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The Need For Speed, Or Something Like It

coffeeThe alarm goes off, but we turn over after hitting snooze for the 4th time. Eventually, not exactly hitting the ground running, we smell the coffee and blindly navigate our way to the kitchen to hopefully get a semblance of energy into our systems. We have a need for speed, or something like it… Scarfing something that resembles food from a box, or grabbing a bagel or muffin on the way to work, we break for lunch (maybe), then around 2 or 3 find our butts dragging so low that we need to find something quick or we’ll never make it til the end of the day. By suppertime we indulge in a meal that makes up for the day we just had, and if we’re lucky we’ll score a glass of wine to help ourselves relax before bed.

Sound familiar? We’re tired, so we look for a quick fix in an energy drink, caffeine, or ‘food’ to help us go just a bit longer til we can flop into bed and start all over again tomorrow. Well… what if we began to satisfy more than just the immediate cravings for energy? What if we began to treat our bodies like the incredible, complex and wonderful machines they are, and give them what they need rather than what we think we want?

images-1We are made of the stuff we eat and absorb. Common sense and scientific research both lead us to the conclusion that if we want healthy bodies, we must put in the right raw materials: real, whole, local, fresh, unadulterated, unprocessed, chemical-free, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free food.

Our food supply lacks the vitamins and minerals we need for optimal health due to poor farming practices that leach the soil of nutrients and involve using toxic chemicals as pesticides, and storage practices that lessen the nutrient value of our foods.

According to Dr. Mark Hyman , author of Give Yourself a Biologic Tune-Up, that’s why 92 percent of Americans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and minerals. That doesn’t mean that they are below where they need to be for optimal function; that means that they are below the minimum necessary to prevent deficiency diseases like scurvy and rickets!

Most people don’t understand the role of vitamins. They run every part of your biochemistry. They are the raw ingredients that make your body function. Without them, we get sick, — and most of us aren’t getting enough! We are made of the stuff we eat. Thousands of people have been tested for nutrient deficiencies and most are deficient in many vitamins and minerals. By correcting these deficiencies, people feel better, their symptoms improve, and many even make dramatic recoveries almost overnight.

To acquire the vitamins and minerals you need, you usually have to take the following every day:

  • Multivitamin with minerals
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin D
  • Probiotics
  • Omega-3 fats
  • Vitamin B complex

By eating real foods and taking your daily supplements, you will provide your body with the raw ingredients it needs to function at it’s best.

Be your best,