A nutritionist is a qualified specialist who treats disease in the body with the use of correct diet and health supplements – namely food. Most illnesses are treatable through modification of diet and a number of herbs, vitamin supplements and various other remedies. We can design a program to suit your needs whether it be to lose weight, gain weight, treat low immunity or control various illnesses which are affecting your lifestyle.
DO YOU NEED ANTIOXIDANTS?
The big answer is yes! Oxygen is what keeps us alive but as our body goes through the day some of the molecules become unstable and form what are called free radicals. These are made by our lifestyle from excess dietary fats, cigarette smoke, alcohol, pollution and stress. They attack the cells and become the basis for illness such as coronary disease, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis and various types of cancer.
Whilst antioxidants are found in fresh fruit and vegetables most of us do not have the recommended daily servings of these. Even if we do then often our system is so clogged from bad assimilation, digestion or constipation that we do not assimilate the nutrients properly.
Check for yourself with this quick quiz below if you need antioxidants:
Answer yes or no to the following:
• Do you smoke or are you exposed to passive smoke?
• Do you live or work in an area which has air pollution?
• Do you often eat take away, fried or smoked food?
• Do you drink less than 2 litres of water daily?
• Do you neglect to do some exercise daily – other than walking too or from the car or shops?
• Do you drink more than two glasses of alcohol a day?
• Do you drink more than two drinks that contain caffeine daily?
• Are you on any medication?
• Do you eat less than 7 servings of fruit and vegetables daily?
• Are you under stress of any kind?
• Do you skip meals?
• Are you over 30?
If you answered yes to more than two of these then you should perhaps consider an antioxidant supplement. Grape seed and pine bark are quite powerful ones. Our research has recently allowed us access to quite strong antioxidants which are not available at the regular health food stores. Please contact us if you feel you need to boost your oxygen intake, increase your energy levels and lower your risk of serious illnesses. We can specifically design a health program to suit you.