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In today’s society we can pay someone to do almost anything for us, be that picking up our laundry, getting pizza delivered, taking a taxi to work, or paying someone to tell us what we should and shouldn’t eat; and more often than not we can do all this with just a few clicks on a Smartphone. However, in spite of this what we can’t do is pay someone to feed us exactly what our body needs. We are the only ones who have the power to control what goes into our bodies,

its optimum, not deprived of any essential nutrients supporting a functional and dynamic immune system to fend off diseases. Every day, we are faced with an abundance of food and nutrition choices that affect our diets; whether that is maintaining a healthy diet while having dinner with friends at a restaurant, navigating the shelves at your local grocery store, or having a snack before hitting the gym. Making smart and nutritious food choices is a necessity in everyday

and for the majority of us, how we choose to exert this power is based on our strongest influence as human beings, our thoughts and desires.

life as the ramifications of poor stone of preventative medicine; it’s better to pop a grape than pop nutrition are universal and undoubtedly affects our health in the a pill! long term. So I say let’s get back to basics, The human body wasn’t built to I’m not asking you to go out and live on foods like McDonald’s, it hunt a chicken or plough the earth was built for foods that are grown to grow your own carrots, but let’s and sustained from the earth. Fast start feeding our bodies what they food provides little to no health really crave, food grown and susbenefit and are empty calories as tained by the earth. they are devoid of any nutritional value. Hundreds of years ago there

Although we make many food choices based on our biological or social drive we often forget that our food choices should be made based on our individual nutritional needs. To be ‘healthy’ means having a body that is working at

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wasn’t a choice of different foods; the problem in today’s advanced society is that there are endless amounts of food and restaurant options and we have become spoilt for choice and taste. Gaining nutrition knowledge and making smart choices about the food we eat will help us achieve optimum health over our lifetime, and is the key to avoiding obesity, illness, and many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases. Food is a curative medicine and the corner-

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