Why You Need Food Supplements

From:   “Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis – A New Science of Energy”, by Dr Lawrence Wilson, MD – 4th Revised Edition – Pages 39 – 40 and 42.

COMMON MEDICAL MYTHS ABOUT FOODS AND NUTRITION

  • Just eat a balanced diet.  This idea is too vague.  Balanced for a fast oxidizer includes more fats and oils.  Balanced for a slow oxidizer includes less fat and oils and more complex carbohydrates and proteins.  Also balanced means different things to everyone.  To some, it might mean balancing a few vegetables with your ice cream or other desserts.
  • Just count calories if you want to lose weight.  Many overweight people wish it were this easy.  This may work well if the glands are functioning properly and the body is basically healthy.  If not, then it does not work well at all.  The type of food often matters, as may one’s eating habits and other factors, as well.  Starving oneself by reducing calories often just makes weight loss and restoring one’s health more difficult later on.
  • Nutritional therapy is probably ineffective because there are not double-blind studies.  This is totally false.  How can a researcher disguise a carrot or a beefsteak?  How can a medical researcher disguise a sauna or a coffee enema?  Also, each person is treated individually, so the only valid studies are those of general outcomes, not double blind which usually involve only one variable.  The best studies of nutritional balancing would be epidemiological or prospective and retrospective studies.
  • Drugs and surgery are better than diet or supplements for serious conditions.  This could not be more false.  Drugs may be needed for some emergencies, at times, though not always.  Nutritional balancing is for long-term, slow rebuilding of the body.  This book contains cases of cardiomyopathy, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other difficult conditions that responded perfectly to nutritional balancing after drug therapies and surgery failed.  Many more could be cited just from the author’s small sampling of clients.  This does not mean to abandon all drugs, but natural and much less toxic alternatives are often better.
  • Food alone is adequate to meet our nutritional needs.  This 100 year-old allopathic and homeopathic idea is so incorrect it is shocking that it is still taught in medical and other healing schools.  Today’s food is so deficient in some nutrients that even eating very carefully rarely supplies all that our bodies require.
  • Just eat the four food groups or according to the government’s food pyramid.  These are allopathic or ‘dietetic’ ideas that, in my experience, have little basis in fact or reality.  In fact, they often lead to worse eating habits such as living on excessive starches.
  • Vitamins and minerals are only helpful to correct deficiency diseases such as scurvy.  This 100 year-old allopathic concept is still taught in some medical schools, but contains no truth at all.  Anyone offering this advice has not researched the subject thoroughly. 
  • Diets can cleanse the body.  This is an old naturopathic idea that is true, but only to a degree.  A better statement is that anything that enhances vitality will tend to cause the body to cleanse itself better.  For example, meats contain sulfur that is very cleansing, at times.  They can also help balance the oxidation rate, which enhances vitality and thus may be cleansing.

Meanwhile, a fruit diet, a fast or juices may cause a cleansing of the intestines.  However, fruits contain little sulfur and often slow the oxidation rate, causing more toxicity in the long run.  Similarly, colon cleansing powders and drinks may relive constipation, but are usually deficient in nutrients, so they upset body chemistry if used for any length of time.  This will make one more toxic.  This is why they are rarely used in nutritional balancing.  In general, balancing the body enhances the energy level and the body cleanses itse3lf.  Saunas and enemas are also most helpful for detoxification.  Avoid most other detoxification methods.

WHY EVERYONE NEEDS FOOD SUPPLEMENTS TODAY

  • Food is not enough.  According to government statistics, most people’s diets do not even supply the paltry government RDA of certain nutrients such as vitamins A, D, calcium and, in many cases, others as well.  The reasons include depleted farmland, hybrid crops that contain many fewer nutrients, and food processing that usually depletes nutrient levels even further.  Improper eating habits and hurried lifestyles also impair nutrient absorption.
  • Even if one could obtain the RDA or MDAR of every nutrient, this is not necessarily enough for everyone’s optimum health.  This principle is called biochemical individuality.
  • Impaired nutrient absorption.  Even if a person ingests enough nutrients, many are still malnourished due to low levels of digestive enzymes, intestinal infections such as candida albicans, leaky gut syndrome and other intestinal problems.
  • Stress.  This greatly increases the need for nutrients such as zinc, magnesium and B-complex vitamins because these are used up much faster when the body is under a lot of stress.
  • Therapeutic uses.  Precise amounts of certain nutrients, when recommended properly, can be amazing therapeutic agents to balance body chemistry and for other purposes, as well.  Giving the amount of a nutrient that the body requires, rather than a standard amount, is sometimes referred to as orthomolecular nutrition.