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There are several reasons we can no longer get the essential nutrients needed for a healthy, long life. The next best thing we can do is to take vitamins/nutrients or supplementation.
Then there are the pesticides. Pesticides are also called estrogenic, which mimics hormones but are not recognized as natural hormones by the body. These are also carcinogens, which can cause cancer as well as heavy metal toxicity. Heavy metal toxicity is a killer and causes many common complaints and diseases (Heavy Metal Toxicity article on articles page on this site).
Many people take an over-the-counter multi-vitamin and think they are getting what they need to be healthy because the label says “RDA”, the “Recommended Daily Allowance.” The truth of RDA is it is barely a fraction of what is needed to stay healthy and to maintain youth and vitality and to help avoid many common ailments and diseases today, including neuro-dysfunctional problems. The RDA was termed when the government took a small number of prisoners and deprived them of essential vitamins such as vitamin C until they developed scurvy. They then reintroduced vitamin C until they no longer had scurvy. This is just one example.
One can take enough supplementation to avoid scurvy but still be very much depleted in vitamins and amino acids in order to stay healthy and vital and help to avoid serious disease and to keep our healthy brain function.
The brand of vitamins also makes a huge difference. Remember what we were taught about getting what you pay for. However, higher cost is not always a better product. It is however important to know about how to buy vitamins without wasting your money and your health.
Because our providers rely on the highest quality at the best price for our patients, Dr. Ronald Santasiero, M.D., DABMA, continually keeps up on the latest research. We stay away from MLM products (multi-level-marketing), as they are over priced in order to pay their “down-line” sales people, which are often several people above the person you buy from who each get a percentage of the sale. We have proven that you can get the best product without being over charged.
At Sedona Holistic Medical Centre, we often use supplementation for a variety of illness and disease, as well as anti-aging and wellness medicine. We have to rely on consistency, so we know how to regulate patients when they experience changes, without having to guess whether or not a change is due to the inconsistent potency in their supplements. This is another important reason we use the above brands.
Vital Nutrients and DFH (Designs For Health) are the best, most consistent supplement companies we have researched, which is a lot, and continually ongoing! In fact, we are so impressed with these products, we would not use anything else.
From our friend Jenna Smolinski:
"We are nearing Thyroid Awareness Month in January! Your Thyroid affects almost every cell in your body and when the levels of the Thyroid hormone are too low for your body’s needs, you may experience symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting over 10 million people. This disease can happen to anyone, but women are seven times more likely to get this disease than men, especially women that have been pregnant. It is important to make sure you go to your doctor for your physicals because they check your thyroid for you to make sure that your Thyroid is in good health!"