In order to power the body’s multiple systems, we depend on a balanced intake of fuel, or food. Despite our best efforts, it is very difficult to obtain all the nutrition we need from our meals alone. Many circumstances such as lack of time, level of cooking skills, and outside obligations rob us of our ability to eat properly. In addition, factors such as environmental pollution, soil depletion, genetic weaknesses or chronic health issues alter the types of nutrients we may require. Very few of us are adequately trained to understand exactly what our body requires and how to obtain it. Frequently, nutritional supplements or dietary changes are required to help us attain the internal balance our body requires in order to be healthy.