NUTRITION AND MEDICATION

Learn the importance of nutritional support when it comes to long-term medication.

As a form of complementary therapy, kinesiology can be an effective support system for those undergoing medical treatment, especially when it comes to nutrient depletion resulting from long-term medication. As divulged by this Doctor in the New York Times, medical professionals are becoming increasingly aware of how important it is to supplement their knowledge with nutritional expertise. At Kinesiology Asia, we have successfully worked in collaboration with doctors to help our clients manage the side effects of their medication, or even reduce their dependency through nutritional support. 

Nutrients are involved in every single physiological process of our body, and are therefore absolutely essential to our health. We now live in a world where toxin levels are getting higher, and the nutrient levels of food are getting lower. It is therefore becoming increasingly necessary to look beyond just our diet for nutritional support. Medication can further deplete our bodies of nutrients by (a) binding to and therefore blocking the absorption of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc in the GI tract; (b) binding to enzymes that would otherwise be processing essential nutrients; and (c) causing the kidneys and liver to work harder, therefore using up more of our bodies' essential nutrients. This can lead to a vicious cycle of side effects.

With appropriate nutritional support however, the body is able to process the medication more effectively, its innate healing ability is boosted, and side effects can be minimised. Through kinesiology, we are able to identify nutritional deficiencies that the body might have, and recommend nutrients that might be beneficial for your condition. If you are looking to reduce your medication, with the approval and supervision of your doctor, we can help support you in a safe and sustainable way. 

Oliver Smith, Kinesiologist