Are you suffering from malnutrition ?

Essential nutrients deficiency.
Statistic on North American nutrient status.
Information found on this Web Page is based on
Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES, 1971-1974)
Nationwide Food Consumption Survey (NFCS, 1977-1978)
in North America.


These surveys have measured intake of 13 of about 45 officially recognized essential nutrients in tens of thousands of people.   Of those 13 essential nutrients, only sodium was present in adequate amounts (actually, many people suffer toxic symptoms (hypertension) from an excess of sodium resulting from the overuse of table salt - refined salt ). 


The following percentage of people is getting less than USA Government - set Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).

RDA is the amount of an essential nutrient that is sufficient to keep most normal healthy adults from developing deficiency symptoms.


Nutrient % who get less than RDA Nutrient % who get less than RDA
calcium (Ca) 68% Vitamin B1 45%
folacin 10% Vitamin B2 34%
iron (Fe) 57% Vitamin B3 33%
magnesium (Mg) 75% Vitamin B6 80%
phosphorus (P) 27% Vitamin B12 34%
Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 41%


Statistics on food-related degenerative conditions also indicate that there is a high percentage of people that are deficient.

Clinicians observing smaller number of people 'unofficially' estimate the incidence of deficiency of other nutrients as:


Nutrient % who get less than RDA Nutrient % who get less than RDA
biotin 10% selenium (Se) 50-60%
chromium (Cr) 90% pantothenic acid 25%
copper (Cu) 85-90% Vitamin D 10%
manganese (M) 20-30% Vitamin E 20-40%
silicon (Si) 30% Vitamin K 15%
zinc (Zn) 35-60% omega3s 95%

Most peope are deficient on water !

No drink can replace water !

Read book: "Your Body Many Cries For Water"


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References :

Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES, 1971-1974)

Nationwide Food Consumption Survey (NFCS, 1977-1978)

Koop,E. The Surgeon General's Report. Washington,DC. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Publication No.88-50210. 1988



Linoleic Acid (LA)

Deficiency Symptoms:

Alpha Linolenic Acid (LNA)

Deficiency Symptoms:

  • eczema-like skin eruptions;
  • loss of hair;
  • liver degeneration;
  • behavioral disturbances;
  • kidney degenerations;
  • excessive water loss through the skin accompanied by thirst;
  • drying up of glands;
  • susceptibility to infections;
  • failure of wound healing;
  • sterility in males;
  • miscarriage in females;
  • arthritis-like conditions;
  • heart and circulatory problems ; and
  • growth retardation;

Prolonged absence of  LA  from diet is fatal. All of the deficiency symptoms (except death) can be reversed by adding LA back to the diet from which it was missing.

LA is found in safflower, sunflower, hemp, soybean,walnut, pumpkin, sesame, and flax.

Safflower and sunflower are the richest source of LA.

  • growth retardation;
  • weakness;
  • impairment of vision and learning ability;
  • motor incoordination;
  • tingling sensations in arms and legs;
  • behavioral changes;

These symptoms can be reversed by adding LNA back to the diet from which it was missing. Other symptoms that can result from LNA (or w3) deficiency include :

  • high triglycerides;
  • high blood pressure;
  • sticky platelets;
  • tissue inflammation;
  • edema;
  • dry skin;
  • mental deterioration;
  • low metabolic rate;
  • some kinds of immune dysfunction;

These are not considered 'classic' symptoms of w3 deficiency, but often respond remarkably well to w3 supplementation.


LNA is five times more unstable than LA and modern people consume 10 times less LNA  then LA. 

LNA is found in  flax, hemp seed, canola(rape seed), soybean, walnut and dark-green leaves. Flax seed is the richest source, containing over 50% of its fatty acids as LNA. Chia and kukui (candlenut) oils contains about 30% LNA. Hemp seed oil contains about 20% LNA. Pumpkin seed oil contains between 1% and 15% LNA. Canola oil contains up to 10% LNA and Walnut oil contains between 3% and 11% LNA.

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