Vitamins and Supplements
Vitamins and nutritional supplements, in addition to optimal nutrition, are an important part of the overall picture of your health and longevity. Patients rarely achieve optimal nutrition through their diet alone, so vitamins and supplements are essential to get all of our necessary nutrients.
Dr. Hirsch recommends only pharmaceutical grade (for professional use only) vitamins and nutritional supplements that can be taken by themselves or added to your current medications or supplements. A distinct protocol of nutritional supplements helps these and many other conditions:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
- Food Sensitivities
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Autoimmune conditions
- High Cholesterol, and more
Additionally, medical trials published in recent years indicate that even modest nutritional supplementation in middle age women kept their telomeres (the tiny end caps that protect our DNA) from shortening (source: NIH PubMed, 2009 Mar 11). Keeping your telomeres long is key to longevity and reduced risk of disease.
Since Dr. Hirsch is a licensed physician, he has the additional advantage of helping patients with natural, prescription only bio-identical hormones when deficiencies exist. Regular pharmaceutical prescriptions are also occasionally necessary, when even the “best” natural approach is insufficient.
If you’re like many of our other patients, you may have initial questions such as:
- I eat relatively healthy, so do I still need nutritional supplements?
- Will my supplements interfere with my medications?
- How do I know if my current supplements are the best quality?
- What supplements are best for certain conditions?
Remember that just because a little bit of something is good for you does not mean that a lot of it is even better. We encourage our patients to treat supplements like any other medicine: take them with caution. If you are already taking regular vitamin supplements, or thinking about it, be sure to let Dr. Hirsch know.
As part of your team for a long and healthy life, we are pleased to make available for our patients MetagenicsTM nutritional supplements, vitamins, nutraceuticals and medical foods. Metagenics provides high quality, pharmaceutical grade products and is the brand most frequently recommended by homeopathic and naturopathic doctors.