“To me, supplements are a necessity, not a luxury. I think of them as medicine: Instead of asking a doctor to prescribe me a drug when I’m ill, I’d rather take something that can help me avoid getting sick in the first place.” ~ Laird Hamilton
Why is Taking Supplements So Confusing?
It’s frustrating, to say the least, when trying to find out what to take as a dietary supplement.
You can find in Google arguments for and against supplements. Every friend has an opinion as well. You aren’t alone if you are frustrated.
I understand this needs to be clarified. I was for my entire adult life.
Supplementation was on, off, and on again until I met the doctor I work with. He explained that our Western processed diet, our soils, and toxins all contribute to the need to supplement our daily diets.
In this article, we will cover these topics:
- Who Should I Ask About Supplements?
- How does Tiger Medical address supplementation?
Who Should I Ask About Supplements?
The short answer is a physician or a registered dietician working with a doctor.
The main reason supplementation fails is a mismatch is occurring. Far too many people are taking supplements they don’t need that potentially could be interacting with their medications or are simply unnecessary because they don’t need the additional support in a particular area the supplement is addressing.
The correct way to supplement your daily food intake is to get a complete picture of your health data – this means gut biome, micronutrients, hormones, and other relevant testing ordered and interpreted by a physician.
Based on the imbalances unique to your life, a physician can suggest supplements that will significantly impact your health and how you feel.
How Does Tiger Medical Address Supplementation?
As you consider Tiger Medical Institute to address your supplement needs, it’s essential to understand our approach.
We practice root cause medicine. Our physicians are trained to assess and treat our clients at the cellular level and work backward. It’s a whole-body approach.
To start the clinical process, you’ll complete an extensive health history online, including all supplements currently taken.
A Tiger physician will then meet with you for a 90-minute intake call to assess your health history and customize what tests you’ll complete.
Clinically, Tiger physicians will assess genetics, hormones, the gut microbiome, an extensive blood lab panel, and an assessment of cardiovascular and brain imaging.
From this mosaic of health data, imbalances in your health will become known.
Now, from a position of clear evidence, Tiger physicians will set you up on a supplementation plan that supports the exact areas you need help. Our clients’ typical result is that after about eight weeks, they begin to feel noticeably better, and their sleep is better.
Tiger Medical takes it further – working with a health coach, we help you implement eight new health habits that integrate with the physician’s treatment plan, including supplementation.
The combined impact of the entire process slows cellular aging, and you genuinely feel better!
What Should I Do Next?
Supplementation, done the Tiger way, can be a force for good in your life.
If Tiger’s program is not a good fit for you, I recommend seeing your primary care physician as soon as possible.
If based on the information you have reviewed here on our website, you feel Tiger is a good fit, then the next best step is to go here to book a call with a Tiger Professional.
In this first call, the entire meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our team can help you resolve your challenges.
It’s time to make yourself patient number one and embrace self-care.
The first step in that process is to meet with us to learn how!
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