The same goes for processed foods...the food industry will keep "creating" all kinds of "convenience foods" found on market shelves in boxes, packages, cans, etc., packaged with all kinds of ingredients and preservatives that our body has no idea what to do with....this is not REAL food...it's creations made in a lab. We wonder why we have so much sickness and disease in this country....it's really very simple...we are committing suicide with the "food" we are eating. There is a wealth of scientific studies proving that the diseases we have today are the RESULT of poor nutrition, NOT poor genes or bad luck. So, why doesn't the medical system take nutrition seriously??
Four words: money, ego, power and control. I realize it is not fair to generalize individual doctors, but the system we have in place is severely failing Americans. No one knows better than the tiny minority of doctors who treat their patients from a nutritional stand-point. Three of the most PROMINENT doctors in this minority that have spent YEARS promoting diet and health with extremely impressive results are Caldwell B. Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell and John McDougall. These men are the true pioneers of nutrition. With all the studies, research and clinical trials these men experienced with patients, you would think all doctors would 'get on board' with nutrition....but Big Pharma (pharmaceutical companies), makes sure this does not happen.
Again, just take a look around...what America's current health system is doing is NOT WORKING. We have epidemics of obesity and diabetes, heart disease and cancers....and the ages of people getting these diseases are YOUNGER and YOUNGER. We have to take RESPONSIBILITY of our health and not leave it in the hands of physicians. I'm not saying doctors are purposely causing harm...they are not...I work with physicians. However, they are not TRAINED in nutrition..they are trained in writing prescriptions!
No matter what your health may be at this very moment, it can be CHANGED. All you need to do is eliminate the foods that got you where you are today and start replacing them with foods LOADED with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, cancer-fighting enzymes, and hundreds of nutrients our cells need to keep us HEALTHY. By eliminating the "bad stuff" and replacing it with HEALTH PROMOTING, DISEASE FIGHTING foods, our body will not only HEAL itself, but you will experience the EASIEST weight loss ever!! That's the side effect of eating really healthy foods--WEIGHT LOSS without even counting a calorie, fat, or carb.
Today is Saturday--check out some plant-based recipes..they are available on-line by the hundreds for FREE. Just type in vegan recipes and you will have a ton to choose from. Write a list, go do your shopping, and start trying these dishes. Because it is the weekend, most people have a little more time to get food prepared--cook up big batches of beans or brown rice, quinoa, whatever and divide it up in portions you would need for the week. Bring home vegetables and chop them up, put them in ziplock bags so when you need to whip up something during the week, all the prep work is done. This will save a lot of time during the week...no reason to run through the drive-through and eat "food" that has absolutely no nutritional value to it whatsoever...but you will get a boatload of calories.
Cooking or preparing foods at home is so much healthier for you and your family. You know what is going into the foods you are preparing. Restaurant foods are LOADED with SALT, SUGAR and FAT...LOADED. Foods you may think are a "healthier" choice, most times are NOT. Even salads can have 1000+ calories when all is said and done!!!
Anyone needing help transitioning to this lifestyle, please let me know. I will be starting another program in my Watervliet office as we have had TREMENDOUS SUCCESS with classes teaching a Whole Food Plant Based diet. Just drop me a line if you are interested in:
Lowering blood pressure
Lowering blood sugar
Getting off medications
Preventing diseases such as heart disease, strokes, cancers, etc.
Reversing diseases you may already have
Soaring energy levels
DROPPING WEIGHT EFFORTLESSLY
I hope I hear for YOU soon!!