Noel L. Shaw, D.C., C.C.S.P.
Certified Chiropractic Sports & Injury Physician
Family Chiropractic Chiropractic for Kids!
Auto, Work, & Sports Injuries
1101 North Wilmot Rd. Suite 229 Tucson, AZ 85712
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ...
Despite our best attempts to maintain a balanced diet, rich in diversity of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats, the fact remains: most of the world's food sources are sadly lacking in nutritional balance. Production farms use chemical fertilizers to stimulate plant and fruit growth, but minerals that are leached from the soil are never replaced. Pesticides are applied, hormones and anti-biotics are given to cattle and chickens. A head of lettuce (a "watery bag of pesticides") has little but a touch of fiber to recommend it. Throw in a few veggies for visual appeal, drench it in a dressing high in MSG (monosodium glutamate - a flavoring agent), artificial oils, sugars and carbs, and believe you have created a healthy meal. Instead, you are creating a recipe for disaster. Many grains and plant oils are consumed in much higher doses and concentrations in our diets than nature ever intended. The lack of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, even in what are generally regarded as nutritious foods, leads our body to continue craving food in an attempt to satisfy its nutritional needs, leading to ever larger portion sizes, and an obese population.
To get optimum nutrition, our body needs to be supplied with adequate portions of vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals, as well as the staples of energy and tissue healing and repair: protein, fats, and carbohydrates. In addition, our body needs to be able to process (digest) those food sources, and then to extract and absorb the essential ingredients. In addition to a diet rich in fibrous plant sources and lean proteins, and moderate amounts of carbohydrates, we recommend, at a minimum, a multiple vitamin, bone building minerals, and trace minerals. Special needs for joint and nerve health, athletes, and stress can also be addressed with nutrition. We carry a variety of clinically tested nutritional supplements, and can recommend something for your nutritional needs,
Most nutritional deficiencies are subclinical - that means they don't cause outright symptoms, but at the same time don't allow optimum health. Some supplements will achieve a very noticeable effect if you are deficient - increased energy, decreased joint pain, sounder sleep, reduction in nerv e symptoms. Most medical physicians, trained in treating symptoms and disease with chemicals, generally lack the training to fully appreciate the role good nutrition plays in our health picture.
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