It is now scientifically and medically recognized that even high quality balanced diets often need to be supplemented with the nutrient groups listed below. Supplementation of these Five  'Pillars' to augment a good diet will ensure that you will have a complete and balanced nutritional intake, providing the best possible opportunity to enjoy optimum health and lower the risk of disease development throughout your whole life.

The practitioners at NIHA can test you to see what nutrients you may be lacking and provide high quality pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements to compensate for what is missing  in our modern diets.

The Five Pillars of Nutritional Supplementation:

I. Vitamins and Minerals
Scientific and medical studies suggest that the levels of vitamins and minerals that are required for optimum health and disease prevention are above the amounts that can be reliably supplied in even a good diet.  Most of these vitamins and minerals can be provided at optimal levels by quality nutritional products.

II. Omega - 3 Fatty Acids and Omega -6 Fatty Acids
These fatty acids are essential to optimum health from pre-birth throughout our lives, and adequate intake will help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation, allergy and cancer while enhancing brain and cognitive function. Maintaining membranes with essential fatty acids is essential for health.

III. Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the body's defense mechanism against damaging levels of reactive chemicals called 'free radicals'. The normal healthy person produces free radicals, but the levels are balanced against the amounts of antioxidants in the body to neutralize them. However, increased environmental toxins combined with decreased levels of antioxidants in our diet results in the over-production of free radicals. This phenomenon is a factor in many diseases. There are three major groups of antioxidants and all three needs supplementing to be assured of optimum intake levels:

  • Type I : Endogenous antioxidants include Co Q10, Alpha Lipoic acid, Glutathione
  • Type II: Phyto-antioxidants include Flavinoids such as those in green tea and green vegetables, Carotenoids such as lycopene from tomatoes and B-carotene from carrots
  • Type III: Vitamin antioxidants include Vitamin C and Vitamin E

IV. Probiotics
Probiotics are products containing living beneficial bacteria, which 'colonize' the entire lining of our intestine. The amazing potential benefits that the bacteria in our intestine include:

  • They enable the entire digestion and absorption functions of the intestine to operate efficiently
  • They protect us from challenge and infections by potential pathogens
  • They continuously prime and condition our immune system to function properly, throughout our entire life
  • They can help protect us from allergy and intolerance and can reduce the symptoms in existing sufferers

V. Immune Modulators
Modulating the immune system starts with bowel health, the largest immune organ. Modulation means having an aggressive immune system where pathogens and foreign cells will be destroyed; but also turning off and non hyper-reacting to commonly occuring foods, environmental organisms and chemicals. Immune modulation is a balance between removing toxins and over reacting. 


 

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