Supplements Are Often Better Than Whole Foods

December 6, 2016

by Ben Taylor

( In the interest of providing another perspective on the topic of enhancing nutrition through supplements, we’re running an article in the NewsLetter from entitled, “Why Whole Foods are Always Better Than Nutritional Supplements”. First of all, the title is unequivocally wrong in using the word “always”. Although we wholeheartedly agree with the concept that the best nutrition is by way of whole foods, this article fails to cover a number of extenuating factors concerning the use of nutritional supplements (minerals, vitamins, and herbs). I won’t get into detailed explanations and footnotes about these factors, I’ll simply present my opinions and you can do the research and read the documentation which has been done for hundreds of years and is readily available to all on the Internet.

(1) Essential Trace Minerals: Most of today’s mass crop food producing soils are nearly devoid of essential trace minerals from decades of mineral depletion without these trace minerals being added back to the soil. Generally only potassium, nitrogen, and phosphates are replenished to the soil. These three minerals make for beautiful plants and produce, but have minimal nutrition. You can often tell when fruits and vegetables are lacking in essential trace minerals because they generally are not only lacking in nutrition, but also in taste and flavor.  Ironically, the problem could be corrected by adding such things as volcanic material back to the soil, but of course that would increase production costs and the Big Ag Industry are not going to spend the extra money;

(2) Pesticides and Herbicides: Unless “organically” grown, toxic chemicals are always sprayed on mass produced crops to increase profit margins with no thought to the devastating health dangers caused by consuming these products;

(3) GMO: Genetically modified products are not designed for human consumption and are responsible for untold health issues;

(4) Rock Minerals vs. Plant Minerals: Rock mineral supplements are very difficult for the body to break down and absorb, possibly as low as 5-15%. BUT on-the-other-hand plant derived and fulvic mineral mineral supplements are as absorbable as whole food minerals; and

(5) Many minerals can have negative effects if taken in excess (for example the body cannot survive without iron for one second, but in excess or if not properly broken down by adequate levels of HCL, can cause liver damage), but the implication that there is “potential harm” in using supplements as the body needs them is actually a false mainstream pharmaceutical industry claim and has no basis in research or fact. Read “Consumers Are Misled by Supplement Bashing“, “Help Stop Government Attacks on Supplements“, and “The Continuing War On Natural Healing“.

(6) Colloidal Silver: Silver in raw form is one of the most effective germ killers known to man. Please read these articles and clinical studies and research about Colloidal Silver,

The bottom-line is this; there are many non-whole food vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements that, although not as effective as whole food nutrition can be, are still demonstrably more effective than many mass produced food crops containing little more than fiber. We have much personal experience and many testimonials from customers attesting to the effectiveness of a whole range of vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements. If you are concerned about consuming minerals that you may not need, there is the option of doing a Hair Mineral Analysis than will allow you to target your mineral deficiencies without having to buy every supplement on the shelf. Utopia Silver also sells some whole food products from a company called Standard Process.

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