Eating To Live Healthy


A couple years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Joel Fuhrman and speaking with him about eating as a way to improve health and vitality.

He has written several books, one of which is Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free.

In talking with him, I learned that proper nutrition is the way to maintain health, as well as reverse disease and promote weight loss.  Macro nutrients and micro nutrients are critical in maintaining healthy cells and organ and body functions. They also help boost the immune system, preventing disease and illness.

Eating well is a way of life. It takes conscious effort to think about and prepare what we put into our bodies. It’s about choice.

Dr. Fuhrman reminded me that every cell in our bodies needs proper nourishment – when we do this, our body systems work at an optimum level. Poor dietary choices (highly processed foods, fast foods, and insufficient fresh fruits, vegetables, and beans/legumes) make way for colds, illness, disease, and weakness.

Dr. Fuhrman also told me that he has people in their 70s and 80s choosing to eat better, to eat in the “nutritarian style” and they are going completely off their prescribed medications – living longer, healthier, and more actively. This, combined with low impact exercise, is giving people more years to their lives – and more mental clarity and energy.

So let me ask YOU: Are you eating to live?

Need A Metabolism Boost? Pick Up The Hemp Protein


Keeping one’s metabolism at an optimum level is important for good health. Metabolism is the chemical reaction in your body that allows organisms and cells to thrive; it is the process that creates energy for your body. Metabolism is the rate at which our bodies burn calories.

Your metabolism is influenced by your age (metabolism naturally slows about 5% per decade after age 40); your sex (men generally burn more calories at rest than women); and proportion of lean body mass (the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate tends to be).

And here’s a fact that may surprise you: the more weight you carry, the faster your metabolism is likely running.

“The simple fact is that the extra weight causes your body to work harder just to sustain itself at rest, so in most instances, the metabolism is always running a bit faster,” says Molly Kimball, RD, sports and lifestyle nutritionist at the Oscher’s Clinic’s Elmwood Fitness Center.” (WebMD.com)

Some symptoms of low metabolism include:

  • Digestive problems – constipation
  • Fatigue-related issues – low blood pressure, low blood oxygen, poor balance
  • Feeling cold
  • Skin problems – pale skin, brittle nails, dry skin

If you are looking to increase your metabolism, eating hemp is one way to do that. The Omega fatty acids, Edestin protein (hemp is the only source in the world of Edestin protein, the protein closest to human globulin and is very easily digestible), vitamins and minerals, and amino acids in hemp increase metabolic levels and increase energy by giving the body the nutrients it needs – most specifically with the protein. The protein, while easily digestible, is also what requires extra energy to process, thus increasing the metabolic rate. (Carbs and sugars require less energy to process.)

The Omega fatty acids in hemp are also important for healthy skin and nails, circulation, and cardiovascular health.

Adding hemp to the diet is only ONE way to increase metabolism, but it is a TASTY way to do it!