Environmental Medicine

Environmental Medicine - Nutritional Support

Nutritional therapy is an area of medicine that is not taught in medical schools. Although this is covered in the first year biochemistry course in medical school, it is not practiced in clinical medicine except for tube or intravenous feedings of chronically hospitalized patients. In the body's biochemical reactions, various vitamins, minerals, and other co-factors are required in the cells for normal maintenance and function. If these are deficient, the body's organ systems do not function properly. These deficiencies often create various symptoms in the body. When inflammatory conditions are present in the gastrointestinal tract or other areas of the body that are chronically inflamed, micronutrients will be depleted. These nutrients are needed in greater than normal levels for wound healing. This results in poor generalized body functioning. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in the body and are essential for normal organ functioning. Amino acid supplements are often recommended for patients with inflammatory problems.

Dr. Govett prescribes a variety of nutritional products that include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other co-factors the body requires for proper cellular function. In severe cases, intravenous nutrients are administered to try to restore cellular function. Dr. Govett has a variety of intravenous protocols for detoxification, immune system boosting, asthma, macular degeneration, and mineral supplementation. These intravenous infusions and oral supplements are not covered by health insurance.

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