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The driving force behind this series of publications was born in England, just one year into World War Two. People dying not in combat but from health problems relating to lifestyle, including his own parents, was the life-amending catalyst which launched Jake Anthony’s lifelong interest in health, fitness and life extension - and a search for answers. A wish to become a professional actor and writer was fulfilled through hard work and dedication against the odds, and Jake Anthony obtained a degree of ‘celebrity’ over the years. His work as a character actor can still be seen on TV from time to time. Jake also became one of the most published writers who nobody knows about! This was due to his work going mainly uncredited as an internationally published journalist in advertising and PR; under pseudonyms as author, with many ‘to-kill-for’ reviews; and as editor and/or ghost writer for others. Jake had a couple of small ‘best sellers’ in the East and the West, and is the man behind a handful of ‘cult’ novels which change hands for large sums via on-line booksellers.
Another life-amending incident occurred when his extremely fit and healthy actor and stunt man son, died from an interaction between prescribed drugs. Like ‘Lord Jim’ - Joseph Conrad’s character in the book and movie - Jake left his homeland and wandered the Orient for 20 plus years trying to make sense of it all. This was interrupted by a series of health disasters at the hands of the allopathic medical system in the West which would have killed most people. Ironically, they were initiated by prescribed drugs that were supposed to cure, not kill. This was added to by the Western system of treating the symptom rather than fully identifying the cause. Jake’s series of the potential lifestyle based killers included cancer, crisis level hypertension, borderline type-2 diabetes, acute and chronic pancreatitis, and gallstones. As prescribed drugs had initiated his series of interlinked health disasters - and time after time exacerbated them - Jake turned his back on the Western medical system and from then on utilised nutritional, holistic and alternative therapies known about for thousands of years in the Orient and the East. His host of ailments regressed or were controlled, and extra decades of life were obtained. Some joint problems came later, but you would not believe it when you see the author pumping iron and skipping (jump rope) like an in-shape boxer. The author’s ‘beating the odds’ experience and use of holistic and alternative therapies, almost certainly played a part in his survival. The ‘How To’ and ‘Why’ are detailed in this series of books. Jake’s fit and youthful appearance belies the fact that he is technically a senior citizen, well over the age of retirement. Knowledge is power. Your choice.
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CONTENTS FOREWORD 1. VITAMINS, MINERALS, AMINO ACIDS & ENZYMES The Role of Vitamins Big Pharma & Their Big Vitamin Scam Why Synthetic Vitamins Don’t Work How Vitamins and Minerals Work Big Pharma & The Destruction Of Your Health. But it Gets Worse With GMO Frankenfood How To Beat Codex Alimentarius Vitamins & Minerals: The Natural Alternatives The EarthBox How To Grow Fantastic Vegan Food Indoors Vitamins - An Instant Guide The Role of Minerals Minerals - An Instant Guide The Role of Amino Acids Essential Amino Acids - An Instant Guide Non-Essential Amino Acids - An Instant Guide Amino Acids Breathrough For Athletes and Body-Builders The Role of Enzymes Enzymes and Digestion Enzymes and Ageing Detoxify with Enzyme Rich Foods Amino Acids & Protein Good Sources Of Protein
2. THE VITAMIN & MINERAL CONTENT OF YOUR FOOD Fruit, Vegetables and Health Fruit - An Instant Nutritional Guide Plant Sources of Vitamin C - An Instant Guide Vegetables - An Instant Nutritional Guide Lycopene & Health Lycopene Sources - An Instant Guide Your Nuts Nuts - An Instant Nutritional Guide Dairy, Grains & Animal Protein - An Instant Guide Fish: Nutritional Content Fish: Vitamin Content - An Instant Guide Fish: Mineral Content - An Instant Guide The Vitamin and Mineral Content of Culinary Herbs & Spices - An Instant Guide 3. SMART SUPPLEMENTS & SUPERFOODS Smart Nutrients. Superfoods What is a Portion? Superfoods - An Instant Guide.
4. SUPERFOODS - AN INSTANT GUIDE 5. SHOPPING & COOKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES Why organic is Best - The Proof Yes, Organic Truly is Best Wildcrafted The Case For Sea Salt Concentrated Fruit Juices Are Not The Real Thing How Hydrogenated Fats & Oils Can Kill You How Microwaved Cooking Is Killing You Ten Reasons For Throwing Out Your Microwave Oven A Fast & Healthier Alternative To Microwave Cooking REFERENCE NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (Nutrition) Dr. Robert J. Woodward B.Pharm., Ph.D., M.Royal Pharm. Soc., C. Chem., F.R.S.C. • The knowledge, experience and assistance provided by the above, was invaluable in the compilation of this publication. Cover Design: Bird and Jake Anthony. REFERENCE • Thanks are offered to the many scientists, nutritionists, naturopaths, social scientists, psychologists, educational psychologists and professionals in a wide range of disciplines throughout the world, whose work has been utilised as reference material in the ‘Holistic Health’ series of publications. NB. The content of this publication is for information purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a physician, naturopath or other certified health care practitioner. The products and holistic procedures discussed herein are not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease.
An intelligent approach to vitamin and mineral therapy can play an important part in the search for good health in its widest sense. It has also been proven to increase the IQ of young children. In the modern world nothing can be taken for granted, as far too many corporations supplying our food place profit before business integrity. The lowdown on what Big Pharma and Big Food have been doing to devastate your health with their ‘dead’ food and ‘synthetic’ vitamins, will blow your mind. When it comes to the nutritional quality of your diet, you will not wish to take any chances. A comprehensive and easy to understand guide to vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and the foods that contain them, is therefore essential. The author of this series of books has followed most of the information and recommendations contained within for most of his life. When you see him pumping iron and skipping (jump rope) like an in-shape boxer, you would say that the anecdotal evidence regarding the content of this book, really works. Knowledge is power. Your choice.
1 Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids & Enzymes
THE ROLE OF VITAMINS An obese person dies on average nine years earlier than somebody of normal weight. A very obese person’s life is cut short by an average of 13 years. They are also more prone to suffer from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke - which are associated with excess weight. You are what you eat, and ensuring that you obtain an adequate intake of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes of the right type, is one of the major keys to good health and longevity. Vitamins are organic food substances found only in living things - plants and animals. Small amounts are required for the regulation of all bodily processes, such as cell repair, forming bone and tissue, metabolism, converting fat and carbohydrate into energy, assisting the immune system, transport of oxygen in the blood, and much more. Any deficiency in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes will inevitably lead to certain diseases, ailments or abnormal conditions. Without micronutrients we would die. When we sicken and die prematurely, it is predominately because the body’s natural repair mechanisms are below par and the processes of decay are in overdrive. In a great many cases, this is due to multiple micronutrient depletion. With few exceptions - such as vitamin D, which can be obtained from exposure to sunlight - the body cannot manufacture vitamins. They must be supplied in the diet. There are two types of vitamins - fat soluble and water soluble. Fat soluble vitamins are needed every day but can be stored by the body, so foods containing them do not need to be eaten on a daily basis. However, taking more than you need of fat soluble
vitamins can be harmful. Everything in moderation. Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body, so have to be taken on a daily basis in foods containing them. Water soluble vitamins can be destroyed by heat, exposure to the air, and in cooking. Boiling food loses a lot of its vitamin content. Grilling or steaming is more conducive to retaining vitamin content. Convection cookers retain more of the vitamin, mineral, amino acids and enzyme content of foods. Portable versions are available at low cost.. A balanced diet of fresh, preferably ‘organic’ food, is clearly the most favoured and natural method of obtaining a good daily intake of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Raw fruits, vegetables and nuts are a particularly good source, as most of the enzymes in them are retained. Culinary herbs and spices are also a surprisingly good source in highly bioavailable form. In a Netherlands six years study, the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s’s was reduced by 19% for those taking Vitamin E supplements; 18% for those taking Vitamin C; and 19% for those who consumed a high daily intake of vegetables . It has been shown over a long period of time in many countries, that the substances which mop up free radicals in the body antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, E, zinc and selenium - help prevent cancer and other immune deficiency related illnesses. Folic acid and the B vitamins help prevent heart disease and stroke  However, other studies including one from the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, reported in November 2008, found that men taking vitamin C and E antioxidants in supplement form were no more or less likely to develop cancer than those taking a placebo. Dr. Sesso who oversaw the study, previously reported that vitamin supplements were unable to prevent cardiovascular disease. What is important however, is that
those studies used ‘synthetic’ lab-derived vitamins. Not good. Laboratory simulated vitamins - which are usually manufactured by Big Pharma - are continuously shown to have little or no positive effect on health, and some vitamins chemically derived in the laboratory have actually been shown to ‘increase’ the risk of contracting disease. The key to the enigma is to obtain your vitamins and minerals from natural food sources - which rules out convenience foods and junk food restaurant fare. And don’t be fooled by labels stating that a food has been ‘reinforced’ with vitamins, as they are almost certainly lab-derived from Big Pharma - many of which have been proven not to work and some can cause harm. Vitamins and minerals, and also enzymes and amino acids, work closely together as co-factors for each other’s efficacy. If one part is missing, or in the wrong form or wrong amount, entire chains of metabolic processes will not proceed normally, leading to a downward health spiral over a period of time. Synthetic vitamins concocted in the lab, do not contain the complete vitamin complex. An example is ascorbic acid - generally regarded by the medical and scientific community as being vitamin C. Wrong. Ascorbic acid is a very important component of vitamin C, but does not become active vitamin C able to prevent scurvy and other diseases, unless all the other co-factors which exist in natural vitamin C - as found in food such as limes and potatoes - are included. This is why huge dosages of ascorbic acid are unable to cure scurvy, whereas less than 20 mgs of natural vitamin C in a potato, can. Dr. Szent-Georgi (Nobel Prize winner, who discovered vitamin C in 1937), came to understand that ascorbic acid, rutin, and the other factors, were synergists - co-factors which together
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