Food Is Less Nutritious

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Functional Medicine | 0 comments


Scientific American published an article in 2011 titled “Dirt Poor” which explains how soil depletion has made our food less nutritious. They report,

Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Sadly, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant carrot is truly less good for you than the one before.

Perhaps the new reality among such dire reports is this: supplements have become the real food – actual nutrition – and food has become the supplement. We need to restore our soils by foregoing pesticide and chemical fertilizers, and rotate crops to replenish the nutrients that are lost from industrial farming. Plants should be bred for nutritional value rather than faster yield and pesticide resistance. In the meantime, consumers will have to consider getting the body the fuel it needs by the most efficient and complete means possible – and that means supplements.

There is great resistance to fueling the body with nutritious food. Dr. Eric Braverman describes the source and scope of this resistance that is making us diseased and nonfunctional:

America’s child knows more about Viagra than vegetables, and the average American adult will buy Viagra sooner than he buys vegetables. We have a society that has a value-structure problem.Education is one of your most powerful weapons in the war against poor nutrition. Be aware of what you are putting in your body and where your food comes from.

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