Very often we start searching for solutions when our health falls apart and the ill-health brings discomfort to our daily lives through chronic body aches and psychological distresses. However, to date, there are no established facts defining with certainty the precise causal factors that bring about the chronic ill-health (non-communicable diseases), and equally important at what stage in the course of an individual’s life these ill-health processes are initiated. It is probably a fair point of view to think of a possibility initiation of these chronic ill-health conditions during the very early stages of life even at conception. This notion is derived from the fact that, as noted in earlier posts and now widely believed, nutrition is on the forefront as determinant of the health status of an individual and therefore a malnourished mother will give birth to an under-nourished offspring. An classic example is that of folate (folic acid) deficiency in baby carrying mothers (pregnant mothers) and neural tube defects in the new born babies. During the course of life after birth, , nutrients intake, in a broad sense, is influenced by the surroundings (environment). As now widely accepted worldwide and also pointed out in one of the post of the first seven posts on my bog, our current modern environment is unable to provide us with adequate nutrients for optimum health and wellness.
This brief account informs us that for optimum health and wellness, we need to seriously consider nutritional supplementation at any stage of life. It might be more appropriate to be guided by nutritional status assessments based on alternative or holistic health approaches or views. We need to be reminded that prevention is better than cure and embrace the idea of nutritional supplementation at all times.
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