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Thread: Vitamins; Helpful, Toxic, or Just a Waste of Money?

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    Vitamins; Helpful, Toxic, or Just a Waste of Money?

    I have been thinking a lot about my health lately, because I notice that a lot of other college students don't take proper care of themselves and have destructive habits (like smoking). It's really quite disgusting. I take pretty good care of myself, I get at least 4 good cardio workouts per week, I don't smoke or take drugs (I rarely take pain reliever), am obssesed with brushing my teeth, and eat lots of good whole grains and protein. But the problems I have are an addiction to soft drinks/instant glucose jack foods, an aversion to vegetables and seafood, loud earphones, and chaotic sleep habits which I am never able to completely resolve.

    I've just been thinking that the human body is like a car. The more well oiled you keep it, drive it gently, and keep it clean the longer it will last and look like new. Your health is your life, and also a major factor in your potential children's health, especially if you're a woman so how can you possibly place your immediate cravings and convenience over that? We are fooled and bombarded by advertisements for junk foods, pills, and products with possibly harmful toxins in them but we still use them for our own convenience. Most people don't realize that their body is basically just a chemical reactions and water and accepting destructive habits is like accepting death at an earlier age.

    But anyway, back on topic. I don't think I'll ever be able to eat completely correctly, because I just have such a strong psychological aversion to certain foods. I've always been quite abnormally sensitive to certain textures, sounds, and feelings (ie nails on the chalkboard) so its just so hard for me to eat vegetables, they make me cringe and I just avoid them. I can discipline myself to eat roughly the right amount of correct food, but this alone just won't be enough, I'll still be deficient. I've been thinking about going on a sloo of very high quality vitamins; fish oil, women's multi etc. but I'm worried about doing this for quite a few reasons. One is that there are probably impurities in even the best vitamins, like there are in bottled water (traces of precription drugs and harmful industrial toxins/waste) and two I've heard that they are a waste of money, and may also cause cancer or make you even more deficient/imbalanced.

    So what do you think, do vitamins have good effects, mostly bad ones, or are they just a waste of money? This might also be a good place to discuss the possiblility of substances like fluoride being toxic and the purity of foods, cosmetic products, drugs etc.
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    I think they can be good, but it's best to keep a varied diet. If you dont eat enough fish in winter (the body also needs sun for the skin to produce this vitamin), you will get little D-vitamine and then you will get depressed. So eating fat fish or taking omega 3 supplements in winter can be good.

    Some people also have to little iron, and can benefit from taking iron capsules. They taste like blood


    Taking too much vitamins will poison your body, but the body can chuck most of them out with the urine. Some members of polar expeditions died from eating polar bear and dog liver to survive, it has high amounts of vitamin A.

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    When they where trying to poison us with their swine flu hoax vaccine, I read a report from a doctor whose prison ward was totally free from ordinary flu, whilst the rest of the prison all suffered, the difference being, that he fed his charges with vitamin D tablets, hence, I take one a day, and can report that whilst I still detect catching a cold, it has virtually no effect on me, whist colleagues are off sick with the same cold.

    Be careful of brushing your teeth so much, you will wear away the enamel and then those poisonous sugar drinks you take will do real harm, is it phosphorus acid that is the main ingredient?
    Whatever you do, do not drink the sugar free versions as these contain a neuro toxin called Aspartame, http://aspartame.mercola.com/
    I drink hot water with honey for a soft drink, one thing I notice, though its sweet, you never get that plaque buildup on your teeth that makes you need to keep cleaning them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralf Rossa View Post
    When they where trying to poison us with their swine flu hoax vaccine, I read a report from a doctor whose prison ward was totally free from ordinary flu, whilst the rest of the prison all suffered, the difference being, that he fed his charges with vitamin D tablets, hence, I take one a day, and can report that whilst I still detect catching a cold, it has virtually no effect on me, whist colleagues are off sick with the same cold.

    Be careful of brushing your teeth so much, you will wear away the enamel and then those poisonous sugar drinks you take will do real harm, is it phosphorus acid that is the main ingredient?
    Whatever you do, do not drink the sugar free versions as these contain a neuro toxin called Aspartame, http://aspartame.mercola.com/
    I drink hot water with honey for a soft drink, one thing I notice, though its sweet, you never get that plaque buildup on your teeth that makes you need to keep cleaning them.
    I NEVER drink diet drinks, and I couldn't even if I tried, I think they're disgusting. I don't have a huge problem with plaque buildup or cavities, and my teeth are very strong and have plenty of enamel (what the dentist said). I just brush them for a long time, like 3 minutes each time because I learned to do it that way since I wore braces for a two years in pre teen hood. Other people just think thats a crazy long time to brush your teeth haha.

    I figure the best compromise in terms of the sodas would be to get the really pure kind at the health food store instead of the regular ones which have all kinds of junk in them but these are more expensive and a pain to buy.

    I have a very strong immune system, and its gotten stronger as I've gotten older, I haven't been sick in years and I've been around tons of sick people. It's likely genetic, but its suprising that I could go that long even then without eating veggies.
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    Good question, I think they are mostly a waste of money.

    Eating natural fruits and vegetables is the best way to stay healthy. Have you ever tried organic food? It really is a lot better than conventional. I eat organic vegetables and fruits, and occasionally try conventional just to see if I'm not being fooled, and there really is a difference. Trust me.

    I also feel a mild aversion to raw vegetables, it's so weird. What I do is make vegetable juice and mix it with something strong, like cranberry concentrate to get rid of that vegetably taste. I buy organic celery and carrots, put them through a juice machine and mix in a little bit of cranberry juice or tart-cherry juice, and it's delicious. The cranberry juice and/or the tart cherry juice overwhelms the vegetable flavor.

    Eating things that are green is very important too. Make sure you eat a lot of green fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens.

    You should definitely lay off the soft drinks. The stuff that makes them frizzy is bad for your bones, and artificial sweeteners have been linked to autoimmune disease.

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    Three things that every north American should take:
    1. A good organic multivitamin
    2. Fish oil or an omega oil
    3. Fibre

    It does not matter how healthy we eat in north America we still do not get the nutrients and vitamins we need from the food here unless we eat all organic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    I think they can be good, but it's best to keep a varied diet. If you dont eat enough fish in winter (the body also needs sun for the skin to produce this vitamin), you will get little D-vitamine and then you will get depressed. So eating fat fish or taking omega 3 supplements in winter can be good.

    Some people also have too little iron, and can benefit from taking iron capsules. They taste like blood


    Taking too much vitamins will poison your body, but the body can chuck most of them out with the urine. Some members of polar expeditions died from eating polar bear and dog liver to survive, it has high amounts of vitamin A.

    My tendency to get grouchy or unhappy is probably almost entirely based on sensitivity to my own hormones and not taking in enough sun through my eyes. In the winter I feel less productive and cheery than I do in the summer. I've never really been depressive though, I couldn't possibly be, because I'm always planning some new thing and little things make me happy, but they do less so in the cold weather. I noticed a huge difference in the way I felt when I lived in a sunny, dry climate for a summer, and the way I cope with winter blues is get in hot baths and turn on a lot of ligths, so it def has something to do with heat and light. So yet again, I have a fairly sensitive system.

    I try to eat seafood, but it just makes me gag (its probably a female hormonal aversion), but I can probably find most of what I need there in nuts, eggs, and seeds.

    I'm more worried about things like memory, mental sharpness, and neuroticness (which probably has more to do with lack of sleep). I do very well with remembering things for class (vocabulary etc.), but I often do things like go into a room to get something and then forget what I went in there for, which is definitely related to a deficiency of some sort.
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    I take hawthorne berry, niacin, 2000 mg of fish oil, 1000 mg of L-arginine, 1500 mgs of garlic, and 3 vitamin E twice a day.

    When you get old you think about that stuff more . There are benefits I have seen from taking them but I won't gross you out by telling you about all of them... let's just say they can re-enforce vitality and give you energy and health.

    Eating well is a great idea, first off. But if you need extra vitamins are the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticFox View Post
    Good question, I think they are mostly a waste of money.

    Eating natural fruits and vegetables is the best way to stay healthy. Have you ever tried organic food? It really is a lot better than conventional. I eat organic vegetables and fruits, and occasionally try conventional just to see if I'm not being fooled, and there really is a difference. Trust me.

    I also feel a mild aversion to raw vegetables, it's so weird. What I do is make vegetable juice and mix it with something strong, like cranberry concentrate to get rid of that vegetably taste. I buy organic celery and carrots, put them through a juice machine and mix in a little bit of cranberry juice or tart-cherry juice, and it's delicious. The cranberry juice and/or the tart cherry juice overwhelms the vegetable flavor.

    Eating things that are green is very important too. Make sure you eat a lot of green fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens.

    You should definitely lay off the soft drinks. The stuff that makes them frizzy is bad for your bones, and artificial sweeteners have been linked to autoimmune disease.
    I've tried eating the organic stuff when I got on a health craze, but it just doesn't work because in the winter I become averted to it again when I crave meat and potatoes and I'll avoid it. Vegetable juice is something I can do, its no different than swallowing a vitamin for me, but you can't get everything you need just from that and maybe a little salad every now and then when I can make myself eat it.

    When I was on a health craze, I actually became addicted to spinach, it was so weird. I actually have to watch out, because I tend to have too much iron in my blood. I just can't eat lettuce, but the strong, irony taste of spinach actually makes me able to stand the texture of leafy greens.

    I have very strong, dense bones so I shouldn't be too worried about it, but I've known people who started breaking bones instantly after they started drinking soft drinks every now and then and the doctor told them they can never, ever drink them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feisty goddess View Post
    My tendency to get grouchy or unhappy is probably almost entirely based on sensitivity to my own hormones and not taking in enough sun through my eyes. In the winter I feel less productive and cheery than I do in the summer. I've never really been depressive though, I couldn't possibly be, because I'm always planning some new thing and little things make me happy, but they do less so in the cold weather. I noticed a huge difference in the way I felt when I lived in a sunny, dry climate for a summer, and the way I cope with winter blues is get in hot baths and turn on a lot of ligths, so it def has something to do with heat and light. So yet again, I have a fairly sensitive system.

    I try to eat seafood, but it just makes me gag (its probably a female hormonal aversion), but I can probably find most of what I need there in nuts, eggs, and seeds.

    I'm more worried about things like memory, mental sharpness, and neuroticness (which probably has more to do with lack of sleep). I do very well with remembering things for class (vocabulary etc.), but I often do things like go into a room to get something and then forget what I went in there for, which is definitely related to a deficiency of some sort.
    You could try vitamin D for the lack of sun issue an also dha for your brain. You can get a non fish version of dha in pill or oil. I sell so much at my health store ^^ udos oil is the best vegetarian stuff.
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