Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Synergy and Deficiency
Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate at least 40% of the people in this country routinely eat a diet containing only 60% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of each of 10 selected nutrients.
This means close to half of the population (and very likely more) suffer from a deficiency of at least one important nutrient.
A poll of 37,000 Americans conducted by Food Technology found half of them were deficient in vitamin B6, 42% didn’t consume enough calcium, 39% had insufficient iron intake, and 25-30% didn’t get enough vitamin C.
Additional research has shown a vitamin deficiency may not affect your whole body, but only specific cells.
For example, those who smoke may suffer from a vitamin C deficiency, but only in the lung area.
Whenever you try to correct a vitamin or mineral deficiency, you must recognize nutrients work synergistically.
This means there’s a cooperative action between certain vitamins and minerals, which work as catalysts, promoting the absorption and assimilation of other vitamins and minerals.
Correcting a deficiency in one vitamin or mineral requires the addition of others, not simply replacement of the one you’re deficient in.
This is why taking a single vitamin or mineral may be ineffective, or even dangerous, and why a balanced vitamin and mineral preparation should always be taken in addition to any single supplements.
The best way to avoid interfering with the natural synergies among nutrients is to take supplements with meals, unless otherwise instructed.
Food stimulates the natural digestive processes and contains natural nutrients to foster the digestion and absorption of nutrients from food and supplements.
There are certain cautions you should take into account when taking supplements.
Antibiotics interfere with the natural balance of normal intestinal flora needed to produce vitamin K, which is necessary for normal blood clotting and maintaining the integrity of your bones.
Too much coffee and/or caffeine-containing soft drinks can interfere with calcium metabolism.
Aspirin can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, and may cause gastrointestinal bleeding.
Aspirin can also interfere with the absorption of B vitamins and vitamin C.
If you’re taking aspirin daily for cardiovascular health, it’s better to take baby aspirin – studies have shown it’s less irritating to the gastrointestinal tract, and it works just as well as ordinary aspirin.
Baby aspirin usually has 80 milligrams of aspirin, but check with your health care provider before using aspirin in this way.
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