The $11 Trillion Reward

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The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows that finding innovative ways to help Americans increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables would greatly benefit our health and our national economy. . .

  • More than 127,000 deaths per year from cardiovascular diseases could be prevented, and $17 billion in annual national medical costs could be saved, if Americans increased their consumption of fruits and vegetables to meet dietary recommendations.
  • Using estimates of how much people are willing to invest in measures to reduce cardiovascular disease mortality, the present value of lives saved would exceed $11 trillion.
  • Even modest changes in diet could result in big payoffs. The present value of lives saved from boosting average daily consumption of fruits and vegetables by just one additional portion, or one half cup, per day would be more than $2.7 trillion.

BUT . . . what if employees simply WON’T or CAN’T eat those five servings of fruits and vegetables per day?

We have known since childhood that we should “eat our fruits and veggies”. How many jokes are made about broccoli (even had a US President
who wouldn’t eat it!!), finishing your peas instead of playing with them, veggies before dessert, etc.? And those childhood preferences often extend to adulthood, to be paired with the easy, habitual drive-through for fast food filled with unhealthy  ingredients. It is a prescription for an early death!

But, you have employees or colleagues who you WANT to stay healthy, prevent inevitable chronic diseases and disability. In the past, your hands were tied, because you couldn’t FORCE veggies down their throats.  And now, you don’t HAVE to.

There is an effortless, easy, even delicious way — give them a Healthy Chocolate™, a “functional food” made of raw, cold-processed, individually wrapped healthy dark chocolate that is the antioxidant equivalent of 2 POUNDS of fruits and vegetables…and they don’t have to eat their peas and broccoli!

They can’t HELP but be healthier for their indulgent in guilt-free dark Healthy Chocolate™.

A quick phone call to NextHealthNow before Wednesday of each week, and by Friday, you can be sharing health-giving, health-protective
Healthy Chocolates™ with ANYONE you want to be healthier (and probably happier too).

It is the Perfect Gift . . .
. . . it is the Perfect Snack
. . . it is Stealth-Health to the rescue
. . . it is one of the highest forms of CARING
for another person (or yourself)

Creating HEALTH with HEALTHY CHOCOLATES™

By Dailey Grainger, PhD, ARNP, founder and CEO of Next Health Now, a Nurse Practitioner in the forefront of helping make America healthier.

 

Imagine this…

“It’s close to the end of the Evening News, time for What is Making a Difference in America segment,” says the commentator,  with a twinkle in his eye:

recording show in TV studio“What it means to think OUTSIDE THE BOX in Corporate Health.

“An innovative company __________(insert YOUR CORPORATE NAME here) has tackled the enormous task of improving employee health, and has reduced cardiovascular events by  37%, number of hospitalizations by 18%, and absenteeism by 39%, and turnover by 82%.  (insert YOUR CORPORATE NAME here) has accomplished this by giving their employees dark Healthy Chocolates™.

“A year ago, ___________ (insert YOUR NAME HERE)  began making Healthy Chocolates™ available to employees in 3 of their 6 offices.  Sedentary employees who were encouraged to eat their 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day simply didn’t.  But they had little difficulty in eating Healthy Chocolates™ (each Healthy Chocolate™ had the antioxidant equivalent of 2 POUNDS of fruits and vegetables), provided by management.

“One year later, the differences between the healthy analytics of the offices that were compared led management to provide Healthy Chocolates™ to all employees as a means of not only cutting health care costs, but affecting the bottom line of the corporation by reducing absenteeism, hospitalizations, insurance premiums, and turnover, to say nothing of having happier, healthier, more loyal and more productive employees.”

Are you a part of a healthy culture Corporation?

Has your company received awards for being a particularly Healthy Employer?

Do you want to join the prestigious ranks of Healthy Employees?

Do you have employees who are so valuable that you would do almost anything to keep them healthy and productive in your Company?

 STEALTH HEALTH

We call it . . . Mission Possible:  Health by Chocolate !!

Take the visionary step TODAY to easily MAKE your employees healthier, starting this week.

               (Chocolates are shipped Monday through Wednesday, Second Day Air).

www.NextHealthNow.com/product page                           305.393.3600               Dailey@NextHealthNow.com

By Dailey Grainger, PhD, ARNP, founder and CEO of Next Health Now, a Nurse Practitioner in the forefront of helping make America healthier.

 

 

What are single-ingredient foods?

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If it came from the earth, or if it had a mother, it is probably a single-ingredient food.

There are almost no processed foods that are single-ingredient foods.

Processed foods, with their engineered ratio of fats, salt, and sugar, have been shown to light up the addictive centers in our brains.  We literally become addicted to certain processed foods, leading to overeating and obesity.

Additionally, processed foods with their unpronounceable ingredients, potential toxic ingredients or substances that are known to be injurious, are creating a science experiment of our eating.

What can we do to help assure that the food we eat is GOOD for us (not harmful)?

WHAT ARE SINGLE-INGREDIENT FOODS?

  • If it looks like its name, it is probably a single-ingredient food
    • A steak is a steak
    • A broccoli is a broccoli
    • A pineapple is nothing more than a pineapple
  • Read the label. How many ingredients are there?
    • Guacamole might have avocado, tomato and salt. This could be considered a single-ingredient food because of the simple combination of whole foods, and the limited number of ingredients, each being a natural, single ingredient
    • But, if guacamole had soybean oil as its first ingredient, several other fillers and chemicals, with guacamole seasoning, it certainly would not qualify!
  • It doesn’t HAVE a label!
    • Fresh produce seldom has labels. There are no ingredients other than the food
  • If it came from the earth or had a mother, it most likely is a single-ingredient food
  • There are thousands of single-ingredient foods
  • Single-ingredient foods do not have additives, preservatives, fillers, dyes and colors, flavorings, unpronounceable chemicals,
    • If a “single ingredient food” has additives, it has now lost its position as a single ingredient food.
    • When you eat a single-ingredient food, you basically KNOW what you are eating

When preparing food, it is permissible to combine several single ingredient foods.

  • Make your own tomato sauce by combining fresh tomatoes, olive oil, onions, peppers, garlic and some red wine. . . all made with single ingredient foods.
  • Take a skillet, spoon of macadamia oil (one of the best healthy oils for cooking), slice fresh, organic mushrooms, and saute.  Set them aside and using the same skillet, saute fresh onions.  Then incorporate some of the above in an omelet with feta cheese, herbs, etc.  Single ingredient breakfast . . . most delicious.
    • No, putting bacon into the omelet means adding pork, nitrites, etc….as bacon isn’t a single-ingredient food.
    • Substitute processed meats (to be avoided particularly) with veggies is always a healthy move!

By Dailey Grainger, PhD, ARNP, founder and CEO of Next Health Now, a Nurse Practitioner in the forefront of helping make America healthier.

WHAT and HOW you eat DOES affect your productivity

 

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

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Want to increase your productivity?  Plan for including high productivity foods and activities into your day.

  • You know what you felt like after your last Thanksgiving dinner (overstuffed, lethargic, etc.)  so . . .
    • Eat small meals
    • Eat at least every 4 hours to keep your blood sugar up, and your metabolism humming along
  • Stay away from high fat, high sugar foods
    • Yes, that means the burger and fries for lunch that strip productivity from your early afternoon
    • Yes, that means ditch the soda (diet or regular) and replace with water or tea sweetened with stevia
    • High sugar foods cause a spike in blood sugar followed by a resounding crash shortly thereafter . . . feeling spacey, confused, unable to think clearly
  • Move around right after you eat . . . take a walk, get a drink of water at the fountain, etc.
  • Be sure you are eating enough to provide nutrients to the brain you will use productively today
    • Skipping breakfast, or lunch can lead to slower reaction time and difficulty in remembering sequences
    • Skipping (or skimping on) meals lowers metabolism rate, interferes with brain metabolism, and reduces the speed of thinking (hence productivity)
  • Include high productivity foods in each meal before you need to be most productive
    • Avocado
    • Eggplant
    • Berries
    • Walnuts
    • Fatty fish
    • Green tea
    • Green leafy vegetables
    • Eggs
    • Chocolate (dark, not milk chocolate)
  • Test it out for yourself. Find out how much more productive you are when you eat:
    • A breakfast of berries, nuts and non-fat plain Greek yogurt sweetened with stevia
    • A breakfast omelet with spinach, onions, mushrooms and a little cheese
    • A lunch of salmon over a green salad
    • A lunch of avocado stuffed with tuna salad and walnuts
    • A Healthy Chocolate™ after breakfast, lunch or dinner

By Dailey Grainger,  PhD, ARNP, founder and CEO of Next Health Now, a Nurse Practitioner in the forefront of helping make America healthier.