Don't fall for the BS on supplements!
In the not so distant past, 'senate document 138' (wow...even the name sounds SO official), recorded and published a ridiculous scientific study.
It claimed that, all of the rains came and washed all of the minerals in the dirt to the ditches in the creeks and rivers that flowed into the sea, and now the only 'good' dirt on earth is on the bottom of the ocean floor.
The premise was this:
The dirt in America is now empty and devoid of the nutrients that fruits, vegetables (plants) need to grow up and be healthy, and therefore the only way to get nutrition is to "supplement".
From here, the revolution of mass marketing, 'BS' campaigns about a lack of nutrition in plant food (in order to promote the supplement industry) began in earnest.
This paved the way to introduce something that had never been pushed before in the history of the world - pills and capsules for nutrition!
And today, there are thousands to choose from.
And each one of them is claimed to be more unique, more potent, more exotic, easier to assimilate, sourced and prepared with greater care and quality, approved by 'Dr. so and so', with 'scientific proof' and testimonials galore to back up their efficacies. I have debated this publicly for decades.
I have debated this publicly for decades, but so much of it falls on deaf ears because the masses LOVE science!
Problem is they don't realise that the vast majority of scientific studies are funded and put out by billion dollar companies with an agenda to bring a product to market.
So let me cut to the chase on this.
And please don’t let it go right past you because of its logic, reason and simplicity.
Firstly, plants don’t even eat dirt.
If that was the case, the forest and growing fields would fall in a hole!
Microbes and worms EAT dirt and they poop out what is called, 'castings'...which provide an electric signal to the roots of plants that helps them to activate and grow. Then, using sunlight, water and salt, plants "photosynthesize" to come out of the earth and become what they're meant to be.
This means, forget the dirt!
Whilst it's true that different soils assist the growth of different plants, if you plant a carrot seed, apple seed or a tomato seed and it grows up and becomes a carrot, apple or tomato, they got everything they needed!
And they're not deficient.
Of course, there is another discussion that comes into play here about externally applied pesticides and herbicides that are used to repel insects and pests from crops versus organically farmed foods, but this is a separate conversation that I'll leave for another day.
Please just don't be confused by all of the BS out there making you believe that either you or the whole food you eat lacks nutrition, so that you need to go get it from an isolated, extracted, devoid of life-force vitamin.
Always remember that, nature is complex so that we don’t have to be.
All you need to do is support your body with the 7 principles of health, which includes embracing an abundance of locally grown, plant wholefoods...and health and longevity will be the natural result.
No toxic, costly supplements required.