Vitamins And Supplements

Supplementation - Vitamins And Minerals We Need To Supplement


        Vitamins are organic substances (made by plants or animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from the earth; soil and water and are absorbed by plants. Animals and humans absorb minerals from the plants they eat. Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that your body needs to grow and develop normally.  
       Unfortunately our food today no longer contains the proper nutrients, we now need to supplement our Vitamins and Minerals all 90 of them. We can no longer get our minerals from the wood ash since we no longer use it. Our food is now processed, packaged preserved. We no longer have the minerals in the places we used to only a 100 years ago. The landscape of our society has changed so and unfortunately our food has suffered the most. No longer does our food contain the necessary nutrients we need to sustain a long healthy life. So many things have changed in the last 100 years that we have no choice but to supplement.
   The reason we eat is to fuel our bodies. A way to to get vitamins and minerals into our system. The nutrients we absorb today naturally through our food is much less than those that were contained during the early 19th Century. So naturally we must supplement almost all if not all 90 vitamins and minerals. Due to so many factors everyone has to find their own comfort zone so to speak. Since we as people are so unique we would all need to find out what vitamins/minerals should supplement. So many factors are to be considered before you start to take a supplementation of any  kind factors such as age, sex, family history, race and so many more factors have to be considered.
    The benefit of supplements is that they are water-soluble. Which means any excess simply runs off in urine so you can take as much as you like. 4 vitamins however are fat-based ( vitamins A, D, E & K)  and should be taken in moderation.  The important fact is that your body needs them. Supplement your Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc, chances are they're deficient. Learn the difference between minerals and trace minerals and what they mean to the body.

Each vitamin has specific jobs. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may get health problems. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin C, you could become anemic. Some vitamins may help prevent medical problems. Vitamin A prevents night blindness.

                     Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 vitamins your body needs. They are
          You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins D and K. People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a vitamin B12 supplement.
                       The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. In some cases, you may need to take vitamin supplements. The best however is a combination of both. Supplements are more and more to be depended on today as food is being stripped more and more in the name of preservatives and such.  So be sure and get your full supplements from all possible sources.


Medical Marijuana - Cannabis A Schedule One Paradox

Medical Marijuana 


         As you can see the time has come. I have received an official request to write an article on the most hotly debated subject of the day...Medical Marijuana/Cannabis/Mary Jane. I was asked to explain why the United States, Land of the free, home of the brave has such an issue (at least on a federal level) with a plant? It is with diligent research that I have formulated this information in a manner to present these findings to you today. The question at hand has more to do with us, a country, a nation the United States of America.  

   A  Weed Legal America  

      What is it about this plant our government can't or won't accept? What exactly is the worst-case scenario when it comes to living in a "Weed-Legal" America? Everything moves a little slower and we sell a lot more cupcakes and donuts? Like everything else yes it has both its pro and cons. The irony of course is that although we are one of the few nations that still recognizes cannabis as an illegal substance. Even though we have some of the strictest laws in the world when it comes to dealing with weed. We still consume more than any other nation on the planet. We grow the most by far than any other country on Earth.Would free up a lot of Jail Cells and unclog thousands of courts across the country on all levels.

A Slight Oversight 

      Let's take a closer look. Although cannabis  and its related cannabinoids both THC & CBD has a solid history of medicinal uses which dates back thousands of years. Although there currently exist documented proof that that it does have medicinal properties and has been proven to show positive effects when dealing with such illnesses and diseases as:
  • Cancer 
  • Dementia 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Joint Pain
  • Tourette Syndrome 

It All Comes Down To Scheduling

         Even though Medical Marijuana has been proved to have medicinal qualities of all sorts it is still and has been since 1970 firmly mis-classified as a "Schedule 1 Drug". Below is the official definition of a "Schedule One Narcotic". Take a deep breath of cannabis as you know it then read the definition below, supplied by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Schedule One Narcotic - Any and all defined drugs, narcotics that posses a very high potential of abuse and has no acceptable medical use. 

Documented proven medicinal uses of cannabis; 
  • Helpful in treating chronic pains caused by Neuropathy.  
  • Controls both nausea and vomiting caused by Chemotherapy 
  • Treats several AIDS symptoms successfully 
  • Alleviates pain from both Fybromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. 
  • Therapeutic uses include treatment in muscle spasms, stomach cramps, and joint pain.
So let's move on...

  The Last Word

           In spite of the fact that science has actually assisted in proving how significant Medical Cannabis is. As Medical Marijuana continues to make progress in important areas of medicine such as disease and comfort. The question remains; What is at about this plant our federal government can't or won't accept? Why won't our government accept the extensive proven studies performed on this plant in so many ways. Why is it that when approached by sensible organizations, fraternities, corporations and such and asked to re-schedule (correctly schedule) cannabis. The request is always flat out refused, several efforts to re-schedule cannabis has failed mainly due to to fact that only the U.S. Government has the right to regulate and criminalize marijuana, and this also applies to medical marijuana.
       I personally with such a decisive monopoly as the government has over the classification and legalization of the plant. It being classified legal anytime soon. Hopefully some astonishing break through forces our government to legalize it here in the near future.  Let's all keep our fingers crossed.

To learn more about the Governments scheduling of Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals swing over to the DEA's website...United States Drug Enforcement Agency, tough work...vital mission.

Bodyworks - A Toolkit For Healthy Young Girls And Strong Women

 A Toolkit For Healthy Young Women and Strong Women

Be sure and download your free copy of the eBook BodyWorks  below. 
BodyWorks - Is A great eBook that focuses on helping parents and caregivers teach, facilitate, and support healthy eating and exercise habits for their 8- to 17-year-old daughters and other family members. The program aims to reach individual adolescent girls at home and within the context of their particular cultural, linguistic, social, and physical environments by tapping directly into the parent/caregiver-child link around eating and exercise behaviors. 

*** The Altarum Institute was contracted by the office on Women's Health to conduct  this evaluation, write, and edit this report.Published c2009

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BodyWorks - A tool kit for healthy young girls and strong women