No one wants to be sick, exhausted, or struggling with memory. All of us want to be at our best, with spectacular nutrition and health, every day of our lives. Yet, the majority of the adult population in developed nations makes it hard for the body and brain to survive – much less thrive.
We separate nutrition and health as if they don’t rely on one another. What we eat and how much we eat is taking a toll on our minds, bodies, and spirits.
Historically, mankind has never been sicker. Technology and convenience are at an all-time high. We may detect disease faster than we ever have many more people get sick.
It seems every year we’re told about another epidemic or public health concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Heart disease
- Dementia (expected to triple in the next 30 years)
- Auto-immune disorders
- Chronic pain (and addictions related to dealing with it)
- Mental health conditions
- Sleep deprivation
- And so much more…
With the scientific, technological, and medical advances made in the past 50 years alone, we should be in our best health…not the worst.
Living Longer…Living Sicker
For those who live to eldest age, quality of life is not what it should be. Living a decade longer than the generation before you means nothing if your body hurts and your brain is unable to recognize the people around you.
It’s emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially painful for you and your loved ones if your mind or body quit before they should.
Why are we so sick? What are we doing wrong?
Health and Nutrition – They Cannot Be Separated
Researchers estimate that your nutrition – what you eat and drink daily – has as much as an 80% impact on your total body wellness.
No matter how much you exercise or how many times a day you meditate, without proper nutrition, health falls apart.
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Your body requires fuel. Clean fuel that is easily absorbed and used to power the intricate systems moving at lightning speed inside you every microsecond of every day.
Based on statistics about the Western Diet – primarily those of us in the United States – the most common fuels we’re giving our bodies isn’t clean or easily absorbed.
The 5 Toxic Foods Flooding Our Food Supply
1. Hydrogenated fats that actually cause chemical reactions inside you and are one of the most pro-inflammatory substances you can consume. These are the fats used to make snack foods, fast foods, most prepared foods in lower-end chain restaurants, and just about everything in cans, boxes, and the frozen food section. They’re cheap. They protect the profit margin.
2. Bottled beverages that literally provide zero nutrition and have been shown to steal the nutrients your body gets from other sources. Sodas are the worst but don’t think sport drinks and teas are giving you less chemicals or sugar.
3. Refined sugars are in just about everything. Even carbohydrate foods that also convert to sugars when your body breaks them down have added sugars. Breads, cereals, and pastas give you a double sugar hit. The majority of canned, boxed, bottled, and frozen foods have tons of added sugar and to conserve costs, it’s probably high-fructose corn syrup. Despite the marketing attempt, HFCS is not “natural like corn.” There have been countless studies done on the long-term effects of HFCS – including its role in diabetes and obesity.
4. Artificial sweeteners are no better than refined sugars. Recent studies have shown a higher risk of diabetes in people who consume at least 3 diet drinks each day. It’s not helping you avoid one of the top ten killers…and could be causing bigger problems. Not to mention the soda part of it!
5. Soy is used as a filler in everything from baby formula to frozen entrees to the meat in fast food establishments. While unfermented soy has health benefits (miso, tempeh, soy sauce, and kombucha), that’s not the soy being used in mass food manufacturing. The type of soy we’re eating way too much of acts as a plant-based estrogen in the human body. Studies have linked it to premature sexual development in children and an increased risk of breast cancer in women.
While adequate (quality) sleep, exercise, controlling stress, and maintaining a fit body weight are crucial to long-term health, nutrition is at the top of the list. Nothing happens in an engine without fuel. Deprive your body of what it needs and eventually, you’re not going anywhere.
Every second, your body cycles out millions of old cells and replaces them. Your body utilizes the raw compounds you eat every day as building materials for the new cells.
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If your diet is high in some of the toxic compounds listed above, that’s what your body is using to regenerate your blood, skin, organs, bones, and more.
These issues are worldwide and cross the boundaries of age, economics, gender, and race. We’re beginning to see more young people suffering from diseases that were once only diagnosed in the elderly. Experts agree diet is primarily to blame.
In the past four decades, the Western Diet has morphed into high-sugar, high-fat, and high-toxic loads that are destroying the health of not only those in the United States but the health of nations who adopt our poor eating habits.
If you want good health, nutrition is where you start.
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