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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #1: Overfed and Undernourished

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    The average American is overfed and undernourished. It’s no secret. Just look around you. Most people are gaining weight. Even kids are overweight these days. You or someone you know has a chronic disorder of…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #2: Soil Depletion

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    Modern mass-production agriculture depletes nutrients from the soil without replenishing them. The application of synthetic fertilizers stimulates the growth of beautiful-looking plants. However, the nutrient content is missing. So when you bite into that healthy…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #3: Commercial Food Processing

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    Much of the food you eat is processed in one way or another. When foods are processed, they are exposed to heat, light, oxygen, or drastic change in temperature or humidity. This exposure causes the…

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    Aug
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    Reason #4: Food Storage and Transportation

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    All foods deteriorate as they age. This is a problem for the food industry because many foods are shipped over great distances. Therefore chemicals are added to preserve foods and give them a longer “shelf…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #5: Preparation and Cooking of Foods

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    Many people eat out or bring something home from the market that is already cooked. Even if you prepare your meals at home, most of your food is probably cooked, not raw. Here’s the problem:…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #6: Home Storage of Food

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    Have you looked in your refrigerator lately? How long has that head of lettuce been in there? What about those leftovers from three days ago? Refrigeration does slow down the deterioration of food, but it…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #7: Food Irradiation

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    Exposing foods to gamma rays, x-rays or other radiation extends their shelf life by destruction of microorganisms, inhibition of sprouting, and delay of ripening. Some meats, chicken, and vegetables are irradiated. Foods served in restaurants…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #8: Pesticides in Foods

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    A pesticide is a poison. A little bit of pesticide will kill a bug. A lot of pesticide will kill you. Most foods contain pesticides. Even organic produce contains pesticides, although a lot less than…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #9: Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

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    Millions of acres of genetically modified corn, cotton and potatoes have been planted in the U.S. (Cotton is mentioned here because cottonseed oil is found in many processed foods, and cottonseed meal is fed to…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #10: Environmental Pollution

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    We dump nearly six billion pounds of chemicals into our environment every year. While some of it ends up in our food, much of it is in our air and water. If you breathe air…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #11: Bioaccumulation of Pollution in Animal Foods

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    There are certain “persistent” pollutants that tend to accumulate in any living thing, whether animal or plant. The higher up the food chain, the greater the accumulation. Take swordfish for example. Swordfish is known to…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #12: “Energy” Pollution

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    Energy pollution invisibly burdens your body. The form of energy pollution you’re familiar with is radioactive fallout, like that from nuclear testing in Nevada which caused an increase in cancers downwind from the test site….

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #13: Genetic Weaknesses

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    Each of us is genetically and biochemically unique. But none of us are perfect. We all have some kind of genetic weakness. For example, you might have a genetic abnormality in methionine metabolism called homocystinuria…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #14: Chronic Stress

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    “Stress” occurs when your body has a “fight or flight” response to any situation. Most of the time, you’re not aware of it. Stress can come from anywhere at any time. It could be a…

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    Aug
    2018

    Reason #15: Your Lifestyle

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    How you behave may increase your need for supplementation. For example, smoking or drinking alcohol to excess dramatically saps your reserves of vital nutrients. In both cases, dietary supplementation is not an option – it’s…

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