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Nutritional Supplements
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Nutritionial Supplements
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Nutritional supplements have become regular items in the households of most Americans. For decades, people have intuitively known that deficiencies of nutrients contribute to poor vitality and disease. Holistic doctors such as ourselves have seen the difference that nutritional supplements can make in the prevention and the treatment of most health conditions.

To the detriment of the public, most conventional doctors in the past have had little support for the use of these nontoxic nutrients. Fortunately, times are changing. Two decades ago, the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) advised that there was no evidence that healthy people would benefit from taking multivitamins. In June 2002, JAMA published an article that was a complete turnaround on the use of nutritional supplements. The authors of the study concluded that vitamin deficiency was an apparent cause of chronic diseases. Considering that only 20 percent of the population consumes the recommended minimum servings of fruits and vegetables each day, nutritional deficiencies are undoubtedly a widespread problem. Added to this is the fact that pharmaceutical medications, pollution, high stress levels, nutrient-depleted soils, and refined and packaged foods all contribute to nutritional deficiencies.

The information in ecomii Natural Health go well beyond general recommendations for nutritional supplements. We have provided not only the minimal doses people should strive for (such as the RDA) but also the optimal dosages to prevent diseases and deficiencies. In the disease & conditions sections, we give the therapeutic amounts for each nutritional supplement, as well as the exact type to use to optimize your results.

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