Why is it that The United States leads the world with advances in health care yet according to a 2014 study Americans rank dead last out of 11 industrialized countries in overall health?
The “American Diet” is the culprit! We live in a fast-paced society where convenience is king. The typical American diet is loaded with processed carbohydrates, refined sugars and saturated fats, it’s getting so bad that we are ranking as one of the most unhealthy nations in the world. Typical western medicine doesn’t seem to be the answer. Overuse of prescription drugs has just worsened the problem. The good news is that there is an emerging awareness amongst health care providers that something has got to change. Good nutrition is the foundation to good health. With that in mind we realize that prescription medication is needed in many cases and should always be regulated by your primary care physician. While working with your doctor we will help you fight obesity, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure and pain through lifestyle change and proper nutrition.
Nutrition plays a complex role in maintaining optimum health. We provide custom meal plans, grocery lists and hundreds of recipes to get you started on the right path. We also provide professional grade supplementation to help minimize inflammation, help support your immune system, stabilize your adrenal/thyroid glands and increase your metabolism/ATP production. Appropriate nutrition is key to maintain cellular integrity, minimizing damage to DNA, maximizing mitochondrial function and preserving youth. After all, they say you are only as old as the cells in your body!
At our office, we believe that given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capability of keeping itself healthy. We also believe that nutrition should be individualized to meet each patient’s needs. For these reasons and many more, we proudly recommend Standard Process and Mediherb wholefood supplements.
We need to come to terms with the fact that our society has an over-reliance with processed food which is calorie rich and nutritionally deprived. Furthermore, the whole foods we consume are grown in soil that are mineral deficient thus lacking the natural minerals they would otherwise have. In fact, the 1992 Earth Summit report showed that North American soils have been depleted of 85% of their mineral content in the past 100 years—the highest rate of mineral depletion in the world. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the foods we consume are deficient in trace minerals.
Like many things in life, bigger doesn’t automatically mean better. So when choosing a supplement, opt for the best quality, not just quantity.
We are passionate about delivering health solutions that work. If you have questions about your current supplements or would like to schedule a nutritional evaluation with Dr. Finsand call our office today 801-742-1424.