You Don’t Need To Supplement…IF…

by emily on August 30, 2011

Do you need supplements? Isn’t a healthy diet enough?

Some say yes, some say no. And the debate isn’t going to subside any time soon. If you cringe at the thought of spending your hard-earned money on nutritional supplements, take heart! There are a few circumstances in which you can probably get away with never taking a supplement in your life, and still be optimally healthy and live to the ripe old age that you were designed to live (at least 100) without any trace of disease in your body.

What are those circumstances? You don’t need supplements if…

1. Your diet has been perfect since childhood.

Your mother breastfed you until you self-weaned or at least until you were two years old. Then, you never ate a bite of processed food, or any kind of food that had any kind of chemical ingredient or chemical residue. In addition, you have been careful to eat only the freshest produce, either straight off a local organic farm or straight out of your backyard garden.

2. You never have any negative physical symptoms.

Never a runny nose, cough or fever; never any nausea, vomiting, headaches or fatigue; never any joint pain, vision impairment. You always feel great and at the top of your game.

3. You have taken a functional medicine test, with perfect results.

Functional medicine gets down to the nitty-gritty and determines if you need supplements, as it picks up on any nutritional deficiencies you have. If you have no deficiencies, you are good to go.

4. You never encounter any environmental toxicities.

Every one of your household cleaners and personal hygiene  products is completely toxin-free. The air in your house is mountain-fresh, and the air outside your house is completely free of pollution. Not even any jet fuel pouring down out of the sky. Of course, you drink only the purest source of well water, or use reverse osmosis or Berkey water filtration.

5. Your stress levels are at rock-bottom.

You rarely, if ever, worry about such things as finances, job security, or the health and safety of yourself or your loved ones. You have no job-related stress, and all your relationships are saturated with peace most of the time.

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Here’s the clincher: you don’t need supplements if all five of the circumstance are true in your life.

And if they are, I want to meet you.

Accept that you need them. Budget for them. I talk about the supplements that I think are the best ones on store shelves and online – the ones I take myself – in my dirt-cheap but life-transforming e-book Weird Health. (You should download the first few pages for FREE to see if it is for you.)

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Sara Tetreault September 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

I’d like to meet that person, too! Multi-vitamins are something I go back and forth on. We eat a super healthy diet (not that we hit your five listed above) but I know there must be gaps. When we’re eating out of the garden all summer, I know we don’t need a vitamin. We (kids and adults) do all take a vitamin D (except in summer) and a fish oil capsule daily.

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