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Dr. Cooper Encourages Proper Supplementation

By Jill Turner, VP of Operations, Cooper Complete Nutritional Supplements

Since 1997 Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, founder and chairman of Cooper Aerobics, and an advisory board of respected experts from four leading universities have been studying nutritional supplements and what role they play in health and preventive medicine. That research led to the development of Cooper Complete® Nutritional Supplements. Our philosophy with supplements is that they work as an insurance policy to help fill in the gaps of what we most likely are not getting through our daily diet.

Dr. Cooper has long advocated that proper supplementation starts with a balanced diet. While it is always best to receive vitamins and minerals through food, in reality most people are unable to get the proper amount of vitamins and minerals through diet alone. Men and women should review their supplementation needs with a physician who knows them and their general health.

Our recommendation for proper supplementation remains the same despite a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine regarding vitamins. To read our statement regarding this news, please click here.

For more information on Cooper Complete Nutritional Supplements, visit our website.

  1. Rebecca
    July 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I hope you can help! I am so bloated! Is there a supplement I can take to ease the bloated-ness? I haven’t changed anything in my diet and (think) I eat a good amount of whole grains and fiber, but the past week or so I have been so super bloated – extended and fussy stomach. help!

  2. Jill Turner
    November 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Rebecca. This is a tough one – bloating can be a huge discomfort and can be caused by a multitude of reasons! It would be great to keep an old-school informal food diary, and see if there’s a difference between days. I say “old school” on the dairy as I want you to have space to put down not only what you eat, but also your symptoms, or lack of symptoms, each day. (The electronic products don’t typically have space for this kind of reporting.)

    So, get out a small binder, log your food and symptoms, and see if you can pinpoint the cause of your distress. On your diary, be sure to include gum, carbonated beverages, etc. as these “non food” items cause some people big issues. You may think you eat essentially the same things every day, but a diary may identify that a whole wheat bagel doesn’t bother you at all, whereas a white bagel does. Or that the day you have a stick or two of sugarless gum, makes things terrible!

    Keeping a complete food diary can be a pain, but it’s not nearly as difficult as living with bloating. Also, the diary can really helpful as you may be able to quickly identify the issue, and simply adjust it out of your diet.

    If you decide to go with over-the-counter remedies, the fiber psyllium can be incredibly helpful in reducing bloating and gas for many people; but if you have irritable bowel, adding it to your diet will make you miserable. (We have an article on the benefits of psyllium in lowering cholesterol – http://www.cooperaerobics.com/Health-Tips/Vitamin-Aisle/The-Scoop-on-Psyllium.aspx)

    If you’re local, and you find your dary isn’t helping you resolve your issues, Cooper Clinic has a fabulous dietitian who specializes in GI (gastro-intestinal) issues, and you might want to make an appointment for a consultation with her. If it comes to that, the food diary I’m harping on is going to be number one on her list for you to bring in.

    Hope this helps!

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