If you are what you eat, what happens when you crap four times a day? Are you absorbing anything? What if you don’t crap for days? Then?
Chances, are no, you are not absorbing anything worthwhile. Remember, you heard it here first. The proof is in the pooping. (Soon to be trademarked, so watch it)
Problem being, most American eat crap. And, then have problems with their crap. Whole aisles at Tarjay are dedicated to taking a dump, or lack thereof.
Enter fun vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and the resulting problems that ensue. Back in the winter of 2009, I asked my son’s traditional pediatrician, Dr. C if we could run a vitamin and mineral analysis to see if any deficiencies were causing his developmental delays.
Her answer, “Well, that’s more of a holistic approach. We don’t offer anything beyond iron and vitamin D.”
My reply: “Don’t micronutrients make up who we are? Why doesn’t insurance cover this? It doesn’t make a lick of sense.”
I smell a rat.
I can’t wait til our October appointment when I arrived armed and dangerous with boatloads of peer-reviewed research regarding vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I plan on dragging Moose back to Quest Diagnostics to run all of his levels.
If you don’t recall Moose’s first blood draw, relive the fun: Needle meets Moose.
In the meantime, Momnivore is hitting the books. Hard-core. But, this time I am going Good Will Hunting Style, because I can’t take on any more student loans. Unless Oprah’s gonna pay my balance of $15,000 from my undergrad and masters. Thanks, I accept checks.
Adventures in Nutrition 101 beginning STAT.