You are unique, and so are your body's nutritional
requirements. Custom nutrition supports your body's unique nutritional
"Roger Williams, Ph.D., published research data
showing that children of the same family had significantly different
nutritional needs. One child required several times more of a
particular nutrient than the other. Adults of the same age and size in
similar environmental settings also showed several-fold differences in
their nutritional requirements in order to maintain health. Dr.
Williams referred to this as "biochemical individuality."
This information has stood the test
Dr. Williams is well-known for his book
"Biochemical Individuality," originally published in 1956. This
information is as relevant today as it was back when Dr. Williams first
So, what does this mean for you?
Well, for one, if you're buying vitamin
supplements off the shelf in the grocery store, a health food store, or
even a top quality nutritional program that's all natural, derived from
whole foods and is the best the industry has to offer, you may NOT be getting what your body needs.
There’s no such thing as a
... approach to nutritional supplements. Each of
us is unique metabolically and biochemically. And as Dr. Williams
demonstrated, nutritional needs can vary significantly from one
individual to another. Therefore, you don't know if you're getting
optimal nutrition until you get tested.
You may feel great, or not so great, and wonder if
it's really worth the time, effort and expense to get a lab test to
determine your nutritional needs. How much of a difference is it really
going to make? After all, vitamins can't hurt you, can they? If you
take too much, your body just eliminates them, right?
Well, here are a few things you need to know about
vitamin and mineral supplementation:
too many vitamins, or the wrong combination of vitamins, is just as bad
as not taking enough.
Vitamins and minerals work together
synergistically and antagonistically. In other words, minerals may
interfere with the absorption of certain nutrients and enhance or
increase the absorption of other nutrients. "The majority of
multiple vitamin mineral supplements currently available today contain
many antagonistic relationships that ultimately will reduce the
clinical effectiveness of the product."
If you take too much calcium,
it can lead to a phosphorus and magnesium deficiency.
These symptoms are nearly identical to the symptoms of a calcium
deficiency. If you continue to take more calcium, you'll continue to
lose more magnesium. This causes an increased retention of
sodium, and ultimately, a vitamin A deficiency.
Taking zinc over a long period of
time can cause a copper and/or iron deficiency
and a sodium/potassium imbalance. Too much zinc can
cause the same symptoms associated with too little zinc - lowered
resistance, fatigue, hair loss, prostatitis and vitamin D deficiency.
If you take iron by itself
over a long period of time, it can cause anemia
because iron needs copper to be properly utilized. When copper is not
present in the proper amount, the iron accumulates in the tissues
instead of in the hemoglobin molecule.
Too much copper and iron
can cause a vitamin C deficiency. Too much vitamin
C when tissue levels of copper are marginal can cause symptoms of a
vitamin C deficiency.
Vitamin B1 is antagonistic to vitamin B2. Too
much vitamin B1 can cause a deficiency of vitamin B2
and too much vitamin B2 can cause a deficiency of vitamin B1.
It makes you wonder ...
How are you supposed to know what to take to
get everything in the proper balance and keep it in the proper balance?
How can some companies say that EVERYONE needs
to take THEIR product?
Are you doing yourself a little harm by
guessing what supplements you should be taking or listening to a
vitamin store clerk tell you what she thinks you need or deciding on
what to take based upon a book you read?
You get the picture.
So how are you really supposed to figure out what
supplements to take and how much?
Custom nutrition addresses your unique nutritional
needs. By now, you probably understand why what's good for your mother
or father, your brothers or sisters, your children, your neighbors or
friends is not what's good for you.
Do you have any of these
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
These issues are typically treated with drugs for
people, but that's not always the best way to resolve the ailment. In
fact, treatment with drugs may complicate and make it worse. What
should you do?
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Reading a book or asking a health food store
vitamin clerk for nutritional recommendations are risky ways to guess
at your nutritional needs. By taking nutritional products that your
body doesn't need, or products that are missing components that your
body does need, you can create nutritional imbalances or deficiencies
in your body. In other words, you may be creating health problems
rather than preventing them.
Don't guess. Get an evaluation from Dr. Farlow who has been helping
thousands of people improve their health through nutrition since 1984.
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