What actually makes up the cells of your body? What is absorbed? Where does it go? How does nutrition reach your cells? Are your vitamins absorbed?
Back in 1967 I became interested in Nutrition, on the popular side, not as a serious study of my own.
I gained my beliefs from reading Adele Davis books.
One of the most popular of her books was a book I poured over, while at the same time, I was drinking diet soda sweetened with one of the newest artificial sweeteners of the day (which has since been banned, of course).
I read and re-read Adele Davis’ book. I learned the TRUTHS of the day, for me. I learned more about various nutrients, and learned to be skeptical of prepared and processed foods. I became a supplement user and believer!
This book became my “Bible” for the most popular thing we do 3 times a day and while I didn’t know much, I was learning!
My interest went to what to have in my vitamins, should it be the RDA, could it be more? Is less better, how many vitamins do we really need?
Thus began my journey to these –
I’ll be telling more and more, but two of the most memorable and devastating little facts for me were 1) The death of Adele Davis in 1974, when she was only 70 years of age. How could this be? I was crushed that the pioneer of the nutritional revolution who taught so much about living a healthy life would be dead at such a young age.
My second devastating fact 2) came to me a little later, and I won’t show any pictures of it. If you’re like me, you’ll get the idea. It was a story that sewage treatment plants have visible vitamin pills being swept around in the sludge. The clear connotation that most vitamins in pill form go right through the body, and come out the other end intact, of course leaving none of their “stuff” whether good for you or not in your system.
Thus begins the search for more absorbable nutrition! Here’s one I found!
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Arthur Conan Doyle