Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nutrition Quote

"...[S]oil depletion and years of overfertilizing our soils have resulted in nutrient-depleted food. That's why I recommend a good multivitamin-mineral source for everyone.
Many people need more than the current Recommnded Daily Allowances (RDAs) for optimal health. Here's why: The RDAs for vitamins were developed to keep large populations from getting gross deficiency diseases. RDAs were developed only after large-scale refining of flour became the norm, and deficiency diseases began to affect entire groups of people who no longer ate whole foods. The RDAs do not address individual biological variation. For one person, 80 mg of vitamin C might be optimal; for another, 1,000 mg perday works better. Our nutritional needs are as individual as our fingerprints."
-Christiane Northrup, M.D.

1 comment:

Scorchi said...

Also, the RDA (recommended daily allowance) is, in its description not for optimal health. It was meant to avoid disease or illness. There is a big difference between not being sick, and being at your best health.

Also, the RDA was created after food manufacturers complained that the MDR was too high and they couldn't look good according to their guidelines.

The MDR (minimum daily requirements) were defined as the minimum nutrients you would require to sustain life. NOT TO BE HEALTHY, but just to stay alive. When cereal makers couldn't leave enough nutrients in to meet the MDR, the FDA created the RDA so they would look better. It had lower standards.