Below is an article by Dr. Rouzbeh Sattari, who has 20 years of medical experience in preventative and alternative age management. He brings his expertise to MALO Health & Wellness as part of our unique Age Management Center.
Although the clinical syndromes of vitamin deficiencies are unusual in western societies, it is common for Americans to have low enough levels of some important vitamins to cause health problems. Because sub-optimal vitamin status is associated with many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and osteoporosis, it is important for physicians to identify patients with poor nutrition or other factors to indicate the need to increase vitamin intake.
Overwhelming scientific evidence now confirms that vitamin deficiencies are associated with disease processes and the overall condition of one’s health. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function and contribute to chronic degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This body of research has been reaffirmed by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Certain high-risk groups are more susceptible to vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies that can affect treatment outcomes and overall health.
In previous decades, the need for nutritional supplementation to remain healthy was not considered imperative for most patients. New research and changes in the American diet have brought new information to the equation regarding the relationship between a healthy diet and vitamin supplementation. Today, there is overwhelming evidence that vitamin deficiencies are associated with the chronic disease process and the overall condition of one’s health, enough so, that it is important to evaluate your levels to find out where you may be deficient in important nutrients.
Please call my office for a comprehensive evaluation of your micronutrients, hormones, and inflammation markers, all of which hold the key to your vitality, health and longevity.
There is too much new research being done, which confirms the need for this proactive approach to optimize health, to ignore this data any longer–even if you feel that you are relatively ‘fine’ or normal for your age group. Knowledge is power and prevention is the key to living life to the fullest for as long as possible.
Rouzbeh Sattari MD,ABIHM
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine
MALO Health & Wellness Age Management