By now most natural healthcare practitioners have heard of the SAD diet, standing for Standard American Diet. It’s essentially a diet that is lacking in important nutrients. And when you don’t eat a variety of vegetables then it’s only a matter of time before the body breaks down, which is what we call disease.
For this reason we have to differentiate between supplements called “food based” versus actual whole food supplements. Food-based is a relative term that doesn’t mean much to the body, even if it means a lot to marketing experts. The body doesn’t make judgments; it just takes what it cans from the food it is fed and then tries to keep itself functioning. But it definitely knows the difference between food-based and whole food. (And it knows that Count Chocula cereal is just candy you mix with milk so that your kids can support your dentist’s expensive buying habits).
Food-based generally means that a supplement contains some foods that are mixed in with isolated (often synthetic) nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carotenoids, and so on. This is like buying a car and having the important parts disconnected â€” the steering wheel, fuel injectors, hoses, and transmission sitting in loose pieces in the trunk. All the parts are there, but they are not connected as intended.
Whole food supplements â€” which are what we produce at NutriPlex Formulas â€” are just foods; all food and no isolates or synthetics. Why? Because the body knows the difference.
Back to the SAD diet…
When people eat the typical American, industrialized western fare, they are missing vital nutrients required by the body for cellular function, immune support, energy, and so on. This is where our supplements come in to play.
If your patient is on the SAD diet, the first thing to do is to explain what makes it so sad. Next, fill in the missing pieces with the most important supplements to cover the basic needs:
â€¢ BFood for stress reduction, moods, energy, digestive enzyme production, and the circulatory system;
â€¢ Green Nutrients for alkaline green vegetables that contain an array of minerals;
â€¢ Whole Food for a multiplicity of foods and all of their nutrients; and
â€¢ CaroC for foods that support cellular structures, elasticity of blood vessels, skin health, gums and teeth, and more
Why do your patients need these nutrients? Because the body knows the difference.