Before having children I worked under the illusion that if I did everything perfectly my life would be perfect. Writing that makes me cringe! Ew. Seriously? Yuck. Perfectionism makes for a pretty frustrating life because nothing is ever perfect! Thankfully, having kids broke me down in a GRAND way; I had to let perfectionism go. It was impossible for me to keep so many balls in the air, perfectly. Handmade Christmas cards? Gone! I became comfortable with imperfection and eventually embraced it! This is the life. FREEDOM!
In the same vein, I thought nature was perfect. I thought if I ate a healthy well-balanced diet, I’d get all the nutrition I need. “X” (Buzzer sound.) I was wrong.
Eating REAL food is no longer enough to meet our nutritional needs. That’s hard for this recovering perfectionist to swallow. I so want nature to be the perfect solution, but due to soil depletion it can’t (page 31). What you sow you reap.
Check out how I supplement my REAL food diet with products that provide my body nutrition in a balanced way: vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and other nutritionals that are no longer found in the foods we eat in the quantities the body needs. See My Supplement List (page 45).
I’d love to know…
Do you supplement your diet’s shortcomings?
Which supplements have shifted your health dramatically?
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Susan McCreadie, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician
Founding President of the 501(c)3 nonprofit getREALforkids.com