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There are over 50 essential health factors, 47 are essential nutrients   by #56153   18 year 2 of 2 (100%)

Research have demonstrated over 50 essential factors that help us stay healthy.
About 47 are essential nutrients that must come from our environment, we must consume them.

These factors are :

1 Oxygen (air under correct pressure range and humidity = Earth's atmosphere)
2 Temperature range (common temperature ranges on planet Earth)
3 Gravity (Earth's gravity field)
4 Light (sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere)
5 Sleep

For most of us, these 5 factors are God's given, we don't think too much about them.

The other 47 factors are essential nutrients, nutrients we must get from the food, cause we are unable to produce them inside our body:

- Water (clean water)
- A source of energy (carbs, proteins or fat)
- 21 minerals
- 13 vitamins
- 8 amino acids (10 for children, 11 for premature infants)
- 2 essential fatty acids;

For optimum health and wellness our bodies need to get all the essential nutrients. Understanding the concept of essential nutrients is very important:

Essential nutrients are those that the body HAS TO HAVE to stay healthy.

There are few exceptions: Our body can produce Vitamin D, if we expose our skin to sunlight. If sunlight is not available, we must get Vitamin D from food, in order to stay healthy.

If the body cannot manufacture the essential nutrients, that leaves only two possibilities:

-we can get the essential nutrients from the food we eat or
-we can get them from nutritional supplements.

The best is if you can get essential nutrients from the food you eat.

In order to achieve that, you must not consume industrially processed foods.
You should consume:
- unrefined Sea Salt (all minerals are there)
- seaweed (natural source of Iodine and many minerals)
- unrefined oils (source of essential fatty acids, many minerals and many phytonutrients)
- home made foods (wide range of different foods freshly prepared)

Ideally, everybody should get optimal amounts of all these nutrients on a daily basis. In treating cancer, deficiency or imbalance of each of those essential nutrients may actually promote cancer. Each of those essential nutrients could be important in cancer treatment.

RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowances of nutrients are established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council of the USA. Most other countries accept RDA standard.

In a published interview Senator William Proxmire commented,

"The RDA standard is established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, which is influenced, dominated and financed in part by the food industry. The Board is both the creature of the food industry and heavily financed by the food industry."

He went on to say, "At best, the RDAs are only a 'recommended' allowance at obsolete levels designed to prevent some terrible disease. At worst, they are based on the conflicts of interest and self-serving views of certain portions of the food industry. Almost never are they provided at levels to provide for optimum health and nutrition."

At issue here is the difference between adequate and optimal. The RDAs are like the minimum wage. Very few people target the minimum wage as their lifelong goal and symbol of success. Neither should we view the RDAs as anything other than the minimum nutritional standard, having nothing to do with optimal health and wellness.

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