This month Selene River Press shines the spotlight on Why Your Doctor Offers Nutritional Supplements by Stephanie Selene Anderson with Mark R. Anderson, now in its fourth edition.
Which begs the question…why does your doctor offer nutritional supplements? There’s not one answer; Anderson lays out an entire ecosystem of them. It begins once upon a time, when we used to get the nutrients we needed from the animals that roamed our lands and the foods we grew in our soil.
But things have changed since once upon a time. Now our animals are full of hormones and antibiotics. Our soil is depleted, poisoned, and exhausted. Our food is processed, fast, convenient, counterfeit junk. Our health food stores don’t sell health food, and our water kind of sucks. Even the people who do manage to eat predominantly whole organic foods need to supplement their diet. (But there’s a good chance they’re just taking worthless, synthetic “vitamins.”)
In short, your doctor offers nutritional supplements—whole food nutritional supplements— because you really, really need them.
Read Why Your Doctor if you want to learn why those synthetic “vitamins” should be consigned to the trash heap, where they belong. Read it if you want to improve your knowledge and your health. Read it if you care about the water we drink and the soil that sustains us. It’s that best of resources, a slim book that can make a big difference, passed from practitioners to patients, from patients to loved ones, and from loved ones to the world.
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