Diet and nutrition are important to one's health and healing processes. It is always best to try and get your daily requirements via eating the right foods, as nature supplies the best conduit for proper nutrition. For those people that have poor diets or just can't get the appropriate nutrients then supplementation may be necessary. I have some experience with nutritional counseling, but I refer most cases to my colleague at my Newburgh office, Dr. Peter Sollecito. For more information about Dr. Sollecito's biography and nutritional counseling check out the Nutrition tab above.
Although there are many supplements out there, please beware of the health food stores and fad vitamins and herbs. Just because a study comes out praising a new supplement does not necessarily mean that it will be good for you. Many people make the mistake of self diagnosing and don't realize that taking too much of one vitamin can throw off the balance of other essential nutrients and minerals. Also, many herbs out there are not meant to be taken every day.
Through the years, I have learned to distinguish good quality from bad quality supplements. Although a bit more expensive that those you would find in a health food store or a Walmart, the quality of our supplements is unmatched and worth the extra money. Always remember, you get what you pay for and if it sounds too good to be true, than it probably is!
If you are going to take any kind of supplement on your own, please let us know so that we can better steer you in the right direction and make sure that you don't do more harm than good.