There are many assumptions & misconceptions about dietary supplements. Some are missing clear scientific evidence about additional health benefit. That's why trying to round up daily life that way may be counterproductive. Read on to learn about the natural answer.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
As you know latest from our previous publications and seminars, according to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, 86% of non-age-related deaths and 77% of health issues in general are the consequence of more than 1800 unsolved (‘chronic’) diseases. With heart failure, cancer and diabetes on top of the list.
VICIOUS CYCLE BEHIND - SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
To get out of this vicious cycle seemingly easy and convenient, more than half of U.S. adults swallow at least one dietary supplement monthly, more than 30% at least a vitamin/mineral. Spending a total of more than 50 billion dollars per year, with an additional increase of more than 5% annually in next couple of years. To fill dietary gaps - allegedly.
According to the U.S. National Institute of Health, and scientifically verified by
- University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
- Purdue University in Werst Lafayette, IN
- Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N C
Unlike manifold assumptions, however, rounding up daily life with dietary supplements is missing appropriate additional health benefit.
As based on research as
- Harvard Medical School
as well as
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(all 3 in Boston, Massachusetts)
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington
This evidence is supported by more than 80 studies about supplementation with vitamins and minerals by basically healthy people which show no or just little benefit in terms of cardiovascular disease, cancer and death. According to Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon.
Even worse, based on research at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, this supplementation may cause debilitating diseases such as cancer – instead of avoiding them.
E.g., supplementation with beta-carotene may even increase the risk of lung cancer. According to research at Oregon Health & Science University.
Although natural beta-carotene basically has got many health benefits. Not only cutting down the risk of cancer, but also by supporting cognitive function as well as eye/skin/lung health.
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD