Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crap-Shoot?

     Is it all a matter of rolling the dice and hoping for the best when it comes to our health?  Are we all just waiting for our number to come up to determine how and when we die, as well as the quality of our lives?  Do we just have to take the cards we’re dealt and then make the most of whatever comes our way for our health, happiness and overall well-being?
     If you consider that our nation spends more money per person on health care than any other nation in the world – yet we don’t rank anywhere near the healthiest - you might be tempted to say that this proves we can’t do anything about our health.  If all this money we’re spending doesn’t guarantee good health, what possibly could?  But when you consider the fact that many other countries have nowhere near the incidence of deadly life-style related illnesses that we Americans do, doesn’t it make you wonder if perhaps there is something we are doing that makes us sick, and perhaps money has absolutely nothing to do with it? 
     Here in the US, we can get just about any type of food any time of day, any season of the year and that’s not the case everywhere else.  We have brighter colored foods that are easier to make and cheaper to obtain than most any other group of people in the world.  The assistance that our government gives us to inexpensively obtain foods high in sodium and sugar is reflected in the more than 150 (and ever-increasing) pounds of sugar the average American consumes each and every year and is responsible for more than 150,000 heart-disease related deaths each year brought on by our high-sodium diets.
     For the first time in history, America’s children are not expected to live as long a life as their parents.  Coincidence, crap-shoot or misinformed consumer?  When you consider the fact that our nation’s food supply has changed more drastically in the past 70 years than in the previous several thousand and our digestive systems have not, I tend to think this shortened life-expectancy and number of deaths from LIFE-STYLE-related illnesses might, just might, have something to do with how we care for and feed ourselves.


If you are interesting in changing the way you take care of yourself but are unsure where to start, contact me today - elly@elementalfit.com.  I can help you develop an understanding about how your diet & lifestyle affect your health, happiness and overall well-being and give you the support and tools to set, reach and maintain your goals for a healthy, vital and productive life!

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