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Vitamins, milk, garlic and raw food...

Breakfast- 1 perfectly sweet white flesh cantaloupe

Lunch- 3 bananas, 12 Medjool dates

Dinner- 1 avocado, 3 sticks of celery with raw tahini

National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story today that questions the wisdom of taking a multi vitamin.  According to NPR, Dr. Irwin Rosenberg a professor at Tufts University, says "There's no real rationale of why you should just take all the vitamins you can think of and put them into one pill."  I agree, nature doesn't put all of our nutrients into one food, why should we.  Nutrients are provided over the course of a season.  However, the Dr. instead takes the individual vitamins that he believes he can't get easily from food, one of them being vitamin D.  Hello, doesn't our synthesis of vitamin D depend on the sun.  Adequate sunshine is a key component of wellness.  Maybe the Dr. should get outside more often.

They add vitamin D to milk but who needs milk?  Babies need their mother's milk but the need ends there.  Cracks in the "Got Milk" mentality are appearing.  There's an AOL News story today that says "advertisements touting the weight-loss benefits of dairy are premature. This is a case of the media running amok with a good headline."  As far as I know, there are no cases in nature where one adult species consumes the milk of another species.  We are breaking (or proving) the laws of nature when we do this.  Cows milk is not a health food for humans.   

Charlie Fox,  a 78 year old garlic guru, credits garlic with overcoming serious illness, liver damage.  "Garlic saved my life," Fox insisted to the Star Phoenix.  Charlie is selling a book, The Garlic Cure.  However, Charlie also told the Star Phoenix that he made major lifestyle changes beginning with a two week water fast and "he also went on a raw food diet and started exercising daily."  It seems clear to me that Charlie provided his body with the conditions it requires for health and the body did the rest, it got well. 

 

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 10:49AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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I just realized, almost EVERYTHING packaged in the supermarket is "vitamin fortified". Calcium added, vitamin D added, etc. etc. etc. This is a reflection of the poor nutrition people are getting from urban food supplies.
May 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterEric Csoka

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