Success Story: Vince C. Believes in Balance of Nature Supplements

“When they showed me the product and I looked on the back, I said, ‘Wait a minute, this is really good. If you don’t want it, I’ll take it,’” customer Vince C. shares. “So they gave it to me, and I started taking it.”

Balance of Nature customer Vince C. has been practicing nutrition and dietetics for 30 years, but his interest in food and cooking began much earlier. Being the oldest sibling, Vince had to learn to cook at an early age. He knew he wanted to be a nutritionist when he took his first food and nutrition course in college. “That’s when I realized this is what I want to do for the rest of my life,” he says. He even did nutrition work and nutrition counseling with the Army. 

Vince Knows Fruits and Vegetables

As a nutritionist, Vince understands the importance of fruits and vegetables.

Vince says the busyness of life can make it harder to eat right. “What I realized as a nutritionist is that I was trying to get all my fruits and vegetables in, but you know how life just moves in and you’re busy with so many things, and . . . I would just forget to eat,” he says. “So all of a sudden it’s the end of the day and I haven’t had my fruits and vegetables. So that’s when I realized, I think a lot of people are in that situation.”

As a nutritionist, Vince believes people should get all they can from their diet and should eat the correct amounts of foods, but he also realizes that is sometimes very difficult to do.

Trying Balance of Nature Supplements

Vince started taking Balance of Nature supplements last year. A friend introduced him to the product. “When they showed me the product and I looked on the back, I said, ‘Wait a minute, this is really good. If you don’t want it, I’ll take it,’” he shares. “So they gave it to me, and I started taking it.”

He continues, “When I looked at the ingredients of Balance of Nature [supplements], I could see that it was . . . what I would have liked to have received had I not been so busy with life activities.”

Vince enjoys taking Balance of Nature supplements.

Be Like Vince: Eat More Fruit and Vegetable Ingredients!

Vince says he’d recommend Balance of Nature supplements because he finds that people don’t get enough fruit and vegetable ingredients.

“For most Americans, in my opinion as a nutritionist and based on my experience with interviewing people over many years, in most cases, no, we don’t get enough fruit and vegetable [ingredients],” he explains. 

His Passion for Teaching Nutrition

Vince says one thing he learned throughout his career is “the fact that you can know a lot about something and still not be able to teach it to other people.”

“What I’ve found is if . . . you’re trying to get information across to people to help them understand . . . you have to come from their perspective,” he explains. “That was one of the reasons that I got a doctorate degree in adult education, because most of my patients were adults. If you know how someone learns, you understand how to help them the best way.” This insight helped him throughout his career.

Vince received his degree in nutrition, then went on to receive his master’s in nutrition and pass the national registration test. He started out doing counseling with hospital patients. After that, he began teaching part-time in colleges and got a commission with the Army Reserve as a nutrition officer, helping veterans and their dependents who were serving. He eventually went into managing clinical nutrition services. It was then that Vince felt he needed to get his doctorate to help him understand the people he was working with, so he got a doctorate in adult education, which helped him convey his knowledge better to others.

“I learned that if you understand how an individual learns, you’re able to understand how to help them in the best way—how they acquire information. That helps you as a nutrition educator to convey the information in a way that they would understand.”

Vince is now retired but continues to teach nutrition and education courses at several different colleges. 

Being a Grandparent

Vince has hobbies he enjoys outside of work, too. He enjoys music composition, the theater, and being a grandpa. “I do enjoy my family a lot,” he says. He and his grandchildren often hike, look at Native American petroglyphs, or climb together.

“When my grandchildren come to visit, I have to be active, because they are active,” he says. “Usually, we try to get things that we can do together as far as hiking, even with music . . . in cooking food, in a number of different things that require me to go beyond what I feel like I need to at times physically.”

Vince adds, “And I think that’s part of being happy as a human being. It’s not just receiving; it's being able to offer something.”

Try Balance of Nature Supplements

Vince recommends Balance of Nature supplements to those who need help eating more fruit and vegetable ingredients. “I think Balance of Nature [supplements] would be imperative for you to have, particularly if you’re leaving out fruits and vegetables [ingredients].”

He adds, “I think Balance of Nature is a great product. I fully endorse it as a supplement.”

If you want to get more fruit and vegetable ingredients in your diet, try Balance of Nature! Visit our home page to learn more and order today!