There’s no doubt about it, we live in an age of pharmaceuticals and quick fixes. Got a health problem? There’s a drug for that! There are many issues we approach with this strategy, but for the most part, health problems aren’t caused by drug deficiencies, and a quick fix may not be the healthiest avenue to resolve them.
It’s so refreshing to keep the company of people who know that the body has evolved to work best with nutrients over pharmaceuticals. However, there are some in our community who think that they can cover a poor diet by popping supplements. Full disclosure here: I do recommend practitioner quality, therapeutic grade supplements (the kind you can only get through a practitioner) when I think they are warranted.
People who work with me know that if I recommend a nutritional supplement, I’ll also “prescribe” a food alongside that is also rich in that nutrient. Even if you're taking supplemental magnesium or potassium, eating foods that are also rich in those nutrients will help your body utilise them effectively.
Just as an example, it’s no secret that adipose tissue (otherwise known as body fat) is a target tissue for vitamin A; adipose tissue functions normally when it has good access to vitamin A, and abnormally when it doesn't. Ketogenic Foods rich in this nutrient include liver, cheese, butter, and oily fish. We also get provitamin A (vegetable sources of vitamin A) from our leafy greens. These kinds of foods work synergistically, so that the body has the building blocks it needs for normal adipose tissue function. No synthetic vitamins required in this case, just eat real food. Many other vitamin and minerals issues may be, and are ideally resolved in a similar manner, without supplementation.
The takeaway: eat real, nutrient dense ketogenic foods first. Supplements come a distant second, and only if necessary.
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