We encourage our children to deposit money in their piggy banks, and we, as responsible adults, strive to deposit regularly into our own bank accounts. But do we give the same care and attention to investing in our personal health banks?
In the early 1800’s, Ralph Waldo Emmerson said, “The first wealth is health!”
Investing in your health is arguably more important than financial investments, and similarly, small deposits over the course of your lifetime will add up, resulting in a happier, healthier and more comfortable retirement.
Do not wait until you are in a health crisis to pay attention to your body. Every little symptom is a sign, an opportunity to listen to your body. If you address the small things immediately they may not turn into a big health crisis down the road.
Deposit nutrition into your health bank daily, remember to stock up, in case you have an unexpected illness or injury. Proper nutrition will provide your body with the tools it needs to fight-off bacteria and viruses if an unexpected illness should occur and help you recover more quickly from both illness or injury if you suffer an unfortunate incident. Each time we eat, we have the opportunity to choose better health. Food from a package, can, box or bag that had been manufactured in a factory does not serve your best health potential. Whereas, food that is from nature is full of the natural ingredients we need to live a longer, stronger life. We must eat every day, anyway, so why not make your nutrition a daily investment towards better personal health.
Personalized nutrition programs help you achieve your health goals. Whether you are struggling with physical symptoms, mood disorders or mental challenges, working to improve your wellness and resilience will lead to better health outcomes.
My challenge for 2021 is for everyone to select natural whole foods more often. Instead of gummy fruit snacks, grab an apple. Rather than a granola bar, eat a banana with some natural nut or seed butter. Trade in your french fries for some oven roasted root vegetables. Do some baking at home rather than purchasing cookies, cakes and muffins. This way you can control the amount and quality of sweetener and fat used and you can avoid harmful artificial sweeteners, colours and preservatives.
Call me for your free 15min holistic nutritional consult, and learn how a diet optimized for you is the best investment you can make this year.