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Nutrition Philosophy

Nutrition is paramount in a modern society. To suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies should be a thing of the past, but as time advances our diets are falling below the level of adequate nutrition to sustain optimal health.

How do you know if you suffer from a vitamin or mineral deficiency?

Your health is intrinsically related to your nutritional status. If we don't consume the right foods in the first place we cannot digest or absorb them and assimilate the nutrients we need. Too often we are left consuming fortified foods. Multi-vitamins in general contain the same USP vitamins that foods are fortified with.

How do you know if you consume enough nutrients in your food or need a multi-vitamin?

Ideally we would like to consume food-based vitamins and minerals, for optimal absorption.  

To find these food-based brands and where we get them, we need a nutrition professional who is proficient in modern supplements, and the health food industry. This is beyond super foods, folks!

What are the forms we should take and in what quantities and ratios? 

The government provides a standard for food consumption  called the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI's) and defines a "normal" intake of vitamins and minerals each day. This is interesting information to me as a consumer. 

What are the DRi's for my age-group and my family members?

If you are training for sports, or an athlete, you need a nutrition professional who has done continuing education in personal training and sports nutrition. You may also need a specialized program with more nutrients than the average person. 

What percentage of my diet should be fat, protein or carbohydrate?

This is the same if you have symptoms, a condition, or disease. You are using up more than the average amount of nutrients, and need a nutrition professional to recommend an adequate intake. Some diseases require many more times than the average amount to treat them with vitamins over medication.

What is an orthomolecular dose of vitamins or minerals, and what is an orthomolecular practitioner?

These are questions we need a nutritionist for. 

With an astute background in biochemistry, food science, mental health, and sports nutrition she is able to piece together the puzzle of how to improve your nutritional status without compromise. The ideal health appointment should be at least 1 hour to assess your medical history, conditions, symptoms and medications. We then provide a food program compatible with you.

Did you know there are other alternatives to strict diets, and visiting a dietitian?

Emily goes beyond the call of duty by providing you with the basic practical information you need in small doses to be healthy.

She tells you when to eat what foods, and when to take what supplements for optimal results.

Get back on the right road today!