Sonia Luckey DNP, Mental Health & Spirituality

Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

In my practice, I may provide nutritional counseling and make individualized recommendations regarding use of supplements in order to help decrease stress and anxiety, promote mental health, improve sleep, upgrade the quality of foods in a client’s diet and to supply nutrition to support the processes of the human body. Although these products may also be suggested with a specific therapeutic purpose in mind, their use is chiefly designed to support given aspects of metabolic function. Use of nutritional supplements may be safely recommended for clients already using pharmaceutical medications (drugs), but some potentially harmful interactions can occur. For this reason, it is important to keep all of your healthcare providers fully informed about all medications and nutritional supplements, herbs, or hormones you may be taking.

According to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended, Section 201(g)(1), the term drug is defined as an “article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” Technically, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, herbs, or homeopathic remedies are not classified as drugs. However, these substances can have significant effects on physiology and must be used rationally.

You are under no obligation to purchase nutritional supplements at any time.

As a service, I make high-quality nutritional supplements available to you for purchase. I recommend products only from manufacturers who have gained my confidence through their considerable research and experience. To determine quality you should consider: (1) the quality of science behind the product; (2) the quality of the ingredients themselves; (3) the quality of the manufacturing process; and (4) the synergy among product components. The brands of supplements recommended are those that meet my high standards and tend to produce predictable results.

These high-quality supplements may come at a higher financial cost than those found on the shelves of pharmacies or health food stores. The value must also include assurance of their purity, quality, bioavailability (ability to be properly absorbed and utilized by the body), and effectiveness. You are not guaranteed the same level of quality when you purchase your supplements from the general marketplace.

If you have questions or concerns about your supplements, please schedule a consultation call. Current clients can also send a message through the client portal.

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