Is Diet Sufficient….?
It is a tragedy that in our affluent society there is still poverty and people who do not get enough to eat. This puts them at risk of having nutrient deficits and health problems. But there is another unseen tragedy. Many people have enough to eat and believe they are getting enough nutrition, but are actually deficient in essential vitamins and minerals.
If I have enough to eat, how can I be nutrient deficient, you ask? The unfortunate reality is that the North American diet, also known as S.A.D. (Standard American Diet), includes a lot of low quality foods, bad fats and processed foods, all with little nutritional value. This means that our diet satisfies our hunger, but not our body’s nutritional needs. A study at Pennsylvania State University concluded that two thirds of the North American population will be deficient in one more nutrients even if they meticulously eat a balanced diet from the four food groups.
Dr Richard Passwater, author of “Supernutrition” calls this tragedy the “trace-nutrient deficiency”. He states: “this small gap between what you get and what you need adds up like your bank account… and it can eventually destroy your health. You cannot always tell that a nutritional deficiency is harming your health until it is too late.” Researchers on aging and nutrition now believe that most diseases associated with aging are related to nutrient deficits.
There are ways to determine if you have trace-nutrient deficiencies. Health E Guide Nutrition conducts an in-depth assessment of nutrition status and diet to determine if your diet includes the optima amount of protein, fats, carbohydrates, water, vitamins and minerals. Based on this assessment, a protocol for diet and supplements will be developed to suit your individual needs.