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The Drug Pushers vs. Vitamin Supplements

I’ve read your vitamin article. You mentioned that vitamins are critical to your overall body and in some cases can replace drugs. My doctor dismissed the use of vitamins and he would only prescribe drugs to me, not vitamins? Can you elaborate on that please? Thank you sir.

Phyllis. R
Davis, CA

Oh Phyllis you’re going to get me going here. First, thank you for reading my articles. As a nutritionist and health writer, as well as someone who has developed and created a revolutionary program “The Three Pillars of Health & Nutrition,” I have spent nearly all my adult life delving into nutrition and health. I believe the evidence supporting the benefits of vitamins, minerals, and herbs is overwhelming and persuasive. Also on a personal level, l lived it with my beloved Palestinian mother and saw how nutrition supplements had greatly improved her health, helping her lose weight and dramatically reversing a dangerous course toward hypertension and diabetes.

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Big Pharma’s Medications — A cover up not a solution.

As I mentioned previously, drugs are nothing but low doses of poisons with side effects that often outweigh their benefits. Drugs are “foreign” substances to the body’s normal biochemical process. They only mask the symptoms of diseases while failing to treat the causes. In contrast, vitamins, minerals, and the nutritional substances in herbs are substances normally found in the body. They foster the myriad normal biochemical process that literally does everything, such as burn food for energy, beat your heart, enable your eyes to see, fight infections, further thinking process, and much more. I have heard many physicians and their patients speak of surprising “side benefits” after taking nutritional supplements, where more than the intended health problem is resolved.

Doctors are not taught very much about nutrition and health in Medical school. Their classes emphasize anatomy, diagnosis, and medications, virtually nothing about diet and nutritional supplements. After Medical school, the drug companies take over physicians ongoing education, and these drug companies promote their patented high profit products, instead of inexpensive nutritional supplements. Each year, drug companies spend billions of dollars on advertising to doctors and consumers, as well as influencing the outcome of many scientific studies.

Eat well with proper supplementation.

Eat well with proper supplementation.

Yes, vitamins are so important to your overall health and certainly can cure you. For years, doctors dismissed the value of vitamins, preferring to prescribe expensive drugs or to perform surgery. Now they’ve have to change their decisions on vitamins after so much scientific research confirmed the health benefits of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Your body requires relatively small amount of these vitamins compared to protein and carbohydrate. Still, many people do not obtain enough vitamins, either because they don’t eat the right foods or because of absorption problems.

Unfortunately some doctors still disagree with me on that, and some have said that excess vitamins lead only to expensive urine. To me , it’s irrational argument. Here’s why: If you drink an expensive bottle of wine, you’ll also have expensive urine. When you eat expensive prime steak, your body will use part of it and turn the rest into expensive stools. Should you then eat and drink the cheapest foods possible? Of course not, you should eat the most nutritious foods possible.

Your body will never absorb 100 percent of the food or nutrients you consume. If it did, you’d never have to go to the bathroom. You actually absorb a relatively small portion of what you eat, and it’s no different with vitamins. When you take large doses of vitamins, your absorption becomes less efficient, but you’ll still absorb more overall than if you took a smaller amount. So, don’t pay attention to these doctors.

My recommendation is to try to communicate with your doctor and work with him or her if you want to treat a specific disease and trust me l understand if you don’t do it, perhaps because it’s too hard to find a doctor who knows something about vitamins or because their insurance won’t reimburse for that type of care. As a consequence, many people have started treating themselves with vitamins, which isn’t really all that bad. If you need anymore advice on nutrition and vitamin supplementation please email me at richiemishal@yahoo.com. My advice is always free of charge because I know from first hand experience the amazing benefits of proper nutrition and it disturbs me that many people go through life believing their health problems are a normal part of life or aging. When people take vitamins for the first time, they often discover just how dramatic vitamins can improve health.

Whether you’re young or old, male or female, work hard as an activist for Palestinians freedom and self determination or a desk job, vitamin supplements can often have an amazing effect on your health.

Wishing you best of health Phyliss.

Sincerely,
Richie Mishal.

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33 comments on “The Drug Pushers vs. Vitamin Supplements

  1. Richie, l really appreciate your valuable time to answer me. I enjoyed your article. I am yours forever!

  2. I must agree with you on everything you said in this post. I’d love to read your articles!

  3. Honestly, l love this one!

  4. Wow good to know.

  5. OMG. So true everything you wrote. Millions of thanks to you Richie.

  6. I am 22 years old. Would you suggest l take vitamins now?

  7. My triglyceride is high at all time. Any advice on how to lower it without taking my drugs?

    • I advise you to get a copy of my revelotional health program, the pillars of health and nutrition”, in which will outline to you on how you can do it. But for now, walk 30 minutes a day, take fish oil 1200mg – Niacin – and Vitamin E. Eat lot of oats, fish and food rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Do that for two months then email me to say thanks! Good luck.

  8. You are a good writer. Also l check your blog on a weekly basis. Love it!!

  9. I am a physician and you are absolutely right.

  10. Can l get a copy of your new program book, the three pillars of health and nutrition?

  11. Your blog is fabulous and l am going to be a regular reader.

  12. I am a high school teacher. I always encourage my students to read your blog because it’s really a good source of information.

  13. l told the heavy drug users in my family to read your article because it’s an eye opening. Thanks Rich.

  14. I wanna say thanks for posting this correct information. Keep up this great job. I’ll subscribe to your website also. thanks!

  15. Dude, you rock. Keep writing.

  16. I found your blog and l enjoyed reading it. Also l took notes from your last article to discuss them with my doctor.

  17. Are you trying to say treating illnessnn better with vitamins than medicine?

  18. Hey, nice article. Thankssssssssss.

  19. Italy loves you!!

  20. I am taking vitamins for the last 10 years and l feel always great. Liked your article in which my daughter told me to read it.

  21. Wanted to say, loved your article. Please keep posting!!

  22. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Regardless, just wanted to say excellent blog!

  23. My sister told me that you just conducted a new interview with online magazine. Can you post it or give me a link to access it.

  24. I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking all over for this! I absolutely believe that this site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the information!

  25. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own blog now 😉

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  28. It’s wonderful to have confirmation from trusted industry sources regarding the use of vitamin supplements & the part they play in our nutrition & overall health…particularly vs big pharma! I’ll be directing my clients to this article! Thanks!

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