Look & Feel Your Best

IV Nutrient Therapy,
Functional Medicine,
At Elements we offer a wide range of therapies to help you look and feel your best.

Where Medicine
& Nature Meet

The doctors at Elements are experts at using natural therapies to prevent illness and heal disease.

Find the Cause

We work diligently with each patient to unearth the root of your illness.

Experts in the Science of Natural Medicine

We provide the expertise of doctors who graduated from the nation’s top natural medical school.

Not Alternative

We recognize the benefit of all forms of medicine. We work with you to achieve your health goals as part of your healthcare team.

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With increasing temperatures, dehydration is more of a risk at this time of year.  Do you sit down for dinner and drink a full glass of tea before you even start to eat your meal?  If you are waiting to rehydrate at meals, you are doing your body a disservice on two fronts.  First, waiting until you feel thirsty to hydrate yourself is never a good idea.  Fluid intake should be consistent and spread throughout your day – and yes, pure water is what your body needs.  If you are waiting until you feel thirsty, then you are allowing your body to get low enough in fluids to trigger “thirst.”  Second, by drinking large amounts of cold liquid at meal time you are disrupting normal digestion on two levels.  One, the digestive enzymes and fluids of the stomach are diluted with large volumes of fluid.  This decreases your body’s ability to breakdown the constituents of your meal into the absorbable units that are required.  Undigested food travels further down the digestive tract to the awaiting flora of the large intestine.  The bacteria, though necessary, will take advantage of this food source and the likely result will be gas, bloating, and a sense of heaviness.  Two, the ice-cold beverage that you are drinking causes the stomach muscles to contract – think about how your muscles react when you jump into cold water.  The stomach muscles need to be relaxed in order to carry out their function of food agitation and mixing.  Drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and energized all summer.
Jonathan Powell, ND

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