Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Is it possible the addition of synthetic vitamin supplements is harming humans in the long run? The work of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi in 1928 discoverd the need for vitamins in living entities such as animals, plants and people. It was apparent with the outbreak of scurvy and the cure of it by eating fresh fruits that there was something our bodies was missing that led to disease and death. The fruit provided it but it took Szent-Gyorgyi to discover exactly "what" it was.
Since then we have paid a great deal of attention on diet and eating the proper foods to maintain health and ward of disease. On the surface that sounds fine except with the discovery of genetics we are now learning that if we fail to use certain genes then we lose them or they fail to express themselves. Today with the abundance of vitamin supplements and fresh produce from around the world we may be entering a time when evolution is disabling our genes to make certain nutritional supplements such as vitamins.
We know in rehab. medicine that if one fails to exercise and use muscles then they atrophy and eventually become non functional. Current research indicates we have begun to see a disabling of genes that historically allowed our body to produce vitamins, minerals for our health. Why is this occurring? We have such an abundance of external foods supplying us with the necessary nutrients that no longer are the genes necessary for our nutritional needs.