You've been told before about the building blocks to better your nutrition and health, but you may have no idea where to actually start. It doesn't help that when you hear the word "supplement," you become overwhelmed by the massive amounts sold in health and grocery stores.
It's important to understand that your body is different than that of your siblings, your friends and your significant other. What their bodies require mostly likely is not what your body requires to build a stronger, healthier life.
However, starting at the very bottom at the foundation of your pyramid, everyone needs the same nutrients. It's not until you reach the middle of the pyramid where it becomes more personalized. For example, foundational nutrients that everyone needs are a multivitamin, omega-3 oils, CoQ10 and probiotics.
To begin personalizing your pyramid, you need to ask essential questions about your health and lifestyle. For example, why sort of symptoms are you having? What is your energy level? The very top of the pyramid is optimization, which deals with aging.
Michael Smith, MD, joins Dr. Holly to discuss his new book, The Supplement Pyramid, why supplements are different for each individual and ways to start building your own supplement pyramid.