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Have you ever considered that “You Are What You Eat?” Food either contributes to you being highly healthy or sadly ill or somewhere in between.

When asked, “What is the connection to food and your health?” rated on a scale of one to ten with one being not connected at all and ten being 100% connected most will say  “ten.” Most also seek 100% health. So if food is highly connected to your health and you seek maximum health in your life, it suggests that food and nutrition has to be a part of the solution, yet many never seek it as an alternative to better health. Many will seek health from their doctor who prescribes pharmaceuticals.

It might seem odd to you that a health professional would prescribe nutrition as the remedy to something wrong with your health. Did you know or have you ever experienced taking a pet to the vet when something was wrong with it and one of the questions the vet always asks, “What’s the pet’s diet?” How many times have you gone to the doctor where they asked you what your diet consists of?

Did you know that the pharmaceutical industry is the largest single contributor to medical schools in the country? Why would the pharmaceutical industry be a large contributor? May I suggest that the reason health professionals rarely recommend food and nutrition to solve health problems and always turn to pharmaceuticals is because they don’t know another solution. They can be sincere in this approach and they can be sincerely wrong!

Do you have some physical health issues that you didn’t even consider could be solved by the food you eat; such as a chronic pain somewhere; like a knee or other joint? Or perhaps a stomach issue. Maybe you don’t sleep well at night and are always tired.

In my experience most people only associate being overweight with food and the lack of physical exertion or active lifestyle. Food is connected to every ailment in the human body.

Dr. Linus Pauling said, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”

Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists in any field of the 20th century. Pauling was among the first scientists to work in the fields of quantum chemistry and of molecular biology.

He is one of only four individuals to have won multiple Nobel Prizes. He is one of only two people awarded two Nobel Prizes in different fields (the Chemistry and Peace prizes), the other being Marie Curie (the Chemistry and Physics prizes), and the only person awarded two unshared prizes.

Dr. Pauling’s statement supports the belief that “You are what you eat.” If you’re not 100% healthy, then you’re missing an important mineral that is not being provided by the food you eat.

Our food supply is highly tainted due to the amount of chemicals sprayed on them and used to process it to market. These chemicals are toxic. Your body has been bombarded with toxins since the day you were born. These toxins cause cancer in many incidences and have been conclusively linked to obesity.

The absolute best source of minerals is from the ground through the fruits and vegetable we eat. Minerals first start in an inorganic rock state. During their breakdown in the soil, they are converted to an organic state to be delivered to the plants that we eat. It is this delicate cycle that has been broken and disturbed by man in their quest for higher less expensive crop yields. Thus over the last 60 years, our nation’s rich and fertile topsoil has been “killed” so that its ability to convert rock minerals to their organic state doesn’t exist.

Many other cultures throughout the world don’t have this problem because they don’t have the many toxic chemicals we do. Other cultures are much healthier than here in the United States due to this fact.

Before you have a health crisis please consider changing your diet. Organic fruits and vegetables are best. Eat meat and fish that have been feed plants and not processed food such as corn. Drink lots of water. Stay away from the things you know are not good for you such as foods high in sugar, are white (except cauliflower) or come in a box. Avoid all fast food or large restaurant chains. Eat meals at home that have been naturally prepared.

Consider natural and organic food systems like Isagenix®. Maintain an active lifestyle and get lots of rest. Stay away from all forms of alcohol including wine. Stop smoking. Don’t put any processed or unnatural food in your body.

Love one another. Serve your fellow man. Hug your loved ones an feel good about yourself.

These tips are the natural way to improve your health and are the most cost effective. Being healthy doesn’t pay a lot of dollars and is cheap compared to the alternative.

So just remember the next time you have a sickness, disease or other ailment; its linked to a mineral deficiency, i.e., the food that you eat. After all, “You are what you eat!”

Your Next Step to Better Health

Michael Lantz, The World's Best Friend

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I’m a nutrition coach and multiple finisher in the world’s toughest endurance event; the Ironman Triathlon. I provide nutritional counseling and I’m an Isagenix Consultant. I provide, free of charge, a one time consultation to help you explore how your food choices may be contributing to your current health status. Also, many athletes seek my knowledge to help them unlock their perfect potential.

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Michael Lantz

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    1. I actually knew that about Dr. Pauling’s work with vitamin C. I wouldn’t call him a quake though. He discovered many great things. For me, I think we all are quacks about certain things. Thanks for the comment. God bless you.

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