When I am asked about the first step to making a change towards better health, I think most people think I will say the taking supplements is the first and primary stop on the list, and they would be wrong. Although nutritional supplements fill the cracks and crevices of a diet missing nutrients, they are supplements meaning they supplement the diet. Diet is the first and primary place we Americans need to aim our focus because it is the foundation for building, rebuilding, protecting, lubricating and allowing us to live and be healthy.
Today our diets are lacking even the basic nutritional support, as we have gravitated to a high sugar, unhealthy white bleached flour diet, with junk food, and pre-made microwaveable food at the top of our food pyramid. The change to healthy eating for many is no easy task, and it can be over whelming and frustrating. The major contributor and ring leader is our palate, which leads us towards our unhealthy lifestyles so many of us are now following. There is a process of retraining our taste buds, and if we are diligent we can persevere and move past our unhealthy cravings.
Once the diet has been even mildly adjusted the importance for fresh clean water and supplements becomes very clear. Now they can do the work they are meant to do, rather than just fixing all the gaps in an unhealthy diet. Now the supplements can help to build a healthy body and tackle health issues and imbalances. Is it a process? yes. Are there times when you want to just quit? yes. Is it worth it in the big picture? absolutely.
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My name is Jeffrey Burke. I have been in the health and nutrition field for well over three decades. In August 2012 I was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. It was an amazing honor to be honored at the Gala event.
Jeff has been posting about nutrition and health since 2006. See those posts here: