Nutrient & Antioxidant Investigator
Our bodies require nutrients such as amino-acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to function properly. We obtain these nutrients from the food we eat. Although we live in an age where food is abundant, many suffer from a condition called Nutritional or Nutrient Starvation. This means that one or more nutrient is low or in severe cases almost absent. The roots of this problem come from the quality of our food. The great majority of what is considered food these days is unfortunately highly processed. Processed food is any food were it’s beneficial components such as fiber are striped, leaving behind mostly empty calories. This makes food have a longer shelf life and taste better but it fails to provide it’s main purpose which is adequate nutrition. In many cases processed food is also highly addictive.
Nutritional Starvation can present in many different ways. Common symptoms are conditions such as fatigue, constant hunger, weight gain, “foggy mind”, migraines, and even diabetes.
Many people are aware of the importance of nutrients and ask for testing. Unfortunately, many tests ordered are inadequate and can be misleading. The problem with most of the tests that are routinely ordered (Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin D & Vitamin B…) is that they check the levels of these nutrients in the blood and the assumption is that it mirrors the conditions inside the cell. This is an inaccurate assumption. Blood level can give a false result in regards to what actually occurr inside the cell.
In Restoring Health Medical Institute, Inc., we use specialized labs that look at the actual levels of these nutrients INSIDE THE CELL!!. No more guessing or being in the dark. Using test like this, we can pin point the missing nutrients and replenish them. In addition, based on the levels of nutrients such as antioxidants, we can now measure how well the immune system responds to stressors such as infections.