in your Pathology Prevention plans.
Nutrient balance is the foundation of nutrition science, and this concept is expanding to appreciate the principle that, besides all macronutrients requiring balance, there are known partner nutrients involved in an individual’s nutrition and inflammatory status - the Partner Theory. An example of application of the nutrient Partner Theory is the common recommendation for adults to take calcium supplements along with vitamin D. Another example is calcium and magnesium.
The Nutrient Triage Theory states that “during poor dietary supply, nutrients are preferentially utilized for functions that are important for survival.” This infers that some tissues may be lacking during times of insufficiency. This may be chronic in the person with an inadequate diet, week after week, month after month, year after year, and often for decades.