I cut back on sugar and gave up soda a long time ago. I try to avoid most processed "food" products, but like you said it's hard to do that all the time. Alcohol in moderation, and never a smoker. I try to stay active, within the limits of my joint disease. Pretty much everything a doctor is going to tell you. I take a lot of prescription medicine because I feel that is the best way to address my issues in a scientifically controlled and tested way. I do also take vitamins and supplements like iron, B12, and vit D, but I don't believe in any magic pills that cure anything. The supplements industry is largely unregulated when it comes to claims about what they do, and what's actually in the products.