Ok let me correct you for some things you misunderstood, and yes, I am well informed around nutritional science, I study it like kids my age would bing play Fortnite.
- Okay, so let’s talk about what is happening with a multivitamin and why it may not be the best thing for you. I’m not discounting it. I’m not saying that everyone should avoid taking a multivitamin. There are some subcategories of people that might want to take them, but I want to talk about some reality when it comes down to just popping pills. The simple thing is we have to look at this. If our bodies have the ability to take in all these minerals and all of these vitamins at once, don’t you think there would be a food out there that truly encompasses all of them?
You see, normally we have to eat different subcategories of foods to ultimately make up our nutrients. Now, if it was so easy as just popping a pill, I think that a lot more people would be really, truly healthy and if it was really possible to absorb all those vitamins and minerals at once, I think we’d have some foods that contain all those vitamins and minerals. We have to remember that we require specific enzymatic functions to truly synthesize and utilize different vitamins, minerals, and metals within the body. Each vitamin that we take in each mineral that we take in has a different process to actually being utilized and if we take them all in at once, we’re not really allowing the body to do that efficiently.
You’re much better off knowing what is going to work for you and isolating specific vitamins and specific minerals for your type, for your bio individuality. So the thing we have to look at with multivitamins and we have this constant competition going on. Okay? We have constant competition of different minerals that sometimes need to be elevated and sometimes need to be lower, but we also have way too much of specific minerals.
- Ok let’s talk salty!
No not angry, I mean like salt salty.
So your skeptical about Redmond’s real salt. Well, there’s a reason why it’s got so much hype.
The least healthy of the salt options - highly processed
Traditional table salt:
Generally obtained through salt mines/ processed to eliminate minerals with a chemical added to stop clumping. Iodized salt has iodine added, which is a trace element that we need for health, however this is found naturally in alternative salt options.
Pink Himalayan Salt:
A healthier salt option as it is mined from salt caves that are stone ground.
Trace minerals and elements remain
Provide good taste and color
May contain around 80 trace minerals and elements - some of these include iodine, magnesium, zinc, iron and potassium.
Minerals play an integral part in our health, including but not limited to:
Nervous system function
The way we eat leads many to be deficient in minerals - due to lack of soil quality and lack of quality food consumed.
This is the healthiest option and is earthy with an almost meaty flavor.
Sea salt with pieces of black or white truffle- Sea salt contains the trace minerals and elements.
A fungi that grows underground
Mushrooms and truffles have been known to have health benefits since early civilization.
High in protein
All essential amino acids
Many essential minerals, including?
Ok simply, there is one source of dairy I will ever consume in my life, ghee. Pure milk fat.
Now, the rest of the story with milk, well, I hate dairy, I hate it, milk,butter,cheese, cream. Natures baby formula. But, I will give you my most non-biased approach at it.
What this means for dairy:
a. dairy cows live in some tough conditions and consume a diet that is high in protein and low in fiber, opposite of their natural diet of grass, which is high in fiber and low in nutritional density. They are fed this way to increase production, however it makes cows sick. (2)
b. To keep cows healthy enough to produce milk, they are fed antibiotics. These antibiotics are passed on to us when we consume dairy products. This could lead to antibiotic resistance, and it is not fully understood what health problems this could pose. (2)
a. milk contains natural hormones and growth factors - think about it - milk is produced in mammals to create the nutrition and resources for a small mammal to grow to be large. These hormones are meant to bring an 85 lb calf to a full grown 1,500 lbs (4). In addition to these naturally occurring hormones, synthetic growth hormones are frequently used to increase the production of milk. These hormones are readily available in the dairy we drink and may affect our normal hormonal function. (3)
i. One hormone added to cow’s milk, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), has been implicated in increased breast and prostate cancer risk. In a study of nearly 22,000 participants for 28 years published by the Journal of Nutrition in 2013, it was found that those who consumed greater than 2.5 servings of dairy products daily had an increased risk of prostate cancer compared to those who consumed less than one half of a serving per day. (7)
Aren’t there other nutrients that you need from milk?
Every nutrient that you can obtain from milk, such as calcium, potassium, protein and fats can all be obtained from whole plant foods, such as vegetables, legumes, nuts and fruits.
It is important to reduce the causes of chronic inflammation in our diets, and the hormones in milk, whether organic, raw milk or regular milk with even more hormones added in, can lead to inflammation.
Cut dairy out of your diet for 30 days and see how you feel. It you find better digestion, increased energy and improved health, you are likely one of the majority who have an inflammatory response to dairy.
If you do decide to continue eating dairy, do so in small quantities and be sure to consume organic, raw dairy.
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Reply if you need more sources for everything I went over, also credits to my boy Thomas delauer for all this lovely info I compiled.