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The Key to Good Health is Orthomolecular Nutrition

by Kim Risley on February 14, 2011

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The Key to good health is Orthomolecular Nutrition.  It’s giving the body what it needs to heal itself and to stay healthy.  Ask Insider Doctors formulas are based on this science Orthomolecular Nutrition.  The term “orthomolecular” was developed by Nobel laureate and chemist Linus C. Pauling to mean “the right molecules in the right amounts”.  He is only one of many scientist over the past 2,500 years who realized that proper food, vitamins and minerials are of senior importance to maintaining people’s overall health.

Okay, so what is considered healthy food?  Well it would be organic.  No “Processed Foods” at ALL.  We in the modern age are eating too many processed foods and sodas.  It’s so easy now-a-days to buy food and pop it in the microwave and have a meal in 5 minutes.  We need to start cooking “real” food again, its not as hard as you may think.

Here is  list of what we should eating to maintain good health from orthomolecular.org

  • Proteins – Proteins are made of amino acids, small units necessary for growth and tissue repair. Protein is the body’s most plentiful substance except for water and, possibly, fat. Animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, milk, and eggs are rich in protein. Plants that are good sources of protein are beans, peas, nuts, bread, and cereals.
  • Carbohydrates – Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy.  There are three different kinds of carbohydrates.  They include starch, sugar, and fiber.  Starch is made from chains of small sugars.  When these chains are broken down during digestion, we get hungry.  We get 4 calories from each gram of starch (or sugar).  We do not get calories from fiber because our bodies do not break fiber down during digestion.  Sugars are not essential foods.  Refined or purified sugars provide energy (calories) but no nutrients. (Good grainy hardy carbs are fine, any that take the body a long time to break down.)
  • Fats and Oils - Fats and oils (which are liquid fats) are a concentrated source of energy. Fats in the diet are necessary for good health. They make certain vitamins available for use in the body, they cushion vital organs, they make up part of all body cells, and they help to maintain body temperature. Fats also delay pangs of hunger, because a food mixture containing fat remains longer in the stomach. Two particular fats (polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 types) are needed to build regulatory substances called prostaglandins.
  • Minerals - Minerals are inorganic. Almost all whole foods contribute to an intake of various essential minerals. Some minerals are easy to obtain in quantities required by the body. A major exception is iron for children under age 4 and adolescent girls and women in the childbearing years. These groups need more iron than a normal diet may provide. Iron helps to build red blood cells. These cells help the blood carry oxygen from the lungs to each body cell. Rich sources of iron are meat, especially liver; egg yolks; and dark green vegetables. Everyone at every age needs calcium. This mineral helps build bones and teeth, and it is necessary for blood clotting. The best sources are milk and hard cheese. Others are leafy greens, nuts, and small fishes–such as sardines–with bones that can be eaten.
  • Vitamins - All living things need vitamins for growth and health. The body either cannot manufacture them at all or cannot normally manufacture them in sufficient amounts, and so must absorb them from food. Each vitamin has specific roles to play. Many reactions in the body require several vitamins, and the lack or excess of any one can interfere with the function of another.
  • Water - In order to live, every cell in the body must be bathed in water. Water takes an active part in many chemical reactions and is needed to carry other nutrients, to regulate body temperature, and to help eliminate wastes. Water makes up about 60 percent of an adult’s body weight. Requirements for water are met in many ways. Most fruits are more than 90 percent water.

Does everyone follow the above?  Probably not.  I think we (my husband and I) do a pretty good job of eating this way and getting our minerals and vitamins in through the AID formulas on a daily basis.  We all could work on cutting back on process foods and our intake of sugars.  We eat too much sugars… Sugar is everywhere – sometimes difficult to avoid.  You can’t go through the check out line with out having a whole rack of candy bars staring you in the face.  Its always a work in progress to stay healthy.  But if you don’t do it now, then you will be paying for it later in bad health.

I have made it a goal this year to stick to this ideal way of eating, plus taking our AID formulas on a daily basis.  I wish to keep my body for as long as possible and as HEALTHY as possible. The way to do that is to apply good orthomolecular nutrition.  You give the body what it needs in the way of good organic food, vitamins, & minerals, you also live a happy long life.  Orthomolecular Nutrition is what everyone should be doing.

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