Sudden Deaths Blamed on Vitamin Lack

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Summary: In this 1949 newspaper report, Dr. Royal Lee explains that the reason so many Americans die of heart disease is basic malnutrition. Pointing his finger directly at refined-carbohydrate foods, he says, “Most fuel-supplying foods like cereal and flour and sugar products on the market today have been depleted of vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals vital to the rebuilding of the body tissue and muscle.” He adds that overcooking foods is also critical in destroying the vitamin power of foods. From The Holland Evening Sentinel, 1949.

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Sudden Deaths Blamed on Vitamin Lack

Boston (UP)—Many Americans die unexpectedly because of lack of body repair foods in their diet, says Dr. Royal Lee of the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in Milwaukee.

“Most fuel-supplying foods like cereal and flour and sugar products on the market today have been depleted of vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals vital to the rebuilding of the body tissue and muscle,” he told the New England Osteopathic association.

“This fact is largely responsible for the sudden deaths of businessmen and others who die of heart disease that has not detected,” Lee said.

“It is usually in cases of the degeneration of heart muscles caused by a lack of natural body repair.”

He said research at the Lee Foundation had proved too many foods are pre-cooked at high temperatures or over-cooked in the home. This, he claimed, destroyed the food’s vitamin powers.

Author unknown. The Holland Evening Sentinel, Holland, Michigan, Friday, August 19, 1949.

Patrick Earvolino, CN

Patrick Earvolino is a Certified Nutritionist and Special Projects Editor for Selene River Press, Inc.

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