3 Pillars of Health

So you want to be healthy? Or you’re certain you already are? Or you’re completely confused about all the conflicting information that is flying around?

Let’s make it simple. If you want to prevent degenerative disease, premature aging, AND have a slim waistline – strictly adhere to these 3 Pillars of Health:

1. Exercise (3-6 dys a week)

What it does:

  • Controls weight
  • • Makes body more insulin sensitive
  • • Increases HDL (good) cholesterol
  • • Helps prevent – stroke/heart disease/type II diabetes/arthritis/certain types of cancer

What to do:

  • Strength training:
  • Push ups, pull ups, squats, deadlifts
  • Cardiovascularly challenging exercise:
  • Intervals (on treadmill/bike, jumping rope, swimming, etc)
  • Walking!

2. Pharmaceutical Grade Supplementation (2xs/day)

What it does:

  • Provides body optimum levels of nutrition that are impossible to receive from our food alone (due to it being grown in nutrient poor soil)
  • Provides antioxidant protection that wards off degenerative diseases (stroke/diabetes/ arthritis/cancer)
  • RDA’s are insufficent for protecting us from free radical damage which is responsible for degenerative diseases, which account for bulk of death in our world currently. Optimum nutrition protects us much more soundly.

What to do:

  • Find a company who’s products have been proven safe, reliable, highly rated by 3rd party sources and effective (I’ve chosen USANA for these reasons)
  • Take at least a multi, fish oil, & possibly vitamin D (ex: USANA’s Essentials, BiOmega, & Vitamin D)
  • Customize your supplementation regime to account for your additional needs (ex: detoxification – hepasil DTX, joint comfort – Procosa)

3. Low Glycemic Eating

What it does:

  • Keeps blood sugar levels stable thus reducing the amount of insulin & inflammation in the body
  • Keeps us at a healthy weight
  • Makes us full on less food, and for longer
  • Reduces likelyhood of issues w/ blood pressure/high LDL cholesterol/diabetes/heart disease/ erectile dysfunction

What to do:

  • Avoid processed carbohydrates (most bread, rice, white potatoes, pasta, crackers, cookies, baked goods, cereals)
  • Choose items such as vegetables, most fruit, beans, nuts, eggs, chicken, grass fed beef, fish, +
  • Use meal replacment items that are known to be low glycemic (ex RESET, USANA’s Nutrimeal shakes and protein snacks) to keep you on track when time is tight or in a pinch