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Learn About Dietary Supplements as an Alternative Treatment

At Shawnee Mission Health Holistic Care, we believe in the power of dietary supplements and their ability to help support your body. Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs and other natural substances. 

Why take a dietary supplement?
We know that a good diet and healthy lifestyle practices play the most important role in supporting your health. However, supplements can and do provide a useful and natural way to give your body the support it needs to heal.

Who needs dietary supplements? 
The goal is to not need to rely on a daily supplement. But for patients struggling with eating the right foods, dealing with chronic stress, experiencing regular digestive disturbances or suffering with hormonal imbalances, dietary supplements can be a complement to current conventional therapy, or they can serve as a standalone natural treatment. The key is to work with a professional. It starts by contacting Shawnee Mission Health Holistic Care.

Why is it important to talk to a practitioner? 

Not all supplements are created equal. It’s important for you to work with a practitioner to understand if there’s a reason you would benefit from the current dietary supplements you are on. Your holistic practitioner will advise you about if the supplement is of good quality and whether it’s providing you with the benefits you need. If not, you most likely will be advised to pursue changes in diet, exercise and sleep habits in addition to taking dietary supplements.  

Are there any precautions that should be taken with dietary supplements?

The dietary supplement world is a big business, with many companies not following sound manufacturing practices. Don’t assume a dietary supplement is safe just because it is natural and easy to purchase over the counter. Working with an experienced practitioner is the best way to reduce any potential risk associated with dietary supplements. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schlick at Shawnee Mission Holistic Care, call 913-632-9860
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