If we choose good nutrition – including supplementation and make an active lifestyle a daily habit, we could add 5 to 15 healthy years to our lives. Without science and technology, our lifespan would not have been increased as much as we experience it today. However, they were not be able to secure for us our long-term health. As Dr. Myron Wentz, founder of USANA Health Sciences likes to phrase it: “We are living too short and dying too long.” It is true that exercise, restful sleep, peace of mind, regular habits of elimination, batching etc, are all factors in keeping fit, but these will avail us nothing if our nutrition is at fault. Healthy living means: keeping a balanced, healthy diet, avoiding smoking, excessive use of alcohol and toxic chemicals, taking regular exercise and supplementing our diet with high quality nutritional supplements. It is now recognized that most common illnesses are close associated with nutrition and arise from lack of vitamins and minerals. You need the right kind of nutrients and they need to be in balance: balanced nutrition. That’s where the name of my website, NUTROBALANCE come from. However, the nutrients have to be in a form that the cells of our body can except them and the cells have to be in optimum condition to be able to absorb the nutrients, this is called bio-availability. These are the keys to a successful diet and nutrition and two often overlooked facts. Maintaining your health is much easier than trying to regain it. When you are struggling with your health, you can empower your body to fight and even reverse chronic diseases. By providing the necessary nutrients at optimal levels, your LDL cholesterol is more resistant to oxidation, your eyes have greater antioxidant protection from sunlight and you provide optimal protection for your lungs. You increase your immune system and antioxidant defense system. You decrease the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson disease and more. People who are suffering from a chronic degenerative disease are under greater oxidative stress than normal. In this case, optimizers are important to use in order to support any existing nutritional program. It’s been scientifically proven that there are substantial health benefits in taking nutritional supplements. The benefits of nutritional supplements are scientifically verified over the past two years. Hundreds of scientific studies have proved that nutritional supplements can significantly reduce the risk of degenerative diseases. The American Medical Association (AMA) now encourages all adults to supplement daily with a multiple vitamin. Based on a landmark review of 38 years of scientific evidence by Harvard researchers, Dr Robert Fletcher and Dr Kathleen Fairfield, the conservative Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has rewritten its policy guidelines regarding the use of vitamin supplements. In a striking departure from its previous anti-vitamin rhetoric, JAMA (June19,2002) now recommends that, given our nutrient-poor modern diet, supplementation each day with a multiple vitamin is a prudent preventive measure against chronic disease. The researchers point out that more than 80% of the American population does not consume anywhere near the five to eight servings of fruits and vegetables required each day for optimal health. Most people simply accept the onset of arthritis, heart disease and diabetes as inevitable results of the aging process — the truth is, these conditions are largely preventable. Apart from the future benefits, good nutrition and exercising regularly also enable us to enjoy life so much more right now!