Today, there are more people in the United States who have nutrient deficiencies. How can this be in a land where you can pull up to a gas station and get food? That’s part of the issue. Are we consuming food or food-like substances?
We live in a world where a large percentage of the population is overweight, yet undernourished. Processed foods don’t provide nourishment that our body needs and they can raise our risk of developing chronic disease and even cancer. Nutrient deficiencies impact our immune system by turning off our immune responses. We don’t want an immune system that’s not working! When this occurs, we are more susceptible to illness. We need our nutrients!
Our body is amazing. It absorbs macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and more). To look at these deeper, macronutrients provide direct fuel and energy to our body. Micronutrients are catalysts that assist the macronutrients. We need to give our body something more than a sugar-filled, processed eatable. When we eat foods like this, we may have a “fake” energy swing, but after that spike, we crash. It’s not providing nutrients or real energy. We need nutrition from real food.
Our body does so much for us and I'm amazed at the inner workings that support and protect us. It can only do so much. Treat your body with respect and give it nutrient-dense whole foods that are free of pesticides, without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and if you are a carnivore, choose foods that are treated with respect. To learn more about specific foods that can assist health and why they promote wellness, take our course - Healing and Preventing Chronic Disease and Cancer with Functional Nutrition. If you don’t need the official continuing education, you can still take it. You may be enlightened and have something to share with your friends and family. #mindbodyyou #GMOs #functionalnutrition #celestecooperpeel #prevention #wellness