Day 10 – Why You Need to Supplement
Several years ago I (Dr. Diana) was worn out and struggling with constant flus and colds. I didn’t use supplements because I’d been taught in medical school that they weren’t necessary. It took a health crisis in my own family for me to finally do my own research. What I learned caused me to completely change my views. As a result my health today is better than it was 10 years ago.
Enough about me… So, how do nutritional supplements help you stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight? Not getting all the nutrition your body needs makes you eat more than you need to and, subsequently, gain weight. When you brain senses deficiencies in your diet, it kicks into “survival mode” and commands you to eat more by increasing your appetite. But what about eating a healthy diet – shouldn’t that be enough?
Unfortunately in today’s society, even with a high quality diet, it’s next to impossible to get all the nutrition we need from our food alone. “Green” harvesting, over-processing and depletion of nutrients in our soils has all added up to fewer vitamins and minerals in our food supply. Along with this, we are exposed to greater pollution and environmental toxins and deal with more stress than ever before. Our bodies need even higher nutrient levels in order to deal with all this
Along with helping with weight loss, taking supplements has been shown to enhance your immune system, resulting in fewer colds and flus, and decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and arthritis.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn~
- You should have completed the True Health Assessment earlier in the program but in case you missed this make sure to take advantage of this great tool now!
- Supplementation is so important to your health. Remember to take yours twice a day and your Probiotics every 2nd day!
- Don't forget to have look for ways to stay active throughout the day.
- Time to check in with your USANA associate.