To Your Health
January, 2007 (Vol. 01, Issue 01)
Nutritional Supplements There is a Difference
By Richard Drucker
If you think there's no difference between one vitamin supplement and the next, think again.
There is nothing more valuable than your health and wellness - nothing. No matter how much you love your spouse, house, car, career, hobbies, leisure activities, etc., your health and wellness are the most priceless commodities you have. Without your health, nothing else matters.
So, why do so many people simply buy whatever vitamin is on the shelf at the grocery or drug store, without determining which is the best? If your health is the top priority, why would you settle for whatever is cheapest, easiest or fastest? You wouldn't consider using inferior oil in your car. Then why buy a multivitamin with unknown effectiveness?
Eating "right" isn't enough anymore.
You try to eat pretty healthy. You exercise. You take a daily vitamin purchased from the grocery store. All your bases are covered, right?
Eating healthy falls short of "covering your bases" when it comes to nutrition. Minerals are responsible for more than 300 biochemical, life-sustaining reactions in the human body. However, minerals are not found in the same abundance today as they used to be, due to the agricultural procedures practiced over the past several decades. Thus, just eating a well-balanced diet no longer adequately supplies life-sustaining minerals. Your health and wellness are at risk unless you replace the minerals that have been diminished in our foods.
According to two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, "Every ailment, every sickness and every disease can be traced to an organic mineral deficiency." You must ingest the appropriate amount and quality of minerals or you will be vulnerable to illness and disease. People are not getting the proper organically complexed (carbon bound) trace minerals and nutrients to provide homeostasis (body balance) as nature intended. According to the latest research, the body is imbalanced when it is deficient in organically bound trace minerals. This causes disease, which can then manifest in the body with disastrous results.
Dr. Donald Davis, biochemist at the University of Texas at Austin, discovered that of the 13 major nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, six have declined substantially over the years. He used 2006 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine there are dramatically lower (as much as 38 percent lower) levels of protein, calcium, vitamin C, phosphorus, iron and riboflavin in current produce as compared with produce from past decades.
The reason became apparent to Dr. Davis when he discovered that farmers had to drive up profits by using the latest techniques to increase crop production. Faster-grown produce does not have as much time to develop vital nutrients.