US Government Researching Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements and Why You Should As Well

It seems the United States Government is finally figuring out that vitamins, minerals and supplements are worth a bit of investment. To borrow the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is better then a pound of cure”. So to the tune of upwards of $300 dollars on two different projects the government is actually investing in multiple ways to prevent disease and injury. We don’t have to sit around though and wait for help from above though.

Announced just with the last two weeks by US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, is a initiative called the Prevention and Public Health Fund. It is designed to promote public health and wellness by developing the nation’s health infrastructure and has massive potential.

This investment in the public health infrastructure has a major focus on nutrition and dietary supplements. According to Andrew Shao, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at the trade group Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), “The preventive effects of certain dietary supplements are well documented, including strong evidence supporting the use of folic acid to prevent neural tube birth defects; omega-3 fatty acids to promote heart health; calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis; lutein to reduce the risk of muscular degeneration; etc.”

On top of that news. The military is researching Omega-3, CoEnzyme Q10 and antioxidants and their healing

Admitting and studying these truths is a major step in the right direction for us as a people. The main problem with the health care system as it is, is that we focus on caring for people more after they get sick instead of before.

For the most part, we go about living our lives, working our jobs and paying for health insurance so that when (and not if) we get sick the safety net that is our health care system catches us as we fall. If you think about it for a bit, this whole system doesn’t really make too much sense. If there was a simple way that you could be minimizing your risk of falling or even stopping it all together shouldn’t you take it?

I recently had a friend who for $75 in materials and about an hour of work saved thousands of dollars a year in their homeowners insurance just by making their roof a bit more secure. You can do the same with your health. No matter how good your insurance is, if you get cancer think of all you lose! Even if you are completely covered financially and you fully recover (both which is very rare). Think of all the lost time and pain you would have to endure. Then the worry of if it will come back and if you will be able to survive that time.

It is just not worth it.

Think of the slow pain and agony of losing someone to Alzheimer’s or any number of other preventable diseases? Or worse being that person yourself?

So I never would think I would say this but follow the government here. Better yet lead the government and do your own research find what you need the most and where you are the weakest and strengthen it yourself!

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