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Whole food






united organic nutrient groups, indistinguishable from foods, working together for the benefit of human health. This includes vitamins, minerals, proteins, and trace elements.  The sum of the parts does not equal the whole. The intact, unaltered whole food acting as a nutrient source to cells so they can carry on vital activities. 


Neutrceuticals:  chemically derived compounds isolated from food complexes and labeled as the seemingly "active" ingredient. Chemical compounds acting like drugs to stimulate or suppress biochemical functions.  Isolated parts are not recognized by the body as foods. Often given in high doses which can disrupt normal body physiology and biochemical functions, creating harmful and adverse reactions. 

We do need supplementation, because our food sources are lacking the nutrients we need.  However, we don't need just anything marketed as a vitamin or supplement.  We need whole food supplements. That means vital nutrients taken from food sources, not chemicals manufactured in a lab. 

" ...careful government surveys in the UK have shown that even our fresh fruits and vegetables and some meats now contain only half the amount of nutrients and vitamins as the same products did fifty years ago.  Bombarded by advice and clever marketing, we become preoccupied with vitamins as entities separate from their original food source" 5

" In the mid-noughties some of these anecdotes, observational studies and marketing claims were finally tested in a number of properly randomized trials that looked at the trendiest antioxidant vitamins, especially carotene, selenium, and vitamin D.  They detected no benefit whatsoever for heart disease and in fact found a significantly increased cancer and heart failure risk in the groups taking them."  Spector sites this from Lippman, S.M., JAMA (2209); 301(1): 39-51. 5

 " More recently, the benefits of multivitamins have been assessed and reported on with considerable attendant publicity.  Reports included a meta-analysis of over 27 existing studies, and two new large randomized gold-standard studies of multivitamins, totaling close to half a million people.  They have shown, convincingly, no benefits whatsoever."  This is a quote in response to Guallar, E., Ann Intern Med (17 Dec2013);159(12):850-1. Enough is enough: Stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements. 5

Why is whole food supplementation necessary today? 


Simply, you are not getting the nutrition you need.  You need supplements and they need to be whole foods!


of Americans do not meet the recommended minimum fruit and vegetable intakes


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servings of fruits and vegetables per day can add years to your life.




of adults meet the daily fruit intake recommendation





of adults meet the daily vegetable intake recommendation

Fewer than


of adults meet the daily fruit intake recommendation



8 in 10


Americans have some sort of gap in phytonutrient intake. 


To live longer, we need more


A 2014 meta-analysis found that eating more vegetables resulted in lower risks of all-cause mortality


Green Vegetables
Turmeric Forte

Standard Process is a third generation, family-owned company that works with health care practitioners to effectively and holistically enhance wellness for the entire family. They produce high-quality, whole food-based nutritional supplements.

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1: Lee-Kwan SH, Moore LV, Blanck HM, Harris DM, Galusak D. Disparities in State-Specific Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption---United States, 2015.  MMWR Morb Wkly Rep 2017;66:1241-1247


2:  Wang, X et al. BMJ 2014; 349:g4490


3:  International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 46, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages 1029-1056


4:  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 2009.  Available via: www. my  Accessed 21 July 2009. 

5: Spector, Tim. "Chapter 16 Vitamins," The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat. 230-232. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020.

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