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Six Amazing Secrets About Whole Food Vitamins.
Six good reasons why you should include
whole food vitamins & minerals with a
raw vegetable or fruit juice in your daily diet - EVERYDAY;
1. Feel great, be healthy, have more energy and even lose weight! Wow sounds too
good to be true. The power of raw whole foods has been around since the dawn of
2. In the past few years researchers have recognized that diets high in fruits,
vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds reduce the risk of a number of diseases
including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and
high blood pressure. The important
antioxidant "life giving" properties of the
minerals and raw enzymes present in raw whole foods has been underestimated in
the past, and is now proving to be key factors for good health.
3. Less than 10% of Americans consume the recommended 3 to 4 servings of whole
grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables per day. The modern trend is to skip
whole foods, consume refined and processed foods and supplement with synthetic
based vitamins. This trend is detrimental to our long-term health. Make sure you
get your daily intake of whole grains, nuts, seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables.
4. A synthetic vitamin is never 100% the same as the natural equivalent. Most
brands of vitamin supplements available today, are made from synthetic
These "vitamins" are chemical compounds that have been manufactured in a
laboratory to copy the natural vitamin molecular structure. The synthetic
vitamin is never 100% the same as the natural equivalent. They also do not
contain the important "life giving" enzymes of whole foods.
5. Most minerals and calcium supplements are either made from rocks, coral or
industrial mineral compounds. These types of minerals are in a form, which is
very difficult for the body to absorb. Although some of these raw minerals are
treated, it is still questionable whether or not proper absorption occurs and
what the long term benefits are. Get details about the PhytoVitamins whole food
+ Homeopathic Calcium
6. Your body is designed to absorb nutrients from food. For this reason it is
preferable to obtain your bodies nutritional needs from food, rather than from
synthetic sources. The PhytoVitamins
whole food vitamins & minerals are a
quality whole food supplement used alone or in conjunction with raw vegetable or
fruit juice." I highly recommend it.
About the author:
Mark Williams has understood the importance and benefits of a natural living for
the past 15 years. He has lived according to the naturopathic holistic
philosophy, using natural whole foods to sustain and ensure good health, while
avoiding all chemicals, additives, synthetics and animal based products.
Mark has been a vegetarian for the past 15 years and is a friend to earth. Good
health and happiness comes from doing and not talking. He realized that there
are many products that state that they are natural, but close scrutiny is
Mark was very discouraged with these findings and decided to find products that
are truly all natural, healthy and kind to earth. Mark takes pride in the
products he promotes because he walks the talk and practices what he preaches.
He is honest and will tell you that He believes "There is simply no better way
to good health, you must eat raw seeds, nuts, grains, fresh vegetables, fruits
and greens everyday. The PhytoVitamins
& mineral are a quality whole food supplement that can help you
increase your whole food consumption. I highly recommend PhytoVitamins":
What You Should Know About Synthetic Vitamins.
Are natural vitamins present in whole foods the same as synthetic isolates made
in a laboratory? People often ask what is the difference between natural
vitamins and synthetic vitamins.
Synthetic vitamins are produced in laboratories.
are present in whole food sources such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, fresh
fruits and vegetables. Under controlled conditions synthetic vitamins work just
like the natural ingredients. But we don’t live in a perfect world.
Naturally occurring vitamins in foods contain nutrients that are not available
from synthetics. Synthetic vitamins replicate only one of perhaps dozens of
beneficial nutrients. It’s somewhat like imitating one ingredient that is
contained in an apple. You miss all of the related nutrients that work
synergistically. Our holistic approach to nutrition leads us to believe that our
bodies need a broad base of natural nutrients for optimum health.
Your body is designed to extract the vitamins and minerals from whole foods. How
your body uses nutrients is based on genes that are thousands of years old and
depended on food, not pills. There is however research to support higher than
normal intakes of whole foods including grains, nuts, seeds, fresh fruits and
vegetables can aid specific disease prevention or treatment.
references to : Harvard Medical School Study: Fruits & Vegetables Help Lower
Risk Of High
Blood Pressure, Stokes & Cancers.
"We now have a substantial body of data showing that if everyone took a few
supplements every day, they could significantly lower their risk of a multitude
of serious diseases," said David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Human
Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles.
You say " I get what I need from food". We have been told for years that we can
get all the vitamins and minerals we need if we eat a balanced diet. Not by a
long shot. More than 90% of Americans don't eat the recommended daily servings
of fruit and vegetables. And even if we try our best to eat more vegetables, the
ones we purchase in the produce department don't have the vitamins and minerals
that they had 40 or 50 years ago.
In Department of Agriculture studies of 50,000 persons performed in the 1980's,
not one person was getting the RDA of the 10 essential vitamins. And in many
cases the RDA is insufficient for optimum health.
Some supplements could even be hazardous to your health. Most people are not
aware that many vitamins, including some of the highly advertised "name brands",
are processed at high temperatures, contain petroleum derived chemical solvents,
such as ethyl cellulose and are coated with methylene chloride, a carcinogenic
natural vitamins for details.
Potential Side Effects Of Cheap Vitamins!
Although most healthy people will have no obvious side effects from ingesting
small amounts of toxins found in cheap vitamins, the long term consequences of
continuous, daily intakes are potentially dangerous. Over 7% of the population
displays sensitivity to these chemicals. Which includes allergic reactions.
Your body can absorb around 10% to 15% of the nutrients in a synthetic based
vitamin supplement. We believe that your money would be better spent on quality
organic foods and/or a whole food vitamin supplements. The human body prefers to
take a food, break it down and take the nutrients it needs. Remember that you
are dealing with a live person's body. We depend too heavily on the supplement
and do not give enough credit to the nutrients in our food.
natural vitamins makes nutrients available to your body in whole food form,
which is more easily absorbable. They also use vegetarian based capsules rather
than with chemicals, glues or shellacs or chemical binders and fillers.
How Synthetic Vitamin C Is Made?
Ascorbic Acid is the common name for Synthetic Vitamin C which is used by
most vitamin companies. Other forms include; Calcium Ascorbate (Buffered Vitamin
C) and Sodium Ascorbate (Buffered Vitamin C).
Ascorbic Acid is synthesized from vegetable starch which is then converted to
glucose by enzymatic treatment. The glucose is then converted to sorbitol by
catalytic hydrogenation. The sobitol is then fermented forming sorbose. Sorbose
is then reacted with acetone and sulfuric acid. This is then oxidized with
sodium hydroxide and a catalyst.
The next step is acidification, forming gulonic acid, which is washed, and dried
and then treated with alcohol and hydrochloric acid. The result is crude
ascorbic acid which is filtered, then purified by crystallization from alcohol.
Calcium Ascorbate (buffered Vitamin C) is made by precipitating ascorbic acid
and calcium carbonate in alcohol. The final product is filtered and dried. Its
amazing that the body even absorbs ascorbic acid as a vitamin! If you would
prefer a natural source of Vitamin C read about the Phytovitamins.
Did you know that most brands of
Vitamin C are
synthesized in a laboratory ? PhytoVitamin's Vitamin C has been naturally
derived from plant sources and is not synthesized.
Vitamin C: Extensive research has been carried out to determine the
antioxidant properties of Vitamin C . Research shows that a high intake of
Vitamin C supercharges some of the immune systems most important defense cells.
This allows your immune system to increase its resistance to a host of ailments
from the common cold, gums, joints, artery walls and skin.
PhytoVitain's Vitamin C has been naturally derived from plant sources and is not
What are Irradiated Herbs & Foods, How Is It Done?
What is Irradiation? Irradiation is a process by which foods are exposed
to as much as 3 000 000 rads of radiation in order to kill bacteria and extend
the shelf life of the product. These doses of radiation are millions of times
greater than a chest X-ray (which is approximately 20 milliard). Irradiated
foods do not become radioactive themselves but some of their cells are altered
by the radiation. Long term studies are still being carried out.
Which Foods are Irradiated? Dried spices are allowed the highest
radiation treatment. The FDA considers spices a minor part of our diets and
theorizes that the effects on our bodies are diluted by the foods we eat. In
addition to some dried spices being irradiated, fresh fruits, vegetables, pork,
poultry, nuts and tea have all been approved for irradiation. The FDA estimates
that 40% of the foods that we eat may ultimately be irradiated.
How Can We Tell If The Food Has Been Irradiated? It is not a requirement
by law, for foods to irradiated before they are sold. In most cases it is an
option that manufactures use this option, to not only kill bacteria but to
increase the shelf life and reduce waste therefore saving money for the
The FDA requires a radar symbol along with a written warning of irradiation
treatment, to be placed on any whole foods that have been irradiated, such as
chickens and vegetables. However, if those same items are used as ingredients no
label is required. That means that any prepackaged or processed food could
contain more than one irradiated ingredient and we would never know ! This same
concern applies to herbal supplements. Some herbal supplements may contain
irradiated ingredients and we would never know unless the manufacturer
Herbal Medi Care herbal remedies
only uses natural herbs that have not been irradiated or extracted using toxic
solvents such as acetone!
Cancer Alert ! Chemicals in your Toiletries &
Do we ever think about the long term impact that the daily use of toiletries
and cosmetics may have on our health ?
New research from Europe & the US is showing that many of the chemical
ingredients used in the manufacture of these products pose serious long-term
health risks. In 1989, a US House subcommittee asked US Occupational Safety &
Health Administration to analyses over 2,900 chemicals used in personal care
products. Over 800 of the compounds were found to be toxic, another 700 can
cause acute toxicity, over 100 can cause tumors and the balance can cause skin &
eye irritations amongst other complications.
There are a number of different classifications that the chemical compounds fall
into some in themselves are safe, but break down in the bottle or on the skin to
release formaldehyde, which is known to be carcinogenic.
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ingredients. There are no preservatives, synthetic additives, chemicals or
animal products. A complete all natural range that is safe to use.
Don't Let Congress Overturn the Hard-Fought Victory
of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act!
Send an e-mail NOW. Your Freedom Of Choice Is At Stake!
A new bill called the "Dietary Supplement Safety" Act (S.722) has been
introduced in the U.S. Senate. Despite its title, it would allow no more
consumer protection than current law – the Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act (DSHEA) – provides. It would, however, significantly undermine
many of the freedoms that American consumers of dietary supplements hold dear.
Click here to view S.722.
Oppose this Legislation! The Food and Drug Administration must not be
granted new and unprecedented authority to subject safe and beneficial products
to additional and unnecessary scrutiny.
This bill would subject nearly all vitamins, minerals, herbal products and other
supplements to a level of scrutiny that is both unwarranted and unnecessary.
Products that have been used safely for hundreds – and in some cases, thousands
– of years would be subject to clinical evaluation using standards that are at
the complete discretion of the FDA.
The government must not be allowed to limit the freedom of choice of American
consumers when it comes to their health. By questioning the safety of any
dietary supplement that receives even one complaint, hundreds of products that
have been safely and beneficially used could be removed from the marketplace.
Under this new legislation, the FDA has complete discretion to make this
determination, regardless of whether the product was used under conditions
cautioned against by the manufacturer on the label.
The government must not be allowed to single-out dietary supplements. By almost
every measure, and by a wide margin, dietary supplements can be used more safely
than conventional foods and OTC drugs. Yet this legislation exempts foods in
these product categories from being classified as stimulants. Specifically, the
bill unfairly excludes the most common "stimulant" ingredient in foods –
TAKE ACTION NOW! This bill could be added to existing Senate
legislation at any time. We need you to take two vital steps to immediately let
your Senators know you oppose this bill.
Call your Senators now. To reach your Senators' offices, call them either
through the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or directly at their
Washington, D.C. or local offices. To find contact information for your elected
officials, simply click on the Elected Officials link above. When you reach your
Senator's office, ask to speak with the staff member in charge of health-related
issues and give them this simple message:
As your constituent, I urge you to oppose any efforts by your fellow Senators to
pass S. 722, the so-called Dietary Supplement "Safety" Act, recently introduced
by Senator Richard Durbin. I am deeply concerned that rather than passing this
new act - which would unnecessarily expand the authority of the Food and Drug
Administration - Congress should instead investigate and oversee ways in which
the Food and Drug Administration can make full use of its current and
more-than-adequate authority as granted by the Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act of 1994.
E-mail your Senators now. Simply enter your ZIP code in the "Take Action Now"
button above to locate your senators and representatives, make any changes you
feel necessary to the sample letter, and click "submit." A copy of your letter
will be sent to the two U.S. Senators from your state. A copy of the letter will
also be sent to you confirming which Senators received the letter.
Send an e-mail NOW. Your Freedom Of Choice Is At Stake!
Vote and send letter at
Don't delay – this bill has the potential to radically amend one of this
country’s most important and beneficial laws, the Dietary Supplement Health and
Education Act of 1994.
This information curtsy of the National Nutritional Foods Association, founded
The Justice Department's Attack on Greenpeace.
From: John Passacantando, Ex. Director Greenpeace USA
Re: The Justice Department's Unprecedented Attack on Greenpeace.
In the past you have been there to support Greenpeace. Now we need you to make
your voices heard. It's important that you know about a serious battle we are
facing to continue to do the work you support us for: taking action to stop
crimes against our environment.
Yesterday, MV Esperanza, arrived in Miami Florida. However, rather than pulling
into port, as Greenpeace ships do throughout the world, she will remain at
The Port of Miami has refused us entry because John Ashcroft's Justice
Department is prosecuting us for a protest action last year. The prosecution is
unprecedented. Never before in U.S. history has an entire organization been
prosecuted for a peaceful protest of its supporters.
As you know, for years we have worked to end environmental destruction and human
rights abuses in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Destruction of these habitats
threatens clean air and water, animal and plant species, and the people and
cultures who depend on forests for their way of life. Large criminal
enterprises, using bribery, extortion, slavery, and murder, continue to ravage
the Amazon and export their contraband.
Last year, two Greenpeace activists climbed aboard a ship carrying Amazon
mahogany wood. They held a banner that said "President Bush: Stop Illegal
Logging." Amazingly, instead of halting the shipment, the government is
prosecuting Greenpeace in federal court in Miami. It has charged Greenpeace
under an obscure 19th century law never intended for this purpose. A trial is
now set for December.
Leading legal experts, quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and
publications around the world, agree that this prosecution is disturbing and
poses a threat to free speech.
From the Boston Tea Party to the civil rights movement, public protest actions
have helped bring positive change in the U.S.
Our actions worldwide have played a critical role in, for example, stopping
atmospheric nuclear testing, protecting Antarctica from exploitation, and
banning radioactive waste dumping at sea.
But if this prosecution succeeds, non-violent protest may become yet another
casualty of John Ashcroft's attack on civil liberties.
Please help us to ensure that freedom of speech isn't taken away from all of us.
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