I’m old enough to remember that it wasn’t so long ago the average population was not obese, diabetic or plagued by many other metabolic health conditions. It is no coincidence people most at risk have compromised immune systems, having chronic inflammation is a direct result of our diet.
Since I was a kid, there has been an ever increasing amount of our food that is produced for convenience, flavor and cost, rather than actual nutrients. The result is The Standard American Diet or SAD. The SAD diet is highly inflammatory to your system and directly responsible for the pandemic we now face.
The biggest challenge for most people transitioning to a nutrient dense diet is simply mindset.
Your body will gladly adapt to eating what it needs, but the transition can be challenging since the SAD diet is both physically and mentally addictive. Starch, sugar and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) known as seed oils like soy, corn, safflower, sunflower, and canola oil are primarily responsible for chronic inflammation that compromises your immune system.
Your metabolic age can be lowered by food and lifestyle choices to increase your health span, or total years of being healthy. Metabolic age is a measure of the efficiency of your metabolism compared to average efficiency. Lowering your metabolic age is predictive of your health span, not just squeaking by.
It matters less if you live to 130 if the last 40 years are spent in hospice care.
How you care for yourself in mid life will determine the quality of the rest of your life.
Together we can discover the necessary steps to experience radiant health, while maintaining the fulfillment of delicious food.