You might be thinking, how it is possible that we are starving when we have more access to food than any other nation on earth? The fact is, almost all disease in America is tied directly to malnourishment.
Most people don’t understand the simple fact that you can literally starve to death even if you are eating three meals a day. An example is that many people have starved because all they had to eat was rabbit. Yes, rabbit is a good source of protein, but it has no fat. When you eat a diet of protein without fat, you will die because you are not getting the essential fatty acids.
Malnourishment occurs when your food does not contain proper nutrients. If you don’t get enough magnesium, you can have a heart attack due to heart palpitations and calcification of the arteries. Don’t get enough calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D and you can die from bone loss. No, your doctor will not put on your death certificate that you died from malnourishment, but that is exactly what you died from.
The true definition of starvation: Starvation is the result of a lack of the nutrients that are necessary to maintain cellular regeneration. All cells of the human body are created through cell division. The new cell is manufactured from nutrients. As the cell ages, it can become damaged, weakened due to toxicities and aging. Eventually, the cell will die.
Your body is constantly manufacturing new cells to replace the damaged and dying cells. If that process ever stops, you will eventually die. Every part of your body -- your organs, your muscle, your bones, and your blood -- are made up of cells. When the cells are not receiving the proper nutrients, you begin the process of starvation. When enough of the organs, muscles, bones, and blood are starved, the person will simply cease to exist as a living organism.
Almost all disease can be the result of malnutrition, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, and even gout. There are 36 nutrients that you must have in your diet or you will most definitely develop heart disease. Mineral deficiencies will eventually cause osteoporosis, gout, arthritis, and muscle and nerve disorders, just to name a few.
Remember, a person can die from malnourishment even when their bellies are full. If all you eat are carbohydrates, you will eventually starve to death due to a lack of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids. Processed sugar is pure carbohydrate but has no vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or protein. If all you eat is fat, you will eventually die from a lack of protein and vitamins.
It takes a balanced diet to maintain a healthy body. Each day you should make sure your food contains 16 vitamins, 74 minerals and trace elements, 12 amino acids, 3 essential fatty acids, and a lot of protein. If you are getting enough of each of those, and you are digesting and have good absorption, you should never starve or become malnourished. What is even more interesting is that when you do consume proper amounts of those nutrients, you have reduced your risk of deficiency disorders by almost 100 percent.
As the name implies, deficiency means “a lack of.” The diseases named above and many more are due to a lack of nutrients. One of the best kept secrets is that most Americans are starving to death, in spite of the fact that we eat more food than any of the other people on earth.
The problem is that our food supply is deficient of many of the nutrients that prevent disease. Our farmlands were proven to be deficient of the minerals necessary to maintain strong, healthy flesh and bones in 1931. (Look up US Senate Document #264).
As you are beginning to understand, Americans are so deficient of nutrients that we have become a nation of deficiency diseases. Americans eat so much nutrient deficient food that we are truly malnourished, obese, weak, and sick to the point that we are now prescribed more drugs than all the other nations on earth combined, just to treat the symptoms of those disorders.
So, what is the answer? It really is as simple as supplementing your diet with a complete blend of vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, and essential fatty acids. Make sure you are taking whole food vitamins and not synthetic vitamins, which clog your receptors and may actually cause more long-term harm than good.
To learn more, go by Herbs & More in Athens or NHC Herb Shop in Killen or call 800-745-4408. Be sure and ask for the free CD called MSM+C and Healing.
Your friend in health,
Roy P. Williams