I know in my head that good nutrition can literally change lives. I've heard stories, read books (well, parts of the books...I don't like to read), about people who have literally controlled their disease with a healthy lifestyle, mainly good nutrition.
I know that people who eat healthy, generally have more energy and are usually at an ideal weight. But for some reason, putting that into practice has been difficult for me. It does not help matters that my kids with CF need a high calorie and sometimes high fat diet. This does not mean a non-nutritional diet, but sometimes that can be difficult to blend.
Supplements are a great way to get some of the nutrition we are lacking, but it's also important to have GOOD, QUALITY, supplements. If you browse the shelves at a near-by drug store, you will see 100's of options. Is one just as good as another? Of course not. Nothing ever is, right? Most people agree with the popular saying, "You get what you pay for." But, buying the most expensive supplement does not ensure quality. So what does? What things would you look for in a supplement to know that it is what your body needs?
Did you know that many supplements are made from petrochemicals? That means it is a chemical derived from petroleum or natural gas. How does that make you feel? They are also much less effective than a "natural" vitamin.
A whole-food supplement, that is made from REAL food is key.
I have been giving my kids supplements made with "Real Food Technology", for a few years now, and I have seen it make a difference in their overall health. I have not been consistent with myself. However, I am going to change that. Today.