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The Fault in the Flintstone

The Fault in the Flinstone

All dietary supplements are made equal. All supplement-producing companies are trustworthy. Your daily diet is so healthful that you don’t need supplements anyway.

I wish that this were true. The truth is that, like all manufactured commodities, quality of products vary. The truth is that some companies are more interested in turning a profit than providing a good product. And the sad truth is that our lands are being made toxic in the name of modern farming, and the average, American diet consists of artificial, nutrient-deficient “food”.

Unless you are one of the select few who are able to eat 100% healthful, augmenting your diet with organic, whole-food supplements is vital. Choosing the right supplement is equally as important. For example, did you know that the long-time endearing supplement for children called “Flintstones” contains artificial dyes, genetically modified sugar and corn, and chemical aspartame, which has been proven to cause cancer? Or did you know that “One-A-Day” Multivitamins are made of synthetic vitamins, which can cause nutritional deficiencies? This is because the supplement is manufactured without the entire vitamin complex, which is only found in naturally occurring whole-food vitamins.

When you hear the word ‘malnourished’ you may think of a starving third-world country. While third-world countries don’t have ENOUGH food, we don’t have REAL food. We have processed food. Processed food means something has been put into the land, or taken out of the yield – essential vitamins and minerals are missing from our diets, and we are slowly becoming malnourished.

The truth is that in today’s world, no-one can live a life free from food stress, and therefore supplementing the diet is crucial for us and for our children. Ask Dr. Pennella about using organic, whole-food supplements to keep your body healthy and strong, avoid buying whatever is cheapest or most convenient at the local supermarket. Choose to supplement from authentic, real-food sources, and you will experience the difference first hand.

“The doctor of the future will give not medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison