We have been working on improving our diet and supplement choices for some years now. My Type II Diabetes diagnosis started us on the journey to more healthy eating. And hubby has been more interested in making improvements since his triple bypass heart surgery. We’ve been following The Energy Blueprint* protocol for about six months with considerable success. There are many strategies in the program that help to increase mitochondrial function. The program contains tons of good nutrition information. And it does not limit a person to eating one particular dietary lifestyle. So we were able to take what we were already eating and just improve it a bit.
We have lived in the South all our lives, but we certainly don’t eat “Southern”. We have upped our serving of raw greens and other healthy raw veggies and fermented foods. Today we grated turmeric root into our huge lunch salad, a new experience for us. I had no idea what it was going to taste like and was pleasantly surprised it was not “weird” – maybe like a cross between a radish and a carrot??
Another source I recently found for reliable information about supplements and nutrition is Examine.com. They do NOT sell any supplements, but they do sell a reasonably priced pdf encyclopedia of Supplements, plus some other materials. You can search the encyclopedia by supplement and by health concern. Each supplement has a graph showing results of medical research using that supplement to treat various health problems. I’m finding it extremely useful. And they keep the encyclopedia updated with results from current medical journal studies. There are also lots of free articles, such as this one on Super Foods, and if you open an account with them you will get informative emails.
We continue to learn ways to improve my health and my hubby’s. We may be in our 70’s, but we want to be as healthy as we possibly can. We’ve seen first hand the devastation of dementia while we were caregivers for our parents, and we want to do everything we can to enjoy a high quality of life as long as we can.
I could only wish that we had been this health conscious many years ago. But I thank God that hubby found The Energy Blueprint* program and we took the leap of faith to buy it. It has certainly been money well spent. And I’m glad I found Examine.com. We continue to use the internet to learn as much as we can. And I plan to continue sharing sources of nutrition information with you. Hopefully something I write encourages you to improve your own lifestyle.