VITAMINS/SUPPLEMENTS? CHEMICAL OR NATURAL

I started my journey into being well by using supplements in the 1960’s. At that time most supplements were produced using artificial substances. One day while getting a yearly check up, my heart went crazy. The doctor went into panic mode and sent me immediately to the hospital where a heart specialist put me through a myriad of tests. The prognosis? Nothing was wrong with my heart. The doctor then asked me, “What in the world have you been doing or taking? Are you on drugs?  I responded by telling him I was only taking Vitamin Supplements, to which he angrily responded, “which ones?”  I  blurted out the list. When I came to Vitamin A, he said “VITAMIN A”, how many milligrams a day are you taking? I told him, “25,000, that is what the bottle said was in each little pill”. He flipped out and said, “Lady, are you trying to kill yourself?”  To make a long story short, the doctor told me I had overdosed on Vitamin A, and if I kept taking that much Vitamin A it would destroy  my liver. He ordered me to stop taking it immediately. I complied.

Vitamin A, at least what I was taking back in the 1960’s, was not made from natural ingredients. Eventually, I went back to taking it in Beta- Carotene form which had just come on the market. This was supposed be natural; the latest craze, good for everybody, etc.

So, how did being natural, make Beta-Carotene better or different I queried, since it was still Vitamin A.  The information that came out regarding Beta-Carotene informed folks that it could be taken safely, and in larger quantities (which no one should do), because it is stored in your body and when your body says it needs Vitamin A, it naturally turns the Beta-Carotene into the amount of Vitamin A your body needs.

I was now on the road to research. NATURAL!  What was it, how did it work, why were natural supplements better than chemically produced supplements? I was insatiably curious. I needed to find out everything I could about natural supplements and how one’s body responds to Natural versus Chemically produced supplements.

To shorten another long story, it took many years of research and trying everything out on myself, before I by chance, became acquainted with Robert Morse N.D.  His knowledge and willingness to share, changed my life forever. I attended his course at the International School of Detoxification in Florida, and became certified as a Detoxification Specialist.

 

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