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Why take a nutritional supplement?

Nutritional Supplements – My experience and opinion


I know, I know.  Touchy subject but I feel strongly enough and have had enough experience to at least blog about my opinion and the results I’ve seen in myself, my family and my clients.

First of all I believe along with many of the world’s leading scientists that we need to supplement our diets with a high quality, pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplement.


Here’s why I believe.

About 11 years ago I was an IT administrator for a large accounting firm. Computer Geek for short.  It was a high stress job with long hours and lots of travel from office to office and client to client.  I was eating poorly, overweight and aging much faster than I wanted to.  To make a long story short I was introduced to a supplement and company that completely changed my life and career path.

If you would have told me then that a decade later I would have a successful health and wellness business I would have said you were out of your mind.  Yet here I am at 48 living a really great life without much stress, in excellent shape, happy, healthy and financially doing really well.  I love what I do and I am truly grateful that I can help others realize their health and wellness goals.


Why Supplement? 


There is more and more scientific evidence supporting the need for supplementing our diets with a good nutritional supplement product line.  Even medical journals are revising the pages to reflect the support of nutritional supplements.


Some of the reasons I use supplements are.

  1. Our food isn’t as nutritious as it used to be.
  2. We live in a much more toxic world than ever before
  3. Water is toxic
  4. Air is toxic
  5. Soils are toxic
  6. We plaster ourselves with toxic potions and lotions to moisturize, protect us from sun damage, and keep us youthful looking.  We use toxic chemicals to clean ourselves, clothes and houses. We use even worse chemicals to kill weeds and unwanted insects and rodents.
  7. We face more stresses in a day than we did a couple of decades ago
  8. With our busy lives we don’t grow our own food, cook our own meals, get enough sleep, relax enough, get enough sun exposure or exercise.
  9. We eat way to much processed, toxic, nutritionally depleted so called foods.


So just to be sure I help my body as much as I can, I take a supplement as part of my Health Formula.



Eat Clean Real Food as much as possible



Get the heart rate up a little every day and do some resistance exercise or activity at least 3-4 times a week.


Manage your Stress

Do whatever you can to relax and release the stresses of the day.  Exercise, Deep Breathing, Yoga, Meditation, Go for a nice walk, engage in laughter etc.


Get Lots of Quality Sleep

Sleep plays a huge role in our health.  Everything from weight management to aging, to detoxing, to boosting our immune systems happens during sleep.  If you’re not sleeping well find out why.  Don’t just turn to drugs. Read The Healthy Home Book by Dr. Mryon and Dave Wentz for some easy tips on improving sleep.


And of course take a good Pharmaceutical Grade nutritional Supplement

They’re not all created equal so do your research.  I suggest you  read the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements by Lyle MacWilliam MSc to find a safe and effective product.

I of course recommend USANA Health Sciences –



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