Alarming study shows children eat and drink their body weight in sugar every year.
A recent study revealed that 4-to-10 year olds consume over 5,500 sugar cubes a year, about 22 bags of sugar! That equates to about 49 pounds--the average weight of a 5-year-old! This is over 3 times the the maximum recommended amount.
Overconsumption of sugar leads to tooth decay, obesity, heart disease, Type II diabetes, and cancer. Over 2.5 million people suffer from Type II diabetes, 95% of which are overweight or obese. Obesity costs the National Health Service 7.5 billion dollars per year and is expected to rise to 14.3 billion by 2050, with wider costs to society to reach 73.4 billion dollars per year.
The Journal of Pediatrics attributed the rise of childhood obesity to the amount of added sugar in your child’s diet. Those children who consumed higher amounts of sugar received fewer calories from healthy food sources such as those rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Foods high in sugar contain calories that are not considered important macronutrients needed for proper growth and good health. This means the more sugar your child is eating, the less they benefit from key nutrients such as fiber, protein, calcium, iron, and folate.
Get more information on the foods kids should be eating with the monster on a mission, Snackster Sam.
For natural sweeteners, consider using raw honey, dates, or stevia instead.
If you struggle to know 'the healthiest foods' to feed yourself and your family to avoid excess fat and the diseases fat can contribute to then join us on June 13th at 7 pm at the Health a Pyramid office. Call 725-295-2100 to reserve your seat!
Dr. Kathleen Hartford, a licensed Integrated Wellness Practitioner, Healthy Aging Expert, and NET licensed specialist, has dedicated herself to improving her patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness. The author of FIT, FUN & FABULOUS AT ANY AGE, Dr. Hartford speaks all over the world to promote understanding among the healing disciplines and to help people reclaim their health and vitality.
You may already know that Health Pyramid has an exciting new health tool called the FitBomb. But what you may not know is everything this tool can do to enhance your health. The FitBomb is so much more than an infrared sauna, it is an infrared sauna with exercise bands for those who wish to take it to the next level. Infrared saunas are more effective than regular saunas as the infrared heat penetrates deeply into your tissue creating cellular detoxification and internal heat enhancement, better known as hyperthermic conditioning.
Hyperthermic Conditioning has been shown to:
Just to name a few.
Most of you know Chelsea, she very kindly agreed to demonstrate just how easy the use of the FitBomb is. When you combine this workout with our Medical Foods and our high quality anti-oxidants we can target whatever your area of concern is:
Remember we do not have to treat your condition, we simply must provide your body with the necessary nutrients, add the benefits of hyperthermic conditioning, and your body will have everything it needs to do what it is meant to do naturally, heal itself!
This is your life...your life, your body, your choice!
Call us today to set up your FitBomb pacha to better health 724-295-2100
Many parents want a quick and easy option for snacks to send to school, and with many schools enforcing rules about peanut-free snacks, it adds more complication to finding healthy snacks. To make things even easier, here is a simple list of doctor-approved healthy snacks, and download the list too!
Healthy Snacks for Your Child
“Food impacts how well a child’s brain works, affecting their moods and abilities ... In a child’s brain, junk food can cause neurotransmitters, which pass along information, to function improperly. Smart foods, however, allow information to be processed correctly and help the child function at their optimal level.” -Dr. Sears, one of America’s most renowned pediatricians
Print off the poster of peanut-free snacks and put it on your fridge or bring it to your school!
CREDENTIALS: Dr. Kathleen Hartford, a licensed Integrated Wellness Practitioner, Healthy Aging Expert, and NET licensed specialist, has dedicated herself to improving her patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness. The author of FIT, FUN & FABULOUS AT ANY AGE, Dr. Hartford speaks all over the world to promote understanding among the healing disciplines and to help people reclaim their health and vitality.
We have 3 very unique opportunities to improve your health at Health Pyramid Longevity & Vitality Center!
Of course we offer the most effective and most gentle forms of chiropractic care but now we are so excited to bring to our community 2 of the most advanced healing tools available today!
Unique Opportunity 1: Fit Bomb Infrared Sauna
From HiQ Fitness we bring you the Fit Bomb Atom Bomb Infrared Sauna. Whether you'd like to burn more fat, detoxify your body on the cellular level, or experience the most efficient workout of your life, The Fit Bomb does it all plus:
If you have been suffering with chronic pain and toxicity let the Fit Bomb gently help you detoxify. When you combine the Fit Bomb with our proven medical foods and antioxidants you ensure that the toxins exit your body and are not deposited back into your tissue. This combines with the K-Laser for pain is priceless!
If you are looking for increased muscle then combine the Fit Bomb with our Bio-pure Protein, Power Fuel and Bio-anabolic packs!
Unique Opportunity 2: K-Laser
The K-Laser is the most advanced class-4 healing laser available today, it is perfect for muscle and joint pain, sports injuries, arthritic joints, pre-joint replacement, muscle pain & spasm. Not to mention:
Unique Opportunity 3: Fit, Fun & Fabulous
The Fit Fun & Fabulous Program focuses on reversing biomarkers of aging and inflammation, the major contributing factor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and lifestyle related cancers.
For your Anti-Aging boost utilize the Fit Fun & Fabulous, At Any Age Program with the Fit Bomb and create more energy and weight loss than you ever thought possible. And by the way the health benefits are endless!
Are you addicted to sugar?
We live in a time of accelerated aging. Our cells are aging faster than our years and our bodies are creating diseases of aging at much higher levels and much lower ages. Diseases that used to be equated with aging, are now affecting even our children... I'm talking about obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and osteopenia. Most often these diseases are directly related to lifestyle choices including over consumption of sugar.
Americans consume a staggering amount of sugar. We all enjoy an occasional sweet treat, but we certainly don’t need the negative effects caused by refined sugar such as diabetes and obesity. All sugars should be consumed in moderation and if you already have diabetes, be sure to discuss your options with your doctor.
However, there are natural sugars that offer some antioxidants and nutrients that refined sugar doesn't boast. Try these natural sugars when you need to curb your sweet tooth:
Ready to become your best self? The Fit, Fun and Fabulous program stops and will reverse the accelerated aging process, which leads to the diseases of aging such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and lifestyle related cancers (all of which are now affecting our children).
For more than two decades, Dr. Kathleen A. Hartford has treated and nurtured thousands of individuals through her integrated wellness approaches. As patients reclaim their health, she coaches them on how to maintain their youthful vitality with practical guidance on nutrition, exercise and stress management. Read more...
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