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What is National Nutrition Month?
This annual event dates back to 1973 when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics launched National Nutrition Week. Seven years later, and thanks to the soaring popularity of the week-long campaigns, the Academy launched the more ambitious National Nutrition Month. Every year, there is a different theme but one aim: to help people learn to eat well.
What are the Harmful Effects of Poor Nutrition?
Nutrition matters when it comes to your everyday wellness. If you fail to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs, it could harm your health. Let’s look at three of the potentially negative effects of poor nutrition.
One of the major markers for obesity is poor nutrition. Since obesity has almost tripled globally since 1975, this is a crucial issue that we need to tackle. Being overweight is associated with a whole range of health risks, including high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, fatty liver disease, and more. Failing to eat healthy foods and overeating, in general, can contribute to gaining weight.
According to the World Health Organization, a massive 30% of all cancer cases are linked to poor dietary habits. Information suggests that increasing your consumption of plant-based foods and eating less red and processed meats could reduce your risk. While there is no one direct cause of cancer, leading a healthy lifestyle and adopting a diet that supports your wellness will help you protect yourself.
Poor Brain Function
The nutrients you get from the foods you eat have a direct impact on your brain and how it functions. Failing to feed your body in the right way can impair your cognitive abilities. The advice is to always eat brain-healthy foods such as fatty fish, leafy greens, and berries.
How to Improve your Everyday Nutrition
If you think you’re lacking nutrition, it’s important not to panic. Talk to your doctor to see what advice he or she has to offer. You can also try some of the following tips to try and enhance your nutrition yourself.
Keep a Daily Food Diary
Do you know what you eat on a daily basis? For example, are you a secret snacker? Keeping a daily food diary can help you keep track of the food you’re eating, and therefore look for ways to improve your diet because ultimately, you can’t change what you don’t measure. If you’re looking to lose weight, your food diary can also help you monitor your daily calorie intake.
Reduce your Red Meat Consumption
Eating large amounts of red meat has been linked to higher risks of heart disease, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes. So, if you’re a meat-lover, it could be time to cut back when you can. Rather than eating this every day, you could try restricting it to only special occasions.
Eat Nutrient-Rich Ingredients
Whenever you’re choosing ingredients for your everyday diet, consider the nutrients they offer your body. Choosing nutrient rich products, such as leafy greens, whole grains, and fruit will help you boost your intake of the right kinds of nutrients. Make a habit of including these ingredients in meals and buying them when you head to the grocery store. It could make a big difference.
The Takeaway! (Healthy, Of Course)
If you’re ready to improve your nutrition once and for all, March could be the time to make a start. Eating healthy isn’t something you should be doing for only one month of every year. Make it a whole year’s goal, and get started today!
Now that you are Eating Healthier, Restore your Brain to Body Communication so you can Function at your Best?
Poor brain to body communication is an epidemic as prevalent as tooth decay. The International Upper Cervical Institute estimates that by the age of 39, 87% of the population has some degree of interference to the health and healing messages the brain tries to send the body. Even though this decreased brain to body communication is widespread, public awareness remains limited.
It’s time we get “back to the basics,” take control over our own health and recognize the body’s remarkable, inborn self healing ability. This is the only way we can truly break the cycle of just treating the disease in this country. If we are waiting for a miracle drug to cure the world’s ailments, it’s not going to happen! We need to be proactive, not reactive, with our health. Prevention must take precedence over the treatment of disease!
The Good News
Although being proactive and addressing health problems early is always best, it is never too late to start. If you are still breathing, you can improve your health. Most people see a remarkable improvement in their health when they incorporate Upper Cervical Care into their lives. Patients routinely free themselves of long-term health impairments without medication.
While Upper Cervical Care has been one of the best kept secrets in health care, our patients and doctors are committed to letting the world know about this gentle, non-invasive, and natural approach to health! The body is an extraordinary self healing organism, and a long life, free of common diseases and premature aging, is available for those who seek it.