What do the 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines mean to you?

Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity have been on the rise, but an abundance of research shows that healthy eating patterns and regular physical exercise reduce the risk of chronic diseases and lead to longer lifespans. We also need essential supplements to provide sufficient living nutrition to promote cellular health needed for optimal health.

USDA Dietary Guidelines

Under the 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) must publish a report outlining nutritional and dietary information and guidelines for the general public. The jointly published report seeks to educate medical professionals and the general public on new nutritional research that can lead to a healthier, and longer living, populace.

The Truth About Superfoods

Superfoods are quite the rave these days. Every month, there seems to be a new super fruit or vegetable that you may have never seen or even heard of before. Their amazing benefits are often touted in such a way that they seem more than super. They actually seem magical!

Superfoods

The truth is, there is no superfood that will give you magical powers. Sorry to burst your bubble! Most superfoods are truly amazing but, individually, they are limited. The key is to incorporate an abundance of these foods in your daily diet. Your body needs a variety of healthy foods in order to thrive and achieve real wellness.

That doesn’t mean that you have to go on an exotic and expensive grocery trip to pick up sacha inchi, salsify and maca. The good news is that most superfoods are inexpensive and commonly found either in your own garden or in your local produce market. Try adding a variety of these common superfoods to a green smoothie to super charge your daily nutrition.

Here is a fantastic infographic from Evoke.ie to help you understand what you need to know.

How to Get the Best Results From Your Health

How many times have you started a new diet or exercise routine – expecting great results – only to be left disappointed or frustrated with your outcome? You are not alone. You may be missing this key that will help you get the best results.

Best Results

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Often, we focus too much on our desired results and not enough on the best way to get there. As W. Edwards Deming said “You can expect what you inspect.” That  is, we don’t get what we expect, we get what we inspect.

Mr. Demings has been called the ‘Father of Quality’. His influence has helped people produce many great products and services for nearly one hundred years. However, disregarding this important concept regularly leads to poor products and poor results. This applies not only to business and industry but to your life and health as well.

5 More Healthcare Myths Exposed!

It’s no secret that our healthcare system is broken. More and more people are also realizing that ObamaCare is not the solution! It takes more than expanding access to our current broken sick care system. We must let go of these healthcare myths and develop a new healthcare system that is based on building real health and healing!

Healthcare Myths

The American Healthcare system is filled with many inconsistencies. In the last article, we learned about these healthcare myths:

  • Myth #1: ObamaCare Will Save our Health Care System

  • Myth #2: Pharmaceutical Drugs Make You Healthy

  • Myth #3: Vaccination Provides Immunity

  • Myth #4: Low Fat Diet Foods Help You Lose Weight

  • Myth #5: Chiropractic Healthcare is Only for Bad Backs and Necks

In this article, we cover five more.

3 Keys to Weight Loss & Achieving the Life You Want

Your mindset affects every aspect of your well being, including your weight loss abilities. Maintaining a Wellness Mindset is vital to achieving wellness and maximizing the results of your weight loss. The thoughts you think have the ability to catapult you to success and amazing levels of wellness. However, your thoughts can also destroy your mindset, preventing you from ever reaching success in life and crippling your efforts to lose weight and achieve wellness. Your mental wellness is governed by your thought patterns, your self talk, your mental outlook, as well as your interpersonal relationships.

Weight Loss Success

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Let’s look at three key areas that help you create a powerful, wellness mindset for weight loss. Whether it is weight loss or achieving a higher level of wellness that you desire, this mindset will create a drive that propels you to amazing success. You may not have associated these habits with weight loss before; however, these three keys can be used in your daily life in such a way that your mind will begin to create a shift in your body’s metabolic rate.

6 Metabolism Destroying Foods; What Not To Eat

Is your metabolism shot? Are you constantly looking for the latest metabolism boosters just to get you through the day? Does it seem like you can never lose weight? If so, then your first step to transforming your metabolism and supercharging your fat burning is to eliminate these 6 metabolism destroying foods.

Metabolism Destroying Foods