It is inevitable that you have heard the term “you are what you eat.” In the United States, obesity rates have risen dramatically over the last quarter century, with incidents of heart disease and type 2 diabetes also dramatically on the rise. While some of these cases can be blamed on heredity and genetic disposition, a large number of these are more accurately attributable to unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
It would seem that, in fact, the foods that most Americans eat are causing widespread, chronic illness. Not only heart disease and type 2 diabetes, but Crohn’s disease, IBS, lactose intolerance, celiac, and gluten intolerance – these chronic illnesses cause immense amounts of discomfort and can be life-threatening, and yet, a large percent of the population still shows an obsession with unhealthy foods.
While clean eating and a diet composed of quality, nutritious foods is a great start on your way towards a better health and a more positive lifestyle, some suggest that the Paleo diet provides the most benefit. Learn more about this way of eating and how it could benefit you:
The idea behind the Paleo diet is to mimic, as much as possible, what our early human ancestors would have had access to. The Paleo diet is largely focused on the consumption of protein and healthy, natural fats. The Paleo diet is very low in carbs and rejects the consumption of trans fats, preservatives, and refined sugars.
Foods included in the Paleo diet include:
By following the diet of our early human ancestors, the thought is that we are eating only the foods that our body was naturally built to consume and digest. Some have found that following a strict Paleo diet can greatly help in our efforts to reduce body fat and increase energy levels, and more.
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The importance of having a well-functioning and healthy immune system has become increasingly obvious in recent times.
Sadly, everyone seems to have a different answer as to how you should go about strengthening your immune system. When you go to your local health and wellness shop, you might see twenty or thirty products that tout their “immune boosting” powers. An Amazon search reveals thousands of results.
Well, we’re here to tell you about an effective and ancient remedy that has been in use for over two thousand years: the red reishi mushroom.
We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health.
But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem?
What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive?
And the key may be one little mineral.
I hope this finds you healthy and able to still get outside (or inside) for a daily run during this trying time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of us are grieving several losses including race cancellations. Though it's a bummer, I want you to know that your hard-earned training is far from wasted.
Those miles are in your legs and all kinds of wonderful benefits have occurred including the addition of mitochondria, adding new capillary beds for increased blood flow, and strengthening the heart muscle for future training.
As athletes, it's important for us to be proactive in maintaining a strong immune system. We're not only doing this for our own prevention but also our loved ones that we spend time with.
Read on for 5 tips to consider as you seek to stay healthy.