Our society perpetuates unhealthy eating habits due to our busy culture. Often, we are not obtaining the proper type or amount of vitamins, minerals or amino acids. Our bodies are bombarded daily with pollution and toxins which may leave the immune system vulnerable. Nutritional imbalances can affect your body in many ways, some of which are outlined below.
Amino and fatty acids affect our emotional and cognitive well-being; early detection of imbalances may help prevent chronic illnesses from developing. Dietary minerals help regulate many of our body’s processes and also serve as “building blocks”. Minerals such as magnesium and manganese have been proven to be beneficial in alleviating joint pain and anxiety. Antioxidants help protect our body from oxidative stress or free radicals. Oxidative stress has been linked to neurological diseases and premature aging. Testing can also be performed for heavy metal ( such as lead and mercury) toxicity.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, is pleased to offer vitamin and nutritional testing to her patients. Dr. Hermann maintains offices in Tampa and St. Pete Beach, Florida. Please call the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.