Do I need to take Supplements to be Healthy?
Dr. Anita believes that taking supplements — or choosing to avoid supplements — is a personal choice, and supports those that do and those that choose not to take supplements.
Supplementing Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
When Dr. Anita tests her wellness patients for micronutrient imbalances, she often finds certain vitamin/mineral deficiencies at the root of many health issues. Supplements, when taken appropriately under the supervision of a medical professional, can give individuals what their bodies need in a convenient form. Some people either don’t enjoy eating the foods that will give them the nutrients they need, and sometimes we aren’t getting enough from food sources because of a variety of reasons beyond our control. Sometimes supplements can offer the convenience of getting necessary nutrients when our diet alone is imperfect.
Alternatives to Supplements
But Dr. Anita works with those who also prefer to avoid supplements and get their nutrients from natural sources. Some individuals are uncomfortable swallowing pills or have a hard time remembering to take them.
True Optimal Health Comes in Many Forms
There are multiple ways to achieve true optimal health, and Dr. Anita is happy to be on that journey with her patients.