When the body is lacking proper nutrition, is stressed or is in a disordered state, nutritional supplementation may be beneficial. I have seen these benefits numerous times first-hand as well as through published research articles.
Nutritional supplementation can include herbal formulas, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and other compounds from various plants. These are all simply labeled as “dietary supplements.” They vary, however, in terms of quality and content so it is wise to seek guidance to ensure you are choosing the right ones for you and actually getting what you pay for.
At Matzner Clinic, we are proud to feature top-quality supplements from Metagenics and Creating Wellness Alliance. In fact, we are so sure of them, that they are the very ones we take too! If you have questions regarding which supplements would benefit you, please ask me. I am happy to help!
Eat well and live beautifully!
Multigenics – multi-vitamin/mineral formula, also available without iron; provides optimum levels of essential nutrients in bio-available forms; 3-4 per day for wellness support.
EPA/DHA Complex – essential fatty acids from fish oil, tested to be free of mercury and other contaminants; any basic wellness program should include a source of these Omega3 fatty acids.
SpectraZyme – digestive enzymes to assist in the breakdown of carbs, fats and proteins. Should not be taken if you have a history of ulcers.
Muscle and Joint Relief
MyoCalm - herbal formula with magnesium for relaxation and calming of the nervous system; also available – MyoCalm PM for nighttime.
Glucosamine Sulfate – shown to support the reconstruction of cartilage and joint tissue. Not suitable for those with allergy to shellfish.
Collagenics – multi-nutrient alternative for those who cannot tolerate glucosamine; contains MSM for joint support and antioxidants to combat degeneration.
Traumeel – advanced homeopathic ointment for inflammation and joint pain; beneficial for bruising, sunburn and other skin conditions.
The Echinacea Story
The fact is it is one of the most clinically studied herbs in the world. There are nine species of this botanical, all native to the Midwest, and commonly called purple coneflower or snakeroot. The American Indians used it more than any other plant to fight a variety of illnesses. It was used externally for burns, wounds and insect bites, and internally for all types of infection and toothache, and as an antidote for rattlesnake bites. While many eclectics and some physicians continued to use it throughout the 1900s, it wasn’t until 1980 that its immune-enhancing powers were rediscovered and popularized.
The Healing Foods of Winter
So winter is not your favorite season. But did you know that winter may actually be the best season to improve your immune system and nourish your body?
Harvard Food Pyramid
More than a decade ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created a powerful and enduring icon: the Food Guide Pyramid. This simple illustration conveys in a flash what the USDA says are the elements of a healthy diet. The Pyramid is taught in schools, appears in countless media articles and brochures, and even shows up on cereal boxes and food labels.
Why You Need Fats
In 1900, only 1 in 7 people died of cardiovascular disease and only 1 in 30 of cancer. Today more than two-thirds of the deaths in the US involve nutrition! One major change since that time is in the kinds of fats we eat and the amounts we consume.
In 1900, only 1 in 7 people died of cardiovascular disease and only 1 in 30 of cancer. Today more than two-thirds of the deaths in the US involve nutrition! One major change since that time is in the kinds of fats we eat, the amounts we consume...