All You Need To Know About Supplements

Author: Katie Van Gilst | | Categories: Health Supplements , Holistic Nutritionist , Lifestyle Coaching

Blog by Katie Van Gilst

A balanced diet supplies the body with sufficient nutrients to carry out day-to-day tasks. When you include these supplements such as vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, phytochemicals, and more in your diet, they help improve the body’s ability to fight off common and chronic infections.

However, not all of us live a perfect world, and given the diet and lifestyle choices we make, we need these supplements for optimal functioning. For this reason, women’s health nutritionist Katie Van Gilst wants to share with you why including supplements, especially the medical-grade ones, in your diet will do more good than harm.

Why do we need supplements?
We generally live a life surrounded by a poor diet, environmental pollution, stress, calorie-restrictive diets, and a scarcity of local or fresh produce. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Moreover, modern farming techniques and the use of fertilizers deplete the soil and rob the plants of essential nutrients, causing soil depletion and GMOs which are affecting the nutrient quality of our food.

What are Medical-grade supplements?
Medical-grade supplements are the highest quality supplements available and meet all pharmaceutical standards. Taking these supplements ensures the best possible nutrients that may be lacking in your diet. With medical-grade supplements, you know exactly what you’re getting with this type of supplement, as all raw ingredients are tested before production to ensure that all toxins are removed from the product before sale. That said, supplements need to be used according to the manufacturer’s label or direction from your ND, MD, if different from the manufacturer’s label.

All in all, it is important to understand that your focus should be on consuming a balanced and nourishing diet!

If you’re someone thinking about incorporating supplements into your routine from now on, it’s important to consult an expert or reach out to me at Katie Van Gilst. I am a registered holistic nutritionist and a nurse who loves good wholesome food. I specialize in women’s health and am based in Peterborough, Ontario.

To get your hands-on the safest source for practitioner-grade supplements, visit my website and click on Kate’s Supplement Store. The prices and discounts will vary. I serve clients across Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, Marmora, Minden, Tory Hill, Beaverton, and the surrounding areas.

To learn all about supplements or holistic nutrition, please click here or get in touch with me by clicking here.


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