Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Do You Need Vitamins?

Man, what a huge subject.   There are entrepreneurs, doctors, wellness specialists, pharmacists, nutritionists, dieticians, students, paramedicals, nurses, alternate therapy specialists, naturopaths, journalists, the guy next door and the list goes on and on and you'll hear just as many opinions.   Every paper you pick up, most of the books in the local bookstore will all have their take on whether we need vitamins and/or what kind of nutrition we should be taking or what kind of fad diet we should be on.

Do we really need Vitamins and can't we get all the vitamins we need from our food?

I love picking the Sunday paper up and reading the Health and Beauty section just to have a laugh about what the latest diet is, what kind of foods they're telling us to eat in order to lose weight.   Last Sunday's lift out section I think was loaded - every page - with diet advice.

But Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants!  Do we need to take them especially if we eat well?  

The following is my opinion.   You may disagree.   But it comes from years of observation, learning, researching and full on experience.

In my work as a Stylist and Wellness Coach, I see the phrase 'your outer beauty is totally reflective of what's going on inside' played out pretty much every day.   The degenerative disease numbers are getting out of control and the pharmaeceutical industry has a  lot to answer for - did you know death by prescription drugs is the 3rd highest cause of death in the US?

So?  What's that got to do with whether we need vitamins or not?   

Let me ask you a few questions.    Just think about it and see how many you answer YES to.

1. Do you drink coffee, alcohol or smoke AT ALL?
2. Do you eat all food purchased only from the local supermarket rather than totally organic or farmers market produce?
3. Do you live and work in a totally toxin free environment?
4. Do you live within 50 kilometres of a major city?
5. Have you ever been or are you on medication?
6. Have you ever taken an antibiotic?
7. Have you recieved vaccinations?
8. Do you have amalgams in your teeth?
9. Do you eat any kind of confectionary?
10. Do you or have you ever drunk any kind of soft drink?
11. Do you eat takeaway foods?
12. Do you eat any food that contains refined flour, e.g. cakes, bread, cookies, pastry?
13. Do you, at any time of your day, inhale car exhaust?
14. Do you have any kind of stress in your life?
15. Have you ever had an emotional trauma in your life?

There's a lot more questions but let's stop there.  How many did you answer yes to?   There will be some that you will have answered no.   But there's hardly a person in Australia who'd be able to answer no to all of them.   Think about why there's so much disease.  Now think about what we're eating and how we live.    Do you think our lifestyle has anything to do with the reason why we're getting sick?   We can't avoid it, it's the way it is.   As I said, it's my opinion, but there's been no study done any time anywhere to prove to me that we don't need high quality, potency guaranteed vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

I also believe in Quantam Physics.   We as human beings have the power to heal ourselves with positive energy.   But that's a very advanced 'out there' science.   Most of us will never grasp it in this lifetime.  So for right here, right now - I believe the purest, most proven, ranked number 1 product in the world created by an Albert Einstein Award winning microbiologist who is changing the face of disease.

I don't know what you want out of life.    But what I want is for it to be long and full.   And I want it full of great moments, great health, strength and I want to be able to keep doing all the things I can do now.  There's no old people's home or illness in my future - I'll make sure of it.

I refuse to give into the lifestyle or the expectation of age - THIS is the reason I take Usana vitamins.



Synaura said...

Different body requires different nutrition, so it is advisable to consult first with a physician before taking any supplements. Everyone should bare in mind that aside from taking supplements, one must be conscious of his diet and daily activities to live a healthy lifestyle.
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ResetReshapeRestyle said...

Naturally, we're all told to speak to our physician first, but let's get real. How many physician's have training in nutrition? How many physicians are likely to say "oh no, my dear, vitamins are a waste of time. You can get all you need from your food." I'd suggest everyone read the book "What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Supplements May Be Killing You" by Dr Ray Strand. Then decide if you want your physician's 'permission' to take vitamins. Give me a break!