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Food has always provided humans with all the nourishment they needed. What is the problem today?
There are several problems, actually. Let's start with food adulteration and refinement. In centuries past, humans have either gathered or hunted their food - visiting the supermarket wasn't a choice. Most people think that everything edible in the store is food, and that is not the situation.
We've plastics masquerading as fats, for heaven's sake! Margarine, anyone? We have powders containing who-knows-what masquerading as eggs, broth, cheese, etc. We've breads doused with chemicals that may take a seat on shelves for weeks. We have liquids that dissolve teeth being the most widely used drinks. I possibly could continue, but it's too painful. And that i haven't even touched the GMO issue!
An educated shopper can weave with the fake foods and find the organic section. All seems well, right? Do you know how many feet of soil that food was grown on? You do not? Then we have a problem. When western civilization landed on the American continent, the land was engrossed in several feet of rich soil. It had been so deep the plow would sink and obtain stuck in it. Whatever seed was dropped on it changed into a plant.
What is left today in many places is all about six inches of soil, and no-one knows how long this type of thin layer can support life, especially in the rate most of it is being doused with chemicals. The point is, in case your food (plants and also the animals that eat those plants) originates from unpolluted, deep soil, and you are eating all the foods your ancestors ate, congratulations - you don't need to supplement.
So why do I mention the foods your ancestors ate? Because we've become as refined as our foods. Think of foods your grandparents loved, such as animal organs, and you're simply totally grossed out. Just because you don't like something does not mean that the biological need has gone away.
Even if we eat 100% organic food, we are not getting the nutrient density which was present decades ago. For example, the quantity of iron that was contained in single serving of spinach decades ago now takes sixty-five glasses of spinach. The quantity of food we'd have to consume today to obtain the same volume of nutrients we used to get is staggering and impossible to achieve for many people.
Compounding the issue is the increasing load of chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, cosmetics, vaccines, drugs, food additives, etc.) the body suffer from, which causes nutrient depletion within the make an effort to neutralize them. Which means we want a lot more nutrients now than we did several decades ago, or even just not too long ago, but are getting less.
How do we start making up for the lost nutrient density in our foods? It seems logical the more we concentrate the meals, the greater its nutrient density. The issue is then in the method, because any drastic measures (extreme temperatures, chemicals, etc.) destroy intricate living processes in the foods. Unfortunately, it is extremely easy to turn a full time income food into an inert substance, but impossible to reverse it.
The solution is within both, eating living organic foods as much as possible, and supplementing with equally living supplements. Unfortunately, most supplements are synthetic, developing a greater problem for that body. If they boast high potency, many units of measurement, and a listing of things that are not real food, you aren't getting real vitamins, but simply impostors - no matter the brand name. We must be detectives and discover how supplements are created before we purchase them.