Sup­ple­ment Your Life

Alternative Medicine - - Publisher’s Letter -

Al­ter­na­tive Medicine food re­tail­ers rec­og­nize the de­mand for health­ier food is in­creas­ing. Many ma­jor brands are chang­ing their in­gre­di­ents and us­ing cleaner sources. Re­tail­ers are cre­at­ing more space for “nat­u­ral” brands, and ac­cord­ing to the Re­tail Gro­cer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, al­most 95 per­cent of chain su­per­mar­kets em­ploy a nu­tri­tion­ist or well­ness ad­vi­sor.

Which brings me back to this par­tic­u­lar is­sue of Al­ter­na­tive Medicine. While we ac­knowl­edge the ben­e­fits of sup­ple­ments, it is im­por­tant to re­al­ize they are just that—sup­ple­ments. No mul­ti­vi­ta­min or com­bi­na­tion of herbs can re­place day-to-day well­ness habits like a healthy diet, reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, or the strate­gies that Richard Louv pro­motes in his ar­ti­cle on page 44. In this is­sue you’ll learn about the ben­e­fits of truly pow­er­ful rou­tines—from get­ting the elu­sive vi­ta­min N and stay­ing hy­drated to, yes, tak­ing a dietary sup­ple­ment.

Al­ter­na­tive Medicine is not about medic­i­nal al­ter­na­tives, rather al­ter­na­tives to medicine. We value your health as much as your opin­ions, so please visit al­ter­na­ to pro­vide your thoughts and com­ments.

Thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

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