Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by Annie, May 14, 2009.
Now they tell me!
Exercise and Vitamins: Now, Wait A Minute. . .. In the Pipeline:
I'm confused! I read that twice, but still not quite clear on what he is saying?
Since I exercise, I shouldn't take vitamins?
The problem with the vitamins though, beyond that, is they are NOT regulated at all. Since most Americans are not smart enough to think and learn and read the labels these days, the need some regulatory group to tell them what's healthy, they shouldn't touch vitamins without a doctors supervision.
It is important that we know what Vitamins we are taking and what effects they have. Taking Vitamins without knowledge is useless and can cause more harm than good.
Vitamin obsessed Americans have some of the most expensive piss in the world.
Unless you have some medical problems, eating a balanced diet is the BEST source of vitamins.
Mom would line us up, dad nearby as enforcer, for our nightly dose of cod liver oil. Yuk,that stuff was awful. Stand up straight, fresh air exercise, and vitamins were her mantras. Does it work, I have never had the flu, a few colds in thirty years, road a bicycle year round as transportation for over twenty five years, and still take mom's advice. So I am skeptical of these blanket claims. I know for a fact extra folic acid works from wife experience, I know for a fact B5 may be a wonder vitamin, I know iron is necessary for women especially dizzy women, and calcium and D are required. Humans vary in all sorts of ways and how much exercise and how many vitamins, and how often etc etc etc.
Here's a fascinating piece of info: http://www.usmessageboard.com/health-and-lifestyle/226935-fasting-as-cure-all.html
PS I added youtube as another pov. As a long distance cyclist I have tried alpha lipoic acid but make no claims. Not sure what value it brings.
And for those of us who don't consume the amount of calories required to eat a balanced diet, I don't think my once-a- day vitamin, will do any harm, as long as I exercise and avoid those foods, in excess, that contribute nothing healthful, to my lifestyle. I refuse to cause my own demise....
The study doesn't say what their everyday diet diet was, just that they were "healthy" and given two vitamin supplements.
I never even bother going in to one of those "GNC" stores...
I focus on "superfoods": oranges, broccoli, blueberries, spinach...
Granny says eat yer vegetables an' yu'll live healthier an' longer...
Antioxidants Fuel Lung Cancer in Mice
February 01, 2014 WASHINGTON Millions of people take vitamins, minerals and herbal pills every day, hoping to stay healthy, and avoid disease. Much of that money is spent on antioxidants, like vitamins C and E, which is commonly believed to prevent or delay some types of cell damage, such as cancer. But new research suggests that taking high levels of the supplements may actually be increasing the risk by knocking out the body's natural defenses against cancer.
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