MYTH: Americans are the best fed people on earth.
FACT: U. S. citizens are over fed but malnourished. The standard American
diet is nutrient poor and rich in calories.
Doctor C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, has established that
over 2/3 of all degenerative deaths in the United States are directly related
to diet. The US is number one in the world in the number of colon cancer
rates and diverticulitis.
MYTH: B-Complex deficiencies cannot exist in the US because all flour products
(bread, pastas, cereals, etc.) are enriched with B vitamins and micronutrients.
FACT: The plants are greatly depleted of vitamins and minerals because of
continued use of synthetic fertilizers. In addition, the B vitamins are
quickly destroyed by microwave cooking and heat produced during normal cooking.
MYTH: Diet cannot control high blood pressure.
FACT: In Japan, high blood pressure is even more common than in the United
States. In 1959, researchers compared two northern Japanese villages (Japan
Heart Journal. 3:313-24, 1962). Both villages had similar sodium intake
but different blood pressures. The group with the lower blood pressure was
found to consume much more potassium in their diet. (The K Factor – Reversing
and Preventing high Blood Pressure Without Drugs by Richard D. Moore, M.D.,
Ph.D and George D. Webb, Ph.D)
Vegetarian groups consistently have lower average blood pressures than matched
control groups ) Lancet 1:5-9 ).
MYTH: Vitamins and minerals in our body are not affected by medications.
FACT: Medications have a direct affect on our nutritional levels. For example
use of aspirin as recommended by many physicians to help prevent heart attacks
will triple the loss of vitamin C and K. Use of oral contraceptives causes
the loss of Vitamin C, Folic acid, B-12 and Calcium. Use of steroids decreases
the body's levels of calcium, zinc, protein, vitamin D and C. (Food, nutrition
and Diet Therapy- A TTextbook of Nutritional Care by Marie V. Krause, B.S.,
M.S., R.D. and L. Kathleen Mahan, M.S., R.D. publisher W.B. Saunders).
MYTH: Nutritional supplements have nothing to do with bladder incontinence.
FACT: Bladder incontinence is the result of a weak muscle(sphencter) that
controls the the neck of the bladder. This valve is nothing more than a
band of smooth muscle. Smooth muscle gets its tone from natural B-complex
vitamins in the diet. One of the best sources for natural B-Complex vitamins
is from Standard Process Labs. They only sell their products through health
MYTH: The body cannot tell the difference between natural and synthetic vitamins.
FACT: Doctor Casimir Funk, the discover of vitamins and the first scientist
to concentrate vitamin B stated, "The synthetic product is less effective
and more toxic." The synthetic form is neither a mirror image nor even
the same compound as the natural form. It does not work in a physiologic
way but functions as a drug.