Isn’t it better to never have a disease then to have to be treated, but not cured of it, for the rest of your life? How many living people are ever able to discontinue their medications for chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Yea pretty much none. Oh, bariatric surgery you say.
That is a “normal” health state? That is a cure? And what if we had instead made sure we had optimal blood levels of vitamin D3? Imagine if we had focused our research more on determining what are the optimal levels of every vitamin, mineral and hormone (remember vitamin D3 is a hormone).
Having done that instead of the current system of developing new pharmaceuticals. For example, weight loss pills that are essentially trying to mimic vitamin D3 with horrible consequences. Researched appearing to ignore the negative effect that a chronically inflamed body, even a low grade one, has on our ability to lose weight and stay healthy.
This the slow process of poisoning us has resulted in a later life dependent on significant and extremely expensive medical care. We must change our current thinking if we ever want our health independence back. It will not be easy as at every turn the experts, your own doctors and government are perpetuating the current system.
The results and improvements won’t come easily or quickly. So, what are the changes that can restore our health and what food problems that I believe are leading to to our current issues? Well for starters to restore our health I have in this blog harped on vitamin D3 for over a year now.
What else? Well I have also blogged on boron, magnesium and omega 3. But let me go broader. As like I have written before there is no financial incentive to add missing minerals to soils for crops. They are not added to the depleted soils whether on megafarms in the USA or in foreign countries that supply most of our fruits and vegetables. There should be.
Beyond this, what their missing there may be substances that they may contain that are not tested for. Again, not to be a fear monger but we don’t know if some of these substances like cadmium or arsenic for example may in fact at lower, or for that matter any dose over time is harmful.
Thus, for example making us more susceptible to diseases like cancer. Some exposure is normal and has been going on since humans first started eating grains like wheat for cadmium or arsenic for rice. Though wheat has some of the lowest concentrations of cadmium among crops humans eat.
It still contains it and how much you ingest depends on how much wheat you eat. As the amount of cadmium our crops contains vary from 0.01 to 1.0 mg/kg. 1 That concentration dependent on the soil it was grown in.
The higher the clay content and the more acidic the soil the higher the content of cadmium in all vegetables and animal we eat. Like the grass and grains, we fed to the animals we then eat. 2 So, the goal is to educate yourself.
Also to minimize that exposure as much as we can and at the least keep our exposure to within safe levels. One thing we can do to help protect ourselves and I am constantly harping on is to optimize our gut health.
As a healthy gut is less likely to be leaky. When suffering a leaky gut is more likely to allow the entrance into the body of higher amounts of alien and harmful substances perhaps even substances like heavy metals. Though I could find no proof that this was true with heavy metals. I will research this area more and explain my findings in later blog posts.
- de Vries W, Romkens P FAM, Shutze G. (2007). Critical soil concentrations of cadmium, lead and mercury in view of health effects on humans and animals. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 191:90-131.
*The information posted above is for educational purposes only. Always check with your doctor before initiating any changes in your medical treatment. If you do not, then The Two-Minute Health Fact, Dr. Judson Somerville, nor The Optimal Dose is responsible!