*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D
Whenever possible, buy whole-food based supplements due to synthethic vitamins and minerals lacking the complentary elements that help your body reconginze and use each nutrient properly. Due to this supplements being filled with synthetic ingredients, your body has a hard time recognizing and processing this ingredients.
Whenever your body doesn’t the substance, it generally eliminates or stores it; making the supplement useless at best or potentially toxic at worst.
FDA recommendations are merely designed to ward off conditions caused by nutritional insufficiencies. They are not intended to prevent or alleviate the diseases plaguing our modern lives.
As much as I Would like to criticize the pharmaceutical companies (BIG PHARMA) I suppose it is not their responsibility to promote anything other than that which compensate their stockholders and keeps the person coming back.
In addition, Pharmaceutical companies exert an influence on medical students. They supply lunches at clinics, hire speakers for seminars, and pay for much of the research performed at these institutions.
DID YOU KNOW
Most doctors are not very knowledgeable about the use of vitamins and supplements as a means of promoting or treating disease.
They advocate disease management, not prevention. Prevention is an infrequent part of medical training, except for what we doctors call primary prevention, which is basically telling people to get their immunization, pap smears and breast exams.
Doctors in training learn to treat an illness, but typically only with traditional drugs. Although a doctor may consider expanding his/her scope of expertise after graduating from medical school, debt from student loans combined with the years spent waiting to officially be a doctor often cause him/her to stick to what she/he knows and get to work.
You don’t have to simply “get-by” dependent on expensive pharmaceuticals for the rest of your days. By changing your perspective on health, you will change your life. Once you have changed your title, you must take steps to change your neighborhood. So that the next generation, and every generation to come, will have a different outlook on life.
Give the children better expectations than you had, and help them meet those expectations. By becoming a real model instead of an unfortunate statistic, you can transform the condition into something that inspires others instead of something you must endure.
Lastly, take this information and redefine what it means to be healthy.