If Dr. Volpe recommends nutritional and herbal supplements for a patient, it is with the goal of restoring proper biochemical function. Treatment plans may include natural biochemicals such as vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids.
Every human being has a unique biochemistry resulting in very diverse nutritional needs. Some are suited for a vegetarian diet and others feel and perform better when they include meat on a daily basis. Because of genetic differences in the way our bodies process foods, most of us are quite deficient in certain nutrients and have an overload of others.
Our office stocks high-quality nutritional supplements (vs. store-quality, where formulations and potencies – some therapeutic strengths are often available only to professionals – vary widely). They are selected from more than sixty different manufacturers and chosen by Dr.Volpe on the basis of consistent quality and potency. This ensures that each product (Co-Q 10, Glucosamine Chondroitin, Evening Primrose Oil, etc.) is the very best available of its type. All are free of allergens, filler and binders and are specifically formulated for therapeutic use. We also offer custom-blended organic herbal formulas.
Dr. Volpe does not purchase or recommend products from any multi-level marketing companies.
In prescribing nutritional supplements or herbal formulas, Dr. Volpe takes a biochemical approach. He focuses not on the medical model of a pill for a symptom (i.e. St. John’s wort for depression), but on the patient’s overall biochemical profile as reflected in their history, initial evaluation and lab test results. Nutritional supplements are part of a synergistic “building block” plan that may include dietary and lifestyle changes, making the patient a full partner in restoring their health. The goal is to provide the body with the tools it needs to detoxify, heal and strengthen itself. Thus, several supplements that complement each other as well as the rest of the plan may be recommended in order to achieve the body’s optimal biochemical balance.
Supplement plans are regularly updated based on the patient’s progress, with a long-term goal of using as few as possible on an ongoing basis.