Popular Post: “Early Death” and Why The Battle is Personal

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I miss my dad.  He was a great man who, at the age of 82, died too early.  He had a difficult childhood, to say the least, and that probably had something to do with it. Growing up during the Great Depression, Dad was forced to leave school after the 8th grade; he was needed at home to help provide for the family. His mom, a single mother, had several hungry mouths to feed. It was an era when finding enough food each day was a challenge. Circumstances demanded hard work just to survive.

That upbringing helped create a determined, strong, and capable man.  Forged by his early experiences, he became successful, truly “self-made,” even achieving his life-long dream of being a rancher—with his own land, cattle, and thoroughbred horses. His strength, independence, and apparent invincibility were things I always admired.  But, to my dismay, I was to learn that Dad wasn’t invincible…

Multivitamins, Minerals and Optimum Health… Why I Still Take Mine

I found myself scratching my head this week at the following news headline: “Multivitamin researchers say ‘case is closed’ after studies find no health benefits.”   Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater!  The powerful statement was obviously intended to discourage us from using nutritional supplements as part of our personal nutrition plan.  After hearing the report on the morning news, I had to know more.  What specific multivitamin was studied?  What vitamin types and doses were used?  And how peculiar that enhancing essential nutrient intake would not enhance health…  There had to be a logical explanation…. What I discovered was not surprising…