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Natural Solutions - - Publisher's Note - Dick Ben­son

BAKES

THE CAKE MAIN­STREAM ME­DIA

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7th An­nual7

Much like ev­ery­one else, I en­tered 2016 with re­newed vi­sions for health and hap­pi­ness. And, while it is no longer Jan­uary 1, it’s not too late to make goals for the fu­ture. Many of us re­flect on our bad eat­ing habits dur­ing the hol­i­days and think of ways we can in­cor­po­rate new rou­tines to be­come health­ier and shed a few pounds. It doesn’t mat­ter how young or old you are—or how late in the year it is—there is never a bad time to be­gin health­ier habits.

As Fe­bru­ary rolls along, it’s clear we must be ready to forgive our­selves for slip-ups and set re­al­is­tic ex­pec­ta­tions for suc­cess. It is my hope that this is­sue will help you cre­ate and achieve your per­sonal nu­tri­tion goals this year, so look for our tips for man­ag­ing meals dur­ing a busy work­week (p. 24), in­for­ma­tion about one of the most nour­ish­ing (and en­dan­gered) su­per­foods out there (p. 38), and com­fort food recipes that make health­ful eat­ing a joy rather than a chore (p. 32).

You’ll also find one of my fa­vorite ar­ti­cles in this is­sue on page 54. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, shares her tips on how to sep­a­rate the wheat from the chaff, the hype from the re­al­ity, and the truth from the myth when it comes to health stud­ies in the news. Re­mem­ber when diet soda was the healthy choice? Or re­mem­ber the egg-yolk de­bate? (Con­sumers thought egg yolks had a neg­a­tive ef­fect on health for years, when re­ally the egg yolk is nec­es­sary for ab­sorb­ing the myr­iad of vi­ta­mins and min­er­als in both the egg yolk and the egg white.) Now some in­di­vid­u­als care for their own lay­ing hens as eggs are one of the most cher­ished com­po­nents in our di­ets. Low Dog’s won­der­fully sim­ple guide will help you be an in­formed consumer of the news, as well as help you to bet­ter dis­cern whether you should hop on the lat­est health band­wagon (whole eggs, please!) or avoid it like the plague.

Con­cen­trat­ing on healthy liv­ing both phys­i­cally and men­tally will di­rect us to­ward a bet­ter life and help us to move for­ward with pur­pose, but only if we strive to be well-in­formed about what we put in our bod­ies. Amer­ica is more health con­scious than ever be­fore, which will lead to farm-fresh, cage-free, or­ganic, an­tibi­otic-free, and non-GMO foods be­com­ing more widely avail­able. At Nat­u­ral So­lu­tions, we are ex­cited to see what new food re­search and dis­cov­er­ies will take place this year, es­pe­cially now that we know how to dis­sect health in­for­ma­tion in the me­dia.

Here’s to a new year, and a health­ier, hap­pier fu­ture. I earnestly wish that 2016 will be the best year yet—for all of us! In the United States, eat­ing dis­or­ders are more com­mon than Alzheimer’s dis­ease.

Salmon live in both fresh and salt wa­ter.

Eat­ing spicy food is a fast and nat­u­ral way to re­lieve con­ges­tion.

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