Today we are going to talk about how you’re poisoning yourself. It’s going to be an uncomfortable conversation, and when we get done, you’re going to be mad. We are going to talk about it anyway.
First of all, when you look at your vitamins, if it is labeled “vitamin,” it is synthetic. Synthetic vitamins are made in labs and do not contain ingredients that our bodies recognize or respond well to.
We must investigate our labels! Have you ever seen vitamin B6 growing on a tree? Have you ever picked vitamin C from your garden? No, vitamins do not occur by themselves in nature. For example, if you see on a label, “vitamin C as ascorbic acid,” you can know that it is a GMO corn syrup, which is problematic for the gut and endocrine system, as it will spike insulin levels and wreak havoc on your digestive system. When we see various B vitamins listed out, they are made from coal. Yes, coal. When we see “calcium carbonate,” we know that it is made from the same stuff as drywall. Yikes, right?!
Why do we even need to take vitamins? One reason we need to supplement is because we have destroyed our soil which once used to be quite nutrient-dense. Soil is where the fruits and vegetables get their minerals from. Another reason is that we are eating fake processed food more than any other generation has before us. Based on other epigenetic studies on nutrition, we won’t see this damage until our grandchildren mature and their health fails. So the bottom line is thtat we do need to supplement because we are no longer teaching people how to eat clean, fresh, organic food; however, if we are putting synthetic vitamins inside of us, it’s still garbage and we can do better. According to research reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, vitamins were not shown to extend life but may actually shorten it. The study showed that while certain nutrients may increase lifespan, they need to come from food sources, not a bottle or a lab.
So what do we do about this?
We have to be more familiar with which vitamins come from food. Here’s a very short, condensed rundown of a few food sources for some of the most common vitamins, but you have the world at your fingertips and can always search for this on your own.
Foods high in…
- Vitamin A – dark leafy green vegetables, bell peppers, carrots, liver, fish
- B Vitamins – leafy greens, salmon, liver, eggs, beef, legumes
- Vitamin C – citrus fruits, bell pepper, tomato, acerola cherries
- Zinc – red meat, shellfish, legumes, seeds, nuts, eggs
So when you come to me and say, “I am taking these vitamins, and they have food in them, so that’s good right?”, I’m going to say, “No, because what they are doing is taking the synthetic garbage, putting it on a yeast bath and growing it, throwing food on it, and then selling you expensive drywall. You’re wasting your money”. With love.
The moment you put something in your mouth, your saliva decides “friend or foe.” When you put a synthetic substance into your mouth, your saliva instantly recognizes a chemical composition and says “foe.” This alerts the body’s stress response, has a negative impact on the digestive tract, and puts the brain (based on your personality and tendencies) on the fight, flight, or freeze path, and you then create emotional stories to manage the stress.
So what do you do now if you want to ensure you are getting the vitamins you need naturally? I have 3 simple steps for you:
- Go throw everything away right now. Just rip the bandaid off and toss it all.
- If you have supplements from Standard Process or herbal ones, then keep those.
- Schedule a phone consult with me so that we can get you on track with exactly the nutrients you need without bringing imbalance to your system.
Click here to download my PDF guide to find out what’s really in your vitamins.