Dr Mark Hyman is one of the premier experts in Functional Medicine. He started his journey in this new field of medicine at the Canyon Ranch in Arizona, and he, too, was motivated by his own health struggles. He educates the public and the medical field on the Functional Medicine approach to gaining optimal health, and was an instructor at the Institute for Functional Medicine and at the Food as Medicine program. Many wonder if we need to supplement in our quest for optimizing our health.
Here is what Dr Hyman feels:
“If people eat wild, fresh, organic, local, non-genetically modified food grown in virgin material and nutrient rich soils that has not been transported across vast distances and stored for months before being eaten…and work and live outside, breathe only fresh unpolluted air, drink only pure clean water, sleep nine hours a night, move their bodies every day and are free from chronic stressors and exposure to environmental toxins, then perhaps they might not need supplements.”
This summarizes it all. Our lives today are very different than those of our ancestors 100 years ago. We are bombarded with environmental toxins and substances that look like food, but are not real food! Proper supplementation to restore foundational balance, and targeted therapeutic dosing for healing, are key to getting you back to health.
We offer higher quality supplements than what you get at the store
These high quality supplements can only be purchased through a health care provider. Over the counter supplements often do not contain what is on the label, or may contain toxins in the mix. Pharmaceutical grade supplements guarantee strength, purity and quality of product. We only use Pharmaceutical grade supplements that support the nutrition and lifestyle changes you will be making with the program, and that will enhance healing naturally.
These are some of the supplement companies we recommend and use. Every company we use produces pharmaceutical grade products only!
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Additionally, Douglas Labs has worked with Dr. Bruce Ames (the most quoted nutrition expert ever) in developing Juvenon Pro, a unique combination of Acetyl-L Carnitine and and Alpa Lipoic Acid, to help rejuvenate damaged mitochondria. (Online ordering not available for Douglas Labs. Please call the office for information on ordering).