“Wait a minute, there. I watch what I eat. I know all about the food pyramid. I juice, even if it is green and makes me want to retch. I know that kale and quinoa are today’s food kings. I must be getting everything I need.” Without even really being aware of it we are besieged daily with products that trumpet their vitamin and other beneficial contents. When we see commercials on whatever device happens to be in our hands at the minute, we must hear the words “nutritious”, “good for you”, or “everything you need to be healthy” ad nauseum.
To which we reply, “bunk”.
Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients—because acting together, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system. They also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage. These nutrients include at least 30 vitamins, mineral and dietary components that your body desperately needs but can’t be manufactured on their own in sufficient amounts. What are they? Try and list the alphabet soup of initials they represent. Stumped?
If these vitamins and minerals are not adequately absorbed into the body they are useless creating a situation in which patients do not experience the results they want. Another factor is too much supplement intake. For example, taking large doses of oral magnesium and Vitamin C can result in diarrhea due to effects on the bowel. Intravenous administration of magnesium, Vitamin C, and other vitamins and minerals does not have that effect, and the amounts given can be much higher compared to oral pills.
OUT BEHIND THE 8 BALL
IV therapy carries the vitamins and minerals you need through the bloodstream directly to the center of cells where they are most therapeutic. Most nutrient deprived people get stuck in a situation where this doesn’t happen and they continue to suffer both mentally and physically. Life just keeps coming at them and they don’t know what to do. That’s where IV therapy comes in. By “feeding” the cells, they can correct the nutritional and biochemical deficiencies that that have been knocking them around. Intravenous vitamins and minerals can be used for health maintenance and disease prevention. They do everything from jump starting energy, to decreasing inflammation. Best of all you get a good shot at just feeling better.
THIRST’S THE WORST
Chances are if you look around, there are places where you see people with a bottle of water umbilically attached to their hands. You think, “I need to drink more”. Dehydration occurs when there isn’t enough water to replace what’s lost throughout the day. Your system literally dries out. It’s a myth that you only get dehydrated from profuse sweating. Our brains are 80% water, so it’s really important to be well hydrated. Even being a little dehydrated can have significant consequences to cognitive function and cause headaches, dry skin, constipation, loss of appetite, irritability, dizziness and unexplained tiredness. But the eye opener here is that in spite of drinking the recommended amounts of fluids, our body still gets dehydrated. Only 55% of what we drink gets absorbed in our body and the rest is excreted out in sweat, urine or simply breath expelled out. Drinking water will most often correct mild forms of dehydration, but in cases of moderate or severe dehydration the body often needs hydration at a faster rate. Which is exactly what IV therapy does. Just drink this in: one liter of IV fluids is equal to 2 gallons of water. Think you’re getting anywhere near that? Is that a resounding “No”? IV therapy instantly replaces electrolytes including sodium, hydrating the body which improves over all function and well-being. Is dehydration something to sweat about? You bet.
JUST WHAT YOUR BODY ORDERED
SO WHERE DO YOU GO TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE BENEFITS OF IV THERAPY? HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW. IN APRIL, DR. STEPHEN A. GOLDSTEIN, M.D, F.A.C.S. OF DENVER HORMONE HEALTH IS OPENING AN EXTENTION OF HIS PRACTICE THAT WILL BE CALLED HEALTHY HORMONE SOLUTIONS. DR. GOLDSTEIN BELIEVES IN HELPING ALL HIS PATIENTS IN WAYS THAT ARE MOST EFFECTIVE TO THEM AND THAT IS WHY HE IS NOW GOING TO OFFER IV SOLUTIONS, UNIQUELY TAILORED TO THEIR NEEDS. AND WHEN WE’RE TALKING UNIQUE, DR. GOLDSTEIN IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW USING WHAT IS CALLED A “CLEANROOM” TO DO HIS COMPOUNDING OF INGREDIENTS. DESIGNED AND MONITORED USING STRICT PROTOCOL AND METHODS, A CLEANROOM PROVIDES A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELIMINATING POLLUTANTS SUCH AS DUST, AIRBORNE MICROBES, AEROSOL PARTICLES AND CHEMICAL VAPORS. ALL OF WHICH COULD ADVERSELY AFFECT THE COMPOUNDING OF HIS DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS. DR. GOLDSTEIN CARES. HE WANTS YOU TO FEEL YOUR BEST AS QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE. HE DOESN’T JUST CREATE SOLUTIONS, HE CREATES YOUR SOLUTION BASED ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT NOW. IV CAN BE YOUR SOLUTION.