Are You Sending Your Body Mixed Signals for Health?
You truly are what you eat…and that starts with how food and other natural substances that complement the diet affect your cells and influence your health.
In the past, the main focus was on the nutrients we might be missing. That’s still important. However, now scientists realize that there’s a lot more to consider when planning our daily diets than just avoiding a deficiency. Healthy eating, nutrition, and other modifiable lifestyle factors can help you reverse the disease process and improve health.
Armed with the basic nutritional knowledge we’ve provided here, you and your healthcare provider can work together to develop the dietary and lifestyle prescription that’s exactly right for you.
How Lifestyles Affect Your Body’s Nutritional Intake
Despite a wide variety of foods, people today generally eat more but actually get fewer nutrients. Many common aspects of daily life can deplete the body of the nutrients it needs to function properly:
* Drinking—alcohol, coffee/sodas (caffeine)
* Medications—statin drugs, corticosteroids, diuretics
* Eating—junk food, refined carbohydrates
* Stress—work, family
* State of Health—illness, injury, intestinal issues, pregnancy
Unfortunately, these lifestyle choices and challenges can rob you of nutrients by increasing your need for certain nutrients, causing accelerated nutrient loss and impairing the absorption of nutrients from the food you eat.
What You Eat Affects How You Feel
Processed foods and other unhealthy dietary habits can interfere with the dietary signals sent to cells throughout the body, which can lead to premature aging and disease. Addressing unhealthy eating patterns allows you to manage symptoms and even halt or reverse the progression of an illness. Eating plans can also be tailored to specific conditions to maximize healthy signals—to help regulate blood sugar or reduce inflammation, for example.
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