Nutrition: Vital to Optimal Health

Many of us understand that one of the main keys to promoting good health revolves around maintaining a balanced diet of healthy foods, and daily exercise. It seems very simple, but current research has shown that eating healthy food promotes good health, and eating unhealthy foods lead to poor health and diseases. Foods contain vital nutrients that aid our body’s metabolic function.

Availability of Nutrients from Food

Eating the wrong kinds of food, or not consuming the proper nutrients can lead to a buildup of toxins within the body. This may result in chronic diseases and other health concerns over time. A well balanced, nutritious diet may reduce the risk of several debilitating diseases like cancer, cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, osteoporosis and stroke. While a nutritious diet is important in the prevention of various diseases- are healthy foods enough?

Nutritional Supplementation

Most importantly, nutritional supplements should never replace a balanced and nutritious diet. Everyone will have different goals regarding their health and overall well-being, so there is never a ‘one-size fits all’ idea with proper nutritional counseling. We are proud to offer Metagenics nutritional supplements at our clinic. Metagenics provides innovative, high-quality natural health products that are manufactured with the highest standards of purity and safety. They have developed programs that can be customized to meet your individual health needs.

Integration of Total Health

Our facilities combine a wide range of health care services and offer programs that combine Metagenics products with specialized lifestyle changes to help you meet your health goals. Metagenics has created several unique lifestyle programs to meet your demanding health goals:

Clear Change™
The Clear Change Program enhances the body’s natural ability to support the detoxification process while providing adequate fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities.

FirstLine Therapy® Metabolic Syndrome
The FirstLine Therapy Metabolic Syndrome Program is a professionally supervised, personalized lifestyle modification plan. Designed by healthcare professionals, this program has been shown remarkably successful in helping individuals like you return to a path of extended health.

Healthy Transformation
The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program was designed to stimulate your metabolism to burn unhealthy fat while giving your body important nutrition for overall health—helping you to look and feel better.

What Does it Feel Like?

Some patients describe it as a light pin prick and you may feel slight pressure when a needle is inserted. Many people find that it doesn’t hurt and they may only “feel” one or two of the many needles inserted. The immediate area of the needle insertion point may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a bit sensitive initially. These sensations go away soon after the treatment and providers believe that this is a sign that the energy flow, or chi, has been accessed or released from that point.

Your provider may stimulate the needles during the protocol by gently turning the needle slightly back and forth, with light electrical current or heat.

What’s Next if I Want Acupuncture?

Interested in acupuncture or have questions regarding your condition and how acupuncture could help you? Contact our clinic a schedule a complimentary consultation for more information, or if you wish to have treatment- schedule your initial examination which includes evaluation and treatment in the same visit.   Following the examination an acupuncture treatment plan will be designed specifically for you to address your particular condition and therapy goals. This treatment plan will involve stimulating specific acupuncture points along your body in attempt to restore balance in your energy flow. Imbalances can be caused by external factors like injury or trauma, postural imbalances, environmental pollution, or internal factors such as negative emotions, metabolic toxicity, or a poor diet.

The Metagenics Way

For nutritional products to be recommended in a healthcare setting, quality and science should be closely linked. Often, however, they are not. Metagenics stands above the crowd by allocating substantial resources for an in-house scientific staff and technologically advanced facilities necessary to conduct adequate research and evaluation. This industry-leading investment, which has garnered an impressive list of patented formulas and clinical applications, is crucial for advancing patient care. It also demonstrates our long-term commitment to healthcare providers who trust our products. Their products can target the following body systems and much more:

  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Blood Sugar and Overall Wellness
  • Cardiovascular and Health Aging
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Cellular Energy
  • Daily Support
  • Energy and Rehydration
  • Foundation Nutrition
  • Joint Health and Overall Wellness
  • Men’s Health and Overall Wellness
  • Mineral Replenishment
  • Muscle and Bone Health
  • Nervous System
  • Overall Wellness
  • Phytonutrient Support
  • Pregnancy and Nursing
  • Vitamin B Complex Replenishment
  • Vitamin D Replenishment
  • Vitamin/Mineral Replenishment
  • Women’s Health and Wellness
  • Zinc Assessment

How Do I Know if Nutritional Supplements Are Right For Me?

Contact our clinic for more information regarding the potential benefits of nutritional supplements and their role in your overall health. We look forward to assisting with all of your healthcare needs and offer complimentary consultations to discuss your health concerns. We also have direct access to a full nutrition clinical team to answer any question regarding your nutrition status and future goals. Already benefitting from Metagenics nutriceutical products and want to order additional supplements? Contact our clinic and we can provide any available products to you within 2-3 days. Alevia Health and Wellness Centre – Your Pathway to Optimal Health!

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