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The Power of Custom Formulas with Dr. Lydia Thurton

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Genova’s nutritional testing offers precision results and personalized recommendations to create a nutritional treatment plan for optimal health and wellness. But for patients and clinicians, this can seem overwhelming when there is a significant amount of nutritional need. In addition to dietary counseling, clinicians often reach for supplements. VitaminLab is a premier supplement company in Canada that can customize results from the NutrEval and Metabolomix+ into as few pills as possible to help with patient compliance. Dr. Lydia Thurton is a naturopathic physician who works with clinicians through VitaminLab to help them through the process.

In today’s episode, we talk to Dr. Lydia Thurton and discuss the process of customizing nutritional formulas, cautionary tales you should be aware of when choosing a supplement company, and the quality controls used by VitaminLab.

Today on The Lab Report:

  • 4:25 Meet Dr. Lydia Thurton and hear about her path to the supplement industry
  • 7:30 Combining supplements into as few pills as possible
  • 9:40 Pill fatigue and compliance
  • 11:00 Line between optimizing diet vs. supplementation
  • 13:00 Choosing where to get your supplements – VitaminLab quality controls
  • 17:35 Lydia’s private practice – passion for women of color
  • 20:10 Online Mental Health Facebook group
  • 22:10 Where to connect with VitaminLab and Dr. Lydia
  • 23:15 The Fireball 

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Dr. Lydia's Thai Inspired Chicken Meatball Soup


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