Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I know it's a VERY touchy subject. I know people have VERY strong opinions about it.
But what nobody really wants to talk about is the fact we could simplify the heck out of this by doing one thing:
Take better care of ourselves.
We have this incredible love affair with making things so complicated. It's absurd really.
Small, simple changes to the way we live our lives and the entire country would be SOOO much healthier.
Let me give an extreme example:
I heard of a story of someone eating TWO Big Macs every day for lunch. Yes, two of them. And yes, EVERY day. At least that is what I was told.
Now, this person started at around 300 pounds when they made one simple change to their life that caused them to drop 50 of those pounds very quickly.
Can you guess what it is?
This person started eating ONE Big Mac for lunch every day instead of two.
Is that ideal? Of course not.
Is it a start? Sure is.
Now, I'm afraid I do not know what happened to this person. I hope they used this as a starting point and went on to make similar changes and shed a whole lot more weight.
But the moral of the story is simple: We're making things a whole lot harder than they need to be.
Small changes add up to BIG results. They always have and they always will.
Does it solve all our problems? No.
But does it solve a lot? Yeah, it really does.
So what do you do now? I suggest you read this awesome special report on Six of the Most Powerful Antioxidants to help you better understand the role nutrition plays in the anti-aging process.
Yours in health,
PS - Just click the link below to discover some simple, but powerful, nutrients that may have confused you in the past.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Okay, so you know Vitamins and Minerals are important. Most every woman knows that.
However, not everyone understands WHY they are so important for their body. So I recently asked Registered Dietitian Jayson Hunter to give us the easy rundown on the Top Women's Vitamins. Here's what he had to say:
Vitamin A - This vitamin contributes to the health of you eyes, skin and nails.
Vitamin B - While B Vitamins are often referred to as "energy vitamins" they don't actually give you a surge of energy, per se. What they actually do is help facilitate metabolic reaction in the body to create energy. They're also necessary for a healthy metabolism.
Vitamin C - This women's vitamin is a great antioxidant and immune system booster. It also helps skin health.
Vitamin D - Helps women absorb calcium. And it may help prevent certain types of cancer.
Calcium - It's actually a mineral not a vitamin. And as most women know already, it improves bone density.
Pretty simple, right? But you can also see why it's so important to understand vitamins for women. When we understand the reasons to make healthier choices it helps us make them.
Now, I get asked all the time by women which vitamin supplements, if any, they need to be taking. Great question.
Well, if your nutrition is 100% perfect all the time then you probbaly don't need to take any.
But that's not the case for most women. Most women are busy as heck and don't always find the time for proper nutrition. So if that's the case with you I recommend taking a Whole Foods based Multi-Vitamin. And the only one I recommend is Prograde Nutrition's VGF 25+ for Women.
It's actually really cool because it's literally made from 25 veggies, greens and fruits. You should definitely check out Prograde's Women's Vitamins At the very top of the page is the list of ingredients. You can see the 25 whole foods they use to make VGF 25+ for Women.
Yours in health,
PS - Pretty cool, huh? The nutrition of 25 whole foods in a bottle!