Success Story Feature—Joan G.

Success Story Feature—Joan G.

“Balance of Nature is a part of me,” says Joan G. “I wouldn’t go without it. It’s something I keep on hand so that I can continue at age 82 to still be doing all the things that I did when I was 65.”

Joan G. and her husband moved to St. George, Utah, over 20 years ago. They’ve been taking Balance of Nature for almost that long! Joan is a quilter, genealogist, socialite, and grandmother. She and her husband, Don, have been married almost 65 years and feel blessed to have 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Starting Balance of Nature Nearly 20 Years Ago

A nearly 20-year customer, Joan started taking Balance of Nature in 2003! Before she started taking it, she wasn’t feeling well and nothing seemed to be helping. One day, a bank employee told Joan that she looked “terrible” and should start taking Balance of Nature. Joan hunted some down that day! She and her husband, Don, have been taking it ever since. 

Joan says she noticed a change almost immediately when she began taking Balance of Nature. “We started taking Balance of Nature and . . . I became better.”

She continues, “I first noticed a difference in my health when I started taking Balance of Nature almost immediately! Within a few weeks, I would say, I started feeling better. . . . I was so excited to try Balance of Nature and I started taking it and within a few weeks, as far as I can remember, I was so much better.” 

Joan and Don take 4 Fruits and 4 Veggies each day, but they increase that amount if needed. Joan says, “I think for our age, me at 82, and him, 85, we’re still going strong, so something’s helping, you know. We still have our minds and our good memories and all that sort of stuff.”

“I am blessed that we were able to find Balance of Nature Fruits & Veggies back then.”

Real Fruits and Vegetables

Joan tried other things when she ran out of Balance of Nature, but she says nothing was as real as Balance of Nature—it’s real fruits and vegetables. 

“Awhile back my husband and I moved to Hawaii, and I take my Balance of Nature everywhere I go. So this particular time, we were going to be there for awhile, so I packed some in my suitcase and then I shipped the rest. . . . In the meantime, I had to have something because I was used to the Fruits & Veggies. So I went to [the store] . . . and picked what I thought was the best. And it was just like eating dust—it was awful. I wouldn’t even take it, it was so bad.I thought it would be bad for me so I didn’t take it!” 

“I wouldn’t go without it,” she adds. “I feel safe when I take Balance of Nature because I know that it’s got real food in it. I take it apart and eat it and it tastes just like fruits and vegetables—it’s the real thing.”

Joan continues, “Balance of Nature is full of real fruits and real vegetables. You can open it up and eat it and it really tastes like fruits and vegetables.”

Joan says some people may think it’s expensive, but not for her because it's real and the quality is superior compared to other products. “I think it’s worth it for our health,” she says. “I just feel, no matter what I do and what I’ve eaten that day, I’m covered.”

Day-to-Day Life

On any given day, Joan cleans the house, makes breakfast, or might go to the gym or walk the dog.

“My normal day is just like a normal day for anybody else, which is wonderful for my age. . . . I do all kinds of things. Every day’s an adventure.”

Joan goes to the gym with her husband Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. She says she usually lifts weights or does strengthening workouts. “If you’re not strong in your old age, that’s bad, so I work on being strong,” she explains. 

Though Joan hasn’t always practiced stellar nutrition, she has always exercised and stayed busy. She says if she doesn’t have a good day, she doesn’t have to worry about it because she has Balance of Nature. Joan usually swallows her Balance of Nature with water, but if she needs to, she just opens up the capsules and eats them.

To keep mentally fit, Joan says she reads and does the activities she loves: genealogy, quilting, or going out with friends—just keeping that active lifestyle. 

Art, Quilting, and Genealogy

Joan is a quilter; she learned by watching videos on the Internet while she and her husband lived in Hawaii. 

“I learned to quilt when we lived in Hawaii for awhile, and I just love to quilt,” she says. I love the colors and the things that you can do with the different colors and all the different designs you can do. It’s challenging and I like challenging things.”

Joan’s grandmother was a quilter. “I had the best grandmother in the whole world. She lived to be 100, and she still had her mind and her body . . . she was special,” Joan shares. “She quilted, but she just took the old stuff and made it good. When she passed away, she left her quilts to me. I feel bad that I didn’t take as good care of them. . . . Now that I know about quilting, how tedious it is, how hard it is, and how much love goes into it, I should’ve done better with her quilts.”

Joan decides what she is going to quilt next by looking at the supplies she has on hand. “I’m not like some quilters who have a garage full of fabric. I have a table full of fabric, but that’s about it. I look and see what I’ve got as far as color goes.”

Joan enjoys seeing the final product of her projects. “I enjoy quilting because of what happens at the end, when I get to see it, and it’s all done. I‘m usually happy with it but not always, because sometimes things aren’t the way you think they’re gonna turn out. But, you know what, I did the best I could and that’s all that we are expected to do: to do the best that we can.”

“I love to quilt because of the art,” she says. “It is very artistic. My home is covered in art and I just love the colors and the ability that you have to make something that turns out sometimes to be beautiful and sometimes not to be so beautiful, and it’s okay if it’s not as beautiful as you’d like. It’s an artistic thing, and I really love that.”

Joan and Don used to create pottery and were well-known for it in Colorado where they used to live. Don has an artistic background and taught her everything she knows. “We sold pottery and paintings all over the Southwest and the West. We lived in Colorado and did lots of art shows. We’ve sold thousands and thousands of pieces of pottery.”

Having art in her life became important to her because it was important to her husband. “His dad was a well-known artist,” Joan explains. “Don took after him and I took after my husband. I don’t know; there’s just something about it that just touches your soul if you get it right.”

“I don’t know what I would do without art in my life.” 

Joan also fills her time doing family history work; she has been doing genealogy since she was a child.

Quality of Life with Balance of Nature

Health is important to Joan. “Oh goodness, I don’t want to end up in a nursing home, that’s why health is so important to me,” she shares. “Like I say, that’s why exercise, the gym, staying mentally alert, keeping up with news, and just staying in the moment—so many people, when they get older, they don’t. They quit doing what they used to do, you know, and maybe someday I will, but I’m 82—my grandmother lived to be 100.”

“I feel that I have a healthy lifestyle for my age.”

“On the days that I don’t and can't eat what we all know we should, I double up on my Balance of Nature. I take Fruits & Veggies, and I am known to just open them up and eat them, and I want you to know I’ve tried others. You can’t open them up and eat them; they taste like dust.”

“At my stage in life, I am happy to be able to get up in the morning and get dressed and go shopping, and do the things that I’ve almost always done my whole life. And when you get to be 82 years old, that’s a blessing, and you really, really are excited that each day you can do that. I mean it’s special, and Balance of Nature—I really believe it’s helped me do that.”

Joan continues, “It’s important for me to be healthy because I’ve got a lot to do in my life. I can’t be sitting around. I have things that I have to do and people I have to see, you know, I got quilts to make, I’ve got genealogy to do, friends to visit who are ill or anything, I’ve just got so much to do in my life, I need to be able to do it.”

“The things I love to do: family history, genealogy, and all those types of things . . . I know I can do it now, and I want to be able to do them for a lot more years. I want to be like my grandma and live to be 100!”

Sharing and Feeling Good with Balance of Nature

“I try to share Balance of Nature with a lot of people. I shared it with my sister the other day who wasn’t feeling very well. . . . I share it with other people because I know how it has made me feel and how it has kept me going and my mind going and just kept me feeling good. I mean, who doesn’t want to feel good when they’re in their 80s or their 90s, even? I know I do!”

“I really believe and know that Balance of Nature helps me to be the person I am today. At 82 years old, I am still doing things that people [age] 55 are doing.” 

“Balance of Nature is a part of me. I wouldn’t go without it. It’s something I keep on hand so that I can continue at age 82 to still be doing all the things that I did when I was 65.”

If your health is important to you like it is to Joan, try Balance of Nature and experience the difference for yourself! Visit BalanceofNature.com to learn more.