Compared to infant formulas, breast milk is superior at protecting newborns from infection and illness by encouraging the microbiotic flora in a newborn’s gut to form biofilms that act as a barrier. Breast-milk feeding aids nutrient absorption and immune system development, reducing gut and respiratory infections in babies and lowering their risk of developing allergies, diabetes and other diseases.
Elderly people with higher blood levels of vitamins B, C, D, E and omega 3 fatty acids performed better in mental acuity tests and suffered less brain shrinkage typical of Alzheimer’s disease – while “junk food” diets had the opposite effect.
Why take supplements? I am often asked whether it is necessary to take vitamin and mineral supplements and why we can’t get all we need from a healthy diet. The truth is that since World War II, the quality of our food has seriously declined, and there is no such thing as a healthy diet […]