The reality is that most people who think they eat a fairly healthy diet, don’t. The rapid acceleration of heart disease and diabetes in the U.S. is acknowledged evidence of this.  One estimate suggests 90% of the U.S. population eats a “bad” diet right now.

And if you are looking to the USDA for guidance, its policy today for Americans is simply to “eat more” – more dairy, meat, grains and sugar – because it is grounded in the mindset of the 1930’s when people were literally starving from the lack of calories.  Americans don’t need to eat more; they need to eat less.  Especially less highly toxic, disease promoting food.  It’s a matter of learning what healthy food really is and creating a lifestyle around it.  Good nutrition not only gives you energy but can help prevent and defeat the scourge in America today attributed to the rapid advance of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

Here are the characteristics of a bad diet:

Are any of the above part of your diet and lifestyle?  We all owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to be better informed and totally empowered.  I also believe we have a duty to rebuild and educate our children about nutrition so they can start now to make healthier choices.

Advances in medicine through the first two thirds of the last century have helped improve the quality and length of our modern lives but now it seems that each generation is plagued with increasingly more disease and health issues than the previous generation.  One of the root causes of this new reversal is now widely acknowledged as the result of a change in diet.  Therefore, it is imperative to understand the powerful impact food has on everything that matters to us as individuals and our society, like health, happiness, employment, productivity, education and even freedom.

Fortunately, there is a solution to all this.  Any individual and any nation that wishes to remain strong and successful must follow a “good” diet.

Let’s see what that looks like:

If you feel this healthy approach to eating is a challenge, I have two words for you to consider: “preventable disease.”  My suggestion is to “flip the switch” in your head.  Delete the negative and embrace the positive power that good nutrition will give you in mind, body and heart.  Not only can we defeat type 2 diabetes but we can go a long way to avoiding heart disease and even preventing and/or defeating certain cancers; just through creating a healthy lifestyle!

I wish all of you a healthier life, full of laughter and love.