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Customized Nutrition

Meeting Your Unique Nutritional Needs

You are unique, and so are your body’s nutritional requirements. Custom nutrition supports your body’s unique nutritional needs.

“Roger Williams, Ph.D., published research data showing that children of the same family had significantly different nutritional needs. One child required several times more of a particular nutrient than the other. Adults of the same age and size in similar environmental settings also showed several-fold differences in their nutritional requirements in order to maintain health. Dr. Williams referred to this as “biochemical individuality.”

This information has stood the test of time.

Dr. Williams is well-known for his book “Biochemical Individuality,” originally published in 1956. This information is as relevant today as it was back when Dr. Williams first published it.

So, what does this mean for you?

Well, for one, if you’re buying vitamin supplements off the shelf in the grocery store, a health food store, or even a top quality nutritional program that’s all natural, derived from whole foods and is the best the industry has to offer, you may NOT be getting what your body needs.

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all …

… approach to nutritional supplements. Each of us is unique metabolically and biochemically. And as Dr. Williams demonstrated, nutritional needs can vary significantly from one individual to another. Therefore, you don’t know if you’re getting optimal nutrition until you get tested.

You may feel great, or not so great, and wonder if it’s really worth the time, effort and expense to get a lab test to determine your nutritional needs. How much of a difference is it really going to make? After all, vitamins can’t hurt you, can they? If you take too much, your body just eliminates them, right?

Well, here are a few things you need to know about vitamin and mineral supplementation:

  • Taking too many vitamins, or the wrong combination of vitamins, is just as bad as not taking enough.
  • Vitamins and minerals work together synergistically and antagonistically. In other words, minerals may interfere with the absorption of certain nutrients and enhance or increase the absorption of other nutrients. “The majority of multiple vitamin mineral supplements currently available today contain many antagonistic relationships that ultimately will reduce the clinical effectiveness of the product.”
  • If you take too much calcium, it can lead to a phosphorus and magnesium deficiency. These symptoms are nearly identical to the symptoms of a calcium deficiency. If you continue to take more calcium, you’ll continue to lose more magnesium. This causes an increased retention of sodium, and ultimately, a vitamin A deficiency.
  • Taking zinc over a long period of time can cause a copper and/or iron deficiency and a sodium/potassium imbalance. Too much zinc can cause the same symptoms associated with too little zinc – lowered resistance, fatigue, hair loss, prostatitis and vitamin D deficiency.
  • If you take iron by itself over a long period of time, it can cause anemia because iron needs copper to be properly utilized. When copper is not present in the proper amount, the iron accumulates in the tissues instead of in the hemoglobin molecule.
  • Too much copper and iron can cause a vitamin C deficiency. Too much vitamin C when tissue levels of copper are marginal can cause symptoms of a vitamin C deficiency.
  • Vitamin B1 is antagonistic to vitamin B2. Too much vitamin B1 can cause a deficiency of vitamin B2 and too much vitamin B2 can cause a deficiency of vitamin B1.

It makes you wonder …

  • How are you supposed to know what to take to get everything in the proper balance and keep it in the proper balance?
  • How can some companies say that EVERYONE needs to take THEIR product?
  • Are you doing yourself a little harm by guessing what supplements you should be taking or listening to a vitamin store clerk tell you what she thinks you need or deciding on what to take based upon a book you read?

So how are you really supposed to figure out what supplements to take and how much?

You need a personalized assessment.

Custom nutrition addresses your unique nutritional needs. By now, you probably understand why what’s good for your mother or father, your brothers or sisters, your children, your neighbors or friends is not what’s good for you.

Click here to view a webinar on how you can have a nutritional program customized just for you.