Archive for February, 2009

The Synthetic Vitamin Milligram Game

Excerpt from “The Vitamin Myth” by Brian Clement

Generally speaking, evaluating the proper milligrams of a synthetic vitamin supplement, as related to the potency of a vitamin, is a confusing and misleading proposition. This is because synthetic vitamins are refined, high potency chemicals, and therefore can be accurately measured in milligrams, just like drugs. Measuring synthetic vitamin compounds in milligrams has nothing to do with real vitamin activity or nutrition. The vitamin activity and real potency of the vitamin is dependent upon its authenticity as a whole, naturally-occurring vitamin, not its synthetic chemical fractionated potency or weight.   Continue reading ‘The Synthetic Vitamin Milligram Game’

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Documentary “The Future of Food”

We came across a wonderful film titled “The Future of Food.”  The film highlights many beliefs we, at Parker Health know to be true and want to pass on to our readers, our patients, everyone. Check it out: http://www.thefutureoffood.com .   It is great information!

Doctor of the Future

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease . . . . The physician of tomorrow will be the nutritionist of today.

-Thomas Edison-

Oh how accurate the ever wise Mr. Edison was and still is today!

McDonald’s Profits UP! Fast Food Time Bomb

Even with the current state of the economy, fast food restaurants are thriving.  Why is this?  Cheap, quick foods loaded with fats can not only ease the current strain on the wallet, but the high fat content in these foods also helps release endorphins in the brain, providing a temporary feeling of satisfaction and happiness.  But there is a high price our bodies pay for this low cost meal.

There are obvious nutritional reasons to not consume fast foods, but there are also reasons that are not so obvious.  The meats and poultry treated with antiobitics and steroids, the lettuce, tomatoes and onions that have been doused with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and then covered with artificial preservatives to keep them looking fresh.  Even the salads and fruits offered as the healthy choice are loaded, doused and covered with these chemicals.  Consuming chemicals is not what keeps a human body healthy.  

We know that fatty, sugary and salty fast foods lead to obesity and the diseases and conditions associated with it.  Diseases of the heart, liver, kidney, joint and arthritis pain, cognitive dysfunction, bowel dysfunction and even emotional challenges from living with an unhealthy body stuffed with poor nutrition.  All of these ailments will and do cost much more than any amount of money that can be saved by engulfing these fast food time bombs.