Why GOOD supplements are important today

MiscSupplementsWhy do we have so much bias in today’s mainstream medicine against supplemental vitamins and minerals?

Many physicians, as well as media maintain that you can obtain all the nutrients needed from a ‘healthy’ diet.

Not true.

Keep this quote by Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)  in mind as you read this article: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

Total nutrition from food was once the case. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (460-377 B. C.),  bequeathed an admonition to medical people today, who still take the ‘Hippocrates Oath, to ‘first, do no harm.’

Hippocrates considered the body as a whole rather than a collection of parts. His focus was to assist nature in helping the body to reach a healthy, normal state.

He stressed the importance of PREVENTION by food and exercise, not just treating symptoms.

The sad fact is, most of the economy today comes from screwing up nature, not working with it.

It would be good if most food was still natural and most people still got lots of exercise. But neither is the case.

Because of the chemicalization of modern farming and the degradation of the processed food supply, it is almost impossible to achieve a diet for optimal health and the prevention of disease from food alone.

Most doctors don’t know much about nutrition. They are too busy studying pharmaceutical drugs and which are the best for treatment of various modern degenerative diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, autism, etc.

A bit of history tells us that in the 17th and 18th centuries, with the development of microscope scientists and physicians able to view cell function, we eradicated such infectious diseases as polio, typhoid and TB.

That age led to an improved understanding of bacteria and the develop-pment of modern medicine.

So we eradicated infectious diseases and instead, began the slow creep of DEGENERATIVE diseases, which cause most deaths today.

Ninety-five percent of  all research and development money and efforts today go into TREATMENT rather than trying to prevent the underlying causes.

Tests, scans, equipment, drugs are immensely profitable to a few. Millions are spent on research, development and marketing of new chemical drugs. Some have been helpful for some people. Many have also been destructive.

But whatever happened to PREVENTION in today’s world of chemical drugs and foods?

Prevention disappeared from the medical lexicon for awhile, but today many honest and forward-looking medical personnel say we are badly in need of a paradigm shift in medical thinking from TREATING to PREVENTING.

And that’s why discerning people educate themselves and try and find PREVENTIVE physicians and learn about the nutrients missing in much (even healthy) food through selective whole food (read the labels) supplements.

Source: Preventive-health-guide.com