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Did you know?
We are experiencing the collision of a multitude of significant factors which have led to a global health epidemic. This epidemic reaches across all socio-economic groups, revealing that no group is sheltered.
- Six out of every ten Americans are overweight.
- 35.7% of the adult population and 16.9% of children qualify as obese.
- Studies show that by 2015, nearly 80% of our country will be obese
- In 1995, no state had an obesity rate above 20%, now all but one does.
- Globally, we are 30% more obese than undernourished.
- Obesity has become the leading cause of preventable death.
What are we missing?
Even while the trend is toward obesity, there is more and more available on the level of knowledge and technique to create a healthy lifestyle. In excess of $60 Billion is spent annually on wellness in the US alone; dollars are spent on gyms, books, products, systems, etc. Even with all these tools, obesity rates continue to increase at a staggering rate. What is the disconnect? This question led us to ponder, is it what we know or what we don’t know that is stealing our health? Nutrition is an upper level science, which most of us don’t have the time or patience to learn… our goal is to accelerate your learning curve, and help you find out once and for all, how to feel better and live fully. It’s not about being skinny, it about being healthy and strong!
Let’s take a look…Do you know what you are eating?
The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000 years. The food industry which is comprised of Big Agriculture, mammoth food production companies, and a savvy retail network that works together to grow, harvest, produce, market and sell conventional foods to unassuming Americans every day. “Big Brother” has their hand in this industry as well; it’s estimated that in the past decade, more than $430 billion of your tax dollars has been spent on agriculture subsidies. Politicians are being influenced by the food industry lobbyist to the tune of $51 million a year. There are no seasons in today’s produce market. Tomatoes for instance when not in season locally, are grown half way around the world and picked while they are still green. These foods must travel well and sit on shelves or inside refrigerated or frozen cases for weeks or months at a time – which is made possible, thanks to preservatives and food additives. To increase crop yields, Big Ag plants crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) that are resilient to insects and douses their crops with pesticides and herbicides just to make sure the “critters” are dead (killing the beneficial microorganisms too). Artificial flavors, colorings and preservatives are added in the production process. Our time- starved society asked for help getting dinner on the table faster; retailers answered by offering convenience packaging and microwave meals. Speed growth, selective breeding, and synthetic fertilizers decrease produce’s ability to synthesize nutrients or absorb them from the soil – leaving our food supply up to 75% less nutritious, causing us to be overfed but, undernourished. This crisis is far beyond simply eating less and exercising more.
Could this be affecting your health?
Whenever you consume conventionally grown foods, you ingest environmental toxins that leave an unhealthy residue in your body. This residue is referred to as your body burden, a chemical legacy that is harmful to your health today and in the future. “Any substance the body does not recognize as fuel is a toxin”.
Companies will argue that levels of toxins in any one product may not be enough to harm you, and that may be true. However, stop for a minute to consider how layering of all these chemicals – one on top of another over time – may affect you.
ONCE INSIDE YOUR BODY, these toxins can do great damage to your system over time. Since they are not natural particles or food sources that the body is familiar with, your elimination organs can quickly become overwhelmed. When this happens, your body will begin to store toxic matter in your fat cells. In fact, you may actually create completely new fat cells just for the storage of these toxins! Since those additional fat cells can never be taken away (though they can be emptied and shrunk down), this is obviously a big problem if you are trying to lose weight and regain your health!
Prime storage areas are the lower belly, hips and thighs and neck. In order to lose that unwanted fat weight and achieve optimum health, you must heal and detoxify the elimination pathways. A healthy gut means more than simply being free of annoyances like bloating or heartburn! It is absolutely central to your health. It is connected to EVERYTHING that happens in your body. You may not even realize that you have a problem…but if you have health concerns of any kind or you are overweight, your “inner tube” could be the root cause. Read more about Leaky Gut Syndrome http://bit.ly/GLjWMD
COULD THIS BE AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH? It might be helpful to consider the analogy of our bodies as a bathtub. Just like water fills up a tub through a faucet, toxins fill up our bodies by the air we breathe, the things we touch and the food and beverages we eat and drink. In a bathtub, if the water comes in at a faster rate than it can drain out, the tub will overflow. In our bodies, when toxins come in at a faster rate than our bodies can process or eliminate them, our bodies “overflow.” The overflow drain keeps the tub from overflowing. In our bodies, “symptoms” are the over flow drain. Studies show that in early stages we can experience over 90 warning signs, including fatigue, foggy thinking, bouts of depression, mood swings, dry wrinkled skin, skin problems, spare tire around the middle, digestive irregularities, food cravings, aches and pains or stiffness, headaches, congestions, etc. Symptoms are a beautiful part of the design; they’re your body’s unique language and we will help you decode warning signs. If not caught in time, our toxic load can get so high that it “spills over the top” which may lead to a range of more significant health issues such as Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, Diabetes Depression, Arthritis, Autoimmune diseases, digestive issues, and Neurological Issues (ADD, ADHD, Alzheimer’s).
It is no secret that people are commonly treated with medications a.k.a. “the mop” to control their symptoms without addressing the potential or possible cause of “the flood.” Unfortunately, the benefits of nutrition are rarely discussed or provided as an option even though there is substantial evidence showing poor nutrition and an unhealthy gut are frequently at the core of these issues. Many people experience symptoms of premature aging or poor health and have no idea the solution may be as simple as removing possible addictive and allergenic foods, introducing balanced, nutrient dense meals and healing the gut. You must learn to recognize and respond to the small warning signs in our health and be proactive about prevention.
All diseases begin in the gut! Hippocrates 460 -370 BC
Healthy living is a choice, one that is very much in your control. Knowledge is power and now that we know more… Let’s find out how to release unwanted pounds, feel better and achieve optimal health.
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