by Helfi Joe, Certified Brisbane Personal Trainer
Yes, it is, but the normal is making us tox(sick).
What we eat impacts our health in profound ways we don’t really believe or acknowledge. Our body can only utilise the fuel and nutrients from what we feed it. If we feed it optimally, it will function optimally. But if we fuel poorly, there is no other choice but to function poorly. A poorly functioning body is a body that is unhealthy and sick and toxic.
Get worried!!! It’s no longer just Australians who are affected by this tox(sick) diet. The western diet is penetrating many remote parts of the world, and we are starting to notice that what were once robustly healthy populations are now experiencing the same sickness that Australians are known for – obesity, diabetes and cancer. The farther they move from their traditional diets toward the western diet, the sicker they become. In some cultures such as the Okinawa people (longest living people on earth) in Japan, the older generation are outliving their children and grand children!!!
· High in animal fats
· High in unhealthy fats: saturated, hydrogenated
· Low in fibre
· High in processed foods and refined flours
· High in refined sugars
· High in wheat, soy and corn
· Low in complex carbohydrates and whole grains
· Low in plant-based foods
This is all available in your diet in the form of cereals, pastas, meat, packaged and processed foods, dessert foods such as cakes and cookies, and fried foods and dairy foods. The reason this is called “typical” is because it is simply what nearly everyone in the western world eats. In fact, if you do not eat this way, you are probably labeled a ‘health freak!’
You may be surprised to learn the effect I’m about to list are the typical conditions that we have learned to associate with the ‘normal’ aging process - heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, migraines, fluctuating energy, bloating and gas, constipation, diarrhea and even dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
You see most people, have never really considered that a large amount of these conditions have a cause other than aging. Likewise, you may not realize that in many cases there is a way to prevent and assist them.
The answer? Detoxing your body and feeding it what it needs for optimal health.
What is Detoxing?
After years of feeding our body the tox(sick) foods that is so typical in our culture, it is very important to cleanse our system (liver and thyroid) and decrease the inflammation and stress that we have placed it under. Of course, toxins don’t come just from the food that we eat - we can breathe them, slap them on out skin with personal care and clean with them.
The good news is that through a smart and effective natural detox program, we can lighten the tox(sick) load that our bodies are under.
In my next article blog post, I will give you some practical ways that you can cleanse your body and lighten the tox(sick) load that it is under.
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Helfi Joe, is the Owner & Chief Fitness Officer of Health and Fitness Australia of in Brisbane Southside, located in Stones Corner. He also runs personal training sessions and group personal training Toning and Cardio sessions at his Personal Training Studio, which is a wonderful alternative to a Brisbane Gym.
Helfi Joe is obviously a fully certified Master personal trainer with the Australian Institute of Fitness, and is fully registered with our governing body Health and Fitness Australia. He also has a background in managing and mentoring people for over 20 years and with such people and personal development experience combined with his technical expertise in health and fitness, you can be rest assured Helfi Joe will give you the best guidance for you goals.
To contact Helfi Joe for training, education or to have him speak at an event please email email@example.com.
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