Step 1 was to drink enough water to keep your cells hydrated. Step 2 was to get adjusted weekly to keep your joints healthy and your nerve system interference free. Step 3 was the “E” word, exercise. I essentially ignored healthy eating as this is a given and beyond the scope of a one page article. That leads us to step 4, supplementation.
There are many reasons why we need to supplement our diet. One is that the fresh foods we eat have fewer nutrients than they used to due to farm land rotation mineral loss. Another reason is the highly processed and frozen foods that also have lost much of their food value. A third reason is the highly polluted environment in which we live that continually introduces mutation-causing free radicals into our systems. But the bottom line is that all disease starts at the biochemical level. It is our chemistry that causes disease and if you don’t have enough of the right chemicals in your body or you have too much of the wrong ones, you will get sick.
While there are thousands of supplements on the market, the following are the four most important in my opinion. Vitamin D3 (2000 I.U.’s) – If you only take one supplement this should be it. It has huge anti-oxidant characteristics to help prevent cancer and many other diseases. It is supported by considerable research. Omega 3 Fatty Acids (1500 mg’s) – Again wonderful anti-oxidant characteristics for disease prevention. General Multiple Vitamin – Just to make sure you are getting the basics. Calcium Citrate (1500mg) – Particularly for women’s bone health but is also important for hormone and muscle health as well.
Add them all now or tackle one at a time, but supplementation is a critical “Just One More Thing” for your future health. Although there are exceptions, I don’t necessarily supplement to feel better today, but I do it as an investment in preventing disease in the future. And prevention is the only real cure.