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What does “Aging” mean to you?

 

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Healthy or unhealthy?  Happy or sad?  Vibrant or frail?  What you see as your future is what you will probably get… too often people assume aging means slowing down, developing illnesses, needing a wheelchair and a fistful of medications.  Is it actually possible to create an aging body that is vital, energetic and resistant to illness?  I absolutely believe that, just look around at all the older folks who can out-run, out-think and out-perform people much younger than themselves.  For me, aging is a positive:  a chance to improve, to enjoy a post-retirement life on my own terms!

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So how do we make that positive vision come true?  Choose habits that support brain health, and drop the ones that don’t.  Every aspect of our lifestyles plays a part in how well our brains function:  activity, nutrition, social life, curiosity, humor, spiritual connection and sleep– it all matters, and we’re never too young or too old to start making a difference.

Of all the factors within our control, I’ve been most impressed with how much the food we eat (and don’t eat) affects our quality of life.  It’s become even more critical now that we have so much access to toxic food– often without us being aware of the dangers.  Besides excesses of saturated fat, processed sugar, and artificial ingredients, there are unseen pesticides, chemicals and missing nutrients that disrupt our hormones and defense mechanisms.  The reward for making smart food choices is a strong body, sharp mind, and longer lasting youthfulness.

I’ve made Isagenix a central part of my daily meal plan because I can rely on the ingredients for quality and content, which means I don’t have to prep and cook as much food as I would otherwise to stay healthy.  To learn more, click HERE.

Keep your vision clear, and go after it to make it happen!

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Want results? Quit sabotaging yourself!

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If you’ve ever felt like your body just won’t cooperate with your weight loss efforts, take a second look at your refrigerator before blaming your genetics.  How much processed and sugary food is there compared to fresh and preservative-free options?  Each time we eat “food” that has little nutritional value and even worse, contains poisons that disrupt the body’s ability to function smoothly, we add stress.  Instead of being angry and frustrated, shouldn’t we actually be amazed and grateful that our bodies continue to work at all?

Give your body a break.  Start incorporating clean eating habits into your daily life, and you may just find that the weight will start dropping off without you having to try so hard!

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Reducing Agricultural Pesticides Has No Adverse Effects on Profits

A new study finds that farms could significantly reduce their use of pesticides without any adverse effects on production or profits.

Source: Reducing Agricultural Pesticides Has No Adverse Effects on Profits

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And who is worried that decreasing the use of pesticides will hurt their profits?  Big chemical companies (Dow), of course!  They’re not as concerned about the environmental pollution to the soil, or the food, or the farmers who work so closely with all the pesticides.  bones-1294357_640

Source: Organic Authority

Anyone bothered by the fact that Europe has much stricter standards regarding pesticide use than the US?  In fact, we’re the #2 top pesticide consuming country in the world.  It does affect our health, and the health of our children.  What’s more, the EPA just took a step backwards regarding Chlorpyrifos.

Source: Pesticide Action Network

We need to pay close attention to what’s going on, and not blindly trust our regulatory administrations to keep us safe.

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