Can I Take Supplements Without Consulting My Doctor?

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“Athletes, like everyone else, at times take supplements but just have to consult your doctors and work on that. It’s a process, but it’s achievable… It’s my job to be healthy.” ~ Venus Williams

Can Supplements Help Me Perform Better?

Let’s start by acknowledging that intelligent people are arguing for and against supplements.

In prior articles, I’ve shared that due to food processing, poor soils, and toxins, many intelligent people suggest we can’t get everything we need from the Western diet we eat.

I understand this is confusing, as I was confused for my entire adult life.

Supplementation was an on and off and on again proposition until I met the doctor I work with now.

In this article, I’ll cover these topics:

  1. Why can supplementation fall short?
  2. How can supplementation help me?
  3. How does Tiger Medical address supplementation?

How Can Supplementation Fall Short?

The main reason supplementation fails is a mismatch is occurring.

I’ve learned from our clinical team at Tiger Medical Institute that far too many people are taking supplements they don’t need. Many could be interacting with their medications or simply be unnecessary because they don’t need the additional support in a particular area the supplement is addressing.

This is how a negative opinion about supplementation begins.

Additionally, traditional clinicians discount anything that isn’t run through a randomized trial. The problem with this trial is the design isn’t workable for studying the effects of a single supplement.

How Can Supplementation Help Me?

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 Institute 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 Medical Institute 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 Medical Institute physicians will assess genetics, hormones, the gut microbiome, an extensive blood lab panel along with an assessment of both 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 Medical Institute 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 Institute 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 Medical Institute 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 Medical Institute 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!

Steve L. Adams

Steve L. Adams

Chief Executive Officer

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