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The most up to date collection of scientifically based health facts.
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Vitamins
: (also see Minerals and Soy)
 
It is best not to take vitamins containing Monosaccharides. Be sure to get the necessary fat-soluble vitamin and mineral activators, natural fats like EFAs, butter, cream, and animal fats as well as sufficient animal based protein in the diet. Vitamins utilized from animal proteins are available for use by the body, while most of the vitamins in vegetable sources are locked in the cellulose, which isn’t digestible by humans and therefore passes directly through us. Herbivores have the ability to digest cellulose and access the vitamins. (see Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores Compared). We are supposed to receive our vitamin nutrients by eating the animal that ate the plant.
 
Vitamin supplements (taken in mega-doses) are unnecessary: “ In amounts far in excess of the Referenced Daily Intake (RDI), vitamins become drugs – with toxic side effects…Excess amounts of fat-soluble vitamins are not excreted in the urine. Consuming high doses of these vitamins (A, D, E, &K) on a regular basis can lead to toxic buildups. Reference: Article, “America’s Very Dangerous Vitamin Craze”, Victor Herbert, M.D., J.D., Bottom Line-Health, January 1998, page 1-3.
 
Ten million American women take oral contraceptives and most of them are unaware that the pills can interfere with the availability of vitamins B6, B12, folic acid, and vitamin C! Reference: Dr. Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century. Earl Mindell, Hester Mundis, Warner Books, May, 1999, ISBN: 0446607029
 
Vitamin B12 must come from animal Protein: Reference: The Essentials of Biochemistry (Essentials), pg. 348. Jay M. Templin, Research & Education Assn, 1998, ISBN: 0878910735

Women eating lowest fat and most fiber had 20% less calcium retention. Reference: Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2000, 71: 466-471.

Routine food processing often destroys many active components in our food, especially EFAs. Many mineral supplements aren’t utilized efficiently by the body, because they don’t contain the proper balance of minerals in the proper form that a food would naturally contain. Without the right minerals, vitamins don’t work properly because they cannot be properly metabolized because they are cofactors for vitamins. This means that the vitamins and minerals work together. If either can’t be utilized, there’s no point in taking them. More importantly, if you don’t have enough EFAs in your diet, both vitamins and minerals have little to work with. Reference: Vobecky, JS, et al. Risk and benefit of low fat intake in childhood. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. 1995;39(2):124-133.

Niacin is not in a bioavailable [usable] from from grains. Reference: Basic Medical Biochemistry, pg. 16.

 

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