The major components of the human body are water (60-70%); protein (20-25%); fat (17-25% unless you are obese); minerals (5-7%); vitamins (less than 1/10th of 1%). Anyone who suggests or promotes supplements as a way to be healthy overlooks the facts. Treating a lack of high quality proteins, essential fats and/or adequate minerals or the consumption of lectins to which you are intolerant with a pill is at best uninformed and at worst criminal.
FOOD FIRST, REAL, FRESH, WHOLE FOOD compatible with your body. If you suffer from any symptom, condition, or disease check the pages on protein, potassium, lectins, and essential fats. Due diligence requires you start with the core materials that build and maintain a healthy body. Only after you have made certain you have these core elements consider additional items needed that you cannot get from your diet. These items are far fewer than you may have been led to believe. For many simply applying the principles found on these pages will restore health.
Water- Make sure you consume 1/3-1/2 ounce of pure water for each pound of actual body weight every day, more in summer heat, when exercising heavily, or if you have a fever or diarrhea. No exceptions here. Typical daily losses of water from your breath, urine and sweat average about 4% of total body weight. Your body is primarily water. Shouldn't it (you) be fresh every day. Alcohol, flavored drinks, or soda should not be counted toward your daily total. A calculator for water intake, try it.
Pick one of the core elements and work on it individually for days or weeks. Then proceed to the next crucial element giving yourself a chance to 'feel the difference'. Check your daily intake of water, protein, your fats both type and quantity, and your potassium intake from food. Count out the numbers in each core group. You will learn about your body, what you need, what works for you.
Deeper coverage of these issues and more are in the Practical Nutrition Workbook which may be ordered from http://sunlightd.org
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