Do you need a Supplement

From the Desk of Dr. Len

Do you need a Supplement

Dr. Len Lopez – Friday, April 22, 2016

Some people believe you’re fine with three square meals a day.  I on the other hand have a different opinion.

Here are some of the reasons why I think a lot of people would benefit by supplementing their diet.

1.    Your body produces hormones, neurotransmitters, antibodies, endorphins, etc.  But it doesn’t have an endless capability to do that unless you give your body the basic raw materials, such as the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, etc that it needs. This comes from your diet and the foods you eat.

2.     So much of our food is processed and packaged causing a lot of our food to be stripped of many of the nutrients are body needs.  Not only that, so much of our food is loaded with pesticides, insecticides, hormones and antibiotics. The air and water is polluted and placing a greater toxic burden on our body.

3.    What symptoms are you dealing with?  Many of your everyday, underlying symptoms are a result of nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. 

a.    High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol would benefit with essential fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin C. 

b.    Digestive problems can quickly be relieved with digestive enzymes, probiotics, hydrochloric acid, fiber, etc. 

c.    Arthritic, joint pain, hormone imbalance, depression, can be helped tremendously by balancing out your omega 6 (saturated) to omega 3 (unsaturated) fatty acids.

d.    Weight gain, fatigue, allergies, cravings would benefit with adrenal support

e.    Osteoporosis and acid-alkaline balance….and the list goes on.

4.    What about Stress and your daily demands?  Did you know that stress depletes your body, much the same way your body gets depleted from exercise, which means you need to replenish your body, are you?

My last point comes back to our diet.  What do you eat and drink on a daily basis.  If you’re eating clean, wholesome food that gives your body all the nutrients it needs to properly function and you’re managing your daily stress levels pretty good, and aren’t dealing with any health issues – you may not need a supplement!  But if you’re not – you might think about adding a supplement or two to your daily diet.

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