Clinical Nutrition - River of Life Chiropractic and Wellness Traverse City Michigan

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The Best in Whole Food Nutrition

 

The best sources of vitamins and minerals are found in whole foods. – Dr Royal Lee 

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Since 1929, Standard Process has been dedicated to the field of nutritional supplements and the whole food philosophy introduced by Dr. Royal Lee. Dr. Lee’s goal was to provide nutrients as they are found in nature—in a whole food state where he believed their natural potency and efficacy would be realized.

Following this philosophy, we start with whole foods—foods you might find in the grocery store, like peas, radishes, and beets. Then, like any good cook, we prepare these ingredients in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. The resulting whole food ingredient is then added to a complex formula that may include plant and animal extracts, desiccates, or other targeted ingredients to create the best dietary supplement for each health indication.  Some of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm, including alfalfa, barley grass, beets, Brussels sprouts, buckwheat, kale, kidney beans, oats, pea vine, Spanish black radish, and sweet potatoes. This allows us to control the quality of these ingredients from seed to supplement. Individual components may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying.

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As the world’s first company to make whole food supplements, we bring authority and leadership to the subject. The goal of all whole food supplementation is to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.  After all, it is in this whole food state that nutrition is typically harnessed and presented to the body.

So how does it all work?  These highly complex structures combine a variety of elements, all working together to help trigger the trophic effects that support the body’s desired and sustainable outcome of balance and homeostasis.  To account for real-world variability inherent when safeguarding the complexity of ingredients and processes, we apply holistic engineering to how we farm, manufacture and quality-assure our products. This comprehensive approach ensures that our nutritional supplements deliver their complex nutrients as nature intended.

 

Synergistic Nutrients

Research now suggests that whole food consumed in the diet provide nutrients in a whole food complex that is beneficial.  Whole food ingredients begin with the whole food and its synergistic cofactors to provide you with a natural well-balanced nutritional supplement.

 

Glandular Support

Animal tissues provide support by stimulating the corresponding tissues in humans, enhancing natural cell and tissue repair.

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Phytonutrients (Phytochemicals)

Phytonutrients are important nutrients found in plants that help maintain a healthy body.  Phytonutrients may provide antioxidant activity, support a healthy immune system response, and support cell-to-cell communication.  While many phytonutrients have been identified, their possible functions and actions have yet to be discovered.  Some of the best known phytonutrients are carotenoids, like alpha carotene, beta carotene, and lycopene.  At Standard Process, many of the supplements, including the multivitamin, are manufactured to include health promoting phytonutrients.

 

Juice Plus  – The Next Best Thing to Fruits and Veggies

We also use and recommend Juice Plus, as this is a great way to get whole food nutrition from vegetables and fruits.  This is often preferred for children and/or anyone who has difficulty eating their veggies!

The best way to reduce your risk of disease is to eat healthy. The right fuel in your body makes it run better. Fruits and vegetables are two key food groups known to contribute to better health. Juice Plus+ puts more of the valuable nutrition from fruits and vegetables back into your diet to improve health and wellness.

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Juice Plus+ starts with farm fresh nutrition. Each capsule and chewable is the product of high-quality plants and seeds, well-cultivated fields and orchards, and the best fruit and vegetable farmers. After our fruit and vegetable varieties are grown, harvested, cleaned, juiced, and dried, they are blended into nutritious Juice Plus+ products that are part of a healthy diet.

We enjoy the juicy burst of an orange, the sweet nectar of an apple, and the succulence of a red, ripened tomato. Remove the H20 from fruits and vegetables and what do you have left? Nutrients – including healthful antioxidants in the form of juice powders that can be put into a capsule. Juice Plus+ Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Blend capsules contain juice powders from 30 fruits, vegetables and grains that offer whole food based nutrition, which is the core concept behind Juice Plus+ Research that shows Juice Plus+ can lead to a healthier lifestyle. And, in addition to convenient capsules, Juice Plus+ also comes in a tasty, soft chewable form.

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