamins and other dietary supplements. Most of us don't even have time to consume the daily recommended diet. So for most of us, yes we do need at least a multivitamin. Multivitamins can help make up for food groups that are missing from the diet and they can help make up for a lack of nutrient-dense foods.

 Phyto-Multiplex is a unique combination of Multivitamins + Phytonutrients + Trace Minerals. This highly concentrated mix of plant-rich in bioactive secondary Phytonutrients. What are phytonutrients? Phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. Foods with phytonutrients have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. PhytoMultiplex’s science-based spectrum of phytonutrients—enhanced with quality vitamins and minerals—is designed to recharge, nourish, and defend your cells. It’s intelligently designed to support well-being and the health of multiple body systems:*

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The Best Detox You’ve
Ever Tried... Trust Me

Have you been wanting to do a detox, but you don’t know where to start? If you’re looking for a simple yet effective way to detox, my clinic is offering a true functional medicine cleanse. No matter whether you want to do a quick detox, or an intense custom cleanse, we have an easy way to detox with some very helpful information about healthy eating and how to feel better. The goal of this cleanse is to rid the body of the bad choices you’ve made, introduce good nutritional habits, regulate your blood sugar, decrease inflammation, and most importantly, help you identify what foods could potentially be causing problems. We help people learn about what fats are good to cook with and why, what fruits and veggies are good to eat, chemicals that can cause inflammation, and tricks to help eradicate common ailments.


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Digestive Factory

In the Functional Medicine world, we commonly use a scale to rate how severe someone's digestive complaints are. Minor symptoms are classified as "asymptomatic." Asymptomatic doesn't mean you're free from symptoms. It means symptoms are being perceived as normal. Most of us think bloating, acid reflux, stomach pains, constipation, and diarrhea is n...

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