Don’t Worry, *B* Happy

I think my gravestone may read: “That person needs B vitamins.” But seriously, given our over-processed, denatured, precooked, super-heated, super-cooled, transported, microwaved, chemically-laced American diet — just about everyone has to be deficient in one, if not all the B vitamins.

Here are a few things that I have witnessed when people started taking B vitamins: irrational behavior transformed to rational, women with severe, debilitating PMS become models of love and civility, memory improvement, ashtma improvement, geographic tongue disappears, chronic bad breath cured, people weaned off of anti-depressents (with doctors knowledge), insomnia improved, energy level raised, sensitivity to noise overcome, just to name a few things. These are all things realated to very real, physical things that are happening in the body, or not happening in the body, due to the role of B vitamins.

We cannot have a gnostic view of our bodies and our health. We are material beings, and our creator made us that way. He also made us with very real nutritional requirements in order for our bodies to be nourished and to function properly. To deny that, is to deny reality, the reality that God himself created. (Am I repeating myself?)

An article I read once claimed that because the author’s mother had made a peanut butter sandwich (Skippy, white bread and jelly made with sugar) with faith and love, and he received it in faith and love, it had everything in it that he needed for nourishment and health. Perhaps that peanut butter sandwich was miraculous. But, that would be the only explanation for what he claimed! Put to the test of what was actually contained in the sandwich, it would fall woefully short of nourishment for a living person.

I do not think God is responsible for miracles on the table three times a day. (Now, for some of us, it may seem a miracle to get any kind of food on the table three times a day!) But, I do think he gives us responsibilities that originated back in the garden that Adam and Eve were to faithfully tend. Our creator made it very clear that he had given us good things for our use and nourishment. Each different food, from meat to fruit, vegetables, dairy products, grains, etc. has a unique blend of elements that are designed to feed the cells that make up our bodies — about 73 trillion of them. If we limit our diet to processed, packaged foods, we can never get the amount of nutrients our cells require for health. In fact, even when we cook most things from scratch, it will still be a challenge due to farming methods that have lowered nutrient levels, transportation, storage, and the depressing fact that most of us do not have an active enough lifestyle to take in the amount of food that would be needed to provide the vital nutrients. The area of nutrition is full of wonderful lessons about our Creator, and also about the creature (us). We are ashes and water, amazingly arranged, and transformed dirt and water!

Nourishing our very organic bodies with good food, and good supplements is, I think, good stewardship. Why? Because, I am going to help myself and my family to be: more loving, more forgiving, more energetic, and more fruitful for the Lord. Especially, if I begin with B vitamins!

More on B’s soon!

Posted by Terri Fisher on September 26, 2005 at 9:53 p.m. There are 5 comments. You can leave a comment below or trackback from your site.

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I would love to read what you have learned about the best way to get the B’s in my system. I feel a great deal of the symptoms you listed.

Anxious to learn more!

Joni

Hi Joni,

Thanks for your comment on the blog. I am blessed to be able to share these things with people. The B vitamin family is found in whole grains, beef, seafood, liver, vegetables, especially green leafy ones, brewers yeast, eggs, dairy products, and sea vegetables. This is not a very specific list. Each of the B vitmins, with family members (10 in all), are found in different groupings, in varying amounts in the various foods. B12 is found primarily in animal products, which is why vegetarians are prone to deficiencies. Like other vitamins that are found in families, they work synergistically, and it is recommended that they are taken together, with single B vitamins being taken only for shorter durations to address specific conditions.

But, honestly, it is hard to get enough without supplementing. This is due to several things: poor digestion, use of antibiotics, and denatured foods, to name a few. Brewers yeast is a traditional source of B’s, but many people find it too distasteful, and too prone to cause flatulence to use. The B supplement that we carry is based on Brewers Yeast, but has been turned into a predigested sort that is very easily absorbed. It is more effective than anything we ever tried from the health food stores.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Blessings, Terri

Thank you Terri. I know you have been a great blessing to God’s church by sharing what you have learned.

from a grateful heart!

Joni

Terri, Great information I have found another source for excellant product information. Thanks for taking the timing to share. Kevin

Great article, Terri. I’m making several copies to pass around (in my home)!

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