|In all fairness, however, I do have to say that many people today live on an imbalanced, acidifying diet... We may be told to take vitamins, but rarely minerals.|
Much of that is changing, however... If things continue on their present trend, you will be hearing more and more about alkalizing the body, by reducing carbohydrate, sugar, and protein intake, and ingesting more alkalizing minerals like calcium and magnesium, and vitamins such as D. In addition, many spices alkalize the body, such as curry, which contains tumeric... and tumeric is being prescribed as a cutting-edge treatment for cancer.
In all of this, yes, these sorts of "chemicals" are really what the body needs, in order to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
It's a sickening sign of the times, that we're being brainwashed to believe that we were practically born with a need for Prozac as an "essential amino acid" or something.
Have you met your Recommended Daily Allowance of Prozac? It's in the Food Pyramid, you know... under the "meds" group.