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How does Nutrition Affect our Health| What’s Eating You

How does nutrition Affect our health| What's Eating You

How does Nutrition Affect our Health| What’s Eating You

 

The debut of the awesome show (WEY) What's Eating You with Daniel & Courtney

Posted by Daniel DC Owens on Saturday, July 13, 2019

How does nutrition Affect our health| What’s Eating You

The answer is just as complicated as it is simple.  We as a people are facing what looks like the peak of  a health crisis.  The world has seen mortality rates increase for a decade and the top 3 out of 4 causes of death are health related.  The earth is starting to show the effects of losing environmental stability due to our eating habits.

I’m not here to convince you or chastise you for your choices as I believe it ineffective when giving information or knowledge.  I do believe however,  that when someone sees what they believe to be an issue they should be able to speak up as so long as they have at least thought about a solution to said problem.   I also find it ineffective to just see the problem and only lend a voice to that side of the table.

What’s Eating You is a new show that gives the viewer a platform to participate in conversations involving the 4 pillars of Health, Wealth, Faith, and Family.  The pilot episode goes right into nutrition and how food is our ultimate connection to nature and the universe.  The show will air live on PowerPlay Radio Network and What’s Eating You Facebook page every 2nd and 4th Saturday starting at 1 p.m. CST.   Please feel free to like, share, and comment as your participation helps us pinpoint what is most important to you and your family.

Having a discussion centered around data and figuring out what root causes keep us caught in these vicious cycles will help spark ideas and create effective action plans.  Feel free to email at nutritiondanstraightofficial@gmail.com

 

 

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HEALTH: 3 ways quality nutrition supplements help fight pain and disease!

3 ways quality nutrition supplements help fight disease!

3 ways quality nutrition supplements help fight disease!

Have you ever had a lingering surgery issue or been diagnosed with a disease such as fibromyalgia, or diabetes?  Many people around the world suffer with these issues everyday and now have become so common place that people are becoming numb to serious health ailments.  The U.S. accounts for well over 50 percent of prescription drug use worldwide and the percentage is growing larger as the years go by.  The drug epidemic has grown to massive proportions and drug companies are not slowing down anytime soon in the near future.  We the people have to take control over our health and learn  alternatives to achieve optimal health.  We should have come to the conclusion at this point that prescription drugs do not cure nor heal people they only mask symptoms and cause side effects. I will keep this brief and give you some benefits that come with high quality supplements.

  1. High quality supplements that are liquid and made from real fruits and vegetables pass along essential vitamins and nutrients for proper body function.  Have you ever wondered why certain body functions such as your ability to heal wounds dissipate over time?  One major reason can be linked to a shortage in the essential vitamin and minerals.  A key component in healing is the molecule Nitric Oxide which is naturally produced by the human body but as we get older our production slows down and we heal at a much lower rate.  How can one start producing such a molecule?  One way is to take synthetic drugs that help you pump out the molecule but they come with side effects because they are not natural.  The Noni fruit has been researched and proven to help the body produce Nitric Oxide naturally but is all Noni fruit drinks and products created equally? Short answer. No!  The best idea would be to look at products with clinical research and have been tested for unknown substances. To give you a better understanding of  what a lack of the essential vitamin and minerals will do to your body I have attached this chart directly from the FDA. Vitamin_and_Mineral_Chart
  2. High quality supplements can produce life changing results that are tangible such as the lowering of A1c and bad ldl cholesterol.  Arterial plaque builds up within our veins causing issues such as stroke, and heart attacks.  The research shows that the consumption of fruits and vegetables has been associated with reducing arterial plaque naturally and reversing the effects of these deadly diseases..  The only issue is that the fruits and vegetables of today are less nutritious as compared to just 50 years ago.  You do not get the same effect when eating these items so supplementing with a high quality product will usually give you the proper levels of concentrated fruits and vegetables to see a tangible difference in your health.
  3. The use of high quality supplements can help boost the ability for your brain to fight off disease such as dementia and Parkinson’s.  The world has come to the consensus agreement that omega 3 dhl is great at protecting your vital brain functions.  Most supplements contain omega 3 sourced from low quality farm raised fish and contain Tocopherols which are great but not the most effective or potent form of omega 3.  I will give you an important word to research called “Tocotrienol”   The recent research shows how Tocotrienols are showing great progress in the fight with Alzheimer and Cancer.  Your brain has the ability to bring a great amount of fortune and pleasure or agony and pain.  I would suggest that one take every precautionary measure to protect the one brain you get.

I only recommend certain supplements as stated earlier all supplements are not created equal.  I rarely ever send someone to get store bought supplements including those from stores such as GNC, Wal-Mart, Kroger etc..  You usually will get less than what you pay for with these supplements and most will have little to no effect.  You may even pay top dollar for a supplement with little to no benefit as well so you must look at ingredients to ensure that what you are putting into your body is a quality effective ingredient.

#GetSOM via @dcowens

Daniel Owens is a nutritional consultant focused on bettering lives through nutrition education. He is the co-owner of www.illusivenutrition.org He is also co-host and co-founder of What’s Eating You Radio podcast. If you have any questions or want any recommendations feel free to email at nutritiondanstraightofficial@gmail.com

 

 

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HEALTH: The Nutrition Gap| 3 leading causes of death in US

The Nutrition Gap| 3 leading causes of death in US

The Nutrition Gap and the 3 leading causes of death in the United States linked.

Vegetables does not mean bland, it actually means flavorful and colorful!

The United States is in the middle of a war and is getting its ass handed to it in a major way.  I’m not speaking on the pretend war on drugs or the irrational war on terrorism.  I will reserve those topics for fake outrage and less meaningful conversation.  I’m speaking on the health of a nation that is pathetically plunging to its own demise.  How can one be in a war that has such a drastic fatality rate that the top 3 wars combined would seem like a brief footnote in history.  The one topic that seems to be the elephant in the room and the one people take arms to avoid, Nutrition!

I do not believe people avoid the topic because they are knowledgeable and there is no discussion to be had but, simply put, most of us are ignorant to the information and hate that we have no knowledge about what we put in our bodies and how it works.  Nutrition can seem very complicated and seems to be such a broad topic that people get lost in a sea of misinformation. Three of the top four causes of death in the U.S. are heart disease, Cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease.  These three alone account for over half of the deaths in The United States according to this shocking CDC report.

The million dollar question is what causes such a large proportion of deaths to fit in these three categories?  The answer is simple. A lack of nutrition knowledge and application can and will kill off the population in masses.  This epidemic has been a battle for over a decade and is only rising in number as we continue to take a Martin Luther King approach and turn the other cheek while our entire bloodline suffers.  We feel like we can eat, drink, and inject whatever we want and there will be no repercussions for our actions or lack thereof.  The western diet along with western medicine have long been the laughing stock of the world as we continue to lead the world in being the unhealthiest nation.

The second question is, how do we fix it?  NUTRITIONNNNNNNN?????  Hippocrates so elegantly said many moons ago “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  How can someone with no awareness of today’s technological advances and resources know something so simple yet so complex to modern day society?  if we learn to put down the processed foods and cut down on meat, eggs, and dairy consumption the world around us may be more vibrant and productive.  We should be focusing on the most nutrient dense vegetables we can get our hands on such as green leafy vegetables, legumes , and various fruits.  The increase of fruits and

If only we ate our feast with more of these ingredients!

vegetables and decrease of the the previous mentioned foods have shown clinical proof and evidence that these diseases can be prevented and often times reversed.

I’m all about solutions and remedies instead of complaints and and crying.  We often times have to do something different to get a different result.  This is a call to action for those who are letting this message seep into their conscious brain and want a resolution to our healthcare crisis and prescription drug epidemic.  This simple solution will help bring a majority of issues into check especially if coupled with exercise.  There are many options that will change your life such as a high quality nutrition supplement that is clinically tested.  Instead of a doughnut for breakfast try water and a piece of fruit or a nice fruit and vegetable smoothie.  We all have choices to make and that require us to be disciplined and make a better decision for generations to come.

#GetSOM via @dcowens

Daniel Owens is a nutritional consultant focused on bettering lives through nutrition education.  He is the co-owner of www.illusivenutrition.org He is also co-host and co-founder of What's Eating You Radio podcast.  If you have any questions or want any recommendations feel free to email at nutritiondanstraightofficial@gmail.com

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Life Expectancy: Money, Health & Hip Hop by DJ Layne Luv

How Can We Make A Healthy Lifestyle Cool In Hip Hop? 

In the United States, being a young & black guarantees a person born under those circumstances a significant amount of obstacle & struggle. Not only is the African American still inferior economically, the race’s environment has a high percentage of being subject to, poor diet, questionable healthcare (which means they can’t afford adequate treatment for disease), and violence (whether it be amongst each other or by the hands of law enforcement). Even in a time where the life expectance for the average human is 75, throughout time, a lower number has always been the case for the African American male. This is because the African American race has always had to survive under the most stressful conditions dating back to slavery. But my question is, why isn’t health and money for healthcare brought up more in the Hip-Hop community? How Can We Make A Healthy Lifestyle Cool In Hip Hop? Is it because it doesn’t weigh in on the “cool” factors to talk about? Is it because dying or the threat thereof  has become the ultimate badge of honor? Why are we still having to do fundraisers and benefits for disease treatment and funerals? What financial plans are in place for rappers, DJ’s and B-Boys when they get sick or expire?

These are tough questions, however most of these issues could be solved with the proper funding and education around the matter of Hip-Hop and Health. We just recently lost Prodigy of Mobb Deep who battled sickle cell all his life. Sean Price of the group Heltah Skeltah passed away in his sleep in 2015. Heavy D died from a blood clot in his lung but it was later found out he did in fact have heart disease. Big Pun actually died of cardiac arrest.

I’m from Columbus Ohio, so even though this is a national publication, I want to honor an iconic rapper from my city who was special to us in the #614 and recently passed away… Sheron “Neswordz” Colbert  #RIH

Now let’s stop for a second, because I don’t want to get into the rappers that died at the hands of violence because that’s not where I’m going with this blog.

This is my point:

Hip Hop will be 44 years old this year. This means that the pioneers of Hip Hop are either senior citizens or on their way to being senior citizens. This means (God forbid) we may be losing a lot more Hip Hop icons in the “hopefully” distant future. But I’m noticing the mortality rate decreasing in age within the culture and I wanted to bring awareness to it in this blog.

One thing I loved about our last presidential administration, Big Up Obamas!, is that the Hip Hop community put them in office and President Barack and First Lady Michelle made it their business to bring awareness to healthcare and education directly to the minority in America.

How Can We Make A Healthy Lifestyle Cool In Hip Hop? 

How can we make LIVING cool in Hip Hop? How do we celebrate Life instead of Death? And most important, how do we put Financial well-being and Health together in this culture?

It definitely takes money and good decisions to be healthy. And maybe that’s why a healthy lifestyle isn’t cool to most young adults. Because Hip Hop from the beginning was all about taking the risk. Living on the edge. The new Rock N Roll. While Jay Z’s new 4:44 album is a great album to raise consciousness, the radio still bellows “Percocet, Molly Percocet” in regular rotation. Twerking videos and Drug money to the ear still resonates among adolescence. I get it! A safe lifestyle is a boring lifestyle. But yet, after the facade is lifted, and something tragic happens, all of the sudden we see that the rapper with money to the ear doesn’t really have sustainable income to treat the calamity.

Here’s this…The hardbody has always been the thing in Hip Hop, but what you don’t realize is Will Smith, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Fantasia and Ashanti live very healthy lifestyles. They don’t engage in Marijuana, Alcohol or any other recreational drugs. Rumor has it that rapper Future…lol….doesn’t drink Lean or pop pills…but he advertises it to the youth in his music. So from that standpoint, what’s being fed to the public may appear to be a cooler lifestyle, trust me, eating right and adding exercise to your lifestyle will increase your chances of living a long and productive life.

Am I the old head in the room? Probably. But that doesn’t mean I can’t put this On The Table (Pun Intended) If you are one those people that just so happens to want to pursue or are pursuing a career in Hip Hop. Please take your health seriously. Black N Milds look cool until you get lung cancer. Sleeping with Twerk video models are cool until you get HIV. Living reckless with a bunch of beefs looks cool until we have to bury you and someone has to pick up those expenses. Live for today but plan like you will live tomorrow. Put a financial plan in place so that if anything does happen, you have your family taken care of.

It’s a new day! Taking care of yourself and your family is the “New Gangsta”

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[FITNESS] Weight Lifting!

Today, I’m touching on a subject that really needs to be talked about: Fitness. Let’s face it, many people today don’t think about how crucial staying in shape really is. Not only does working out keeps you looking sexy, it keeps away MANY avoidable health conditions. There are so many exercises you can do. You have  cardiovascular exercises,  body weight exercises, and my absolute favorite: weight lifting. A weight lifting regimen can vary from basic workouts to bodybuilding to Olympic lifting, CrossFit, and so forth.

Me personally, am bodybuilding along with strength training. If you’re a beginner, then this may be tough for you at 1st, but stick with it! if you’re experienced, then you know how much fun and rewarding this is! Depending on the intensity of the training, you can almost bet you will feel sore as a beginner and might wanna quit but Don’t. Proper form is key when exercises are performed.

If you want more aerobics along with your weight lifting or if bodybuilding is too monotonous, then CrossFit is for you. If you don’t know what CrossFit is, then I will keep it simple: you will be flipping tractor tires. No Seriously, along with other super fun things to that will keep your workout interesting. Oh yeah, dont forget proper form is key to success!

If you REALLY want a challenge, and  look cool at the same time, then Olympic lifting is for you. YOUR BODY MUST BE ON POINT BEFORE YOU BEGIN DOING THIS! TAKE HEED! I hope you’ve practiced your form with the previous 2 because proper form is VERY CRUCIAL with Olympic lifting IN ORDER TO PREVENT VERY SERIOUS INJURY TO YOURSELF AND THOSE AROUND YOU! Now that is out of the way, if you’re really ready, go for it!

That’s it for now. I will be posting health articles more often so make sure you follow me!

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