The data is stark: the Standard American Diet is shortening the lives of many Americans. Diet-related deaths outrank deaths from smoking and about half of U.S. deaths from heart disease – nearly 900 deaths a day – are linked to poor diet. The pandemic highlighted the problem with much processed and fast foods which have become the norm among unhealthy meal choices.
There is a growing movement to, once again, link food to nutrition and nutrition to an individual’s quality of life. The absence of this integration fueled the nation’s mounting prescriptions to address a multitude of unhealthy symptoms. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans should be getting preventative lifestyle regimens, however the majority of doctors prescribe drugs for conditions before recommending or trying lifestyle changes. This practice only amplifies the nutritional health problem.
Solutions have been ignored for decades in light of profits over unhealthy choices and habits. Obesity and diabetes are commonplace in all age brackets and inflammatory drug use is at an all time high. Of course, eating processed foods also contributes to cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic illnesses, yet nutrition and nutrition counseling, if at all, is generally bypassed by self-prescribed supplements hoping to make a difference. The U.S. government spends more than $150 billion each year on food and nutrition related programs and the health care system also spends billions on treatment of diet related diseases yet with nominal nutritional improvement.
If you are concerned with your health, food and lifestyle decisions and desire a change to reduce your health related issues, make the choice to start a difference in your health. Avoid the fancy ads, articles and endless testimonies and seek a qualified nutrition expert who will monitor and tag your key blood markers to determine your true supplemental needs. A Naturopathic Doctor can utilize basic diagnostic tools such as a Complete Blood Panel, Comprehensive Metabolic Profile, Lipid Panel, and a Hemoglobin A1c to determine many of your basic nutritional deficiencies, nutritional needs, and lifestyle changes to restore your health.
What’s it take to make the decision? One recent patient case involved growing joint inflammation which was increasing in severity. Five weeks later, joint inflammation was practically non-existent and the patient’s quality of life was substantially improved. Make the decision to consult with Dr. Aaron Bardwell, ND, DC, MSOM at Beyond Health and Wellness to improve your Health and Nutrition! More information at Beyond Health and Wellness