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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.