A lot of people ask me my stance on supplements – do we need them or not? Living in the US or another Western country, I usually tell folks to get their vitamins and minerals by eating at least 5 servings of fresh fruits and veggies a day. But here, I would strongly recommend a daily multivitamin. Not only do most of us not get the servings of fruits and veggies we need everyday, the air pollution in Shanghai presents an increased need for antioxidants, powerhouse nutrients that help protect cells from free radical damage. If you don’t have multivitamins at home, I recommend checking out this site: http://www.worldhealthstore.com.cn. They import high quality supplements, among other organic necessities. Two stores in Beijing, one soon to open in Shanghai.