BODY SYSTEMS NEWSLETTER                       July, 2012
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BEN BROWN / BODY SYSTEMS, LLC
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Greetings! 

 

In the previous months, we have talked about the importance of healthy digestionvitamin D, as well as magnesium supplementation for improved health and fat loss. 
 
As I've mentioned before, because of poor food quality, excessive stress and environmental toxicity, we cannot get adequate nutrition through food alone. The fact of the matter is we are living in a very toxic world (this will have to be another newsletter, but here's an excellent resource). If we do not have the nutrients available, we cannot effectively detoxify. This will affect every cell, tissue, organ and organ system of the body and therefore hinder energy production, fat burning, tissue repair, inflammation, etc. Even if you are eating the "optimal" foods, which no one can seem to agree on, you may not be adequately digesting them. Hence the need for nutritional supplementation.
 
There has recently been research suggesting vitamin supplementation is unnecessary and potentially harmful. Frankly, I'm appalled that vitamins are seriously being questioned when prescription drug use/misuse is the 3rd leading cause of death in America. Read on for more on why vitamins should be the least of our concerns...  

Also, don't miss our new section (left column) on the many benefits of Juicing from our intern Kaitlin Mackay.

In Health and Happiness, 

Ben Brown

Owner, Body Systems, LLC

Supplements: Do You Really Need Them?
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 So let me get this straight.

 

You're telling me that supplements may actually be harmful to my health? That despite the use of thousands of years of vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies, amino acids, homeopathics, ayurvedic and botanical medicines, they may do more harm than good, or at the very least are just a big waste of money?

 

Is that what's being said, because this is what I'm hearing through magazine, television, books and other media sources?

 

Just so everyone's on the same page, here is a fairly recent study suggesting vitamin supplementation may not be as good as some of us think:

 

This Iowa Women's Study followed 38,772 older women for 25 years. The women in the study, whose average age was 62 back in 1986, reported their use of multivitamins and supplements over the years. The news was not good: the risk of death INCREASED with long term use of multivitamins, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc, and copper. The risk of death only decreased with the use of calcium. They also noted that in other studies, calcium had the opposite effect.  

  

 

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