There are many reasons why we should not rely entirely on our diet alone to get the nutrition we need for maximum wellbeing.
Do You Need Nutritional Supplements?
In a perfect world, no one would require supplements. Our daily diet should be enough, but given the stress of our modern life, the poor quality of our food supply and the high amount of toxins on our brains and bodies, most of us need a basic daily supply of the raw materials for all our enzymes and biochemistry to run as designed.
But I Eat A LOT OF Colourful Fruit and Veggies!
That’s wonderful, but unless those fruit and vegetables are homegrown, without pesticides in a nutrient rich soil, or purchased from reputable organic growers, you won’t be getting all the nourishment necessary for our bodies to function at an optimal level.
Since the invention of artificial fertilizers and a never ending supply of pesticides, promising to make your veggie patch or lawn the envy of the neighbourhood, our once healthy food has become less and less nutritious and so toxic our bodies become tired and sluggish.
And to add insult to injury, we love our Latte in the morning and our glass of wine in the evening. Please read Jason Christoff’s information about the health effects of coffee.
Your body needs healthy nutrients to deal with unhealthy toxins. When bad toxins are present, you need good nutrients. If you’re living in a cave or the Garden of Eden, this won’t be as important. If you’re like the rest of us mere mortals, you’re exposed to a high amount of toxins on a daily basis.
Here are a few different sources where toxins can come from:
- Xenoestrogens, a type of xenohormones that imitate estrogen. They can be either synthetic or a natural chemical compounds (plastics, BPA, some moulds and petroleum products)
- Industrial solvents and cleaners.
- Food toxins (pesticides and fertilizers and heavy metal interference by water)
- Stress and lack of sleep
There are many more other sources of unnatural stress that increase the body’s need for proper nutrition. Even if you think you’re doing everything right regarding diet, it’s almost impossible to get all of your nutrients from food. Our bodies weren’t designed to deal with these toxins using only nutrition from food. Instead, it’s good to support detox and methylation pathways with the right supplements. (more information about methylation in a later blog)
Another way to support heavy metal detox is by using a Zeolite Spray, Activated Sub-micronized Clinoptilolite Zeolite and Natural Minerals in Ultra-Pure Deionized Water, at a full dosage for a few months and then at a maintenance dose.
Nutrient Absorption Declines As You Age
Several studies have shown children need more nutrients to support growth and older people need more nutrients due to malabsorption. As you age, hydrochloric acid and digestive enzyme production naturally declines, making it difficult for you to break down and absorb nutrients from your foods. As you age, you also often begin taking pharmaceuticals which may interfere with nutrient absorption. This means you need to take more nutrients in the most absorbable form possible.
If you can, please make sure ALL those nutrients are natural and NOT synthetic! There are many wonderful, natural, supplement manufacturers available if you need more nutrients.
Supplements For the Future
The idea that you can get all your nutrients from food is fine in theory, but virtually impossible in practice.
It is getting harder and harder to grow and supply foods that are necessary for our survival. Many corporations are trying to achieve growing foods in giant hot houses, under ground or in massive warehouses without sunlight.
Sounds great in theory, but none of those foods will contain the nutrients from the sun we all need for a healthy life and for the continuation of our DNA and offspring without any major problems.
The steps to perfection are small and we are here to instigate them!
All the Best,