hi there, good for you re reading; knowledge is power
i am six years in, no meds, and not quite there for diet and exercise only (yet). i spent 15 yrs depleting my system of nutrients, so i needed therapeutic megadosing. and apparently still do. some of the food i buy is just not going to have the best nutrient density. i notice negative impacts when i back off on my current regimen. i would need to make even more lifestyle adjustments, spend even more time really nailing down dietary specifics, get my bloodwork done more often, and also spend even more money on specialty organic food if i wanted to reduce the supplement regimen further.
the links below lead to more info on how i personally approach it all.
welcome to the forum
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com