The American diet is comprised of about 70% refined carbohydrates and refined sugar. That means that 70% of the diet provides only calories and no nutrients such as vitamins and minerals and other unknown accessory food factors. And then we wonder why we are sick, tired, exhausted, and the doctor tells us we’re healthy. I am convinced that most diseases, as well as cancer, are self-imposed by the choices we make every day. 80 years ago our ancestors, grandparents and great grandparents ate healthy, natural foods. I remember that my grandfather who lived to be 94 ate almost everything off the farm. There were only little grocery stores in each neighborhood, about 2,000 square feet, and not even a thousand products on the shelves. Today, grocery stores are 30,000 to 40,000 square feet and, in some cases, even larger, with 30,000 to 40,000 packaged so called foods that are made from white flour, sugar, artificial flavoring, coloring, and a load of chemicals to preserve the lab concocted food. We have synthetic foods, synthetic fats, refined sugars, refined carbohydrates, and it’s a wonder that Americans are still able to walk on two feet. But some people barely drag themselves through the day. When scurvy was discovered due to a lack of vitamin C, sailors that made long voyages eating salted dry meat and biscuits were found to die horrible deaths. Their hearts became enlarged and filled with fluid. Their joints ached with what we may call arthritis. Their bodies turned black and blue. Their teeth fell out and they died miserable deaths. I believe much of the diseases today being treated by prescribed drugs, are nothing but a lack of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. I believe most Americans go days and weeks without any fruits and vegetables which contain a huge array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Kids go off to school after eating cold cereal, which in some cases is 50% sugar, and a piece of white toast made from refined flour – no nutrients - and a glass of juice cocktail which is 80% water and sugar with artificial flavoring. Cancer is the new scurvy. In order to build a healthy foundation, everyone should take a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement, not a one-a-day. So why not a one-a-day? If you add up all the vitamins and minerals required on a daily basis, the quantity would be equal to the size of a golf ball. My preference is to use a high quality multivitamin and mineral supplement that supplies all the nutrients in 2 to 4 tablets daily. If someone who feels like crap and would like to make a change for the better, I guarantee that taking 4 tablets daily of a high quality multiple, that in three to six months they will experience a huge change in the quality and health of their life.
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