Invest In Your Health

by Brandi Savitt – revised February 15, 2013

5 Ways to Get Healthy & Lose Weight

It’s hard to believe when you hear celebrities – who are the size of your left pinky – say that they eat healthy, but they never ever diet.  What does that even mean? If they eat at all, they have a celery stalk and sip some organic vegetable broth, right?  It sounds ridiculous, but stop rolling your eyes – these health conscious celebs are actually onto something – and it may have more to do with getting healthy than squeezing into to a size two…

Start Eating More

It’s no secret, if you want to reach your ideal weight, and look &  feel your best, start focusing on eating, not dieting.  What we consume affects more than our waistline, it affects our overall health and ability to fight disease.  Eating as many unprocessed whole foods as possible not only has less calories, but unprocessed foods typically have many more nutrients and fiber.  The more of the needed nutrients we get, the less hungry we feel.  And while eating high quality organic fruits, veggies, eggs, and meats may cost a little more upfront, it is an expense that is worth it in the long run.   -You know that old expression – pay the farmer now or the doctor later…

Are You Too Sensitive?

Maybe it’s because all of the processed foods we’ve been eating for decades, or maybe it’s because our culture just eats too much in general, but as a result, many of us have developed food sensitivities over time that may be keeping us from losing weight and keeping our immune system from functioning at its optimal level.  If you suffer from constant colds, sinus pressure, bloating, gas, stomach pain, even skin problems such as eczema, your diet may be playing a role!  Gluten (wheat & wheat products), dairy and soy are common food sensitives that may be causing unnecessary inflammation in your body - and they’re in shocking places so start reading those labels…

Consider consulting with a Naturopath or nutritionist who can help you determine if these foods are getting in the way of your optimal health.  Also check Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet and Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet .  Don’t worry – you may not have to give up these foods forever.  Sometimes giving your body a break for awhile, will do the trick (if you don’t overindulge too often)...

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3 Responses to “Invest In Your Health”

  1. Jan says:

    Such easy and USEFUL tips. You guys give us info on every level…thanks.

    I think mixing a tablespoon of lemon juice with water each morning balances your ph. Also, Dr. Mercola recommends a special sunlamp to aid in replenishing vitamin d3.

  2. louie says:

    Makes a lot of sense. Would be great if you would address ways of establishing the discipline necessary to follow these principles, as this i view as the key to making this work.

  3. Pea` says:

    The article is excellent and it’s so true. We all should invest in our health. @Louie, I recently learned this when I was working out and thought I was eatting well. I had to stop eating a lot of meats, dairy products and fruits. The reason is I was boarderline diabetic, high cholesterol and I had high blood pressure. By eating more foods that are whole foods and not processed foods, I was able to rebot my metabolism. It’s not a di-et I, you have to Liv-it. The learn more of how alter your bodies health issues and lose weight check out this website. Dr. Robert Sliverstein, is my Doctor and get this…he’s 74, but doesn’t look it.

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