The Price of Convenience ~ Part One

“Never assume the obvious is true.”
~William Safire

It seems logical that most humans would desire to live long, healthy and productive lives.
Clearly this is not the case.

image001 Sit virtually anywhere and view for one hour the overwhelming evidence with your own eyes. If you still wonder why the healthcare system in North America is in the toilet take another look about you.

Perhaps even you bitch about the prohibitive cost of medical care, the lack of bedside manner, being treated like an object on a conveyor belt in a production facility, paying higher premiums for less coverage and the rest of it.

Now ask yourself why you chose to pay through the nose for medical care that treats symptoms rather than the causation.image The beauty of being a human being is our ability to make choices.

Couple that with the fact that your remarkable body has the innate ability to heal itself – only if you allow it – and the road to wellness seems a simple one.

The principles of naturopathic medicine utilize the fundamental components of health [biochemistry, biomechanics, and mental predisposition] to assist you in restoring the balance requisite to meet the definition of health.

It is a distinctive approach to health and healing that empowers you to become responsible for your health.

The Price of Convenience ~ Part Two

“The body never lies.”
Martha Graham

 Our health begins with the soil.

The lack of minerals in the soil leads to a lack of micronutrients in our food. This creates the tendency to overeat due to chronic hunger.

Weight gain follows with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and so forth.

Poor diet and physical inactivity are the most important factors contributing to an epidemic of global overweight and obesity . Continue

The Price of Convenience ~ Part Three

Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”

Foods in their natural, nutrient-dense form will be digested and assimilated with considerably less energy than its processed or refined counterparts. Pil Popper

Primary-source foods require fewer resources to produce and come with substantially less environmental cost.

Digestion and assimilation of meat, dairy, refined and processed foods require an exceptional energy draw on your body and the planet.

The alkalinity of primary-source foods greatly reduces the risk of chronic and degenerative diseases versus the acidic toll of animal and processed foods.

This reduced risk translates into enormous savings at the individual, societal and environmental levels.

Nutrient Density

Change is process, not an event.”
James Prochaska

Optimal performance for trail runners and snowshoers requires a balanced diet in which foods with a negative effect must be eliminated.

The highly refined foods that comprise a large percentage of most diets do not contain the nutritional components worthy of our  consumption. Calories absent sustenance [micronutrients] means nutritional stress.iOrganic Fruits and Veggies

A balanced diet is one comprised of fresh, whole, raw, ripe, organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds – with fruits predominating.

When a balanced diet replaces the usual westernized diet that is grossly out of balance by placing cooked proteins and starches on center stage, it will represent a monumental step toward true lifelong health and endurance sports performance.Continue