Nutrition basics

Dagmar Ganser ND

Nutrition and Health, Wellness & Vitality By Dagmar Ganser, ND

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" Hippocrates

Do you feel the best you can… everyday?

Getting healthy can seem like hard work, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle long term even harder. Unfortunately, even with the healthiest lifestyle, you may still struggle to obtain optimal levels of nutrients for health. I frequently see patients who, despite the best lifestyle habits, struggle to feel their best. Why is this the case? As the saying goes, you are what you eat. More accurately, you are what your body is able to digest and absorb. There is more to good health than just eating well.

We need to digest and absorb the foods we eat so that the nutrients can reach every cell within our body. The way your body performs depends on what you put in – much like putting quality petrol into your car. Therefore, we also need a healthy digestive system to breakdown the foods we eat; well functioning intestines to absorb the nutrients; good circulation to distribute these nutrients throughout our body and collect waste products for elimination. The human body is indeed a finely tuned machine which, with a little care and regular maintenance, can perform to amazing levels. Just look at athletes. Do you want to experience that type of energy and vitality?

How do you know what your body is lacking in?

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Based on the medical science of hematology, Live Blood Screening has been used by qualified health practitioners for more than 20 years. World class athletes, top executives and celebrities have used Haemaview for years to keep themselves in peak condition.

Haemaview helps determine if your digestive system needs support and what nutrients are lacking, providing a targeted approach to good nutritional health.

Sadly, the 21st Century is a Tough Place to be Healthy

Food we eat today contains fewer nutrients than food which was available 20 years ago because:
  • Our soils are low in nutrients,
  • Foods are often picked before they are ripe,
  • Many food processing techniques destroy or remove nutrients,
  • Additives, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours impair nutrient absorption, and
  • Cooking methods further destroy nutrients.

This is compounded by the fact that we have an increased need for nutrients due to:

  • Pollution being higher and more wide spread, and
  • Our busy and stressful lifestyle.

When we don’t take in enough vitamins and minerals, we are more likely to feel tired. We may struggle to cope when stressful things happen and we become more susceptible to infection and other disease. Many modern-day conditions, including depression, reflect nutritional deficiencies – particularly minerals.

"You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency." Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner
Why do we need minerals?

Every cell in your body must have minerals to live and function. Every beat of your heart requires minerals. Your brain cells and nervous system utilise minerals to deliver electrical signals to every part of your body. Vitamins, enzymes, hormones, the immune system and almost all biological activities need a wide variety of minerals to work right. The skeletal structure (the skull, bones and teeth) depend on an adequate mineral supply to stay strong.

As an example, magnesium is the activator for over 300 enzymes. Also it is integral in the production of ATP, the energy compound of the body. Magnesium is seriously deficient in the average diet. Similarly, zinc is a component of all cells. It is a cofactor in nearly 70 different enzymes, and provides significant benefits for the immune system, growth and development of muscular and skeletal structures, and tissue repair. Today’s foods contain too little for our needs, especially those of children.

Dr. Alexis Carrel received a Nobel Prize for proving that a living cell would be immortal if it had sufficient amounts of nutrients in proper balance of all elements needed. He proved that cells simply need proper nutrition and to have wastes and pollutants removed to live indefinitely in their life-supporting fluid.

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