Monday, March 17, 2014

So, you believe your diet is really good, and that you meet all your nutritional needs eating the way you do?

Reviewed June 2016
This is an excerpt from "A  Basic Protocol" by John W Jones, MD

A popular misconception held by both the lay public and the medical profession is that the American diet supplies sufficient levels of all the nutrients needed by the body.   In reality, the western diet is characterized by imbalances and excesses.   In addition, there are unknown consequences from the GMO food supply.   Telling a person “all you need to do is eat right” does not take into consideration the American lifestyle, problems associated with our food supply, or human nature.

Two nationwide food consumption studies conducted by the USDA found that approximately 60% of the individuals surveyed were consuming only 70% of the daily minimum requirements of six essential nutrients.   Those surveyed were people who made an effort to eat (and thought they were eating) a balanced diet.   The nutrients are: vitamin B6, folacin, zinc, copper, calcium and magnesium.   With these facts in mind, it is not likely that anyone is consuming an optimal supply of nutrients ... without supplementation.   

More food for thought.

Are there consequences if you are not eating at least 1100 Calories of Nutrient Dense Food?   What are the MDRs (Minimum Daily Requirements)?   They are also known as the RDA and sometimes called the RDIs.  Do they apply if you are Pregnant or Lactating?  How about if you perform heavy manual labor - and do it under extremes of temperature?   Do pregnant women (and those who think they might become pregnant) really Have To Have at least 400 IU folic acid?   And how about the very young - the very old  - or the very ill?    How does poverty figure into food choices (what do folks really buy with those 'food stamps'?) 

So, what does Dr Jones recommend?  

Ultra Vites, our really good Multi Vitamin/Mineral supplement - plus Ultra Omega-Linic.  He formulated these two nutritional supplements to cover the essential nutritional bases for the majority of people.  They have been combined in this cost-saving package.

What is Ultra Omega-Linic and why do you need it?  This extraordinary fish oil product provides ALL of the necessary PREformed essential fatty acids.  I don't know about you, but I do not eat fish 3 times a day - or not even 3 times a week - maybe not even 3 times a month.   And as the term 'essential fatty acids' implies, we 'gotta have 'em!  

Not only that, but the fish oil in Ultra Omega-Linic comes from the pristine waters of protected Alaskan fisheries.  It is low in radiation and is assayed for contaminants.

Depending on what is going on in your life (health wise and emotionally) there are a number of other Nutritional considerations.   In light of recent studies on problems with Dementia and Alzheimer's, we offer you a new Basic Protocol Package which includes Ultra Monolaurin (great for cold and flu season, too).  Other studies associate a number of problems, such as autoimmune diseases, Diabetes, obesity, Crohn's disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis, with an improper balance (or lack) of  'good bacteria' in the GUT.   So we have a new Basic Package that includes Ultra 4x6 Probiotic.

A special note for Mothers.  During Pregnancy the vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid needs of the mother increase significantly.  Well, why not?  You are eating for two.   In particular, when the baby's brain and retina are developing the mother needs a high level of Ultra Omega-Linic.  The baby will take these essential fatty acids as needed from Mother, and a high intake will protect her from postpartum depression.

The other area of concern is Healthy Aging.  We need to preserve our Hearts (cardiovascular system), our Brains and our Eyes - keep them at their optimal performance as long as we possibly can. 

In Summary:
We have wandered very far from our hunter-gatherer-farmer ancestors’ eating habits.  This has caused nutritional deficiencies and excesses from our skewed diets.  One of the most problematic excesses is high consumption of high fructose corn syrup.  We rely on fast food places, food processing and harmful cooking preferences which change the nutritive value of the foods we eat.  Many of the fats in our diets are hydrogenated so they are no longer unsaturated - and trans forms are produced that have been shown to be detrimental to your health and well-being.

Isn't it comforting to know that you can take a few basic nutritional supplements and BE SURE your needs are met!

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