This nutrition/health and wellness book was written to inform people about the disparity between what we expect of our vitamin supplements and what they actually provide. Over the past fifty years, increasingly processed food has had its natural bioactive vitamins stripped out while having the synthetic forms substituted back in through fortification and supplementation. These artificial vitamins are poorly made, poorly absorbed, and poorly utilized, eventually being just flushed away unused.
It is this nutritional deficiency that is exacerbating the universal illness of chronic inflammation which contributes to the onset of depression, dementia, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, etc. What I explain in the book is the newly understood mechanism by which this occurs by focusing on the two most essential of the essential vitamins—B12 and folate.
The pro-inflammatory mechanism explored is the biochemical relationship between the deficiency of the bioactive vitamer forms of B12 and folate and reduced DNA epigenetic methylation. While this is a mouthful, its meaning will be easily explained and understood in the book. I call this process the Vitamer Revolution, hence the title: Your Vitamins Are Obsolete: The Vitamer Revolution — A Program for Healthy Living and Healthy Longevity.
B12 and folate vitamers are the forms of vitamins that are actually used by the cells. These vitamers are critical to the performance of every biochemical activity in the body from the expression of genes to the production of energy molecules to the cleansing of cellular waste products. For example, if you have plenty of vitamin D and calcium but not enough B vitamers, you can still develop osteoporosis.
On this site, I will also explore topics related to nutrition and mental health called Nutritional Psychiatry along with other closely and not so closely related topics.