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If we gave our bodies all the nutrients it needed for optimal health, would we feel AMAZING?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 29, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Taken into account that our bodies absorbed the nutrients we gave it.

This leads me to another question.

How do we know if our bodies are absorbing the nutrients we are giving it?

Are there certain foods/herbs/supplements we can take to make sure are bodies are absorbing the nutrients we give it?

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on October 31, 2011
at 07:27 AM

Grace, although the term has good 'intention', in the medical world, it has become a cliché term...

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on October 30, 2011
at 11:42 PM

'bio-psycho-social'... AWESOME~!!

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on October 30, 2011
at 10:34 PM

I've noticed that over time I am actually feeling "better" over all than I used to. I'm less irritible and actually enjoy coping with life's challenges. I don't know how to change a flat tire, but if I get one I know who to call. I enjoy feeling "fine" and am surprised when I don't feel fine which is rare these days. A slow subtile improvement nothing dramatic. I'll take it.

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on October 30, 2011
at 08:10 AM

I can't tell if this is a joke or serious. Haha, but for the sake of being thorough, I should mention I've never actually tried cocaine.

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on October 30, 2011
at 07:17 AM

I think you do feel amazing, but you've skewed your baseline happiness level with too much coke in the 80s.

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on October 29, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Dictators get to wear KRAZY clothes - very interesting fashion going on there.

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on October 29, 2011
at 09:39 PM

First I'd have to shake this headcold. Then y'all would have to elect me as dictator - er, I mean president. Then I'd feel great.

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89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on October 30, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Let me answer with another question:

Do you think that being amazing all the time would make evolutionary sense?

Replication of genes is where it's at (in biology). Good nutrition definitely is important. But I predict that having sex will even make you feel better.

Think broader, think bio-psycho-social.

Having said that, I think that optimal nutrition has the ability to improve your overall wellbeing significantly. But I don't expect to feel amazing all the time.

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on October 30, 2011
at 11:42 PM

'bio-psycho-social'... AWESOME~!!

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

(10299)

on October 31, 2011
at 07:27 AM

Grace, although the term has good 'intention', in the medical world, it has become a cliché term...

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on October 30, 2011
at 04:53 PM

Nutrients don't make me feel amazing, they keep me from getting sick. It's the beautiful things in life that make me feel amazing.

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on October 30, 2011
at 04:02 PM

I feel much better now. Much better. But I do so many things that it doesn't even make sense any more [selfcriticism is my stronger side :P]

Anyway, you don't know for sure, you can only guess by side effects, just as you can't see black hole but you know its there by its influence to the objects you can actually see.

With aging, you can be almost sure you are not getting enough of everything. Given the low toxicity of important nutrients, I feel more secure with rich urine then poor body.

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on October 30, 2011
at 03:44 PM

As with money, past a certain point I don't think you really feel "better" than "good".

But, to continue feeling "good" I think you need to continue trying to feel "better".

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on October 30, 2011
at 04:48 PM

We're not designed to feel like we're on an euphoric high 24/7; good health is not a drug. Eating a highly nourishing diet will make you feel "not bad" all the time. The rest is up to you.

The amazing feelings in life are not automatic, they're wrought slowly from great experiences. Correcting your vitamin D deficiency might stop you from feeling sickly all the time, but it's not going to replicate a long, hardy laugh with good friends.

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on October 30, 2011
at 05:58 AM

I feel generally awesome when I don't eat the NADs, but I assume there are diminishing returns the more you micromanage.

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9ffe43c6c5990ed710c7c49b12d6ee7f

on October 30, 2011
at 03:51 AM

Ugh, the ultimate question!

I admit, healthy eating for me is all about pursuing that elusive state of "looking and feeling good."

Admittedly, no matter the diet I never really feel "great" on a continuous basis. I wish eating perfectly was akin to snorting cocaine, and would make me feel like a god. Alas, the only thing I notice from near-perfect nutrition is a lack of sleepiness when waking, good exercise recovery, and an even mood. Though I'm constantly tweaking things and downing spinach in an attempt to meet all my body's needs, I think I'm made to feel fine, but I'm sturdy enough to keep feeling fine even if I haven't gotten all the magnesium/zinc/copper/whatever I'm supposed to get.

Let me know if any of you actually feel amazing.

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on October 30, 2011
at 07:17 AM

I think you do feel amazing, but you've skewed your baseline happiness level with too much coke in the 80s.

9ffe43c6c5990ed710c7c49b12d6ee7f

on October 30, 2011
at 08:10 AM

I can't tell if this is a joke or serious. Haha, but for the sake of being thorough, I should mention I've never actually tried cocaine.

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on October 30, 2011
at 10:34 PM

I've noticed that over time I am actually feeling "better" over all than I used to. I'm less irritible and actually enjoy coping with life's challenges. I don't know how to change a flat tire, but if I get one I know who to call. I enjoy feeling "fine" and am surprised when I don't feel fine which is rare these days. A slow subtile improvement nothing dramatic. I'll take it.

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