One of the most common conditions we see at our office is a patient with chronic inflammation. Yet even when they are compliant with supplements, dietary changes, and lifestyle adjustments, inflammation can still be a problem. Resolving inflammation is something that takes time and is not a linear process. It's our job to dig deeper and uncover the underlying reason for the inflammation in the first place.
This is a common question we hear. And the very short answer is this--no matter how healthy you eat or what diet you follow, it is really difficult to get all the nutrients your body needs from food alone, all the time. So, yes. You do need supplements depending on your personal needs.
You've likely heard about the importance of B vitamins. Very simply put, they are essential for the body to function properly. They help create new blood cells, convert food into energy (metabolism), and maintain healthy brain cells, skin cells, and other tissues.
Do you have hormonal symptoms? I would comfortably assume you also have stomach or bowel complaints or dysfunction. And this isn’t just a coincidence. But what might not be as obvious is how closely connected hormones are to the gut microbiome. While this may seem complex, it really can be simple.