Have you ever kept track of what you put in your body in a one week period? Have you really tracked it to see how many calories you are eating and what kind of calories they are? We all know that the "American Diet" is a cesspool of preservatives, additives, and artificial everything. What we may not know is that even if we are choosing "healthy" foods, we are most likely not getting the basic foundation nutrition that we require to function, let alone to thrive. Getting the proper nutrition is one of those "Slight Edge" principles. We don't see the effects of smart or poor choices until quite some time has pasted. If you eat a fast food combo meal today, you don't wake up obese and disease ridden tomorrow. If you eat a raw vegetable diet today, you don't wake up tomorrow as a beacon of health and wellness! However, if you repeat either of these actions day after day, you will find that in the future these paths lead to VERY different destinations.
According to Dr. Mercola, "If you eat a balanced, whole-food diet ,you’re probably getting adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function. If not (and this applies to the majority of the U.S. population), there’s a good chance you may be lacking important nutrients.
Even if you do eat well, how and where your food was grown can also influence your nutritional intake. Soil quality, storage time, and processing can significantly influence the levels of certain nutrients in your food. Your age and certain health conditions (digestive issues and others) can also impact your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients in your food.
Unfortunately, in many cases nutrient deficiencies can be difficult to assess, and you may not develop symptoms until the deficiency has become quite pronounced.
I will review 11 of the most common nutrient deficiencies and how to address them. Eating real food is usually your best bet, but sometimes supplementation may be advisable, especially if you’re showing signs of deficiency." read more