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Why You Need Food


Plants make all the energy and phytochemicals they need from sunlight and air, with the help of water and minerals they draw up through their roots. We can't do that; we get our energy and raw materials from food. We eat plants, and animals that have eaten plants, to get all the nutrients our bodies need to grow, reproduce and stay healthy.

Human nutrition is fascinating; if you'd like to know more, check the Recommended Books and Useful Websites. The next several pages explain all of the nutrients we need to get from our food.


July 25th, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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