Food IS Medicine but sometimes it’s hard to eat enough “xyz” food for a therapeutic dose, in addition to depletion of nutrients. Also, items like digestive enzymes must come exogenously. Supplements have a place in health, and a professional line of products can be trusted as they meet rigorous standards.
Most people don’t consult an expert before they buy supplements and are puzzled over which one to buy for a specific problem. There are effective supplements, ineffective supplements, and hazardous supplements. The supplement world is 100% self-regulated in terms of quality and safety.
Uneducated consumers are at risk from two sides:
- Consumers know they should supplement but don’t know how to select an effective supplement, therefore waste money, time and health.
- Consumers are uninformed (or given bad advice) on the need to supplement and sacrifice their health.
There are many questions that need to be answered:
How do I choose the right supplement for optimal health?
Why are GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) important?
How do I evaluate a vitamin and mineral product?
As a healthcare professional, Julie can help you:
1- Identify which supplements may help you with your health condition or wellness goals
2- Purchase from a professional line of products, not available to the general public
3- Provide guidelines for proper dosage, usage and safety
Some of the professional product lines (but not all inclusive) Julie recommends are:
Allergy Research Group
Designs for Health
Julie Alles, RDN,LD,CLT
Certified Food Sensitivity Specialist
Integrative and Functional Nutritional Medicine
Specializing in Inflammatory and Gastrointestinal Disease