Goodbye 80, Hello 81
December is the last month of our year- long 80th Anniversary celebration. We’ve had a blast paging through old issues of Better Nutrition and remembering diff erent food fads over the decades— see the last one in our series, “The South Beach Diet,” on p. 48.
One of the highlights of this year happened just a few weeks ago. I received an email and photo from Marcia Coty ( left), a longtime Better Nutrition reader. “I also turned 80 this year,” she said. “On the front of the magazine, it says 80th Anniversary Issue and EST. 1938. I was also ‘ established’ in 1938.” She went on to say, “I look young and healthy for my age. I’ve been taking supplements since I was 27 when it was ‘ crazy’ to do so. I attribute my health to my diet and great attitude. A good sense of humor always helps too.” I could feel her positive spirit and sincerity coming through the email.
Coty says that she learned about nutrition from Adelle Davis’ groundbreaking book Let’s Get Well, and she started taking vitamins C and E, calcium, and magnesium to fortify her system. As you can see from the photo, Coty’s regimen has worked— she does indeed look “young and healthy” at 80.
This story inspired me, as it perfectly captures Better Nutrition’s 80th Anniversary year— a look back at health and nutrition philosophies that have endured over the years. And also a look at what’s on the horizon when it comes to supplements and food.
I look forward to continuing to report on the latest natural health news and trends as we head into year 81 of Better Nutrition. Wishing each of you a happy, healthy holiday season!
Marcia Coty, shown here holding a copy of our October issue, is 80 years old— just like the magazine. Good nutrition and supplements keep her energized and able to work three days per week, she says.