Are there supplements involved in integrative medicine?
Some people have seen a naturopath, and they’ve just been sold supplements. Is that part of integrative medicine?
It’s certainly part of integrative medicine.
I certainly do use supplements. But we’re using them as a treatment agent to really help really serious deficiencies or to actually shift biochemical pathways that you genetically have.
There’s a lot of talk about methylation disorders at the moment and methylation is very important actually for protecting your DNA. It’s important for activating a lot of your neurotransmitters.
If you don’t methylate well, that’s a problem. So we actually would use methylating agents and supplements as a treatment, which is different from, you don’t just take a little shotgun.
I think targeted nutritional therapy is very important. – Dr Hickey