Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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Three Reasons You Should Do More Than Just Take Supplements


Modern medicine has made life longer, easier, and allowed people to live better lives than before. Some of the illnesses and disabilities that were nearly untreatable 50 years ago have remedies readily available. Among today’s advances, supplements have provided an opportunity to get all the nutrients they need without fear of deficiency. Of course, by themselves, these vitamins and supplements don’t solve the whole picture. For that, it helps to regularly visit your medical professional

Using Vitamins and Supplements

With so many different supplements to choose from, many are finding a path to better health through the use of supplements. These innovative and effective options all have a place in staying healthy. By themselves, however, they are not all you need. As the name suggests, they are not intended to work by themselves. Instead, they are made to supplement other efforts on your health, which include proper diet, exercise, and regular doctor visits. 

Eating Balanced Meals

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You also need proper nutrition. The human digestive system was made to process food. Eating a balanced diet full of different foods is often the best way to get the nutrients you need. Whether it’s macro-nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, or fats, your body works well when it gets these nutrients from regular food sources. This same rule holds true for all the other vitamins and minerals you need to live a healthy lifestyle. For this reason, you should always look for ways to get the nutrition from food first and supplement from there as needed. 

Getting the Most of Your Vitamins

Nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits can provide a wide array of the necessary vitamins and minerals. However, if you do have a deficiency despite this, orally consumed vitamins are not the most effective way to get your nutrition. Instead, vitamin IVs, offered by your local medical professional, can allow you direct access to the nutrients you need. 

Beyond this, regularly visiting your doctor is important to ensure you maintain proper health as you age. No matter what stage in life, a doctor is able to assess your medical and health status thanks to their many years studying health and medicine. There is no substitute for this if you wish to remain healthy long-term. 

Offering the Best in Medical Care

While it is important you take vitamins and supplements as needed, having access to GMP Medical gives you the peace of mind knowing you have proper nutrition at your fingertips. Whether you need to visit your doctor to get a regular checkup or you’re looking to fill in the gap with an IV, you’re in the right place. A good life begins with good health, so don’t delay. Call us at (305) 823-2433 to set up an appointment today. You’ll be glad you did!

August 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Categories: Diet, Family Health