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Some people argue that vitamins (natural or synthetic) or herbs are necessary for good health because the soil is depleted. This is not true. When soil is depleted, it makes a smaller carrot than it would if it were fertile. If you have two carrots—one from depleted soil and one from fertile soil—the two carrots are the same chemically, and thus have the same nutrients. Fertile soil would produce larger and more carrots. If the soil were totally depleted, a carrot could not be made. A cow grazing in a less fertile field will make less milk. But milk is milk all across the country. Primarily, fertilizing increases volume.
Some individuals have prescriptions for vitamins because they have special conditions—usually malabsorption syndromes. Please check with your physician. There is a need, however, to watch out for overdosing on vitamins. Taking frequent, large doses of vitamins is not natural, and since we are the first generation to do this, all of the bad side effects are not yet known. I have had people who I counseled who had peripheral numbness (of their hands and feet). The physicians diagnosed it as 10 times the normal amount of vitamin B12 in the bloodstream from taking prenatal vitamins for years. Overdosing in small amounts over time could be very bad for you. My suggestion is to slowly come back down off this overdosing under a physician’s monitoring. You will feel so much better and save money as well.
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