Since deficiencies are widespread, we might well ask why this is so. Without going into a long explanation, let us examine what happens when whole wheat grain is turned into white flour. The following table shows the percentages of essential
One might expect that diets in affluent industrial nations would also be nutritionally affluent, but this is not the case. Even though we have the necessary technology, money is not usually a problem, and we have both time and choices,
To tell the complete story of nutrition, we must acknowledge all essential nutrients required by our body for health. Nutrients cannot work in isolation. All essential nutrients work as a team to build and support health, and to repair damage.
Linoleic acid and Alpha-linolenic acid are Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) that are essential to our health. They are also very temperamental. Light, air, and heat destroy them. Nature packages these oils in seeds that keep out light, air, and heat.
Lecithin is a phospholipid (PL) supplement that can help improve both our digestion and our health. The name ‘lecithin’ was derived from the Greek word for egg yolk from which it was first isolated, and it is the best known
The 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health concluded that 15 out of every 21 deaths (more than two-thirds) in the U.S. involve nutrition. Conditions with malnutrition as at least part of their cause (and the percentage of
Most healers agree that degeneration can have only two causes: malnutrition and/or internal pollution (poisoning, toxicity). Malnutrition results mainly from deficiencies, but may also be due to imbalances (or, rarely, excesses) of nutrients, poor digestion, and poor absorption. Internal pollution
Degenerative diseases that involve fats prematurely kill over two-thirds of the people currently living in affluent, industrialized nations. Sixty-eight percent of people die from just three conditions that involve fatty degeneration: cardiovascular disease (43.8%), cancer (22.4%), and diabetes (1.8%). These
From the broadest possible perspective, a universal energy created nature by processes that are still largely unknown to us. How this energy uses simple substances to form the complex organizations we call plants, animals, and humans is the realm
Since making cholesterol requires energy, some researchers suggest that having cholesterol in our diet is an evolutionary advantage, and claim that meat, egg, and dairy eaters are better adapted for survival than vegetarians. However, the fact that so many people