Healthy nutrition is a key element in maintaining your overall well-being, and Van Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center helps Dallas-area patients review their diet and nutrition needs, including the supplements they take on a regular basis.
Many years ago, we were able to get the majority of our vitamin and mineral needs from our food. However, today due to soil run-off, shipping, preservation, storage, preparation, and poor crop rotation, our food no longer has all the vitamins and minerals our body demands. Additionally, the Standard American Diet (SAD) has resulted in 80% of adolescent and children and 68% of adults who do not eat 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. We are living in a world of stress, which causes vitamin depletion and DNA damage. Patients are not exercising, eating fast food, not getting adequate sleep, choosing unhealthy relationships, and having occupations they generally do not enjoy. Therefore, we must supplement with the proper co-factors, vitamins, and minerals so that our body can build the materials necessary to make all of our systems work synergistically and optimally.
- Bruce Ames who is a leading nutritionist and toxicologist , Professor at U. Cal. Berkeley, Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, published over 350 scientific articles…responded to mainstream nutritionists who remain reticent to recommend multivitamins and state: “People should be encouraged to eat healthier diets, not pop pills.” Ames says: “Of course we should eat good diets, but that is no reason not to urge them to take multi-vitamins too.” And later commented, “No matter how well you eat, take a multivitamin daily, it just may save your life.” (EMBO Rep. 2005; 6:520-24, J Nutr. 2004; 134(11):31645-31685, J Nutr. 2003; 133(5 Suppl 1):1544S-8S), Alternative Medicine. June 2005, p.76-81.)
- Dr. Fletcher, PhD at Harvard stated: “Even people who eat five daily servings of fruits and vegetables may not get enough of certain vitamins and minerals for optimum health.” “Most people cannot get the healthiest levels of folate and vitamins D and E from current diets.” “The new evidence, much of it within the last couple of years, is that vitamins also prevent the usual disease we deal with every day- heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and birth defects.” (Kotulak, R. Association Flips: AMA supports daily vitamins. Charlotte Observer, June 26, 2002.).
- Journal of the American Medical Association(2002): Researchers from Harvard state: “In the absence of specific predisposing conditions, a usual North American diet is sufficient to prevent overt vitamin deficiency diseases….However, insufficient vitamin intake is apparently a cause of chronic diseases…A large proportion of the general population is apparently at increased risk for this reason….Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone….We recommend that all adults take a multivitamin daily”.
With our Dallas patients, we use our comprehensive neurological and metabolic testing to determine what your body needs specifically. We do not use computer programs or generic protocols to help you supplement your body’s needs. Rather, we use specific results obtained from our testing to help your individual needs.