A poor diet over a long period of time is the most common cause of most illnesses and degenerative diseases. We are made to believe that pharmaceutical drugs, which treat the symptoms but not the root cause of an illness, are our only hope. Many prescription drugs have adverse effects, some of which are dangerous. To counter the side effects, more medications are prescribed.
You may have come to the conclusion that health stores provide a natural alternative. To some extent, this is true, but it is also a business with a profit motive. The truth is that nutrients obtained from nutritious foods differ significantly from those obtained from supplements. Micro-nutrients obtained from food are made available in their live energetic state and are coupled with other nutrients that interact synergistically with them for optimum balance, bio-availability, and higher nutritional levels. Instead, supplements are frequently made as a single micro-nutrient, losing their synergistic benefit and, as such, will cause imbalance.
Supplements are mostly synthetic, which allows them to be created at a low cost and have a lengthy shelf life. Synthetic vitamins are poorly absorbed and of little benefit to our bodies. Supplement proponents say that today's diet is deficient in nutrients, necessitating the need for supplements to meet our daily nutritional needs. I don't agree. All we need is a diet rich in natural, fresh, unprocessed, organic foods that are non-GMO. We can easily compensate for the greater cost of these foods with the money we save by not buying supplements.
Supplements marketed in health stores frequently promote hope rather than actual health benefits, which are difficult to verify. They fall within the category of food and are not well regulated; if something doesn’t cause harm, it is considered safe until proven otherwise. Because supplement manufacturers are not obligated to evaluate their products in clinical trials, there is a good risk that what you buy will have a far lower amount than what is advertised on the label. Other issues include the possibility of contamination during production and a lack of knowledge about the risks of interactions with other supplements, medicines, and foods.
Supplements aren't necessary for good health if we have the right nutrients from a healthy diet. Excessive supplement use, on the other hand, might cause imbalances and put our bodies under stress.
As a nutritionist, I prescribe carefully selected supplements that have been shown to help with a specific illness, overall well-being, or achieving a fitness goal. Supplements are also frequently indicated when nutrients are required in significantly greater quantities than can't be obtained from diet alone.
WATER, WATER, AND MORE WATER.
We are what we drink as well as what we eat. This is why water is so vital to our well-being.
Water is the foundation of all life, including our own bodies. Our muscles are 75 percent water, our blood is 82 percent water, our lungs are 90 percent water, our brain, which is the control centre of our body, is 76 percent water, and even our bones are 25 percent water.
The quality and quantity of water we consume has a direct impact on our health. Its ingestion can aid in the prevention of a variety of degenerative diseases, as well as healing and detoxification. Make sure you drink enough natural water every day if you want to live a long and healthy life.
Installing an under-the-counter Reverse Osmosis system in your home is one of the best and easiest ways to receive appropriate amounts of good quality water.