Nurturing Your Whole Being

The term ‘holistic’ has appeared many times already, 1 but so far we have barely scratched the surface of its meaning. The word itself has its roots in the Greek holos, which means whole or multi-dimensional (think of a hologram). Even though the word came into being in the late 1970s, the concept of holism […]

The Five Phases of Our Nutrition Revolution

In this country we have gone through four periods of evolutionary history in the nutritional sciences. Now we are just entering a fifth phase. The first period of nutritional science change took place during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when scientists found that selective essential nutrients in the form of certain protein constituents […]

The Mineral Requirements of Our Bodies

Many informed people are popping vitamins into their mouths; infants are given daily vitamin drops in their bottles; older people take iron and protein supplements; and vitamin C is the popular remedy now for the common cold rather than aspirin and other pharmaceutical products. This is good! Nevertheless, as indicated by the lack of information […]

The Confusion Over Minerals

A growing number of consumers are reading food labels for nutrition information. According to a survey conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation among 2,000 Americans eighteen years of age and older, shoppers are increasingly concerned with the nutritional value of foods they are buying. They admit that they suffer from “nutritional illiteracy,” and they would […]

What Vitamins Are and Are Not

While many of us speak of vitamins and know that we need them for sustaining our health, few people understand what they are and what makes them important. Vitamins are food substances that are part of living things. They are utilized in the human body as co-enzymes, catalysts for physiological response by the body to […]

Megadose Vitamins is Optimum Nutrition

About forty-five nutrients are required in optimum quantities daily to maintain excellent health. If you tried to take each one in pure form and prepared a diet for each of them, it would be impossible to do. The complexity of the nutrition problem would tax the best computer. Fortunately, we do not need to plan […]

Characteristics of Processed Foods

The drastic deterioration of the national diet over the past fifty years comes from teh massive expansion in processed food production. Foods undergo changes and take on some undesirable characteristics when they are processed. Food processing isolates the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, which are then consumed in pure form or are used to enrich other […]

The Major Health Problems Are Diet Related

The leading causes of death in this country could be modified by improvements in diet. Death rates for many of these conditions are higher in the U.S. than in other countries of comparable economic development. In summary, the major health problems that are diet related include: Cancer Muscle Disorders Kidney and Urinary Problems Digestive Diseases […]

Diet Controls Diabetes, Osteoporosis and Deficiencies

Adult-onset diabetes is considered to be a hereditary disorder, meaning it can be controlled by proper diet management. Diabetes, a condition of glucose (sugar) intolerance, comes on with age in many people. “U.S. Public Health Service studies indicate that as many as 14 percent of the U.S. population have reduced glucose tolerance. A study found […]