4. Questions & Answers
Is the conventional American diet generally deficient in vitamins, and is this the major health-destroying aspect of this diet?
No. While the conventional American diet has been shown to be deficient in vitamins in many cases, this is not the major problem with this diet. The major problems result from excess intake of toxins, calories, fat, protein and sugar. Taking vitamin pills will have no beneficial effect on the problems resulting from the excesses in the American diet.
Should I take vitamin pills?
A person eating a diet of whole, unrefined foods, mostly uncooked, has no need for supplements.
When the necessary amount of vitamins is supplied in the diet, will additional vitamins help?
Definitely not. The body can use only a limited amount of vitamins as supplied in food. Excess vitamins often cause damage to the body.
Are extra vitamins needed because of stress, smoking and pollution?
Yes, and the extra amounts are easily supplied from food.
A deficiency of a vitamin will lead to development of a certain disease, for instance night blindness and vitamin A. If the diet contains enough vitamin A and a person still develops eye disease, will additional vitamin A solve the problem?
No. Taking vitamin A will only correct a vitamin A deficiency and the problems associated with such a deficiency. There are multiple causes of eye problems and all the other symptoms that develop when there is a vitamin deficiency.
I know that too much of vitamins A and D can be harmful, but I heard that you cannot take too much of the water-soluble vitamins like vitamins C and B. Is this true?
No. Although excesses of vitamins C and B will be eliminated rapidly from the body, there will be damage to the body before and during their elimination.
- 1. Prologue
- 2. Introduction
- 3. A Study Of Each Individual Vitamin
- 4. Questions & Answers
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