Many parents in my practice are focused soley on vitamins. They are discouraged with their child's diet and they want an insurance factor. "What multivitamin can I give my child to ensure his/her body's needs are met?" Parents are often not enthused to hear my answer: "No vitamin (or mineral) supplement can replace the REAL deal: a well-balanced, whole foods diet." No matter how hard we try - we cannot replace what nature so beautifully packaged for us in the form of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains. REAL food is naturally packed full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients.
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