Eat your Vegetables or Take a Vitamin?


How many of you out there are taking a one-a-day multivitamin or some other synthetic nutritional supplementation?

I am a big advocate for nutrition and taking care of the one body we are given. Unfortunately there is a lot of mis-information about nutritional supplements. The fact is many supplements have little to no benefits for a number of reasons. The primary ones are the synthetic formulations used based on a faulty mindset that vitamins and minerals can be added at will to give us the RDA requirements. Vitamins and minerals work in a symbiotic relationship in the body and have a number of factors in order to produce the necessary health benefits and requirements.

Also, the synthetic nature of the supplements themselves by and large have limited or even no bio-availability in our bodies and essentially are eschewed out of the body as waste. This has been noted if you were to talk to a porta-pottie company and ask them what they find by the thousands in the bottom of their portable “John’s”.

The best source for your nutrition, not surprisingly is from “Whole Foods” in their least processed form such as fruits, vegetables, legume’s, seeds and nuts, whole grains. I also use a product called “Juice Plus”  and although I am a distributor for this company I have not used this blog as a platform to promote my business. (If you would like to know more about Juice Plus mention it in the comments and I will share whatever information you are interested in). Juice Plus is the only supplementation I currently use and recommend because it is created using fruits and vegetables and dehydrating them into a powder form and packaging them in a vegetable based capsule, also there is significant scientific research to back up the efficacy of the product.

Because we live in a microwave mentality life we often times don’t eat properly. This leads to many short-term dysfunctions such as sleeplessness, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems and other various side effects. More alarming is the long-term results of living on poor nutrition including disease and auto immune disorders as well as chronic health problems. Because these events come on slowly we often times do not give them much thought or priority in our lives. Unfortunately when some serious health complication does come up, we feel hopeless, and are advised by the medical community to address these issues through medications. Medications do not resolve these issues for the most part but simply mask the symptoms that we are seeing exhibited.

I could go on but… most of us have heard it all before.

Yes , Eat your vegetables but don’t stop there be willing to learn about how to take care of your body…. it’s the only one you’ve got!

JT

Disclaimer: I am not a Health care professional nor do I hold any licenses or certifications. This is an opinion based article based on personal research and experience. Please consult your health care profession in seeking advice regarding your health.

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About JT

I am a happily married man with 6 children and have an autoimmune disease. I hope to share my story and explore others' stories and perhaps together both of our lives will be enhanced.
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4 Responses to Eat your Vegetables or Take a Vitamin?

  1. Cool post! I couldn’t agree more about how vital nutrition is to health. Check out this recipe I came up with. It uses unprocessed foods just like you talk about http://thedoctorsreport.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/northern-white-beans-with-quinoa-and-barley-6/
    I’ll have to check out Juice Plus, it sounds interesting
    -Dr. Ray

  2. I am doing just that; about 8 to 12 servings of fruits and veggies a day:) My hair, nails and skin thank me! Plus Drink the Water People – oh so good for you too. Great Post – Have a Wonderful Day!

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