Ichibutsu Zentai Shoku: Whole Foods vs. Supplements

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About 2 weeks ago, I shared with you a book called Cho to Mori no Tsuchi wo Sodateru: Biseibutsu ga Kenko ni Suru Hito to Kankyo, Fostering the Soil in the Gut and Forest: Humans and the Environment that are Kept Healthy by Microorganisms.


This book. It was written by Dr. Risa Kirimura, and she says it is better to absorb nutrients from food than from supplements because diverse nutrients contained in a plant work synergetically as a whole rather than separately as a part.

When I read this section, it reminded me of the concept Ichibutsu Zentai Shoku, which is popular in the Japanese natural food movement.

It means eating food as a whole.

However, people who support the idea of taking supplements often say that a plant today doesn’t have sufficient nutrients and we do need to take supplements.

In that case, what can we do?

For details, please watch this video.

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