Mild Nutrient Deficiency Accelerates Ageing and Disease

Are you suffering from malnutrition?

In the West we tend to think that we can’t possibly be malnourished, because it’s only impoverished people from poor countries that are malnourished. 

But in actual fact people in poor countries tend to be underfed and malnourished, and people in the West are overfed and malnourished because of poor dietary food choices and nutrient deficient commercial food consumption, also known as “empty calorie foods” and the biggest problem is just not knowing which nutrients come from which food sources.

US deficiencies

Most Americans aren’t even getting the minimum amount of essential nutrients, yet alone optimal amounts

To run your body you need the basic macronutrients of fuel, fats, and carbohydrates. But you also need 15 or so vitamins that are co-enzymes and 15 or so minerals that are required in enzymes, and then you need two essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, and then there are seven or eight essential amino acids, so all together, it’s roughly 40 substances. Virtually every metabolic pathway requires micronutrients. Deficiencies in these micronutrients may not be severe enough to create immediate clinical symptoms, but the long-range implications could lead to an increased risk of diseases associated with ageing. But the sad fact is that practically everybody is deficient at some level of these nutrients because of dietary deficiencies.

Faced with limited nutritional resources, your body must “decide” which biological functions to prioritise in order to give you the best chance to survive and reproduce. 

The research shoes that if you’re even a little bit deficient in one of the essential micronutrients, your body has to “ration” them in terms of priority. Under this scenario, your body will always direct nutrients toward short-term health and reproductive capability—and AWAY from regulation and repair of cellular DNA and proteins that increase longevity. 

 

Vit D mouse

 

This means that while your body may be providing nutritional support in the short-term to survive and reproduce, at the cellular level, the process of decay and death is accelerating due to insufficient nutrition for anything else but short-term goals.

Early death due to Vitamin C deficiency

Class after class after class of new students believe that they are okay with their vitamin C levels for the main reason that they have “heard” about vitamin C, so they assume that they are getting sufficient quantity from their diet. However upon analysis, it is quick to find out that they are woefully deficient in vitamin C from dietary sources.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, and the main water soluble antioxidant. A 10-year long study (UCLA 1992) involving 11,348 people showed that people who only consumed 60mg daily of Vitamin C, on average DIED 6 years earlier compared to people who supplemented with just 800mg of Vitamin C daily. 

Further, in the same study, it was found that those who took 800mg per day of Vitamin C (compared to those who only took 60mg per day) reduced their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 42%! (Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for half of all deaths). In a different study published in the British Medical Journal found that men who were deficient in Vitamin C had 3.5 times more heart attacks than men who were not deficient in Vitamin C

 

Folic Acid deficiency, like getting irradiated

xray folic acid

Folic acid deficiency in mice breaks DNA, just like exposure to radiation.

K to prevent Calcification

In Germany, where vitamin K was discovered, it is known as the “Koagulation” vitamin because it factors so heavily in blood clotting. 

Of course, it’s awesome in the short-term to have enough Vitamin K so as to prevent yourself bleeding to death, and coagulation is the first priority of your body, but what if you have insufficient Vitamin K left over to prevent age-related conditions such as bone fragility, arterial and kidney calcification, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. We are beginning to see interesting studies concerning vitamin K deficiencies and mortality from coronary heart disease.  

Additionally, people taking vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin to prevent strokes are experiencing serious vitamin K deficiencies and are at increased risk for osteoporosis and calcification of their arteries.

Nutrient deficiencies damage your DNA

Researcher Bruce Ames looked at this problem and whenever his lab made human cells in culture a little deficient in a vitamin or mineral, the cells started getting irreparable DNA damage. 

The sad fact is that practically everybody is deficient at some level of the essential nutrients because of dietary deficiencies. And there are just two ongoing reasons why people have dietary deficiencies of essential nutrients; 

1, Not knowing what nutrients come from which foods.

2, Lack of culinary skills and understanding about how to make super nutritious foods taste good.

I’ve been researching these two problems for 30 years, and have thoroughly resolved these problems for myself a long long time ago. The good news is that you do not have to potter around for decades like I have done through a library of health books and nutritional science literature to get this knowledge, because I have condensed this 30 years of research into a two part educational programme for lifelong health success, whereby you can conveniently compress decades of my time and learning, into just days of your time and learning:

Level 1: The Sexy Body Invincible Health Weekend

Level 2: Super Hero Training

For Maximum Vitality

Peter

3 responses to “Mild Nutrient Deficiency Accelerates Ageing and Disease

  1. Hi..ihave read the article on malnutrition. .I don’t understand the connection to folic acid and radiation..can u explain the relationship between them written here? Thank

  2. HI Elena, the relationship is that a folic acid deficiency – and many other deficiencies in essential nutritional components – permanently damage your DNA, just the same as if you went for a week-long holiday in Chernobyl

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