after the Second World War in order to deal with the increasing number of children (baby-boomer generation ) NPK fertilizer was authorized (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium)
tropical fruits are coming from thousands of miles (in tropical countries) where they are picked green and forced to ripen on the road
2. DIGESTION PROBLEMS :
problems with pancreas, liver, gall bladder, intestine or colon are LIMITING NUTRIENT ABSORPTION due mainly to digestive tract inflammation or inability to digest.
3. OVER-COOKED MEALS:
use of oven at very high temperatures destroys what remains of the vitamins and minerals.
4. FOOD STORAGE: usually remain in trucks, warehouses, on shelves, in refrigerators and freezers from a few days to several weeks, and vitamins and minerals are very sensitive to temperature changes.
5. FOOD SELECTION:
some of us are allergic to certain foods
others do not tolerate them or keep eating by different regimes
some are vegetarians, others carnivorous ...
Despite all the above mentioned, what is clear is that the body needs 47 ESSENTIALS NUTRIMENTS a day and chances are that it doesn't obtain them. Increasing the possibility of becoming more and more deficient, and the physical manifestations will only appear 5 to 10 years later.
6. ENVIRONMETAL FACTORS:
herbicides, pesticides that kill not only insects and herbs, but the vitamins as well.
heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, etc)
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls)
7. REPEATED ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY OR OVERPRESCRIBED DRUGS interfere with the intake of essential nutrients
8. SMOKING, ALCOHOL AND COFEE INTAKE. 9. STRESS is our most powerful enemy.
10. CHRONIC SLEEP DEPRIVATION
11. ALL ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES AND DYES are destroying vitamins in food.
FREE RADICALS - A MAJOR CAUSE OF AGING AND DISEASE
FREE RADICALS , also known simply as radicals:
are organic molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases
are very unstable molecules, therefore they look to bond with other molecules, destroying their vigor and perpetuating the detrimental process
are chemical agents (oxygen, nitrogen monoxide), which have the ability to trigger chain reactions, attacking cells, DNA, certain molecules, proteins or fatty acids and causing cell death.
Our cells produce thousands of free radicals daily but the body can not neutralize all of them! When cancer is detected, it may be there for more than 5-10 years! Symptoms occur when the body is unbalanced, that is very late, when chronic disease is already installed for a long time.