A recent article by Dr. Mercola succinctly states why you should not rely on food to provide you with the nutrients (especially minerals) that your body needs daily. This information is everywhere now. If you choose not to believe it, that is, of course, your choice. My concern is for children. I've seen pretty incredible things happen when those missing nutrients are supplied in a bio-available form. For some of the sickest - lives have been changed; for the majority - kids are leading much healthier lives with calm, focused energy and joy.
(in Dr. Mercola's words)
"Over the past century, the quality of fresh food has declined due to soil depletion, unsustainable farming practices, overproduction of crops, and the use of pesticides and herbicides. You can no longer assume you’re getting all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients you need by eating a multitude of fresh produce—even if you’re eating organically.
Not surprisingly, a calorie today will provide you less nutrition than a calorie from 100, or even 50 years ago.
Three recent studies of historical food composition have shown 5 to 40 percent declines in some of the minerals in fresh produce, and another study found a similar decline in our protein sources.
So now, more than ever, you must be careful to maximize the “bang for your buck” when it comes to the foods you eat."
If you want to know more, please call me / email me . I'd be happy to discuss this with you. : )
Be well ~