We did it, we survived the holidays! A huge pat on our collective backs for making it through the sugar-coated tunnel of familial stresses and trying times! Huzzah! But what now?
If you’ve been feeling run-down and depleted lately, you’re not alone. The holiday stresses coupled with a brutal flu season are definite culprits, but it might be your diet that’s doing the most damage. Nurse Jackie Young at Patronus Medical (located downstairs in La Jolla Sports Club) says that ‘organic, non-processed foods are the best way for your body to absorb the vitamins and minerals we need to sustain healthy living.’ Realistically, however, we eat processed food that has been bombarded with pesticides and other chemicals, which leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies and a myriad of physical and mental ailments.
Supplements are a great way to recover from these deficiencies, but not all supplements are created equally. According to Nurse Young, absorption is the key, stating that ‘anything you take by mouth is controlled by how healthy your digestive tract is.’ If you suffer from stomach problems or have a slower metabolism, your absorption rate will react accordingly and can also affect how long supplements will last. Additionally, ‘most of what we take by mouth is excreted before our bodies can absorb what we need,’ so what you’re aiming for is intravenous (IV) or injectable supplements.
Patronus offers a wide range of supplements for energy, stress, and metabolism, in addition to what Nurse Young calls the ‘mother of all antioxidants,’ Glutathione, which is found in every cell of our bodies and helps prevent disease and promotes wellness. Nurse Young reminds us that getting all of our vitamins, minerals and nutrients from diet is the best bet for our bodies, but if that’s not working, it might be time to schedule an appointment.
Patronus Medical customizes in IV delivery of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients for instant health and wellness, so if you’re looking for recovery, prevention or just plain old feeling good, stop in to say hi and see how they can help (all of the nurses are reeeeeeeally nice).
That’s it for this month, keep up the good work and look for our next post with tips for staying fit all the way through 2018!
// Your La Jolla Sports Club team