Health Freedom Matters: Codex Losing Ground
A word on Codex. The Codex documents state again and again that all people in the world usually obtain all essential nutrients from their regular diet. This statement is based on 50 year old nutrition charts and it totally absurd! In the UK, Dr. Robert Verkerk and the Alliance for Natural Health recently won grounds in the arena of natural justice and international trade treaty rules which, basically stated, that nutrient safety assessment needs to be truly scientific and not rigged by Big Pharma. They European Court of Justice also made the ruling that vitamins and minerals that have been part of the human diet for millenia, cannot be assumed to be toxic, but that synthetic ones can! Well THANK YOU EINSTEIN(ruling the obvious here: yet mark the importance of this event is not lost on this author)! Please read the article below that explains how our food has been losing it's nutrient value over the years and the evidence that many diseases can be prevented and CURED by proper nutrition.
Here's to health! Amandha Vollmer
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Below are many studies highlighting the importance of vitamins/minerals in our diet and for our health and well being and that many North Americans are "starving in the midst of plenty".
~“90% of women and 71% of men get less than the RDA for vitamin B6.” Dietary vitamin B-6 intake and food sources in the US population: NHANES II, 1976-1980. Kant AK, et al. 1990.
~“Men with the lowest amount of vitamin C have a 62% increased risk of cancer and a 57% increased risk of dying from any cause.“ Vitamin C status and mortality in US adults. Loria CM, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 72:139-45, 2000.
~“Lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the incidence of cataract by 22%.” A prospective study of carotenoid and vitamin A intakes and risk of cataract extraction in US women. Chasan-Taber L, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 70:509-16, 1999.
~“People with low levels of retinol, beta-carotene, vitamin E and selenium are more likely to get cancer.” Serum retinol, beta-carotene, vitamin E and selenium as related to subsequent cancer of specific sites. Comstock GW, et al. Am J Epidemiol 135:115-21, 1992.
~“Supplemental vitamin D reduces the risk of colon cancer by half compared to dietary vitamin D which reduces it 12%.” Calcium, vitamin D, and dairy foods and the occurrence of colon cancer in men. Kearney J, et al. Am J Epidemiol 143:907-17, 1996.
~“The area of China with the lowest micronutrient intake has the highest rate of cancer. Supplementation with vitamin E, selenium and beta-carotene lowers the rate.” Vitamin/mineral supplementation and cancer risk: internationaal chemoprevention trials. Blot WJ. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 216:291-6, 1997.
~“American children have inadequate levels of vitamin E.“ Vitamin E status of US children. Bendich A. J Am Coll Nutr 11:441-4, 1992.
~“Flavonoids protect against stroke.” Dietary flavnoids, antioxidant vitamins, and incidence of stroke: the Zutphen study. Keli SO, et al. Arch Intern Med 156:637-42, 1996.