I always tell my new patients to bring with them on their first visit the supplements they have been taking. The purpose of this is to allow us to test each patient for each of their supplements. Almost every time, each patient comes in with at least one shopping bag full of supplements. And almost as often, they do not test well for most or any of the supplements.
Most patients are surprised by the findings. Usually, the supplements brought in have been carefully selected by the patient, a knowledgeable friend, or an authority on those supplements. However, just because one or more studies support the potential benefits of a supplement (or other chemical) does not mean this will be the case for a particular individual. Most studies are done using statistical analysis, which does not give absolute information but rather tries to establish probabilities. And as Mark Twain wrote, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”
Individualized testing is essential in determining which supplements can be beneficial to the health of an individual at the present time and the optimal dosage of each. This applies even to full spectrum digestive enzymes and enzyme-based supplements. Testing can also show us the supplement(s) that would otherwise be health-promoting but to which the patient is sensitive. We can then desensitize the patient to that particular supplement, making it beneficial to the optimal health of the individual.
Read more about BioSET and desensitization in my new book, Clearing the Way to Health and Wellness