Depending on whose statistics you read, 70-80% of chronic illness (cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, etc) is related to lifestyle. We can complain about how politicians, lobbyists, drug companies, doctors and insurance companies have destroyed healthcare, but given that statistic it’s clearly up to us to nurture own health and well-being.
How lifestyle affects your health is a broad topic, which I’ll address in many future newsletters. Today I want to focus on one aspect of diet and nutrition.
There is no shortage of information about nutrition out in the world. While there is a great deal to gain from working on your individual needs with someone well versed in clinical nutrition, most of us already know some of the basics.
Why then is it still so difficult to incorporate those basics into our lives?? Habit? Laziness? Eating to manage stress? What is it for you??
Here are a few simple strategies for taking what you already know about nutrition and putting into practice.
You already know many of the basics. Make small changes. Don’t overwhelm yourself. After a couple of months, without much effort, you’ll have some new habits and you’ll probably be feeling more energized, lighter and more focused.