By:Â Dylan Rodgers
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” was advice I heard often while growing up.Â In 2009, it was estimated that an average of $8,000 was spent on every American in health costs, and considering the population at the time, almost 2.5 trillion dollars were spent fixing our broken health.Â This got me thinking-I wonder how much our medical bill would have been in an America where preventative care was our top priority.Â I’m not really talking about wearing helmets to walk around the city, though that may not be a bad idea.Â I’m talking about your IBDS (Internal Biological Defense Systems).
On February 22 of this year, Science Daily reported on the importance of micronutrients (i.e. small doses of vitamins and minerals) in prenatal nutrition.Â Put simply, micronutrient levels determine how a well a person develops.Â The study found that vitamin supplements during pregnancy had astonishing effects on the newcomer’s immune system.
“Wait a second!” you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Didn’t you, Mr. Rodgers, write on the proven incompetence of religious vitamin consumption?”
The truth is-I now realize that the study in Minnesota was flawed.Â Thirty-nine thousand women took vitamins by the handfuls without proper nutritional knowledge (as most people do).Â Assuming you’ll absorb 100% of your daily dose of vitamins A, D, E, and K by taking a synthetic, pressed pill is just bad chemistry.Â The results showed how damaging vitamins can be if taken incorrectly; maybe more so, the results showed how people can just as easily kill themselves with nutrition as they can with cigarettes. Read More