Top 10 Reasons We Need Whole Food Supplements

The Average Person is Overfed and Undernourished


A large body of research by WHO has demonstrated that most people are not getting what they need from their diet. For example, in one recent U.S. Dept. of Agriculture survey of 20,000 people, not a single person was consuming adequate levels of nutrition, enzymes, amino acids, and all the vitamins and minerals. There are literally hundreds of medical studies to suggest it’s a virtual certainty that you and every member of your family are deficient in one or more essential nutrients.

Soil Depletion


Modern mass-production agriculture depletes nutrients from the soil without replenishing them. The application of synthetic fertilizers stimulates the growth of beautiful-looking plants. However, the nutrient content is missing. So when you bite into that healthy salad or slice of whole-wheat bread, you’re getting less nutrition today than from the identical foods grown in the same soil fifty years ago.

Commercial Food Processing


Most of the food you eat is processed in one way or another. When foods are processed, they are exposed to heat, light, oxygen, or drastic change in temperature or humidity. This exposure causes the destruction of vital but fragile nutrients. Examples of processing include baking frying,extruding, milling, grinding, boiling, cooking, recombining, spray-drying, etc.

Food Storage and Transportation


All foods deteriorate as they age. This is a problem for the food industry, because many foods are shipped over great distances. Therefore chemicals are added to preserve foods and give them a longer “shelf life”. In spite of chemicals, the nutrient content of foods decline over time, even though they may look the same. Even fresh fruits or vegetables are often sprayed, gassed or fumigated in order to make them look “ripe” and “fresh”. So what looks healthy isn’t necessarily as healthy as you may think.

Preparation and Cooking of Foods


Many people eat out or bring something home from the market that is already cooked. Even if you prepare your meals at home, most of your food is probably cooked, not raw. Here’s the problem: the more you cook a food, the less its nutrient value and al enzymes are destroyed.

Home Storage of Food


Refrigeration does slow down the deterioration of food, but it certainly does not stop it. As every day goes by, whatever is in your refrigerator is losing its nutritional value. Some people will eat something out of the refrigerator that is three weeks old, or something from the pantry that is a year old. By this time, some vital nutrients have been completely lost.

Food Irradiation


This process extends shelf life of food, yet there’s no label to tell you if a food has been irradiated. Exposing foods to gamma rays, x-rays or other radiation extends their shelf life and this process is used particularly for some meats, chicken, and vegetables. The problem with irradiation is that vital nutrients are destroyed in that process, especially antioxidants, enzymes and fat-soluble vitamins.

Pesticides in Food


Pesticides may be applied to the soil, to the growing plant, or to the food while in storage or shipment. MOST of our foods contain pesticides. You can NOT see, smell or taste them, so you have no way of knowing if you are consuming these poisons. A little pesticide will kill a bug. A lot of pesticide will kill you. Even organic produce contains some pesticides, just less than regular produce. Pesticides can accumulate in the body and cause serious problems. Your body can deal with the problem only to a certain extent.

Genetically Modified Foods


Millions of acres of genetically modified corn, cotton and potatoes have been planted in the World. (Cotton is mentioned here because cottonseed oil is found in many processed foods, and cottonseed meal is fed to cattle.) These foods, which are now in our food supply, have been engineered to produce a naturally occurring pesticide that is supposedly toxic only to insects. There are no long-term human studies to indicate that genetically modified foods are safe. However, rats fed genetically modified potatoes had increased intestinal infections, reduced immunity, and reduced weight of intestine, pancreas, kidneys, liver, lungs and brain. Since you may be unknowingly consuming genetically modified or irradiated foods, you would need dietary supplementation to offset the invisible but potentially negative effects of such foods.

Environmental Pollution


Every year we dump nearly six billion pounds of chemicals into our environment. Much of it ends up in our food, air and water. If you breathe air and drink water, you are ingesting chemical pollution.Medical research has clearly established that environmental chemicals contribute to degenerative diseases.

*Reprint of excerpt from “Synthetic vs. Natural” in GoodLife Sciences’ News, 1st ed. by Dr. Zachary Gutterman.


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