Do we need vitamins?

Dr. Matt's Plan

Current View on Vitamins in Light of Recent Literature


Recently there was an article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine titled “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements”. In this article the editors discuss the role of vitamins and minerals in groups of adults “with no nutritional deficiencies”. In this first paragraph the authors make the disastrous assumption that in the US all people have no nutritional deficiencies. In a country where most of the foods generally available to the public are GMO based and then stripped of their vital nutrients through industrial processing, nutrient deficiencies are an epidemic. Every time a person picks up and eats a common cake, cookie, cracker, candy, chip or chocolate, he or she filling their bodies with foods lacking vital nutrients.

For example, those crackers that look like fish have zero vitamin c, two percent of FDA…

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