So I've posted my long list of things I learned about on this board that have helped me to become an upright member of society again. While urging my daughter to try a multi vitamin (yes, the Fibro Complete w/Malic Acid) I had a "lightbulb" moment. And no, she won't take it...it's her one step at rebellion although she could really use the help. (At least we have her medicated) What if we're all feeling so badly and ill because NONE of us are getting enough nutrients from our food sources???? What if this awful trend of so many new illnesses is all a result of depleted soils, as they warned about so many decades ago in Congress??? No matter what we eat, we can't get enough nutrition in our bodies for them to function properly. This could also explain why so many of us began this long road with either a virus we couldn't fight off or a catastophic accident or injury to our bodies (ie surgery too) Americans are more sick than many nations and what could be the cause? Hair dyes cause cancer. Pesticides will make us sick...duh!!! Non-stick pans kill pet birds!!! I just replaced my non-stick cookware too and love it. I live in a country (Germany) that probably wouldn't dream of using pesticides and it's probably illegal. Other countries don't live on processed foods, or plastics, or chemicals. There is NO smog when you look at the horizon, no black heavy cloud hanging over the earth where we grow our foods!! Yikes, think of the poor soil. Our poor soil....in 230 years we've depleted it and ruined the environment above it so that it's choking too. That's when the lightbulb went off. We need more nutrients in our bodies. That's probably why the new multi vitamin worked so well for both hubby and me in just a few days. What if our bodies have been trying desperately for years to run on poor nutrition and now the damage has changed how our bodies work? This is my newly formed theory... I never would have considered it without living here in Germany where things are done differently. Fresh, natural, non processed. I wouldn't have been able to consider it without all the things I learned about here on this site. This is probably why people like Stormy have had so many good results with natural remedies, foods and supplements. Why I'm upright and living again, although I could use a bit more sleep. I don't think there is a quick cure to this. I think it's going to be a series of small steps and changes geared individually for each of us and our bodies. I don't think we can get well without making some basic changes in our diets and habits. Any thoughts on my theory? Hugs, Nancy B.