Science and Nutrition
Some have predicted that whereas the 20th century was dominated by advances in chemistry and physics, the 21st century will be dominated by advances in biotechnology.
Biotechnology can be interpreted in many ways, it is defined as any technique that uses living organisms, or parts of organisms, to make or modify products, improve plants or animals, or to develop micro-organisms for specific uses.
You can not buy the ability for someone to be able to come home and pick up their children because they are out of pain and they are not drugged into a stupor and all the kinds of things that people have to put up with today just to live to get by.
By finding the scientific solutions through the modality that supports the human body’s ability to defend repair and protect itself is where a true health and wellness will be found.
Eating well To Live Better
Learning about the relationship between nutrition, health and fitness have become top priorities for most people in westernized civilizations.
New knowledge in human nutrition and food science through research and development today is resulting in new technologies that will provide the base line of essential nutrients for people in today's world to improve health and vitality.
Nutritional Research is an emerging scientific area, investigating the relationships between diet and health, disease, or metabolism. Nutrient analysis, chemoprevention, bioavailability, and nutrient interactions are all part of Nutrition Research.
Within the various pages in this website you will come to understand that nutrition research products include biochemical’s commonly found in dietary supplements, components used in topical preparations, vitamins, lipids, minerals, carbohydrates, and amino acids, are vital to your health and well being.
Disease education is designed to help you identify plant chemicals and specific micronutrients that are required for optimal health and provide education on which compounds found in specific plant species are best for your health.
The science world, not the medical world is really pointing towards looking very deep into the body at the cellular level. When you look at that level you start to see that if a person is ever going to change their health, they have to look at the smallest unit of their body.
That is where both the wellness and the disease process begin at the cellular level.Four of the leading causes of death in the U.S. are linked to diet
Did you know that these conditions cost society about $250 billion annually in medical costs and lost productivity in the United States.
Experts believe that an active lifestyle and healthy diet could prevent 30-40% of deaths due to cancer.
Reference: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion;. Q and A's on dietary guidelines for Americans, 2000. US Food and Drug Administration, 2000 Jun 3
Only 3 percent of all individuals meet four of the five recommendations for the intake of grains, fruits, vegetables, milk products, and meat and bean food groups. Review the rest of the story at http://www.healthierus.gov/nutrition.html.
Not only are people not eating right, we are processing the essential nutrients we require for optimal health out of our food chain.
Those nutrients that are left are reduced once again with our cooking techniques.
Normal cells perform many functions essential to maintaining good health. They must be able to take in good nutrition and eliminate waste or toxins. Normal cells must defend themselves from bacteria, fungi, viruses and free radicals and repair the damage done by them.
In addition cells must work together as a team, communicating with other cells to obtain optimal immune system and organ function.Research has already proven our cells need certain essential nutrients:
Since our bodies don’t produce these we must get them from our diet.
There is a new emerging field of essential nutrients called glycobiology the study of plant based sugar molecules. To understand specific details about this newly developing breakthrough research review the page called glyconutrients.
As Professor Paul Zane Pilzer stated in his eye opening publication called “The Wellness Revolution”
“The current healthcare (sickness business) is reactive; despite its enormous size, people only become customers when they are stricken by and react to a specific condition or ailment.”
No one really wants to become a customer of our current health care!
The wellness business is proactive – people voluntarily become customers; partly to feel healthier and partly to avoid becoming customers of the sickness business.
Everyone wants to be a customer of wellness!
What are some of the changes in the marketplace of scientific nutrition research?
This is what is right before our eyes, this is what is changing. There has long been an association of hype and no validation in the dietary supplement industry. People often referred to it as snake oil, or hype well today with the emergence of the wellness industry things are changing.
Companies researching, promoting and selling nutritional supplementation will have to conform to new regulatory laws within the countries that the products are being marketed in.
The changing marketplace includes in the health and wellness field of dietary supplements:
Companies must be able to substantiate and validate that their products work, they must be held accountable. This is what science in the marketplace of the wellness industry is bringing people.
The evolution of health care is changing and is being driven by demand. Science is going to be required to make a marketing claim on products in the wellness industry. This will lead to a term called evidence based claims.
Prevention is the best strategy
Supplements are not intended to treat disease but rather to supplement the diet, generally to supply the nutrients that you are not getting in your diet for various reasons. And by supplementing your diet with essential nutrients required by your body and your bodies systems to function at an optimal level with the intent and understanding that health will be improved.
Let’s analyze drug and dietary supplements.
Chemicals can be "good" as the essential building blocks of life, or "bad", if they are poisons or substances that are toxic to the body.
Dietary supplements by nature are composed of chemicals, and drugs are chemicals or mixtures of chemicals.
Dietary supplements are natural, food-based products that are intended to replace something expected, but missing, from the food chain.
They are used primarily to improve health, rather than to treat disease. Some supplements, such as herbals, may contain low quantities of drugs or potential drug substances. Drugs are usually synthetically-derived pure chemicals or mixtures of chemicals that are intended to address a disease condition.
Supplements are not intended to treat disease but rather to supplement the diet, generally to supply additional nutrients with the intent and understanding that health may be improved.
The true source of “essential to life molecules” can only be proven through science and can only be found in the form of nutrition. When our bodies get so far out of balance then the disease process begins, pharmacologists develop synthetic drugs to treat disease conditions.
Your fist line of defence should always be the restoration of essential nutrients through food sources and nutritional supplements that are supported by science and validation to achieve desired health without potential adverse reactions to synthetic drugs.
Optimize your health with essential nutrients your body requires to maintain health and vitality.