Nutrition is essential for growth and development, health and wellbeing. Healthy eating contributes to preventing future illness and improving quality of life. Your nutritional status is the state of your health as determined by what you eat.
Unfortunately, we may not be getting enough nutrients from the food we eat.
Factors that can affect absorption of nutrients include:
- Prescription medications
- Processed foods
- Genetic variability
- Lack of essential gut flora
The way our food is grown and produced has also changed and the nutritional content found in vegetables and fruits compared to decades ago has decreased.
Integrative medicine physicians prescribe vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to optimize your body’s biochemistry, similar to how other physicians prescribe medications, but in a safer and more natural way.
At Meliora Integrative Medicine, supplements are recommended on an individual basis using knowledge of your clinical symptoms, hormone and nutrient levels. They are prescribed only if needed.
Nutrient deficiencies and a poor diet can contribute to a number of conditions including:
We prescribe only medical grade supplements and nutraceuticals which are selected carefully for the following:
Products are manufactured in facilities that are FDA registered and comply with the strictest Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) that ensure the highest and most rigorous quality control in the industry.
No preservatives or extra fillers are added. Contaminant testing is performed on the ingredients.
Biologically natural forms that your body can utilize.
Supplements are prescribed in therapeutic dosages tailored to each individual.
We’ve carefully chosen companies to ensure the best treatment outcome for our patients.
Designing Your Treatment Plan
The process begins with a nutrition evaluation and discussion of your health goals. Laboratory testing is performed to assess your specific nutritional status. From there, we create a healthy and sustainable eating plan that is right for you. We then create an individualized and customized plan to restore any underlying nutrient deficiencies.
Optimizing Your Nutritional Status is An Important Step for Optimal Health
We understand that you are what you eat, but you are also what you absorb. Medical grade supplements are very safe when prescribed by a physician. It’s important to check your levels as you may have an underlying nutrient deficiency that could be contributing to your symptoms and overall well-being.