How much do your consultation services cost?
A full nutrition assessment goes for a one-time fee of $75. This entails the client filling out a short questionnaire, followed by a meeting or phone discussion lasting 30-45 minutes, followed by the client receiving a detailed, personalized diet and supplementation plan.
That said, I am very short of time and as a result tend to do many "on the fly" assessments for free. If you have one particular health challenge or goal, send me an email and I will likely have some immediate suggestions for you.
steve << at >> stevedupont.com
Should everyone be taking supplements?
It’s a matter of personal choice, of course. While it’s possible to get adequate nutrition from diet alone, it’s very difficult if not impossible for most people to achieve optimum nutrition this way. The fact is that our diets have more repetition than variety in most cases, and most of us are not eating enough nutrient-dense foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. It’s also true that mass-produced fruits and vegetables are significantly less nutritious than they used to be. Furthermore, many of our vitamins and minerals are depleted by stress, poor sleep, prescription drugs, smoking and alcohol consumption.
All that said … I believe that a registered dietitian should be consulted if at all possible, to determine the safest and most appropriate supplements for each individual.
How long does it take to see results from a supplement program?
It depends. First of all, understand that any supplement program is only as good as the diet it is supplementing. In other words, if you continue to eat fast food, junk food and sweets regularly, do not expect significant results. On the other hand, as long as you’re making reasonably smart food choices most of the time, results may be seen within days or weeks. More stubborn, chronic problems of course will take more time, but many can begin regression within a few months when accompanied by good diet and lifestyle choices.
If I could only afford one supplement to take, what should I choose?
Feel free to check with me first – steve << at >> stevedupont.com – but in the vast majority of cases I’d say the Daily Energy Multivitamin from Wellness Resources. It contains a wide assortment of vitamins and minerals in their highest quality and most bioavailable forms. Plus, it contains Kreb's Cycle intermediates, which enhance the body's energy production.