by Marcus Antebi The best source of our micronutrients is our food. Your overall health depends on how you absorb and utilize these compounds. I do not believe in blanketing every problem with a supplement. I do not believe that a person...
The type of supplements a person takes when they’re attempting to address specific problems (e.g., hair loss or stress) will to some extent be based on science. But specifics about the scientific findings can sometimes be abstract. The wisest first step for improving health problems is to consider bad dietary practices and address those poor choices. Eliminating harmful dietary practices gets to the root of dietary-related health problems. Somewhat contrary to popular belief, what you leave out of your diet is of paramount importance – as much so as what you leave in your diet.
The golden rule of nutrition is as follows: As long as you are getting enough calories from a broad spectrum of plant-based foods and there is not a pre-existing chemistry condition, you will get enough of the micronutrients you need from that food.
Your body definitely needs zinc. In optimal circumstances, you would get every nutrient that you need from food. Your body needs a wide range of nutrients, in the very old days when you were deficient, there was a village shaman to give you herbs and elixirs. If you believed in the shaman's wisdom, it didn’t even matter if there wasn’t actual efficacy because you believed that it worked. It could actually have an enormous positive impact on your chemistry.