This is for those just beginning a health journey.
New followers often ask “where do I even start?”
I always respond with, “adding in more fruits and vegetables to their day.”
After that, here are 5 other areas you could work on. I could easily state another 5, so I’ll do a part 2.
It gets tricky posting on here because I have pros that have learned so much about what nourishes their bodies, and I have those that are just starting and eager to learn.
So if you’re a pro at this point, just give tips and encouragement!
1️⃣Corn oil, vegetable oil, canola oil are high in omega 6s. 60 years ago the omega 6 to omega 3 ratio was 1:2. Now it is 25:1 which is contributing to inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of many common diseases today such as depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, migraines, joint pain, chronic fatigue, auto-immune issues, and more.
2️⃣According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the food dye yellow 5 showed genotoxicity (this refers to a toxin that damages DNA molecules in genes) in 6 out of 11 studies. They also state, “The three most widely used dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, are contaminated with known carcinogens.”
3️⃣Research from Princeton University concluded that consuming HFCS leads to “abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen and a rise in circulating bloods fats called triglycerides”.
4️⃣Are a known endocrine disruptor. Even low doses of endocrine-disrupting chemicals can alter the body’s sensitive systems and lead to health problems like developmental, reproductive, brain and immune system issues.
5️⃣49 states are known to be contaminated with PFAS substances. These chemicals come from fire retardants, water repellents and nonstick cookware. The biggest source of water contamination comes from fire fighting foam spray and sprays used by airport and military personnel. PFAS do not biodegrade and they accumulate in the environment and in animals and humans.