Tuesday, February 24, 2015

When a healthy diet isn’t enough

I don’t think I’ll be shocking you out of your chair today if I say that a proper diet is THE #1 key to help ensure that you are healthy (and even make it into) your golden years.

Thousands of our clients have experienced the power of a good diet and reported that their health dramatically improved (or completely turned around) once they began following the nutrition principles I outline in the Great Taste No Pain health system.

BUT...here’s something you might be surprised to hear me say.

Sometimes a good diet ISN’T enough!

Sickness often occurs even though you may have what most people would consider a perfectly healthy diet.

"Why?" you may ask.

Well, there are several reasons:

The air that I breathe...
One of the most common is environmental factors that are out completely of your control.

Toxins are all around us--in our food, air, personal care products, water supply, lawn and workplace.

They can accumulate in your body (especially in your fat cells), making your body's pH more acidic, which makes it easier for disease to flourish inside of you, regardless of the health enhancing foods you eat.

Try to limit your exposure as much as you can. Buy organic meat and produce whenever possible, look for natural laundry and cleaning products, avoid drinking tap water and search out organic fertilizers.

Even a few minor changes can help dramatically curb your toxic exposure.

Stress wreaks havoc on your digestion and your immune system.

That’s why you may find yourself getting sickness after sickness during times of stress—your body literally cannot fight off bacterial infections or viruses as well.

Plus your immune system also protects you from dangerous diseases like cancer…so being under chronic stress can even have a deadly price.

Take advantage of whatever stress relief options are available to you. Your health and quite possibly your life may depend on it.

What you drink matters too
I can’t tell you how frustrating it is for me as a nutritionist when I see someone eating a healthy, nutritious meal and washing it down with a soda.

Talk about cutting your own throat!

Remember that drinks count too—so ditch the soda (whether diet or regular), drink alcohol only in moderation, limit your coffee consumption and make water your #1 beverage of choice as much as possible.

Medications—both OTC and Rx
Another big factor that can undo the positive effects of a healthy diet is medications.

Remember that, even though some medications can be helpful and even life-saving, they also throw your body out of balance, wreaking havoc with your major organs, blood and nervous system.

They're chemicals that we were not designed by Nature to be able to assimilate.

You never get anything "for free" when you take them -- there's always a price to pay, over and above the small fortune many of them cost.

One of the big health costs of medications is the fact that they affect other areas of your body over and above what they were intended to "treat." There are ALWAYS side-effects.

It's inevitable. You can't put a substance into your body and tell it, "OK, you just go here and here, but don't go there."

It's like dropping a new red T-shirt into a load of whites--it goes EVERYWHERE.

If you are on any medications, you may wish to talk to your doctor about alternatives, reducing your dose, or maybe even eventually weaning off them altogether. And if your doctor refuses to discuss the matter with you, find one who will. There are a good number of truly caring doctors who are more than happy to answer your questions and ease your concerns, and they deserve your business.

Lack of exercise
Exercise is crucial if you want even a remote chance of living a life free of sickness and pain.

Here are just a few benefits of regular exercise that you can’t always get from a healthy diet alone:

  • Weight control
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Blood sugar control
  • Easing aches and pains
  • Building bone mass
  • Improve digestion and bowel movements
  • Boost energy
  • Better sleep
  • Improve your mood
  • Ease anxiety
  • Reduce stress
  • Prevent cognitive decline

So, my friend, if your sneakers and feet have been strangers for quite a while, or your treadmill has become a new funky-looking clothes closet, or the only weight you’ve lifted recently is a sack of groceries or a six-pack of beer, it’s time to change that. Get your doctor’s nod of approval and get moving.

It all starts here
Even though there are many things you can do to help keep your body free of sickness and disease, it all comes back to this:

Your health starts with what you put in your body. No matter how much you exercise or reduce stress or avoid toxins, you absolutely CANNOT expect to feel your best without eating enough nutritious foods and helping to keep digestion efficient so you can actually absorb the nutrients you’re taking in.

That's why the Great Taste No Pain health system is THE primary step to help get the nutrients you need, help keep your pH more alkaline, clear excess wastes and help get your systems working the way they're supposed to.

And if you're also gluten sensitive, Great Taste No Gluten is for you instead:

It’s also crucial to make sure you consistently maintain a healthy intestinal flora balance.

Your friendly gut bacteria house 70 percent of your immune system—that alone should give you a clue how important they are,

They also help digest certain carbs and fibers, they keep harmful microbes and yeasts under control, they manufacture vitamins, they eat excess cholesterol and they help keep your bowel movements smooth and regular.

Definitely not something you want to be without!

And since SO many factors other than diet can affect your gut flora (especially guilty are stress, antibiotics and acid reducers, smoking and losing sleep), it's helpful to take a quality probiotic supplement like Super Shield daily.

The 13 top-shelf strains of friendly bacteria in Super Shield are potent and ready to make their home along your intestinal walls, fighting, crowding out and overcoming harmful bacteria.

This can help keep your gut wall strong, help make digestion smoother and support your immune system as well.

The unbeatable combination of Great Taste No Pain (or Great Taste No Gluten) and Super Shield can be your ticket to feeling great next week, next year and many, many years from now!

Try it. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

PS: Always be sure to let your doctor or healthcare provider know what supplements you are taking.

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