Michele enjoys hearing from her contacts. If you have generic questions that can be posted for others to see, please feel free to submit them using the “Contact Us” page.
Q: How long do I stay on my supplement protocol?
A: The ultimate goal is to have your health concerns reversed through diet and health style changes. However, as most peoples digestive system are not optimal, nutritional deficiencies require supplement intervention. My goal is to bring my patient’s digestive system as close to optimal functioning as possible. By using supplements initially and then reducing the supplement load while optimizing diet and lifestyle habits. Regardless of your level of health everyone should be taking anywhere from 4 to 6 supplements per day.
Q: Do I need to use the supplements through you or can I purchase them in a store?
A: The supplements I use in my clinic are professional products. A professional product can only be distributed by practitioners who have maintained a recognized educational degree. The products themselves are pharmaceutically tested and are in therapeutic dose. Pharmaceutically tested means that the product that is listed on the label and dosage are actually what is in the bottle. This is important as some supplements can affects prescription medications. Most retail supplements do not endure this type of testing and monitoring. Therefore I recommend the brand and supplements be purchased.
Q: Would you recommend getting a flu vaccination?
A: That depends on the individual’s circumstances. Is the person already dealing with a disease or chronic illness? Do they have a compromised immune system? In general, if the person is reasonably healthy or has a compromised immune system when a flu vaccination is not recommended, I would recommend they investigate the alternatives available through natural health professionals.
Q: People are always saying I should drink more water. What are your thoughts regarding how much and from what source?
A: Well, that is a big question. I have done extensive research and study into the area of water and water metabolism in the body. We do need to replace water lost with water – not tea, coffee or any other type of liquid beverage. These are not metabolized the same way as water. So sweating, breathing, eliminating urine and stool all deplete water in our bodies. To metabolize water soluble vitamins like Vitamin C and B, water is crucial.
It is required for all enzymic reactions to take place in the body. Proper and optimal waste elimination, blood viscosity, blood pressure, body temperature and joint health all require optimal water levels.
Much research has been done in this area and the average person expels about 2 liters per day. More accurately, there is a formula that can be used to determine what your water intake should be.
Body weight divided by 2, multiply by 30 equals milliliters
Example: 200/2=100×30=3000 milliliters or 3 liters
As mentioned – Water needs to be replaced with Water. In fact, coffee, black tea (including green and white tea), alcohol and soft drinks all increase the need for water. They are really dehydrating.
Most people are chronically dehydrated. It takes 3 to 4 months of drinking your optimal water amount every day to rehydrate the body. As for the source of water – of course the more pristine the better. If you are fortunate to live in Saskatoon, the tap water is not too bad (without the chlorine of course). If you are looking for a filter system, reverse osmosis is one of the best. However, it is not very environmentally friendly as it takes about 11 liters to produce 1 liter of filtered water. Many people who have a cistern will have the waste water routed back into the water holding tank. Next would be a ceramic carbon block filtration system. This not only filters out the parasites, bacteria and contaminants, it also inhibits bacteria growth in the filter itself.
Most people will purchase purified water. Just ask the questions to make sure you are getting what you pay for.