“Imagine that the world had created a new ‘dream product’ to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery, and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine that the world refused to use it.” – Frank A Oski
In recent years I’ve become convinced that nutrition is the key to many of the problems we try to treat with therapies and medications. A lot of western medicine (perhaps eastern as well, but I’m American so I only have experience with western medicine really) is designed to treat “problems” that are really just the natural byproducts of unhealthy lifestyles.
We need to move. We need to eat green veggies. We need sunlight. We need to touch the dirt and growing plants to our skin.
We need to drink LOTS of WATER.
Somewhere along the way it seems like we got too busy to be healthy. Everyone in the household works, sometimes multiple jobs, so what do we have time to eat? TV Dinners, fast food, frozen pizza. And those things are delicious, we don’t mind eating them. But they’re starving us for nutrients. We need to find ways of getting the nutrition back into our diets.
It’s not as difficult as we imagine – and it’s much more delicious than I thought!
Not only can proper nutrition prevent and treat a wide variety of common ailments, but understanding optimum nutrition can increase our lifespan and our functional health span as well. We can live longer and do more with our lives.
To address these issues I tend to think of two tactics: Diet and Supplementation
Diet is all about maximizing the nutrients we can get from the food we eat without sacrificing any of the flavor.
Supplementation is necessary when we can’t get adequate amounts of a nutrient through diet alone. Through supplementation we can also combat aging, disease, and maximize some of our natural abilities.
One supplement you’ll see me write about a lot is Hydrolyzed Collagen.
Hydrolyzed collagen is a powerhouse of incredible health benefits. It can combat visible signs of aging and poor health such as wrinkles, age spots, gray hair, and even cellulite. It also helps maximize athletic performance, strengthens our hearts and arteries, helps heal leaky gut, and strengthens our teeth and bones! We produce collagen naturally but as we age our ability to produce it decreases and by age 40 we deplete it faster than we produce it. So adding hydrolyzed collagen to our diets is an essential tool for healthy aging. For more details about the many health benefits of hydrolyzed collagen please check out my hydrolyzed collagen page, or any of my many related blog posts.