The short answer is, no. However…
Lab testing and supplements are almost always needed in order to fully assess and address underlying root causes of your health concerns.
Lab testing is an important first step so we can get a clear understanding of your current health. We use your lab results to define the roadmap of our next steps and identify any imbalances or dysfunction caused by your illness or condition. It is always best to test, not guess at your treatment approaches.
Supplements are needed to fill in the gaps where there are nutritional deficiencies in our diets, genetic hiccups, and where more aggressive therapeutic approaches are required to balance out your physiology—in some instances, more than dietary approaches can accomplish. The truth is, in this day and age the food we eat is not as nutrient-dense as it once was for numerous reasons. Much of this has to do with conventional farming practices. As a society, we are generally overfed but undernourished. This leads to GI conditions, decreasing our ability to absorb the nutrients we eat. Supplementation is more of a necessity now than it has ever been. The good news is, now more than ever before, we are able to identify exactly what you need based on your lab results and really hone in on supplementation.