To Your Health
February, 2009 (Vol. 03, Issue 02)
Ensuring Adequate Nutrition
Many organic fruits and vegetables help to detoxify our bodies and maintain or improve our health. However, as wonderful as these organic foods are, they are not enough. The majority of even these carefully grown foods lack essential nutrients and complete detoxification properties. The reason for this is due to decades of chronic over-farming and toxic synthetic chemicals.
The primary growing regions of this country continue to use the same soil repeatedly to grow crops. This overuse eventually causes the earth to become depleted of essential organic complexes, nutrients and minerals, which means less is taken up by the plants. This vicious cycle weakens the nutrient benefit of fruits, vegetables and herbs. This is so prevalent in today's farming practices that we need to eat at least 10 cups of broccoli to get the same amount of nutrients that 1 cup of broccoli contained just 50 or 60 years ago.
The best way to combat this unfortunate deficiency and ensure complete nutrition is to supplement. Just like our foods, the type of supplement is very important. Try to avoid over-the-counter pills, capsules and powders that contain synthetic chemical nutrients, ingredients, additives, preservatives, fillers and binders. Ideally, one should look for organically complexed (carbon-bound) supplements derived from whole foods that are minimally processed and made from the highest quality ingredients obtainable. Good health is ultimately worth the investment and is ultimately your choice.
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Dr. MIchael Roth obtained his Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Ga.