THE CAKE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
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.