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What brand of supplements should I purchase?

With supplements, there is always the question: “Why can’t I just get what is in my local health food store?” Or “How about using the CostCo or Sam’s Club or Walgreens brands? They are so much less expensive.”

You need to know that all supplements are NOT created equal. Some are very good. Others have tablets that come out looking almost the same as when they went into your mouth. Others have extra ingredients that are not listed on the label. Others do not contain what is listed on the label.

But if there is no outside party to certify the supplements, you have no idea which ones are good and which are not.

There is a certification called “Good Manufacturing Practices” certification (GMP). It costs the supplement companies money to acquire, but it does guarantee that the products are what they say they are, that they are not adulterated in any way, that they are absorbable, and that they are good at least until the expiration date listed on the bottle.

These are some of the labels you might see on supplement bottles:

NSFNowNatural Products AssociationGood Manufacturing Practice

You do need to become a patient at AZCAM in order to take advantage of this option.

Please call the front office at (In our office, we recommend brands which we know are GMP certified).

You are, of course, welcome to purchase supplements anywhere you choose. We highly recommend that you purchase only brands that are GMP certified. You may have to call the manufacturer to find out that information. If you do not see the GMP seal on the bottle, it probably is not GMP certified. Most supplement companies do not go through the certification process, because it is time-consuming and expensive.

We are happy to order the supplements for you – we have some of them in stock, and can usually get you anything you have been recommended to take within a day or two. You can also purchase supplements online through FullScript (formerly Natural Partners) or WholeScript (Xymogen). We can set our patients up with an account, and make recommendations, for you to purchase.

Call (480) 418-0220 to place your order to schedule an appointment to become a patient, or to retrieve your log-in information if you have forgotten it.

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    “I am so thankful to you this Thanksgiving weekend for giving me my health and my life back! Good news- I am still good and not reacting to fluorescent lights anymore. Also I seem to be reacting to chemicals less than before. I have lost that totally grounded feeling, but no more panic attacks and I can work all day without any neurological symptoms. I have had no neuro symptoms at all since I had the [Chiren] treatment in September. This is so amazing!!! I can even drink coffee and wine in small amounts now. Yeah! But have to stick to the gluten free/dairy free diet because I now get asthma symptoms when I eat anything that has gluten or dairy in it. Also my stomach can’t handle dairy any more since I’ve been off it so long. So I can’t put milk in my coffee – oh well. Had a few no-nos yesterday for the holiday and am feeling it in my chest today. Also itching- ears, eyes and skin on my face. Weird- it’s almost like I get when I am exposed to a cat. The best thing is that I am not getting any neurological symptoms anymore and I feel totally normal. I can handle a little respiratory reaction every now and then and I have my inhaler if I get into any breathing trouble. So far it has been mild and just annoying. My whole family is now gluten free and everyone is doing great! No one has been sick for the last 6 months. : ) My son, off gluten, is amazing. He just brought home a report card of straight A’s and has no more twitching or tics. *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

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  • I wanted to let people know that the AZ Center for Advanced Medicine is certainly worth a call!

    “In 2011 I realized that it was time to do something about my memory. I knew I needed the right kind of help, the right doctor. On www.acam.org I chose 3 possible naturalistic doctors and showed the names to my integrative doctor who was retiring. Then, I showed the names to my highly respected dentist as well. Both immediately said, “If you can get Martha Grout, she’s the one!” I called her office and learned that I could have a no-charge 15 minute telephone conversation with her to get my questions answered. I made an appointment to start testing and treatment.* Dr. Grout tested me and the test results showed 7 or 8 metals in the danger zone. My mother had died of Alzheimer’s disease when she was 74 years old. I wanted to live much longer than that! Chelation was the answer to reduce the dangerously high levels of deadly metals.* After a series of chelation, with tests taken at intervals to evaluate how I was progressing, my memory, and the tension I was feeling about it, is greatly improved.* AND, another possible effect of metal toxicity, the awful muscle, ligament, and joint pain I had been suffering from for so long has also been greatly diminished in the past few months.* Now, at 72 yrs. old, I am riding my bike 7 – 8 miles up and down hills, hiking and doing gardening…all without pain.* Oh, I may get some of the natural stiffness if I overdo after missing several days of exercise; this is normal to anyone. But the pain used to follow the slightest work/exercise.* Dr. Grout said that I lack certain enzymes which has caused the build-up of heavy metals. I take some supplements for my digestion and I will soon be on a reduced, maintenance chelation schedule to maintain my health.* I also chose to have sensitivity testing and learned that I needed to avoid dairy and wheat, which has improved how I feel.* Another benefit of all this has been the marvelous, kind, caring doctors, nurses, patients, everyone at AZ Center for Advanced Medicine.* I always look forward to being there. I have made new friends.* We share our stories and what we’ve learned. Dr. Grout and staff answer our questions and care about each and every patient. It’s an uplifting atmosphere.* I wanted to let people know that the AZ Center for Advanced Medicine is certainly worth a call,* and/or a visit to learn what can be done about any health problem you’re having. I’m so glad that I found this place.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

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  • Dr. Grout is compassionate, empathetic, responsive, and the best doctor I have had the privilege to care for me.

    “Dr. Grout is compassionate, empathetic, responsive, and the best doctor I have had the privilege to care for me.”

    Anita, PhD, RN, NP

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    Have you ever found yourself frustrated because you know there is something wrong with you but your health care provider is not listening to what you have to say nor doing the evaluations you believe need to be done to help you? This is what my experience had been as well. Since 1996 I have lived with chronic pain, increasing inflammatory health problem, and progressive degenerative arthritis. No one listened to me when I said “there is something wrong her and it is not just aging.”

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    I wish I had found the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine and Dr. Martha Grout many years ago. My meeting with Dr. Grout in April 2022, was so rewarding. She listened, was concerned about the multiple inflammatory responses that I had, gathered an extensive history, and did diagnostics to assess if I had toxicity reactions to the multiple vaccines I had to take; assessed my nutritional state, gut health, and did Lyme disease testing. Of interest was that I had asked providers several times about doing the Lyme disease test and because I had no recollection of a tick bite, they said I didn’t need the test. So what a surprise when the test came back positive – it explained so much about all the symptoms I had been having since 1996.

    To know that there was an actual cause for all my problems and that it wasn’t just related to aging, has been so refreshing. I know there is not a cure for the damage the Lyme has done but to know that what we are doing can ameliorate the progression of the inflammatory processes of arthritis and can restore my nutritional health has been a blessing. Dr. Grout is compassionate, empathetic, responsive, and the best doctor I have had the privilege to care for me.

    If you are ever wondering about the state of your health and wanting answers to why you are having the problems you are having, then seeing an Integrative Health specialist is essential.

    Anita

    PhD, RN, NP

    Anita