Did you know the number one complaint in the doctor’s office is Fatigue? Yes fatigue, not pain, not an upset stomach but fatigue. This may not be the reason a person goes to the doctor, but is the most common complaint when they are there.
The causes for fatigue vary amongst Americans. Some causes but not all might be; lack of sleep, heart disorders, lung disorders or electrolyte imbalances. But, when it comes down to it, there is one main reason for fatigue in our country nationwide. That cause is malnutrition.
Nine out of ten people in America are malnourished. The reason for this malnourishment is the Standard American Diet. (Also known as S.A.D.) The Standard American Diet consists mainly of processed, bagged, boxed, and drive through food. We as a culture take better care of our cars than we do our bodies. We live for the now right! We say to ourselves, “I don’t have the time, I’ll grab something on the way.” Then we go to the drive through or the gas station convienent store and grab what we can find. But what we find is food devoid of any true nutritional value. Most of the “vitamins” you see in the drive trough menus have been added to the food in there making and are difficult for our body to process.
So, with limited time and space I want to make some very simple recommendations that could save our lives, or at least add years to it. First and foremost drink water. Water is the single most important step you can take to better health. We are made of 70% – 80% water. So is the planet we live on. After water I recommend changing one bad health habit per month. Try exchanging yogurt and granola for snack instead of a doughnut or chips. One change per month could and will add years to your life. After small diet changes look to whole food based supplementation. With our always on the go lifestyles, supplementation can make a huge difference. You can start with a good whole food based multivitamin at a cost of $12. per month. That is the cost of only 3 designer coffee drinks.
Our lives and bodies are not exchangeable like our cars! Treat them the best you can and you might be able to drive your grandkids to college!
For more detailed information about how to create better health and vitality through nutrition or weight loss contact David Ramsey at the Integral Life Healing @ 440-591-0523 or through their web sight at www.integrallifehealing.com.