The secret to reducing the number of supplements you need to take
"Take fewer supplements? Don't I need them to stay well?"
A lot of people rely on supplements to make up for what they don't eat. This may be because they don't have time to eat well, because they don't want to eat healthy food, because they want the supplements to work their magic and wipe out the abuses that they put their body through, because they feel poorly and think supplements will fix them, and so on.
What can be better than taking supplements?
Whatever your reason for taking supplements, it might sound foolish, difficult or even impossible, but if we could find a way to reduce stress, quiet the mind, and eat and drink well, we would get a lot of what the mind and body needs to be the state through which it can heal, protect and rejuvenate itself.
Where do I go from here?
Think it over. Are you ready to make some changes? Can you commit to trying to giving your mind and body what it needs to be less dependent on supplements?
If so, keep a food diary, representing a 'typical' week, and list the supplements you took as well. Then show these notes to your GP, or better still, a nutritionist, and ask them to help you identify any gaps in your diet, where you're not getting the nutrients you need, and if there any supplements you're taking unnecessarily. They should also be able to suggest some changes to improve your diet.
The reason I said that I nutritionist would be better, is because, unfortunately, GPs don't have a lot of training in nutrition, so they're often not best placed to advise.