When Food Is Not Enough
In the article "Make Sure You're Using Unleaded" we discussed the kind of fuel our bodies need. Specifically we talked about the fact that our bodies need vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and essential fatty acids, and that if a food does not contain these things, even if it is edible, it is not really a food. We learned that only fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, and animal products contain the nutrients we need.
However, according to a 1988 Department of Agriculture report, our food supply is dangerously low in nutrients. Because of farming practices which concentrate on growing the same food item on the same land year after year, the soil has become depleted of nutrients, and therefore the food grown on that land is also nutrient-deficient. This situation was of some concern to the Department of Agriculture, and it should be of some concern to consumers as well. Why? Because even if we do consume the healthiest possible diet, we will still not be able to meet our bodies' nutritional needs with food alone, because that food does not contain the vitamins and minerals it was originally designed to contain.
That's why food is not enough
healthy. If our food supply was at it's optimum level, then
we could hope for optimum health. The only thing we can do is
our bodies with the nutrients which are missing from our food supply.
some people think that if we follow the Recommended Daily Allowance
we will have optimum health. The RDA was constructed after World
War II, and based on the minimal requirements for prevention of severe
deficiency disease, rather than on the requirements for optimum health
or deficiency correction. The RDA will not correct your vitamin
because it only contains enough nutrients for you to barely
It's like making the minimum payment on your credit card. It just
barely moves you along toward getting out of debt....but if you have an
emergency and have to use the card again, you're back where you started
quickly. If you are only getting the RDA, and you have a lot of
or get sick, you are back in the hole again. You need much larger
amounts of nutrients for optimum health. If you were to try and
all these nutrients from food alone, you would be eating all day.
We must also consider that we live in very stressful times. Our
our relationships, the time pressures we are under, the fact that we
don't get enough sleep, all conspire to make our nutritional needs more
Over the last few years, I
searched out and tried many, many supposedly high quality nutritional
supplements. Many turned out not to be very helpful. Right
now I am working with a company whose supplements are out of this
world! I highly recommend that you try them.
Go to our Products for
Unhindered Living and you will see the Standard Process
Supplements. They are the only nutritional supplements I can recommend
at this time.
What makes these supplements
special? First of all, Standard Process has their own organic
farm in Wisconsin and all the ingredients in their supplements are
organically grown. Second, these supplements are made from whole
foods. A small amount of a whole food will give you the whole
vitamin complex, rather than a large dose of an isolated vitamin, which
does not contain the whole complex of vitamins. For instance, Ascorbic
Acid is just the outer layer of the Vitamin C molecule, it is NOT
Vitamin C, and yet that is how it is marketed. When you
take a supplement that says "Ascorbic Acid" on the label, you know you
are NOT getting Vitamin C. There are over 100 vitamins in the
Vitamin C complex, which you only get from taking the whole food form
of the supplement. Third, these supplements also contain
glandular extracts to help glands that are underactive or overactive to
For a summary of which
supplements to use for which problems, go to our Standard
Process page, which is still in progress.
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