Do You Need Drugs or Nutrition?

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It appears to me that the current trend of research will uncover a nutritional deficiency cause for every disease known to man. At this point they’re already thinking that 92% of Americans have a nutritional deficiency of some sort.There are now nutritional deficiencies linked to M.S., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, heart attacks, stroke, clogged arteries, cancers, type 2 diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, asthma, migraines, PMS, and sexual dysfunction.

How many times have you heard the story about someone who has never drank, never smoked, worked out all the time, and suddenly died of a heart attack?

Almost all of us are malnourished. That’s a sad statement in this day and age, don’t you think?

I recently had a bad bout of sinus and allergy problems. I commented to a friend that my diet hadn’t been as good as it should have been, and now I was paying for it.

Her eyes opened wide and she exclaimed, “Are you kidding me? Is that why my allergies haven’t been as bad this year?”

Now I had been on her case about eating right, taking vitamins and all that. She had a number of ailments and was often sick, and she’s young! She would proudly announce to me how much fruit she had eaten, or tell me about a dish she had made, or tell me that she had remembered to take her vitamins. And sure enough, she was getting sick less and less often and she was losing weight. She leveled off at a size 8, which is apparently her natural set point, and has maintained that for over a year so far! No dieting. Just healthy eating.

I had a co-worker once who’s daughter was missing a terrible amount of school her junior year. I told her to make sure her daughter took a good multi-vitamin and an extra vitamin C every day. That same girl sailed through senior year without one sick day.

Even if you’re already thin, you may have noticed that you just don’t have as much energy. Or maybe you have trouble concentrating, or remembering things. Maybe your skin is a lot drier. Maybe you’re experiencing things that you just shrug off as ‘getting older.” Your diet may be killing you too.

People who eat less than 2.4 grams of potassium a day have a 50% higher risk of stroke.

From 1990 to 2001, diabetes rose 65%. Researchers predict that it will double by the year 2030, to a projected staggering figure of 366 million.

Carpal tunnel may be linked to a vitamin B-6 deficiency. That same deficiency may be responsible for your fingers getting so cold they hurt.

MS is being linked to a Vitamin D deficiency. The disease is more prevalent in the northern hemisphere where people don’t get enough sun.

Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to more bone fractures in women, even though they get enough calcium. And Vitamin D deficiency is now being looked at as a major contributor in many cancers.

Memory problems, Alzheimer’s, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., and asthma are being linked to a deficiency in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Magnesium deficiency is linked to macular degeneration, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, migraines, and muscle cramps. Low levels of magnesium causes hearts to beat irregularly, arteries to stiffen, constrict and clog, blood pressure to rise, blood to clot, muscles spasms, insulin grows weaker and blood sugar jumps, bones lose strength, and you feel more pain.

And Men – You probably don’t need Viagra. You need a healthy diet. Men who exercise more and maintain a healthy weight have improved blood circulation and scored better on erectile function tests according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Numerous recent studies show that losing 10 pounds and exercising 30 minutes a day 3 times a week cuts your risk of clogged arteries, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. It doesn’t take much to turn the tide. That’s the really good news!

Make it a point to get your nutrition instead of counting calories. You'll see greater results faster!

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