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Nutritional Supplements: Who Needs Them?

The short answer is, you do!

The scientific reality is that you can not come close to being optimally fit and health without the use of supportive, nutritional supplementation. You can take my word for it and stop here, or read on for the supporting evidence.

In theory, it makes sense that we SHOULD be able to rely on a healthy, varied diet to supply our bodies with all the necessary nutrients they need.  It’s pretty clear that this was Mother Nature’s original plan. And for the majority of our human existence, we have been able to satisfy our innate, nutritional needs with food.

But relatively recent modifications in the way our food supply is grown and managed have drastically reduced the quality—and variety—of what we eat.  When combined with the proliferation of pesticides, herbicides, and other health-depleting toxins, we are facing a ‘perfect storm’ of factors that make it impossible for ANYONE to achieve an optimal level of health and fitness without taking nutritional supplements.

There have been a multitude of post-industrial-revolution changes that affect the way we, as modern humans, work, live, and eat.  Paramount among these is the shift from the growth of local, sustainable foods to industrialized agribusiness. We are now living in a world where foods that cannot be sourced to their point of origin (they are not certified as organic, you didn’t buy them directly from a farmer or grow them yourself) are likely to be genetically modified, grown in nutrient-poor soil, and treated with toxic chemicals...

Large-scale food growers (and their supporters in Congress) bend over backwards to convince people that mutated foods sprayed with chemical toxins (many of which are made from the same ingredients used in biochemical weapons) are safe, or even nutritious. They are not. These food manufacturing procedures have simply become the accepted norm; they do, after all, provide for the cheapest means of producing calories for mass consumption. Instead of being concerned with the quality of the food they are producing, the industrial farmer has one goal—to maximize his or her total profits without regard for the human and environmental costs involved. I could go on, but it’s sufficient to say that, at a minimum, what we end up eating is far less than optimal for our health and well-being. 

Because our conventional ‘food’ supply is exponentially more toxic than anything our ancestors ever ate, we are left with a dietary dilemma:  We consume far too few nutrients and are exposed to far too many toxins. And the body cannot detoxify itself without an adequate supply of the right, essential nutrients.

So what can you do? You can’t just eat more food to fill in the gaps.  And even if you could consume enough high-quality food, you would still be inundated with more toxins than your body could detoxify itself from. The only way to get the job done is with a targeted, measurable supplement program.  And this is exactly where Core 4 Nutrition comes in.

Which nutrients—and how much of them—do you need to look, feel, and perform your very best?  You don't have to guess. Core 4 can provide you with all the tools you’ll need to scientifically assess your body’s nutrient status and dietary supplement needs. The bottom line is that there is no one-size fits all formula for maximizing your personal health and well-being. But we’re here to help you find the right solution for your body and your budget! 

Have questions?  I hope you'll contact me at rick@core4nutrition.com.

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