The single, most effective thing you can do to prevent and reverse disease, maintain a solid immune system, achieve and maintain goal weight, and extend your health and lifespan is to keep your blood sugar in balance.
So how can we do this and still enjoy life?
Try these simple ways to optimize your health:
Consume a low-refined carbohydrate, lean heme and non-heme unsaturated fat, high-fiber, phytonutrient-rich diet.
Exercise and optimize your VO2 max (maximal oxygen to your body consumption).
Supplement magnesium glycinate (also helps with sleep!), vitamin D3 with K2, and omega-3 fats which support glucose control.
Go outside and get some sun. Even if it’s raining, the sun’s still up there. Natural sunshine keeps your body producing its own vitamin D hormone; it is the only vitamin that works this way. Try to get at least 20 minutes of outside air and sunshine exposure each day to maintain your vitamin D hormone function.
Address personal causes of inflammation from food choices to environmental toxins.
Get an annual physical and bloodwork as your body goes through changes every year; many practitioners specialize in ways to keep you sound and steady.
Get a personalized nutrition and lifestyle plan to help guide you in an everyday way.
Manage stress in natural and effective ways.
Enjoy this anti-inflammatory, low insulin recipe and enjoy the ease of staying healthy:
Crispy quinoa, chickpea, and kale bowl with lemon vinaigrette
- ⅔ cup quinoa
- 1 ⅓ cups water plus 1 tablespoon, divided
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 bunch kale, washed, stems removed, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
Want to know more and specifically how to achieve your health goals?
Check out my powerful nutrition and lifestyle plans. Whether you choose to get a personalized plan designed for you or a predesigned, anti-inflammatory plan that has helped so many already, now is the time. RNA viruses like COVID are the new Flu; and, as the next season hits, prepare your body. Longevity can be achieved easily with the right information that works.