Sunday, May 02, 2010

The A B and C's of Health Care Reform

The first modern scientific experiments to identify vitamins were conducted long ago. Food concentrates of vitamin C were discovered in the 1700's, while food concentrates of vitamins A and B-complex were discovered in the 1800's. Experiments in the early 1800's also identified sunshine as a source of vitamin D.

Deficiency in "factors" A, B, C, and D are responsible for all the frightening pandemic diseases associated with poor nutrition. In my mind, this makes vitamins A, B, C, and D special.

I am aware of only one textbook dedicated solely to the nutritional biochemistry of vitamins. To the best of my knowledge, it is not required reading for becoming a professional anywhere in the healthcare industry. So if you want to become a world expert on vitamins A, B, C, and D, all you need to do is master the required basic science courses that enable you to understand biochemistry and then read this text. You can rest assured that the doctors and nurses caring for you and the nutritionists preparing menus for your children have not read this text and know less about the biochemistry of vitamins than the handful of scientists who have.

People like stories. For this one, I just can't find a good story. In my opinion, societies world wide have underplayed the importance of vitamins A, B, C, and D for hundreds of years. I hold this opinion because I believe that we are living in a time of epidemic vitamin deficiency. My opinion is easy to test. I have asserted that regular, educated usage of vitamins A, B, C, and D prevent cavities. This assertion is easily tested by all readers. Almost every family has a child or senior with bad teeth. Provide them with the doses of vitamins A, B, and C and with regular sunshine as I recommend and new cavities either stop or don't stop.

Vitamins and sunshine are not easy to use. Overdoses are easily accomplished and result in immediate discomforts. The benefits are difficult to detect and can take years to deliver full benefits. That's why I believe the healthcare industry should make studying the nutritional biochemistry of vitamins a priority. Achieving maximal benefit from vitamin supplements while causing minimal discomfort is a difficult task.

For unhealthy readers, their is much to gain and little to lose by heeding my advise. The discomforts of vitamin overdose pale in comparison to the discomforts of poor health and are easily remedied by adjusting the dose of the offending vitamin down.

Here's wishing for good health to all,

Steve