Thursday, January 5, 2017

Is a Healthy Diet Enough?

Feeling tired and sluggish? Do you get sick often? Then it's time to tweak your diet! According to health experts, most people today are overfed and undernourished. The modern diet is deficient in essential nutrients that help your body functioning at its peak. Most foods are heavily processed and lose their vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants long before ending on your plate.

What's Wrong with the Modern Diet?

Statistics indicate that half of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin A. Seven out of 10 Americans are deficient in calcium. Nine out of 10 don't get enough potassium in their diet. About 70 percent of U.S. adults over age 50 are vitamin D deficient. These numbers confirm that nutrient deficiency is most widespread health condition of our time. On top of that, we are sicker and fatter than ever before.

A growing body of research shows that everything is wrong with the modern diet. Store shelves are packed with highly processed foods that harm your health on long term. Most products have little or no nutritional value, and contain nothing but empty calories. Total sugar intake has skyrocket over the past decades. Even those who eat healthy are at risk for nutrient deficiencies.

Conventional foods are loaded with hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals that affect overall health. These compounds mess up your hormones, slow down your metabolism, and create an imbalance of gut bacteria. And lets not forget the many different medications that can also mess up the bowel flora.  Additionally, most people find today's dietary guidelines confusing. With so much confliction information out there, it's hard to tell what healthy eating really looks like.

What Can Be Done about It?

Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to and make sure your body gets all of the nutrients needed for optimal health. Simple lifestyle changes, such as ditching the sugar and going organic, can make all the difference. Organic foods are more nutritious and taste better. Farm-raised meat, pastured eggs, and other dairy have no antibiotics or growth hormones.

Dietary supplements can help too. Chlorella, fish oil, multivitamins, and vitamin D supplements may help prevent potential nutrient gaps while improving your health. Clean up your diet, assess your nutritional needs, and choose whole, natural foods that have gone through a minimum amount of processing.

Testing for Deficiencies....

At the WBHC, we have advanced technology that can identify vitamin/mineral deficiencies.  With out biofeedback computer screening, much more can also be identified such as hormones, amino acids, bacteria, viruses and parasites.  

Give us a call today and lets check all you nutrient levels. 
972-434-7780 or
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