It’s true. Every meal is definitely a choice. Wise advice printed on the back of t-shirts worn by staff at our local Sprouts grocery store. We need Real Food! For years we’ve received the now out of favor pronouncement that it’s all calories in/calories out. The truth is that what constitutes those calories is of utmost importance.
We’ve been counseled that fitness is health, that enough exercise means we can eat sugar as long as we work it off. We now know that sugar isn’t “worked off.” That it throws off our microbiome and opens us to disease.
Jeffrey Sachs, a professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, tells us that the life expectancy in the U.S. fell the last two years in a row. In 2015 we ranked 27th out or 35 industrialized nations, 5 years behind #1 Japan and roughly 4 years behind the next 3: Spain, Switzerland, and Italy. He says that we pay on average $10,000 per person per year for healthy care. And that we are being killed slowly and painfully by our own food industry.
In 2003 the CDC announced that the children born since the year 2000 will be the first generation to not outlive their parents.
This is frightening information, and I hope it is scary enough to cause us to change our ways.
Dr. Joseph Mercola tells us that our nutritional needs are determined by our genes, established thousands of years ago. We used to eat 25 different plant foods a day, but we are now lucky to eat 5! Modern ingredients and processed foods are completely different from our original diet, and consequently don’t meet our needs to function at optimal levels physiologically.
If this resonates with you, call (970-407-8828) or email me to learn about the Anti-Inflammatory Diet, a class I teach now to small groups in an intimate setting. It isn’t about deprivation, but about delicious food that satisfies!
Make a resolution to choose for better health in 2018!