How often do you experience consumer confusion from nutrition and health reports?
Have you ever noticed how conflicting these reports can be? One cites eggs are a healthy source of nutrition, while another claims eggs are unhealthy due to their high cholesterol content. Who are you to believe?
Have you ever noticed how often doctors disagree with one another concerning healthy eating? One states dairy is a healthy source of protein, while another claims dairy is unhealthy and increases the risk of developing cancer. How can two, so-called “health experts” differ in their opinions?
Even scientists disagree on their conclusions based upon results and data from the same scientific studies.
As consumers who are we to trust? How do we recognize trustworthy sources? How do we eliminate consumer confusion?
How I maintain motivation to keep active. Why I strive for health. At 17 years of age, I started an exercise program because, as most women will admit, I wasn’t happy with the way I looked. It was the discovery of cellulite on my thighs, that began my journey to improve. Did I ever get off track or get side tracked? Yes, or course. I am not super-woman. 40 years later, I’m still on that journey. Have I achieved my goal? Yes, many times. However it’s important to note, my goal keeps changing. It must. As we age our knowledge & experiences dictate change. Nothing is constant, not even our planet.
As science discovers new realities about nutrition and health it becomes difficult to keep up with that information. It is even more difficult to understand and utilize the information in a simple manner consistent with my current day to day habits that make up my life. Everything seems so complex today. And it is.
Cancer will kill 5.5 million women each year by the year 2030. How do we stop this trend?
In the last two decades, our fight against cancer has been promising with advancements in science and technology that enable us to improve both prevention and treatment efforts. However, we still have a long way to go. In a recent report, one group is particularly vulnerable to the effects of cancer, women. A review from the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with Merck, the global pharmaceutical company, reports 5.5 million women will die from cancers that can be prevented, by the year 2030.
This study also indicates there is a possibility of these numbers growing due to an increase in the number of aged populations all over the world. Cancer is a range of diseases that involves abnormal cellular growth (tumor). These abnormal cells then have the potential to invade and/or spread to other parts of the body. However, it should be noted that not all tumors are cancerous.
If you’re a man and standing among a group of ten men, statistically, 4.7 of the men will develop cancer. That’s almost half! If you’re a woman standing among a group of ten women, 3.8 of the women will develop cancer.
Nearly a third of the adult population, twenty years and over, are considered obese.
The incidence of diabetes for those aged 30 to 39 has increased 70% in 8 years, from 1990 to 1998.
As bad as these numbers are – cancer, obesity, and diabetes are not the most pervasive causes of death in our culture. Heart disease is, killing one out of every three Americans.
(A Poem – Read along in timing to Dr. Suess’s Fox in Socks)
Let’s have a talk about boiled beetles.
Red Head Dead Dread
Beetles, boiled are they fetal?
Boiled, oiled, stomach recoiled. Maybe they should have been broiled?
Carcass, corpus, no way its luscious. Cooked bugs to most are truly noxious.
I’m sitting here, wanting to change the world of food.
I’m not a professional writer, nor am I a movie star. I’m a wife & mother who has been given a tremendous opportunity to share what I know and have witnessed. I know the importance of eating healthy foods and making healthy lifestyle choices in order to experience high levels of energy, abundant health, and to prevent illness & disease. Food manufacturers have succeeded in creating something from nothing; making products from chemicals and “food like” substances.
We (you & me as consumers) are fighting a monster. Large food manufacturing companies have more money, greater resources and a larger number of powerful staff members at their disposal, than we do.
Food manufacturers have succeeded in making something out of nothing.
There is a war going on between your health and big business – all for the sake of making money. You may not be aware of it yet. A systematic plan to keep us the people ignorant, destroy our health, leading to illness and disease, living a sub-optimal existence, making us dependent upon the “health care system” to give us treatments to keep us alive*, and leading to a decreased life expectancy & early death.
I know this may seem like a conspiracy theory gone wild, yet it is true on some level for most of us. It reminds me of something a con artist would do. Dangle the shiny object before my eyes to attract my focus, so I miss what you are doing to the right or left of my peripheral vision.
Eating healthy can be expensive up front, but definitely saves you tons of money later. Healthy eating helps prevent disease, illness, most cancers, and going to an early grave. Treating a disease and fighting cancer is expensive, costing thousands and thousands of dollars, sometimes even a million dollars or more.
Ok, I’m sold. I want to eat better, but healthy food is so expensive. How can I save on my food bill now?
Brands, generic, and bulk bins versus pre-prepared, single serving.
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February 20, 2019
The video recording of Awaken Empowerment - The Illusion of Health Care seminar from January has been added to the Flourish, Vitalize, and Re-Ignite membership levels. A condensed version has been added to MHAWA's YouTube channel at: My Health and Wellness Advisor.