Dear Reader -

Diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis, heart disease, eye diseases and many other maladies can all be linked to poor nutrition; emphasizing the need to include in your daily routine—your lifestyle—all the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients to feed your system with what it needs to help you along the path of life.

The food produced today simply does not contain or provide the nutrients they used to years ago. The soils of our farmlands have become depleted through over-use because they’re not given time to rest and rejuvenate. It can take multiple bowls of one type of food to equal the same nutritional value contained in one bowl of the same food from decades ago. While it would be great to be sure that you're getting all the nutrients you need from the foods you eat, it's highly improbable in today's world.     Through food processing and preparation, nutrients are reduced even further. The more the food is processed, the more the vitamins, minerals and nutrients are diminished.

Age-related diseases are often the result of deficiencies of some kind. It only makes sense to defy those deficiencies by replacing missing vitamins, minerals and nutrients in your diet. A lifestyle that does not include these vital gifts from nature is what keeps doctors rich and hospitals busy. There are simple lifestyle measures you can take to prevent these problems and keep you in the driver's seat of your health. A combination supplement filled with health-giving nutrients gives you a fighting chance of slowing down the age progression and staving off age-related diseases.

It's vital to supplement your diet with extra vitamins and minerals—especially as you age. For a healthy, vibrant life style, you must avoid becoming deficient in either of them. It is important to determine what your needs are, develop a routine and stick with it. Remember to record anything new and any changes you may experience so you can really keep track of what is working for you and what may not be working. The older you get, the more you need to make sure that you are getting the correct nutrition your body needs.

Become your own personal caretaker by taking good care of yourself as you age. Seek out organic and quality-grown foods. Take advantage of what is available at local farmers' markets...maybe even grow some of your own produce. And definitely learn about which dietary supplements can benefit you the most for your particular needs.

Sure, it may not be “easy getting old,” but taking great care of your health is the alternative!