The Power of Nutrition and Supplementation
Good nutrition and a well-balanced diet are essential for optimal health and disease prevention. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that their chronic conditions or diseases can be traced to a nutritional deficiency. Research indicates that those who are deficient in essential vitamins and minerals are at higher risk for developing and dying from chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Dr Harper has done extensive research to develop nutritional programs that feed and nourish your body to both treat and prevent disease, creating optimal health.
To adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle, you must learn more about the foods you eat and how certain types of food provide the right combination of macro-nutrients to fuel your body, manage your weight and maintain good health. Our bodies crave fresh foods that are full of delicious flavors, tempting textures and healthy macro-nutrients. Getting the right balance of nutrients for your body composition and metabolism is critical to being lean and maintaining health. With busy schedules and fast-paced lifestyles, we often substitute food quality for quantity and convenience. We consume nutritionally depleted fast food, over-processed food, highly refined sugar, carbohydrates and trans-fats. Such food actually robs your body of the essential vitamins and minerals you need, leaving you nutritionally deficient and more susceptible to developing health issues and disease.
Supplements Done Right
Because achieving all of our nutritional needs through food can sometimes be difficult, our practice provides you with the opportunity to utilize the highest quality pharmaceutical grade health supplements. Our health supplements are created and purchased based on quality and clinical effectiveness. Each product is created or chosen by Ruthie Harper MD herself to ensure that its ingredients support the latest science and advancements in nutritional medicine and will help you achieve the goal of optimal health. Dr. Harper is an expert in both nutritional science and custom formulation of nutrients and has created hundreds of health supplements over the years to help her patients obtain the heath and wellness they deserve.
While Dr. Harper believes that food should be the fundamental source of nourishment and healing in the body, health supplements can supply additional nutrients that aid in the speed and effectiveness of healing. All of the supplements she utilizes in her practice have undergone rigorous testing for purity and have been through clinical trials within her practice for product effectiveness. Many products are based on whole foods to stay as close to nature as possible supporting Dr, Harper’s philosophy that “we really can’t improve on what nature gave us to achieve optimal health”. She is committed to exhaustive scientific research in an effort to bring you the most effective products at the best prices.
Strict Quality Standards
Manufacturers of our products must pass rigorous pharmaceutical grade analytic tests of their ingredients to qualify as our suppliers. All ingredients are tested for purity and potency by independent certified laboratories. We choose the vegetarian capsule technology called vegicaps whenever possible because this technology allows greater bio-availability of the nutrients in each capsule. This provides a significant upgrade in nutrient availability and utilization for the consumer over gelatin capsules or tablets. Studies have shown that as we age, our digestion becomes less efficient and therefore our ability to access the nutrients in tablets and gelatin capsules becomes less efficient. Use of vegetarian vegicaps eliminates this issue and ensures that the dollars you pay for your products are contributing to your health and wellness. In addition, use of vegicaps eliminates potential risk of diseases associates with gelatin or cow based technologies such as mad cow disease.
Our supplements exceed the standards of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and the FDA Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines and our products are hypoallergenic and do not contain coatings, excipients, binders, fillers, shellacs, artificial colors, or fragrance. We choose products that are free of wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, sugar, starch, soy, preservatives and hydrogenated oils.
Driven By Results: Healing People
Dr. Harper recognizes the transformative power of food and supplements to help change people’s lives and health. She often says “My career in nutritional medicine has been nothing short of spectacular. I have helped thousands of people achieve the health and wellness they deserve by developing specialized food and supplement programs to address the underlying biochemical deficiencies that drive the disease process.”
I am convinced she has added years to my life and the quality of my life has improved dramatically. I now have energy, my libido is back and my brain is working again. I have lost the weight and repaired my metabolism. I feel physically and emotionally healthy once again. Dr. Harper is all about quality care, knowledge, education and helping people regain their health and life! She is a real pioneer.
–E.K. Age 45