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Optimum Nutrients for Optimum Health and the Current Modern Food Environment
Most of the predominant health problems of the modern society are lifestyle related: mainly linked to nutrition, water quality, air quality, and certainly physical activity. The challenges are in how to get optimum nutrients for optimum health from the food we eat. The fact that lifestyle health problems appear to persist appear to strongly suggest that the current intervention measures to contain these health problems are ineffective or significantly inadequate. The root cause of this problem appears to be originating from limitations in our present knowledge on the relationships between nutrition as part of the lifestyle determinants of health, the food environment and our optimum health. Common advice especially on nutrition, mainly from most of our health and medical care providers is often very generalized, lacking detail and specificity, necessary for effectiveness of any proposed intervention measures. Given the complexity of the current food environment, the expert advice we get from our health care providers is certainly inadequate to address today’s persistent nutrition-related health problem. Therefore, when considering obtaining nutrients for optimum health and wellness from our current nutritional environment, bear in mind that this is not in any way a simplified issue of eat whole foods, more fruits and vegetables and less of meats and processed foods., but it requires a more intricate systems approach that recognizes the complexity of our current nutritional environment. This argument is well presented by Martha Traverso-Yepez and Kelly Hunter, available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2158244016665891
The concepts of nature cure as a natural health approach was well elucidated in the early 20th Century by one of the first pioneer authors Henry Lindlahr, in one of his book series of nature cure as follows: “ It is vastly more than a system of curing aches and pains; it is a complete revolution in the art and science of living. It is the practical realization and application of all that is good in natural science, philosophy and religion. “The philosophy of Nature Cure is based on sciences dealing with newly discovered or rediscovered natural laws and principles, and with their application to the phenomena of life and death, health, disease and cure”. Use of nature cure as an enabler for being the boss of your own health (taking charge of your own health) is based on the simplicity of the nature cure approach as compared to the orthodox medical approach in addressing health matters. Lindlahr (1922) argues that nature cure is considered an “exact science”, which reduces com
The talk of the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treatment of COVID-19 is often advocated for by those physicians who use it in combination with Zinc (a common nutritional supplement). Many studies, including a recent report by Horbym and Landray (2020), however have indicated that hydroxychloroquine has not been shown to be effective in treatment of COVID-19. The question then is, on what grounds are those claiming hydroxychloroquine being effective in treatment of coronavirus infection emanating from? Advocates of effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine claim that evidence is obtained from their practical clinical practices. They use hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc and have witnessed a hands on life-saving experience, attributing treatment success to hydroxychloroquine. However, are these assertions true? Apparently yes - a combination of hydroxychloroquine and zinc is believed to be effective in treating COVID-19, but of the two entities, the main player in the tr
Effects of the coronavirus infection are variably uneven around the globe. Messaging on intervention measures is also featuring in two distinct dimensions, one (inclined towards the biomedical model)represented by countries such as the USA, the UK, Brazil, etc. is centred on long term plans for the search for therapeutic drugs and vaccines against COVID-19. The second dimension is aligned to alternative or integrative health intervention approaches, represented largely by counties in the Asian region including China, advocate for inclusion of natural health healing modalities (use of foods, nutritional supplements, herbs, etc.). The challenge is: are the so called health experts and/or policy makers still guided by science-based evidence on their advisory messaging and if so, where is the science and where is the evidence to help the world contain the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic? Here are a few highlights of emerging findings of some recent studies, in support or dismissing c