Health is much more than the absence of disease. It is a positive quality, emphasizing physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well being. Optimum nutrition, providing all nutrients in both kind and amount, is the cornerstone of good health and the cutting edge of prevention.
The foods we eat, and the nutrients they should provide, are the most important continuing environmental factors influencing our growth, development, functional abilities, and health. Remember the age-old phrase, you are what you eat!
It’s true that lack of nutrition affects daily life. Our body signals and reflects the quality of nutrition it receives in a variety of ways. And because many of these signs are mostly tolerable, however uncomfortable or unpleasant, we accept them as the norm and live on. This includes warning signs like sleeplessness, stress, anxiety, low energy and even depression.
In reality, many of these symptoms are connected to diet in some way, and making dietary improvements can not only improve these conditions, but pay huge dividends over time in terms of overall health and quality of life.