My life changed drastically at 29—a new career, new studies, new friends, a new home and new habits. This is when I seriously decided I was in charge of my health. An artist friend who was in my opinion a health food nut turned me on to the writings of Adele Davis and the intimate health food store in the East Village in New York. He was adamant that the American soil was depleted and that everyone should take supplements. I read Adele Davis and became aware that all of my usual health disorders: under-active thyroid, low blood pressure, allergies and sinus problems all listed the same amount of the same vitamins for supplementing my diet wisely. So, I started using the recommended supplements and my health improved. I consider the supplements I use an essential part of my diet and am thankful I can afford them.
Adele Davis was a pioneer and her advice is long outdated. Nutritional research is evolving daily and I find it difficult to stay abreast of the changes.
My new source of help is: Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch, CNC. It is sold everywhere books on health are sold.
May I recommend that you take a sheet of paper, divide it into three or four columns? Entitle each column with the name of one of your common disorders. Then using this reference book above or another one list in order the importance and quantity of the supplements and herbs recommended.
Your findings will probably be similar to mine—each of the normal “ailments” requires the same or similar dietary supplementation. Then you will have your personal shopping list to take to your favorite health food store.