Monday, July 19, 2010
Supplements vs. Medicine
I have been asked on more than one occasion why I take supplements if my diet is so balanced?
I take supplements because even a well balanced diet has holes in it some where. I consider supplements a little 'health insurance' if you will.. that keeps those nutrition holes filled in with what they need.
No diet is 100% perfect, even those of us that really work at keeping them as balanced and clean as they can, still have areas of needed improvement.
Supplements come in a variety of forms. Some are synthetic, some are food-based, some are liquid filled, berry flavored, powdered, or even chewable.
Supplements need to be chosen based on individual needs.
Medicine is used as a treatment for symptoms of an illness instead of a preventive measure such as supplements.
Medicine should be a last resort, but in today's society it has become a first line of defense for illness.
What happened to preventing illness, getting rest, taking supplements, eating a balanced & portioned diet, working out, properly hydrating, and genuinely taking care of our bodies before they are stricken with illnesses?
I know that illnesses happen to even those of us that are healthy and really take care of our bodies, but usually not as often or severe as those who don't.
Treat your body like it's the only one you get and there will never be another chance to live your life!
Prevent illness before you have to treat it.