There is no substitute for a balanced diet, however there are times in our lives when we can benefit from nutritional supplementation. It may be to:
- Counteract the effect of prescription drugs (e.g. statins, which can deplete levels of CoQ10, needed for energy production)
- Boost the immune system during illness or stressful periods
- Help to manage joint pain from injury or arthritis
- Support us as we get older, e.g. to aid digestion and combat acid reflux
It’s tempting to self-medicate; to read an article, relate to the symptoms and think ‘that’s just what I need!’. But we don’t always get it right and can waste money on supplements that are offering no benefit, because either we don’t need them or because they are not of sufficient quality or strength. Occasionally supplements can be detrimental and provoke chemical imbalances if not required by the body.
Kinesiology takes the guesswork out of supplement selection. Using muscle response testing it can identify when the body needs support from nutritional supplements and what those specific supplements are. It can also help to identify if supplements are detrimental or giving little or no benefit.
Important: If you are taking prescription medicine, are pregnant or trying to conceive you should always consult your doctor before taking nutritional supplements.
"I received a strong recommendation from a friend to go to Louise following double knee replacement operations and various joint pains, and my own doubts about whether the supplements I was taking were indeed appropriate for my anti-inflammatory needs. Louise identified supplements which were costing me money and giving no benefit, and alternatives which, along with the work she did, have quickly reduced my pain levels after just two appointments. I would rate the service as 5 Star." Jonathan Calvert, Hindhead.