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10 Reasons to Take Nutritional Supplements

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10 Reasons to Take Nutritional Supplements

Many people still question the importance of taking supplements at all.  Here are ten reasons to consider supplementing your diet with high-quality nutrients:

1. Current commercial agriculture techniques leave soil deficient in important minerals, causing the food grown in this soil to share the same mineral deficiencies.

2. Many foods are shipped long distances and are stored for long periods of time, both of which cause the depletion of vitamins in these foods, including the important B-complex and C vitamins.

3. Food processing, cooking, and preserving leads to nutrient depletion in our food supply that makes it difficult to obtain adequate nutrition from foods alone.

4. Many fruits and vegetables are genetically bred to improve visual appeal and crop yields, not nutritional value, which frequently results in lesser nutritional values than our ancestors’ food supply.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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12:27AM PDT on Jun 20, 2015

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8:30AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Good reasons, but I´ll try to keep natural :)

5:31PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012


1:14AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Natural treatment is always better than supplements. Todays life is so fast that is why public is running towards the supplement as it needs no preparation. This act save times for them but not good for their health.

8:40PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

I have been taking vitamins & supplements for several years.
I believe they really help to keep me fit & prevent disease.
It is an individual choice.

1:38AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Be careful. Real food is still better than supplements because they're natural. Too high of vitamin E can cause prostate cancer, yet in the right dose, can prevent it. Go figure.

12:05PM PST on Nov 16, 2011


9:50PM PST on Nov 12, 2011

Thank you for the summary.

4:57PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

I take supplements every day because I know I don't get what I should through my diet alone. Working on changing that though.

1:32AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Check with Dr Andrew Weil. He is really sensible and down to earth re:supplements that help.

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