Nutritional Vitamins and Supplements
The typical American diet is high in calories but low in nutritional quality. Seventy percent of the food we eat is processed, meaning that it is stripped of essential fiber and nutrients, chemically altered and loaded with preservatives.
How Does Nutrition Effect Your Health?
Nutritional deficiencies are often an underlying factor in a wide range of medical conditions, including allergies and asthma. Correcting these nutritional deficiencies is essential to reducing the hyperactivity of the immune system and minimizing attacks.
Likewise, almost any chronic illness will drain your body’s reserves of essential nutrients. This is especially likely for patients suffering from diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, colds, sinus infections, and those taking antibiotics.
At Serenity Health Care Center in Waukesha, we recommend nutritional supplements from quality companies we can trust. Dr. Muth prefers whole food nutrition whenever possible because it allows the body to stay balanced while feeding it nutrient-rich foods. Occasionally, it is impossible to use whole food nutrition, and then synthetic vitamins are used from what is known as a nutraceutical company. When using synthetics, the levels used are higher than the recommended daily allowances (RDAs). This RDA level was originally established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences. The RDAs were never intended as guidelines for optimal health. They were designed to prevent serious deficiency diseases, like scurvy and rickets.
To obtain optimal health, research has shown that you will need levels well above the RDA to keep your immune system in peak condition, possess abundant energy, and reduce your risk of diseases that pose a threat to your quality of life.