I was watching a documentary about medical myths. One really got my attention.
What is snake oil? Snake oil is actually Chinese medicine. It is created from a snake and used to help many things including sore muscles. it appears that this was brought to American by the Chinese workers on the Trans Continental Road. It was a huge back breaking job. They used snake oil to help with their sore muscles.
It became popular. But in the 1916 there was a salesman who was selling this. Clark Stanley’s Snake Oil Liniment, the only Western produced snake oil known to have been examined. It was tested and found not to include any snake oil. It a shoddy substitute. He got arrested.
So the press had a field day and “snake oil” was now used to describe anything that was deceptive telling people it would cure their ills when it wouldn’t. I’ve even heard the term applied to the various alternative medicines available for health.
Why do I ask if you are being sold snake oil? Well the body needs forty nutrients to be able to create and sustain health. if you don’t have one of these, you can create deficiencies which result in 100s of chemical reactions not happening So, we take vitamins and minerals to make sure we get what we need when we know our diet isn’t sufficient. Fake food is in itself “snake oil” as they promise to give you nutrition but fill the box with chemicals and additives not needed by the body.
But, what about your supplements? Are you taking fake nutrition? Are you taking Whole Food VItamins, food based that actually use food to give you what you need. Or are you taking “snake oil”? Are you getting laboratory created similar sort of vitamins made of petrochemicals.
Find out more about whole food vs synthetic food vitamins.