Nutritional Functional Medicine
Discovering your nutritional deficiencies & designing personalized plans so your body can heal imbalances and dis-ease.
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Minerals are the foundation of all life and essential for optimal health. Every cell in our body depends on minerals to function correctly.
As a society, we have a drastically inadequate intake of minerals. In fact, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys have reported a high prevalence of mineral inadequacies in Americans, especially calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Our body requires minerals to transport oxygen, grow bones, balance electrolytes, build our immune system, and perform countless chemical reactions.
Mineral stores have a domino effect of sorts. The level of one mineral will affect the level of another. This means that having high or low levels of any one mineral or combination of minerals causes some serious domino effects on our health, especially our thyroid, adrenals, bones, and immune system.
You may be wondering why it’s so difficult to maintain mineral balance today.
Our food supply and overall environment are dramatically different than it was 100 years ago.
Did you know that we have to eat 3 apples today to get the nutrient density of 1 apple in 1940? 🍎
These changes have created many obstacles to achieving the optimal intake and balance of minerals, including:
· Depleted soil due to the onset of genetically modified foods, over-producing single crops, and not rotating the soil
· Use of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides which impedes the uptake of minerals from the soil by plants.
· Excessive consumption of processed or overcooked foods, refined sugar, and grains
· Excessive environmental toxins
· Heavy metal overload, especially from dental amalgams and vaccines
· Physical, mental, and emotional stress
Take a good multi-mineral formula (link below if you need one), eat organic fruits and veggies, get in good quality salt daily, drink your adrenal cocktail and you will improve your mineral balance and health!
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Eat real food. Your body will thank you.
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Talk about a pandemic right now! The stress of the last year is creating hormone disruption and this is a common complaint I am seeing in the office. Lifestyle, diet, mediation, exercise, sunlight, proper sleep, healthy relationships, positive mindset, avoiding electronics and the TV can all help to lower your stress and start the road to recovery. Long term stress causes dis-ease in the body which leads to disease.
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Give the gift of health this holiday season.
Stop relying on the scale when you make new healthy dietary habits.
Look at body fat and lean muscle so you know you are on track. When you know your proper intake of carbs, fats and protein you will lose stubborn body fat. It is different for everyone and we are all individually unique.
This patient thought she only lost 7.4 lbs (according to her scale) during her 45 day program but she actually lost 12.4 pounds of body fat and increased lean muscle by 4.9 pounds. Her clothes fit much better, skin conditions, bloating and GI complaints improved greatly. More importantly she is in a healthier body fat range which dramatically decreases her risk of metabolic diseases.
Measurements from our FIT3D at BackBone Wellness Center
42% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient.
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SYMPTOMS TO EXPECT WHEN YOU IMPROVE YOUR DIET Excerpted From An Article By Dr. Stanley S. Bass, ND, D.C., PhD
Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding in the field of nutrition is the failure to understand and interpret the symptoms and changes which follow the beginning of a better nutritional program. A remarkable thing happens when a person improves the quality of the food he consumes. When the food you ingest is of a higher quality than the tissues from which the body is made, the body discards the lower quality tissues, to make room for the higher quality materials to make healthier tissue.
During this process of regeneration, lasting about 10 days to several weeks, the emphasis is on breaking down and eliminating lower quality tissue. The vibrant energy often found in the external parts of the body, the muscles and skin, moves to vital internal organs and starts reconstruction. This movement of energy produces a feeling of less energy in the muscles, which the mind interprets as weakness. At this time, more rest and sleep is often needed, and it's imperative to avoid stimulants of any kind which will abort and defeat the regenerative process. Remember, the body isn't getting weaker, it's simply using it's energies in more important internal work rather than external work involving muscle movements. With patience and diligence, a person will soon feel more energy than before.
By ingesting higher quality foods, the body begins a process called "retracing". The initial focus is on eliminating waste and toxins deposited in the tissues. However, the process creates symptoms that are often misinterpreted. For example, a person who stops consuming coffee or chocolate may experience headaches and a general letdown. The body begins discarding toxins (caffeine or theobromin) by removing them from the tissues and transporting them through the bloodstream. However, before toxins are passed, through elimination, they register in our consciousness as pain, in other words, a headache. These same toxins also stimulate the heart to beat more rapidly, thus producing the feeling of exhilaration. The letdown is due to the slower action of the heart which produces a depressed mind state.
The symptoms experienced during "retracing" are part of the healing process! They are not deficiencies. Do not treat them with stimulants or drugs. These symptoms are constructive, even though unpleasant at the moment. Don't try to cure the cure. The symptoms will vary according to the materials being discarded, the condition of the organs involved in the elimination, and the amount of available energy. They can include: headaches, fever/chills, colds, skin eruptions, constipation/diarrhea, frequent urination, fatigue/sluggishness, nervousness, irritability, depression.
The symptoms will be milder and pass more quickly if one gets more rest and sleep. Understand that the body becomes healthier by eliminating wastes and toxins. Had they remained trapped in the tissues, eventually they would have brought illness and disease, thus causing greater pain and suffering. "The body is becoming healthier by eliminating toxins"
Finally, don't expect to improve your diet and feel better and better every day, until you reach perfection. The body is cyclical in nature. Health returns in a series of gradually diminishing cycles. For example, you may begin eating better and start feeling better. After some time, you experience a symptom such as nausea or diarrhea. After a day, you feel even better than before and all goes well for a while. Then you suddenly develop a cold, the chills and lose your appetite. Without the use of drugs, you recover from these symptoms and suddenly you feel great. This well-being continues for a time until you break out in a rash. The rash flares up, but finally disappears, and suddenly you feel better than you've felt in years. As the body becomes pure, each reaction becomes milder and shorter in duration, followed by longer and longer periods of feeling better than ever before, until finally you reach a level plateau...vibrant health.
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