Are we getting enough?

Enough of what you might ask!

It's been said that statistically (meaning on average) we replace ourselves entirely about every 90 days. So we create ourselves continuously and to do so, we need good materials. So it isn't going to happen if we don't have the proper raw materials and are in a negative nutritional balance. We certainly won't be curing ourselves of anything!

Let's just clear up a few key points about nutrition that are being peddled by government scientists and authorities that are supposed to have our well-being in mind.

  • Recommended Daily Allowance or Intake (RDA or RDI) advised by governments and health authorities are nonsense. These opinions of government scientists who have decided, without any scientific justification, that the amount that prevents you dying is all you need and you don't need anything more for optimal health.

  • Everyone can get by on about the same quantities. The truth is that everyone is different and has individuals nutritional requirements at any one time. So just recommending different RDIs for population categories like men, women, children and so on, just isn't good enough.

  • It is assumed that the amount you need on a daily basis never, ever changes through your life, no matter what you are experiencing. Again this is complete nonsense. When we are under acute stress, requirements of B vitamins and vitamin C go through the roof! Needs can go up by a hundred-fold when we are fighting a serious infection.

  • What you swallow is NOT what you get! There are so many reasons why what goes into your mouth does not necessarily get into your bloodstream. Again, we are all different and have different levels of nutrient absorption depending on our individual circumstances. Malabsorption syndrome can be caused by damage to the intestine from infection, inflammation, trauma, or surgery, prolonged use of antibiotics other conditions such as coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic pancreatitis, or cystic fibrosis lactase deficiency, or lactose intolerance, certain defects that are congenital (present at birth), such as biliary atresia (when the bile ducts don’t develop normally and prevent the flow of bile from the liver), diseases of the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas parasitic diseases, radiation therapy, which may injure the lining of the intestine, and certain drugs that may injure the lining of the intestine.

  • Vitamins, minerals or nutrients cannot be studied singly, separately from the action of all other nutrients. All nutrients interact and this needs to be fully taken into account. Most studies don't even attempt to look at the full picture.

  • The vitamins and nutrients we know about and have labeled are NOT the only ones that exist. There are potentially thousands of substances in the foods we eat which have a nutritional impact and are important for optimal health. That's why eating an orange has much more benefit than just popping vitamin C capsules. There is so much more than the 6 macro nutrients of water, protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals. Yet this is all that has been peddled by mainstream scientists for decades as being sufficient for health! What about all the antioxidants, phytonutrients - over 25,000 are found in plant foods, and other yet to be discovered compounds? It's just the tip of the ice berg!

  • We can get all the nutrients we really need from our food. Really? This is absolute garbage and it's wrong for 2 simple reasons:

Firstly, we used to be able to, but modern food doesn't contain anything like the nutritional worth it once had. Modern AgriBusiness farming methods are about profits, not quality. It's widely acknowledged that humans have been depleting Earth’s soil resources faster than the nutrients can be replenished. For example, magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body. Modern agricultural methods favor the universal use of NPK fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Both potassium and phosphorus are antagonists of magnesium in the soil. Moreover, food processing causes enormous loss of magnesium in foods that are commonly fairly good sources of it, such as leafy greens, nuts, seeds and whole grains. So it's now widely acknowledged that up to 50% of the US population is magnesium deficient.

Secondly, our nutrient requirements have gone up dramatically in recent decades. We are now assaulted by chemical and electromagnetic pollutants from every side and so our bodies require extra nutrients for protection. One of the greatest detox molecules and antioxidant—glutathione—disappears at the rate of one molecule per toxin molecule. That's a significant price to pay for your health.