Why can vitamin and mineral pills cause more harm than good? Because nature is smarter than the companies who manufacture supplements. Plant based whole food is complete nutrition. I am afraid we’ve all been ‘duped’ into believing we need them through advertising and the media.
But, the truth is that you don’t need anything more than whole ‘in tact’ fruits and vegetables. It’s all hype from supplement companies to sell you something you truly don’t need that can potentially cause imbalances in your body. There is no secret to weight loss, better health and long life other than eating real wholesome food.
Serious imbalances can be created within your body’s cells by vitamin and mineral supplementations, even diseases like cancer, heart disease, and potential early death. Don’t take the chance of putting your life in jeopardy placing an additional burden on your internal organs wasting your hard earned money on these types of fad health gimmicks.
But, if you don't eat any meat, the only pill reputable health authorities recommend taking is a vitamin B12 pill. I take one every week or so.
In the 1970’s I took vitamin and mineral pills because I felt so lousy. How would I know why back then? I was young and trusted the so called ‘authorities’. But, after years and years of taking supplements, I found they didn’t help me at all. What I didn’t know I needed was to eat plant based whole food. Yet, the information was not out there at the time on dietary health as it is now.
So, I followed the crowd because I didn’t know any better figuring like so many others there was a ‘magic pill’ that would make me feel better. Your body looks at these concentrated vitamins and minerals that have been isolated and drawn out of plant based foods, as ‘poisons’.
There is a better way, and it’s called eating plant based whole food. Therefore, save your money and at the same time, save your health. Don’t buy supplements unless your doctor specifically prescribes them to you.
‘If you don’t eat a nutritious variety of foods, some supplements might help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients. However, supplements can’t take the place of the variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet [1 ods.od.nih.gov]’.
1 URL ods.od.nih.gov/HealthInformation/DS_WhatYouNeedToKnow.aspx
Website Title NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Article Title Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know
Date Accessed April 13, 2018
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.