Why supplement essential nutrients

Why supplement essential nutrients

Why supplement essential nutrients is a great question, the answer to that can be discovered by doing research on the topic of essential nutrients.

  • What are essential nutrients
  • Where are they found
  • How can they be consumed
  • What are the benefits of essential nutrients for the body
Why supplement essential nutrients
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Here is the trusty Wikipedia to give a definition on essential nutrients.

An essential nutrient is a nutrient required for normal human body function that either cannot be synthesized by the body at all, or cannot be synthesized in amounts adequate for good health (e.g. niacin, choline), and thus must be obtained from a dietary source.


The essential nutrients are necessary for the normal body functions, they provide the building blocks for growth, renewal, repairs and maintenance of the eleven organ systems of the body.  There is a lot going on in the body at the molecular level that people generally are not aware.  Especially if the person is preoccupied with laying  on a couch, watching TV and chewing pop corn.  In that context food i just a snack time for the current energy needs.  The meaning of “Nutrition” in the true sense is out of sight, and out of mind.

The essential nutrients that either cannot be synthesized by the body at all, or cannot be synthesized in amounts adequate for good health, so then it is important to get all those essential nutrients necessary for normal body functions by consuming them.  Playing sports is not a normal function, it is extra activity that requires extra essential nutrients. Because with sports the body sweats a lot and with sweat goes out minerals and vitamins.  Other special dietary needs are also like pregnancy, that require extra essential nutrients to support the extra needs placed on the mother’s extra nutritional demands by the growth of the baby.  There are many other other reasons why additional essential nutrients are needed for various reasons, see the links provided to information  resources.

Dr Joel Wallach.

Who is Dr Joel Wallach.

  •  1962 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major in Animal Husbandry (Nutrition) Minor in Field crops and Soil, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • 1964 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • 1966-68 Post-doctoral fellowship The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems Washington University, Barnes Hospital St. Louis Zoological Gardens, Missouri Shaw’s Botanical gardens, Missouri
  • 1982 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine The National college of Naturopathic Medicine – Portland, Oregon
  • 1988 Recipient of the Wooster Beach Gold Medal Award For significant breakthrough in the basic understanding of the cause and pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis awarded by the Association of Eclectic Physicians.
  • 1991 Nobel Prize Nominee – Medicine For his stunning discoveries in the use of trace minerals to prevent catastrophic diseases in the newborn. Nomination by the Association of Eclectic Physicians (Chartered 1823).
  • Dr. Wallach’s research has resulted in the publication of more than 70 peer reviewed and refereed journal articles in the fields of nutrition and pharmaceutical research.

Dr Joel Wallach life back ground is being born and raised on a farm in Missouri,  he grew up on a farm where they raised cattle and grew crops to feed the their livestock.  He attended The University of Missouri, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Agriculture.  He worked as  a veterinarian for 30 years, as a research veterinary pathologist with The National Institute of Health for The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia, at Emory University.

With his 30 year veterinary practise he worked a lot with tissue, with a real need to solve the many health related problems with farm and zoo animals.  He has seen with his own eyes how sickness, disease and defects in animal births can be cured by the use of mineral and vitamin supplements.  For the stock farmers there is a great need to maintain a quality of food for the stock so that they produce healthy offspring and also that they live a healthy life, even if that may be relatively short.

Dr Joel Wallach qualifications are not limited to the veterinary training and discipline, his is also a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.  he is an author of many books the most well know ones are:

  1. Dead Doctors don’t lie
  2. Hells kitchen
  3. Rare Earths: Forbidden cures
  4. Immortality
  5. Dr Joel Wallach.

Dr Joel Wallach has also started a successful nutritional supplement company called Youngevity that provides unique mineral and vitamin essential nutrients for the entire needs of the human body.  He is a firm believer in that the human body should be provided  the 90 essential nutrients provided by the Youngevity company products to supply the essential nutrient needs of the entire body with the eleven organ systems  for optimal health.


Why supplement essential nutrients question does mean different things to different people,  firstly it makes good sense to take the time to consider how nutritionally balanced your daily diet is.  Some people do have the luxury of having three meals prepared for them day after day, week after week, that in itself is a great opportunity for sharing and talking about the nutritional value of the food being prepared.   But it is important to remember that the labor of love that food preparation for others is enormous, so the issue of nutrition should be brought in  way that is not offensive.  Children may take the food service that they receive for granted, even at time with attitude of in gratitude.  The kitchen mission should be clear cut, it is a mission to bring nutrition and health to the peoples body, not always easy to get around the emotional whims and fixations on specific ingredients, dishes and take away restaurants but the easy road is to trust mother natures creativity and provision in providing fruit and vegetables in many colors and shapes and sizes.

The natural flavors of fruit and vegetables should be the bench mark when it comes to setting the imprint of flavors on the minds of children.  Eat healthy and eat well for life.  Learn more about Healthy Eye Vision from this link.