An indispensable supplement to conventional medicine
A balanced diet and an individually tailored, long-term intake of micronutrients are important prerequisites for optimal physical and mental performance. Micronutrients include not only vitamins and trace elements, but also fatty acids and amino acids. Most micronutrients are essential substances, i.e. they cannot be synthesised by our bodies themselves. We need to supply our bodies with them each day via the food we eat. Although we only need micronutrients in very small quantities, they are among the most important nutritional components. In their absence, many of the body’s normal functions, such as growth and energy production, cannot be performed adequately. Even minor deficiencies can have a negative impact on the immune system and the proper functioning of the brain. Nutrient deficiencies also increase our susceptibility to age-related wear and tear.
If our daily food intake fails to cover our micronutrient requirements, we will eventually suffer nutritional deficiencies that can result in illness. Experts say that over 80% of all illnesses are nutrition-related.
Many factors can cause micronutrient deficiencies:
- Long transport routes for fruit and vegetables, storage times, cooking and baking, preserving, irradiation and the industrial processing of food cause the loss of large quantities of micronutrients from our diets
- Deficient, unbalanced or unhealthy nutrition
- Increased requirements during periods of heightened stress such as stress in the workplace, being in a growth phase, illness, pregnancy, breastfeeding, competitive sports and regular consumption of medication
- Excessive consumption of alcohol, nicotine and coffee
- Environmental pollution
Even when we feel generally well, there are signs that can indicate that our bodies are suffering from a nutrient deficiency, e.g.:
- Chronic fatigue & difficulty concentrating
- Susceptibility to infections & skin diseases
- Excessive cravings for sugary foods
- Intermittent abrupt visual disturbances
- Soft and/or brittle fingernails
- Cracks in the corners of the mouth
The following benefits can be achieved through daily supplementation of the diet with micronutrients:
- Optimised well-being, increased vitality and enjoyment of life
- Improved concentration and mental strength
- Quicker healing and recovery time after an illness (e.g. flu infection)
- Reduced susceptibility to disease and risk of injury
- Slowing of the aging process
To prevent and treat:
- Cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, etc.
- Deficiencies in the immune system and autoimmune diseases
- Low libido and impotence
- Heavy metal burdens
- Metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol levels, etc.
- Being over- or underweight
- Wound healing disorders
A detailed discussion with the client is the be-all and end-all in the world of micronutrient medicine
The doctor encourages the client to describe his or her problems and symptoms in detail. A detailed discussion allows an initial determination of the micronutrient imbalances in the body to be made.
Diagnostics – why standard laboratory values don’t tell the whole truth
Normal routine laboratory tests often show only us metabolic changes and the resulting diseases at far too late a stage or not at all. Metabolic changes, deficiencies and stress states can often only be detected after an illness has already occurred.
In addition to blood, urine and stool analysis, hair mineral analysis is a suitable tool for determining whether our body is sufficiently supplied with micronutrients.