I’ve decided to start uploading my weekly newsletter in blog post format as well. This is to get the word out a little more, and spread the message more effectively. If you would like to subscribe and get a free copy of our ebook, 3 Elements to Lifelong Health, the option is down below! You will get a Wellness Wednesday email every Wednesday morning loaded with tips on health, wellness, and personal development.
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
Hi everyone. How is the week treating you? Things are moving along here as usual. I am in the process of getting a lecture together based on the concepts discussed in the 3 Elements To Lifelong Health document I wrote a while back. It’s been great reviewing the concepts of sleep, nutrition, and movement, and noticing where I could explain things more clearly or provide more information. I’ll let you all know when an updated version is up and running!
One of the topics I am diving into more is the concept of food quality. This was brought on by a podcast I recently listened to with Paul Chek and Dave Murphy (check that out here). One of the many topics discussed was the mindset many of us have towards our food in regards to quality. Paul makes a great comparison with how we buy gas. We drive around until we see somewhere that is 10 cents cheaper than somewhere else, and we fill up. Many of us shop the same way for food. We simply look for the cheapest option. This goes even for “primal” foods like meat and vegetables. What we often overlook is that food is much more than just energy.
With that energy comes very dense packets of information. This comes in the form of nutrients and also in the form of toxins. When we eat conventionally raised food the amount of pesticides and chemical residue is staggering. We are even exposed to chemicals that are outlawed for farm use in the United States but are used on foods like Mexican vegetables, which are then shipped right into our supermarkets. These chemicals are not to be taken lightly. The most common pesticide, Roundup, can be found on every single conventionally raised product in the store. The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is a know carcinogen and endocrine disruptor. Monsanto, the company that makes Roundup, have been involved in many lawsuits surrounding its direct link to cancer in humans. This site keeps track of these lawsuits.
Not only are vegetables soaked in chemicals but conventionally raised meat is as well. Through the corn and corn byproduct feed that is commonly given to factory farmed animals we are again exposed to glyphosate as well as the antibiotics given to them so that they remain healthy in crowded living conditions.
To end this rant, food is MUCH more than fuel. It contains information that directs to turning off and on of genes in our body. Simply eating organic food could be enough to avoid triggering a predisposition towards cancer. Not only that, but supporting sustainable agriculture ensures that these practices stay alive. This is key to the survival of our food system, the environment, and of our health.
Ealier this week I uploaded a couple articles. One is on something I am currently very deep into, a guide to building muscle. Turns out it is pretty simple. Eat a lot more whole foods, and lift heavy things a few times a week (more details in the post)
Next was a short article on some common disordered breathing patters, their effects on our health, and how to resolve them. Give it a look for some simple tips on how to improve your breathing.
Thats it everyone. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next week!
Yours In Health,
Elliot and Beth
Elliot Steele is a Primal Health Coach based in Chelan WA. He strives to empower those looking to regain their health after a lifetime of misinformed practices. This is the essence of Steele Back Your Health, to truly learn how to be healthy with sustainable habits. Check out the coaching and blog page for more info!