By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011
For more information, contact Riverbend Nutrition 13330 S. Memorial #8 Bixby, OK 74008 (918) 369-HERB (4372) www.riverbendnutrition.com
For many people, the decision to be more health-conscious in 2011 can be stressful and confusing. You know you need to exercise and eat healthier, but what else do you need? How do you know what is healthy and what isn’t? Would supplements help? What kind of vitamins would be beneficial for the different members of your family and their specific needs?
Rose Strawser of Riverbend Nutrition in Bixby is here to help. Rose has a passion for helping her clients achieve maximum wellness through proper nutrition. She explains that the human body makes 100 million cells a day and remakes itself every seven years. “With the exception of your eyeballs and part of your brain, your body continually renews itself,” says Rose. “It’s important to provide that busy body with the nutrients needed for optimum health.”
Several years ago, Michael and Rose Strawser made a decision to live a more health-conscious life, changing their eating habits to include more fresh foods and supplementing their diet with vitamins. Then they made a discovery that changed their lives. The store-bought vitamins they were taking had been on the shelf for several months, sometimes as long as two years. “It didn’t make sense to us to eat fresh food and take stale vitamins,” shares Rose. There’s an old saying that necessity is the mother of invention, and in the case of Riverbend Nutrition, it rings true. “We began to research and found that not all vitamins are created equal, even when they are freshly made.”
The Strawsers have spent the past 12 years providing the community with the highest quality vitamins and mineral supplements available. Riverbend carries a few items from a small and trusted group of suppliers, and the rest are made in Riverbend’s onsite lab. Michael, a chemist, creates everything in the Riverbend line fresh each month, and products are available in the store or online. “We package small batches of vitamins and supplements in our onsite lab so that everything is as fresh as possible,” explains Rose.
Rose is both a certified health professional and a certified phlebotomy technician and loves her job helping her customers achieve optimum health. She is often found in the corner at her microscope in consultation with clients.
Rose uses a Dried Blood Cell Analysis (DBA) as a screening tool. After a simple finger prick, drops of blood are placed on a slide. When the drops dry, they form specific patterns. Rose analyzes these patterns, looking for potential deficiencies, toxic heavy metal deposits, parasite infestations and PH imbalances. Rose then makes recommendations of certain vitamins and minerals to address your nutritional needs. Although DBA is not used to diagnose medical ailments, it is a very useful screening tool for nutritional needs, and the process takes only about an hour. Rose discusses the details of the DBA in detail with her clients, and the cost for this screening is only $40. Riverbend also offers blood typing, iridology, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening.
The Strawsers work with James Hodson, M.D., and Rose will be happy to work with your healthcare provider to customize a nutritional plan for you. The great thing about buying directly from manufacturer is that Riverbend is able to offer the great prices and proprietary formulas that are not available anywhere else. Rose has custom blends to help with depression, appetite suppression and liver repair and immune support, just to name a few.
Riverbend carries products for weight loss and Balance Plus to help stabilize blood sugar. New mineral formulas are available for alkalizing the body and pure homemade soaps, lotions, lip balms and deodorants are available in gift baskets or to purchase separately. Now that the cold and flu season is upon us, you’ll want to check out Cordyceps Plus.
Rose points out that it’s easy to fall prey to exaggerated claims. “We don’t deal in fads, only products that have been demonstrated scientifically to work. We weed through the marketing schemes and bring you only products that will give you the desired results.”
Riverbend Nutrition is located at 134th Street South in Bixby. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Rose and the friendly staff at Riverbend to see what you’ve been missing.