Vitamin & mineral supplements
Beware of exotic
herbal concoctions and alleged cures!
Food is always best natural treatment &
miracle cure. This is an eternal truth. There is no herbal concoction or
supplement in the world that can have more miraculous
results than a carefully designed diet.
Herbs are often unknown to the
person taking them, especially fashionable exotic herbs. Some of
them have serious side effects. These herbs are
usually sold for phenomenal prices just because they are exotic
and no one really knows their actual benefits.
Compare that with
foods which are available at supermarkets everywhere at
reasonable prices and have absolutely no
adverse side effects.
Beware of alleged
miracle cures in faraway lands
Everyone has heard stories about
discoveries of a miraculous potion or an elixir in the Amazons
or in the African jungles that cures a stubborn disease. Only to
find out later that it was a hoax and a scam. The eternal
undeniable truth remains:
Food is your best
natural treatment & miracle cure
This truth was taught by great
figures from Hippocrates, Oliver Wendel Holmes, Henry G. Bieler,
George Ohsawa to Gandhi.
There is really no need to travel
to an exotic faraway land for an alleged miracle cure.
is already in the kitchen.
Looking for a miracle
cure, while maintaining the same living and eating habits that
led to disease would be like someone who is:
Standing on a whale, fishing for minnows
When food is best
are vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements really necessary?
When following a
carefully designed diet, especially if the diet is a treatment
for a specific illness, there is no need to
supplement the diet with vitamins or minerals. Vitamin and
mineral supplements are not only unnecessary, but they are
sometimes harmful. These supplements can have
adverse unintended side
Are there any side
effects to vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements?
There can be unintended side
effects to vitamins and minerals.
For example, vitamin and mineral supplements that contain large
quantities of vitamin C or Iron can have severe adverse effect
on patients suffering from any infection such as
Chlamydia & Candida,
arthritis or urinary tract infection.
vitamin C and iron are expansive YIN so they tend to
facilitate germ growth which is also a YIN phenomenon.
mineral & herbal supplements toxic side effects
... Most of the vitamin
supplements on the market are synthesized from coal tar and
other petroleum derivatives. And while the synthetic substance
may be chemically identical or closely related to the natural
vitamins, they may have only a fraction of the biological
activity. Synthetic vitamins may substitute for some, but not
all, of the functions of their natural counterparts. Synthetics
may also have additional effects beyond those vitamins found in
foods. In fact, vitamin manufacturers warn us that large doses
of supplemental vitamins A, B complex, C, D and E can harm the
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