Have you asked yourself, or your doctor, health practitioner, holistic doctor…. How many grams of carbohydrates, protein, and fat should I eat?
How many calories should I eat per day?
What should I eat?
Doesn’t “everyone” need a probiotic, fish oil, calcium, etc?
The answer to all of these questions is really the same.
We all have a body with many variables; Gender, age, body composition, etc. We are each unique.
Different environments (current and growing up), different genes, different foods and water consumed, different toxic exposures, different immune systems, different metabolism. These differences make the needs of each person variable. Meaning not everyone is deficient in the same nutrients. Not everyone burns the same amount of calories per day. There is no one size fits all diet.
Here are some things we all need.
We all need nutrition. We all need some supplementation. We can’t get everything we need for health from the food we eat. We all require healthy fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals to survive. We all require clean, healthy water. But, the needs of each person are unique.
Come and see us or talk to us on the phone. Let us help you. Let us develop a nutritional program designed for you as an individual. See how you feel. If you feel better and symptoms improve we have another success for ourselves and you. No harm can come of feeding your body well.
Our testing methods and nutrition recommendations work because we are supplying foundational needs of the body with whole food supplements. We help you correct the function of the organs by supplying vitamin and mineral needs. We help you find the cause of the problems and symptoms you might be having. And, we help you correct the reason why they are happening.
Toxins are all around us. Metals and chemicals and other hazardous compounds are in the air, our food sources, and water. With toxic overload comes many problems: nutritional deficiencies, digestive imbalance, hormone problems, headaches, weight gain, pain, fatigue, skin problems and more. The human body uses many pathways to detoxify. That’s why we decided to have a far infrared sauna here in Ann Arbor because the skin is one of those pathways. Sweating helps the body to eliminate these substances.
So now, in our new location, we will have a High Tech Health Far Infrared Sauna to help you on your path to detoxify your body and improve your health. Far infrared is a natural band of light that is not visible but can be felt as heat. Sweating in a sauna can assist in the removal of harmful waste products. This low EMF sauna could help with cardiovascular health, immune health, pain relief, relaxation, skin health, and weight loss. This sauna promotes circulation, helps with oxygenation to tissue, and promotes healing.
Far Infrared Sauna Recommend Use:
The infrared sauna is safe for daily use. A good start with using the sauna as a support tool to health would be 30-minute sessions (sometimes a person needs to work up to that amount of time) three to four times per week.
When it comes to your health you are your own best advocate. You know your body better than anyone else.
To guide you on that path, we would like to help you make the best choices with supplements you take. We want to be your nutrition authority.
General health supplements, such as Vitamin D, Calcium, and Magnesium are sometimes recommended by Primary Care Doctors or you might decide it is a good idea to take one of these. If you want to know which one is best for you – ask us. We can test you and get you on the best product and dose specific to your needs.
The product lines we carry are made from whole foods and impeccably sourced. Dr. Schmidt has visited the manufacturing facilities of almost every supplement line we carry. The product lines we carry are, in our opinion, the best.
If you ever think: “I need some Echinacea for this cold.” Or, “I think I should get some probiotics.” Think of our office as a source for you to buy those products. If you are a patient in our office – you can purchase any product we sell. It is always best to be tested by your Practitioner for a supplement. But, we carry many different products for your health needs.
We are a group of individual Practitioners who work and learn together to help you with your health problems. We help you find solutions and improve your health. We come from different backgrounds and have different degrees. We have Chiropractors, a Nutritionist, a Pharmacist, an Occupational Therapist, and more on staff to give our patients the most complete care possible. We share information and our knowledge with each other.
What we do:
We use muscle testing and computer testing (Health Express Test and Meridian) to uncover the cause of your symptoms. Muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body’s imbalances and assessing its needs. It involves testing the body’s responses when applying a pressure to a large muscle. A muscle will be strong/locked or weak/unlocked. This can be used to test the function of organs, food sensitivities, and the body’s response to herbs, supplements, and other remedies. We can use this technique with adults and children. We can order blood tests and other diagnostic lab testing for wellness and prevention.
Where we are located:
Our office is in Ann Arbor. But, we also consult with people around the world by phone or Skype to lend our expertise to their health journey.
Patients come to our office at a variety of times. Some come when the solutions offered by their Medical Doctor are unacceptable to them. Some parents bring their children because they have seen benefits from what we do in themselves. Athletes and high achieving individuals come in to function at a more optimal state.
Our world today is filled with toxic foods, chemicals, metals and stressors that deplete your body of its nutritional stores. Coming to our office helps prevent these stressors from building up and causing problems. We can help with many health concerns. We have had success helping people with anxiety, depression, pain, headaches, allergies, general illness (colds, flu, shingles), heart problems, thyroid and hormonal imbalance, fatigue, poor sleep, digestive problems, weak immune systems, and much more. Nutritional solutions to your problems are a chemical free, natural way to help your body. Whole food supplements and herbs used effectively will repair damage and correct the problem.
Our process is intensive in the beginning. We typically see patients in the office weekly to stabilize health. We estimate most patients will feel anywhere from 20 – 50% better within three months. In the beginning, we are working on diet improvements and developing a nutritional plan using supplements and herbs to supply your body with the fuel it needs to repair. It can take months and sometimes years to heal damage to organs and tissue. Visits space out as you get better. A patient who is in a maintenance phase might expect to be seen in our office once every 3 – 4 months to re-assess their supplement needs, health changes, and re-evaluate.
Supplements (whole food vitamins/minerals, herbal products, detoxifying products, and homeopathics) are used on a case by case basis. Your nutritional program is designed specifically for you by your Practitioner for your exact needs. The supplements are the tool we use to address nutritional deficiencies that have developed in you over the years. Your diet will address anywhere from 60 – 80% of your needs. The supplements fill in where the diet doesn’t meet the needs of the body.
It is normal to have ups and downs as you are healing. There can be times that you feel somewhat worse as you are releasing toxins from the deeper tissue and cells of the body.
The finances of a nutritional health program:
Nutrition is not covered by insurance. But, nutrition is a vital part of health and vitality. We consider what we do an investment in your health for the future. If your supplements or visit costs are a concern to you, please tell us. We are on your team and we are here to help.
We are always trying to make your supplements economical for you. There may be times that you don’t use a whole bottle of a supplement. This just means your needs have changed. We may go back to that bottle later or you may be able to use it for specific health problems. But, if you didn’t need it, that is a sign that your body is doing better. It is a positive thing.
We look forward to helping you today and into the future with your health needs.
Yours in health,
Kerry Cradit, B.S. Nutrition and Food Science
Inflammation is a normal process that occurs in the body. Inflammation is part of healing. We can ignite your healing powers here at The NHCAA with the correct foods and supplements!
The medical definition of inflammation is: a local response to cellular injury marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic (white blood cell) infiltration, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and often loss of function and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and damaged tissue. The problems that occur with inflammation happen when the normal inflammation process gets stuck and healing stops.
Symptoms that can be caused by acute inflammation are a runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, illness, headaches, bowel problems (constipation or loose stool), and pain in muscles or joints. Chronic inflammatory states can lead to gum disease, cancers, heart problems or stroke, and arthritis.
The following are a few things that can help the inflammatory process to progress correctly and improve your overall health.
Reduce or eliminate inflammatory foods from your diet. Sugar and wheat are highly inflammatory foods. Most people benefit from avoidance of these two foods in particular. Pasteurized cow’s milk is another food that gives many people problems. Your practitioner can help you determine which foods might be best to try to avoid first. Every person is different and foods that cause sensitivities can change from time to time.
Minimize exposure to toxins whenever you can. What you put on your skin goes into your body; so, use healthy personal care products whenever you can. Filter your drinking and shower water.
Help your immune system. Strengthening your body with the correct foods and supplements can ensure that immune challenges (parasites, fungus, bacteria, and viruses) don’t get out of control.
Supplements that can help with inflammation might be probiotics, Vitamin A, C, and D, B vitamins, turmeric, oils (such as fish oils, blackcurrant seed oil, evening primrose), enzymes, zinc, and Boswellia. Ask your Practitioner what might be best for your health goals. Some beneficial foods that you can eat: colorful varieties of vegetables, garlic, ginger, papaya, pineapple, avocado, cinnamon, oregano, and parsley.
I look forward to seeing you soon and helping you ignite your healing powers.
A want is a lack or deficiency of something or a wish for something. I want a donut. I want french fries. I want to feel better. With wants impulsive actions often win to fulfill the desire.
But, what if we listed our needs and acted on that? A need is to require something because it is essential or very important; circumstances in which something is necessary, or require some course of action. I do not need french fries. I do not need a donut. I need clean water, I need vegetables, I need adequate protein, I need good fats, I need to be healthy so I can take care of my family, work, and live well. These needs take a little more planning to acquire.
There may have been a time prior to 1940’s when a good diet was all that was needed to feel well and be healthy. Now, however, with our soil depleted, toxins all around us, and with genetically modified foods, it is extremely difficult to meet our needs with food alone. The correct supplementation to help your body is a need for nearly everyone.
As a Practitioner, I don’t tell you what to want or what you must do. I help you figure out what you and your body need and what you can do to fulfill those needs.
I want to help you with your health. Do you need it?