Top subscribe filter_none issues my account search apps login google-plus facebook instagram twitter pinterest youtube lock

Are Dietary Supplements Really Necessary?

illustration of cat sun bathing

Sun Bathing by Jamie Shelman

Most of us eat too much, and many of us eat healthy, so… Why take extra anything?

I’m a country girl. I grew up in the Midwest surrounded by fields and farms. I spent my time outside playing in the dirt with whatever animal I could find. By age 10, I was driving a tractor and soon after that I was helping my mom can all kinds of vegetables to take us through the winter months. I was taught to respect the land and I admired my farming friends and family. But farming has changed dramatically since I was born more than 50 years ago. Back then, farmers rotated crops in their fields between growing seasons to protect the soil. They didn’t spray over a billion pounds of pesticides on their land each year, and that fancy GMO science that causes crops to grow bigger and faster didn’t exist. Yes, back then farmers worked with Mother Nature, not against her. They knew that the quality of the crop was only as good as the quality of the soil it grew in. Fast-forward to today and we find a completely different story—depleted soil producing nutrient-depleted food. As a matter of fact, I’ve been concerned about the nutritive value of our food supply for quite some time. As a research journ …

Karolyn Gazella has been writing and publishing integrative health information since 1992. She is the author of several books and hundreds of articles published in both peer-reviewed medical journals and consumer magazines. She is also the co-creator and CEO of the iTHRIVE cancer survivorship plan. For more information visit www.iTHRIVEplan.com.


This entry is tagged with:
Diet TipsHealthy ChoicesSupplementsVitaminsEnlightened Diet

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

Become a subscriber, or find us at your local bookstore, newsstand, or grocer.

Find us on instagram @SpiritHealthMag

Instagram @SpiritHealthMag


1 (844) 375-3755
2019 Spirituality & Health MEDIA, LLC