What are macronutrients? There are 3 types of food, PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATES, and FATS, all are required in the human diet. Food combination is a vast set of 'diets' that can confuse the majority of people, healthy or otherwise. There are many other diets such as paleo, vegetarian, lacto-ovo, keto, elimination, mediterranean, mitochondrial, the list goes on and on. Organic, whole foods is the best place to start.
What are micronutrients? Micros can be divided into 4 groups. Water soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins, macro minerals, and trace minerals. Micronutrient deficiency conditions relate to chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, thyroiditis, colorectal cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.
What about our earth and agricultural practices? We are exposed to undernutrition, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, food safety, and environment and occupational health. Poor diet throughout the life course is a major factor for chronic diseases, which are the leading cause of global death. Our current agricultural system is not organic. Most grains, vegetables, and fruit are either GMO manipulated, soaked with herbicides, pesticides, synthetic and mono fertilizers utilized as it is inexpensive compared to organic farming, and no crop rotation deplete the soil of needed vitamins and minerals. Our farm animal products are eating foods containing toxins, antibiotics, under very stressful living conditions, lack of sunlight, movement, and taking newborn away from their mothers. Talk about stress hormones eventually getting into our bodies! Current agricultural practices may contribute to climate issues, the verdict is still out but either way, our only bodies and our only earth is jeopardized.
What does autoimmunity mean? A condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks
your body. The immune system normally guards against germs like bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. There are a minimum of 80 known autoimmune chronic diseases. The majority begins with undernutrition or malabsorption of nutrients in the gut. You may have heard of 'leaky gut' or 'intestinal permeability'.
Hydration with pure, clean water is vital for every function. Water acts as a building block, a solvent for chemical reactions, and a transport material for nutrients and waste. It also helps maintain blood volume and circulation. Water helps regulate body temperature and acts as a shock absorber for our joints and our brain. It helps lubricate the linings of our inner organs and maintains healthy kidney function. It also helps you feel full and lose weight.
Are Supplements smart? Supplements should be of the highest quality. Nutraceuticals are pharmaceutical grade and must exceed 99% purity, containing no binders, fillers, excipients, dyes, or unknown substances. There is a myriad of supplements available to you and can be difficult to choose from. Seek a qualified physic