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Holes in the Roof: Supplementing Properly

Posted on : September 18, 2019 by Hardy Nutritionals® No Comments

In this short video, Dr. Arwen Podesta, an integrative psychiatrist from New Orleans, discusses how nutrient deficiencies are like holes in the roof.

She mentions a theory made popular by Dr. Dale Bredesen, who talks about the 36 holes in the roof.

"If you have 36 deficiencies and you just plug one hole, the rain is still going to get in. If you plug two holes, the rain is still going to get in," shares Dr. Podesta. We have to plug all the holes by supplementing using broad spectrum micronutrients. The body excretes the vitamins and minerals it doesn't need.

Similarly, at Hardy Nutritionals, we have a theory we like to call "the dam theory".  In this analogy, the dam represents the human body.  If there are no deficiencies in the dam, the dam holds water and functions as it should.  If there are no deficiencies in the body, it too will function as it should.  However, if there are multiple deficiencies (holes) in the dam, it will cause the dam to leak.  Like dams, if there are multiple deficiencies in the body, it won't function optimally either.

While using individual (or several individual) elements to try and achieve a desired health effect is a popular idea, prevailing research shows that simply providing individual nutrients to the body (one at a time) can create other imbalances.

Therefore, treating nutrient deficiencies is most effective when implementing a broad-spectrum approach.

Daily Essential Nutrients is a highly research-backed broad-spectrum micronutrient formulation, available online at  Multiple independent university studies support the use of Daily Essential Nutrients, including double-blind studies, for ADHD, stress, anxiety, mood swings, depression, bipolar disorder and more.

In all, there are now over 100 medical journal publications backing the use of micronutrients for psychiatric disorders spanning a myriad of diagnoses.  Each of these studies has been independently funded and carried out by university researchers.

Hardy Nutritionals® multivitamin-mineral products are powered by our proprietary NutraTek™ mineral delivery technology, which combines each mineral with specialized organic molecules—just like nature—to optimize absorption and distribution to body cells. Our flagship supplement, Daily Essential Nutrients, is widely considered to be the most research-backed micronutrient treatment.
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