How Dr. Burk Helps Her Patients Find the Perfect Supplement Regimen for Long-Term Health and Wellness
Supplements and Your Nutrition
Achieving optimal nutrition starts with establishing a consistently healthy diet composed mostly of whole, unprocessed foods. Your diet should give you a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats (known as macronutrients), along with essential vitamins and minerals (known as micronutrients). How much of your diet should be made up of each macro and micronutrient will vary depending on several different factors, including your age, weight, activity levels, current and chronic health conditions, genetic makeup, and future goals. Establishing a well-rounded diet that takes your health profile into account and nourishes your body is key. Supplements can be an effective tool that works in tandem with your diet to help you achieve the nutrient levels your body needs. This is especially true if you have current nutrient deficiencies, like anemia or hypocalcemia, or conditions that can be improved by increasing your intake of certain nutrients, like the role that calcium and Vitamin D supplements can play in patients with osteoporosis.
There are thousands of supplement manufacturers out there, and each one works differently. Some manufacturers are far more reliable than others, and it’s critical to make sure that you are getting your supplements from a physician-approved source to eliminate the possibility of taking in potentially harmful hidden ingredients in your supplements. It’s also crucial to be wary of the fact that taking certain vitamins and minerals in excess can have adverse effects on your health. All in all, you should always talk to your doctor before making any major changes to your diet or starting a new supplement.
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What to Expect from Your Concierge Medicine Visit
If you’re looking to incorporate supplements into your health plan, the most useful way to begin is by evaluating your needs based on three key factors: your health history, your current health profile, and your goals for the future. Garnering a holistic understanding...
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