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Medical community concedes that multivitamins are important for health, but only after decades of denying benefit from vitamins

Wednesday, July 21, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: modern medicine, medical myths, vitamins

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It only took 38 years for the American Medical Association, old-school doctors and conservative medical authorities to admit that vitamin supplements are, in fact, necessary for optimum health. That's not bad: four decades is moving pretty fast for these slow-thinkers. Year after year, they were shutting out the hard science proving that vitamin supplements were important for optimum human health. They attacked manufacturers of nutritional supplements, ostracized forward-looking doctors who backed vitamins and minerals, and stuck with their old-school line of "drugs, surgery and chemotherapy!" Open-minded scientific curiosity was nowhere to be found.

Astoundingly, some doctors and defenders of old-school western medicine continue this line of dogma that belongs in the history books, not in modern medical science. One of the most misinformed yet popular family doctors continues to call vitamins "quackery," in fact, blatantly denying decades of undeniable evidence supporting the health benefits of nutritional supplements.

The question today isn't whether vitamins are helpful, it's more along the lines of what form of vitamins work best. And here's the short answer: synthetic vitamins should be avoided. Most cheaper-brand multivitamins are synthethic. Vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients should always be sourced from natural plant-based sources. In other words, your multivitamin should be made from whole foods, not from isolated chemicals that are similar to plant-based vitamins. Even if they share the exact same molecular structure, there's a qualitative difference that greatly impacts your health. This is why I've remained such a strong proponent of superfoods like spirulina and broccoli sprouts. You'll get more vitamins and minerals from a daily dose of chlorella and spirulina than from any drug-store multivitamin.

One thing I'm wondering about in all this is: where is the apology to vitamin manufacturers? Western medicine was wrong about vitamins, and now that nutrition is finally starting to take its rightful place in medicine, somebody owes the makers of nutritional supplements a whole-hearted apology. And what's with the FDA continuing its war on nutritional supplements anyway? Hasn't anybody told the agency that vitamins are actually good for you now?

Final word: they say that in medicine, progress only takes place when the older generation of doctors and medical researchers pass away. That's because doctors are typically so egotistical and deeply invested in their distorted beliefs that they are simply unable to accept any new ideas. So they take their misguided beliefs to their graves, and that's the only way medicine actually moves forward.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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