Did I mention that my mother was a big fan of Adele Davis, before she was famous. Adele Davis wrote a ground-breaking book, “Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit”, and “Let’s Cook It Right”. The first health food cookbooks!
My mom, who had grown up with nothing in an empty oil company town in West Texas, discovered vitamins and supplements through the great books of Adele Davis. Every morning, when we sat down to breakfast, we had a spoonful of daily vitamins waiting waiting for us.
A multi-vitamin, of course, a extra Vitamin E, and super Vitamin C, and calcium. These were the basics, and as more supplements and herbs, become available, those were added to the breakfast vitamin array.
In college, I had the great privilege of being best friends with the late Crellin Pauling, a famous microbiology professor, and Linus Pauling’s son. He was a great advocate of taking massive doses of vitamin C, especially, as well as other vitamins and minerals. His mother was diagnosed with cancer and put on intravenous vitamin C.
So no surprise that my first corporate job was working for a big vitamin company, where I got to fly to New York and actually to the factory where they were making another breakthrough – time-release vitamins that released slowly over the day. So naturally I was now taking even more vitamins.
I’m a believer! I have hardly been sick my whole life, except for a case of scarlet fever when I was seven.
If you’re not sure what vitamins to take, drive, jog, walk or run on over to the health food store and ask for help in picking out a good multi-vitamin and mineral complex.
My not-so-secret belief is that any illness can be defeated with extra vitamin-mineral supplementation, combined with whole organic foods and fresh, raw juice. There’s a great book called, “Patient, Heal Thyself”, by Jordan Rubin, and it details different kinds of diets for different health challenges.
If you have a health challenge – you must read this book – and follow the advice because Rubin knows what he’s talking about!