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Subject:         Re: clarify your position
Date: April 20, 2015 at 12:20 am PST

In Reply to: clarify your position posted by flow on April 19, 2015 at 11:49 am:

I read your Robb Wolf supplement article, the Chris Kresser link doesn't work by the way.

But ive read more than enough of Kressers articles anyway to know the various supplements he recommends are therapeutic aids in the treatments of various conditions such as prescript-assist probiotic for IBS or whatever.

Firstly before we even begin with the article, i know fine well many of these people recommend various supplements, i know that fine well, i see you completely missed my point.

There is a gross difference here between recommending supplements to compensate for your diets lack of ability to provide basic essential nutrients(b12, vitamin D, DHA etc).

And recommending supplements to further boost athletic performance such as additional creatine, beta-alanine or whatever else was mentioned.

Or when there is a genuine need for supplementation such as Robb Wolf mentions taking co-enzyme for those taking statin pharmaceutical drugs, as statins cause deficiency of co-enzyme q10.

These are the genuine applications and exactly what supplements were designed for.

Or for treating deficiencies, to compensate for genetic defects or therapeutic supplements for the treatment of diseases. Again these are all valid applications of using supplements, so the article you've linked only really reinforces my point.

Stripping your diet of plant foods like a SAD eater does then relying on sythethic vitamin C(ascorbic acid) or stripping your diet of all animal foods like vegans do then requiring 10 supplements as mandatory, is not the proper application of supplements.

You're relying on synthetic lab made nutrients that any healthy diet should be capable of providing.

Basically you couldn't have picked a worse article to try make your point because pretty much all of it was orientated towards increasing athletic performance with supplements, which for top level athletes is again a valid application of supplements.

If Robb Wolf had been recommending synthetic vitamin C supplements instead of just eating fruit, then that would be comparable to your vegan "experts" recommendations.

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