We’ve all heard it before: exercise and a nutritious diet are the keys to a healthy lifestyle. But how big of an impact does your diet actually have on your long term health? Not only can food cause damage to your health, but it can restore it, as well. There are foods that we put into our bodies that can cause disease, and there are foods that heal the body. The question is, which is which?
Foods that Cause Disease
Food is both our problem and our solution. What we eat and where it comes from are the cause of virtually all of the major diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
The simple explanation is that we are not feeding our bodies “good” food. Good meaning the types of food we need to fight disease and have strong immune systems. Today, much of our food is processed in a way that removes important nutrients, such as fatty acids, to increase shelf life. Additional antibiotics and hormones have become the norm, and we’re even changing the genetic makeup of the food we grow. The good news is that since food is often the problem, it is also often the solution. Simply learn how to determine good food from bad, and your body will do the rest.
Avoid Preventable Diseases With Food
Cellular biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton, believes that 98% of disease is preventable and reversible and less than 2% is genetic. Much of the focus in our medical system is on treating symptoms and making people comfortable instead of curing the disease. Just because a symptom goes away, that doesn’t mean your problem has gone away.
We need to shift our mindset to ask what the cause of our problems is and look for long term solutions. That’s when real healing begins. With the Healthy for Life program, the focus is on long-term success. Very few things we teach will give you overnight success; it’s all about the big picture and long-term results.
What Foods and Minerals Can Help Your Body Heal?
The best foods are minimally processed and as close to their original state as possible. These foods are often referred to as whole foods. These foods include:
- Fresh vegetables
- Various kinds of meat, poultry and fish.
For fruits and vegetables, fresh and local products are best. The progression of the next best options would be organic, conventional and then frozen. For meats, grass-fed or free range sourced meat is ideal.
In addition to eating whole foods, it is extremely important to supplement key minerals and omega fatty acids. Minerals are simply depleted from the soils, and most people aren’t getting enough of the essential minerals the body needs.
Key Minerals to Supplement:
Fatty acids are often missing from your diet. These acids are so essential to the immune system and cardiovascular health that everyone should be supplementing Omega-3 and Omega-6. Many people turn to fish oil to increase their intake of valuable acids. However, seed oils are more complete, more pure and are a far better source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 than fish oil.
Start Healing Your Body With Food and Minerals
By eating quality food and supplementing minerals and omegas, your body will get the nutrition it needs and will be able to build an immune system that is capable of healing and preventing disease. You’d be amazed at how good you can feel and the health issues you can overcome! Learn more about how you can boost your energy and health with the Healthy for Life program, and start living your best life today.