In one episode of Healthline Live Radio Show, Dr. Robert Marshall, Ph.D. and co-founder of Quantum Nutrition Labs, discusses some of his pet peeves regarding modern nutrition.
Dr. Marshall’s top pet peeve? “When we have a great diet, we think we’re covered. Not with American food. Even organic foods are often grown with synthetic fertilizers.” These foods might look just fine, but they can also contain harmful synthetic fertilizers, additives, and unwanted chemicals. Dr. Marshall elaborates on this: “Your food might look strong, but it reminds me of an old Corvette with a bad engine: a lot of great looks but a “no go”. Now we need to correct these shortfalls in our food.”
Dr. Marshall then discusses another pet peeve of his: antioxidant support: “There’s been a 50% decline in the antioxidant content of American food in the last 25 years,” he reports. That drastic drop can lead to lower levels of beneficial antioxidants and nutrients in our food, including decreases in naturally occurring melatonin, resveratrol, vitamin E, and B vitamins. “Melatonin is one of the first ones that comes to mind because, if you’re sitting in front of a computer screen, your melatonin levels have become compromised already.”
When it comes to vitamin E, Dr. Marshall raves about this important vitamin: “Vitamin E is critical to healthy circulation and healthy cardiovascular function.” In addition to this vitamin, Dr. Marshall also recommends the agent, CoQ-10: “As we pass the age of 45 to 50, we begin to need CoQ-10 much more, specifically if we are consuming large amounts of animal food such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy. CoQ-10 is critical to the health of the heart and the mitochondria – the little energy factories of the cell.” To take the load off the cardiovascular system, he recommends cutting back on animal foods.
Dr. Marshall also advises adding nutritional yeast to your diet: “This is a food powerhouse – 50% complete protein with natural glutathione, one of the key antioxidants for the entire body.” How could this powerful nutritional source be even better? It has an incredible taste! “You can sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of nutritional yeast on a salad and boy, does that taste good!” Dr Marshall raves.
Listen to the complete episode of Healthline Live Radio Show below to hear all of Dr. Marshall’s nutrition pet peeves – and his top recommendations to remedy them!