^^^ Kinda what I was thinking...about the stomach acids. I see a trend so far in the vitamins, but are any supplements missing? I'm mid-forties now...anything I should look at? I've lived hard and never thought too much about my health in my younger years. Also, being the big guy, I never thought twice about being the one to move or do whatever someone needed. That has taken it's toll as well. I guess what I'm saying is, I have many days when I feel much older than my actual years. I just push through it. As I said, I'm not one for taking pills. I eat as well as I can, given finances and schedule. Decent food is expensive, and having a single income for this household doesn't help. Good stuff goes to the kids. Up by 2:30a and in bed by about 9p...my schedule. A little more sleep on weekends. Sorry for the ramble. Just not sure where to go from here. Incidentally, this was not a complaint. I happily do what I do. This was the choice we made....we wanted the kids to be schooled at home. I'll gladly do whatever I need to see this through. The advice and life lessons offered here are welcomed and greatly appreciated. However, the more I think about it, the more I think that this magic elixir I seek is not obtainable. I'll keep digging and do what I need to do. But, thinking even more, this thread may very well need to be moved to the prayer closet. I know where I need to be, I'm just looking for a map. Thanks all for the advice. I'll keep searching and find what I need. Lots of information here.