One of the paradoxes in a consumer society like ours, is that to lose weight, to remove something, we are typically instructed to do so by consuming something else.
It’s just how we’re taught: got a problem? Buy something to fix it.
A lot of folks think that they can fix their crappy diet by popping vitamins and supplements. I for one. Until perhaps 6 months ago, I would take a handful of supplements, including:
- a multivitamin without iron
- COQ 10
- Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Acetyl L-Carnitine
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin E
At one point I was using old prescription medicine bottles, and due to the fact that some on the list needed to be taken in multiples, I sometimes could not fit all of a day’s supplements in a single bottle.
But then I stopped taken them completely. Here was my concern at the time: I had read a very good book by the name ‘Swindled’, which described the food adulteration problems in England in the 1800s and in the US later into the 1900s. I do not want to do the book discredit by giving it a review, but I’ll note just one example (out of dozens and dozens described in this wonderfully written history) that comes to mind. Continue reading “Are Vitamins and Supplements Worth it?”