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The World’s deadliest disease

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Coronary Artery disease

Can you believe the worlds deadliest disease is not Corona virus but rather Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). In 2019 CAD was responsible for 15.5% of deaths worldwide with the highest risk factors for CAD including hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, smoking, diabetes, overweight and obesity.

Fast food for a fast paced lifestyle

All the above factors can be related to nutrition and our current food consumption. What is interesting is that over the past 2 decades we have seen extreme changes in the food we eat due to the commercial production and distribution of food and a large focus on taste. The need for food to be transported and stored across countries and continents creates the need for more preservatives plus rising demand for convenience in the fast-paced world of today has led to more processed fast foods saving time. In a world also turning more and more digital, there is less need to get out and add value physically leaving us quite vulnerable to ourselves and sugar. It is no wonder we have such high obesity, and this may not always be the most comfortable topic to talk about, but it is necessary to understand what it’s really caused by and how to change it.

Growing rates of obesity

Obesity has tripled worldwide since 1975 and even alarmingly, 38 million children under the age of five were overweight or obese in 2019.. We wanted to address some of the way’s obesity can affect your health and look at how adding a few small things to your diet that help you turn that around.

What is obesity?

The term obesity means a large amount of body fat. A Body Mass Index (BMI) makes a comparison of your weight to your height. If you have a BMI of 25 to 29.9, you are classified overweight. If you have a BMI of 30 or more, you are classified obese.

Obesity can affect your health in the following ways:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes (Type 2)
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint problems because of increased weight
  • Problems with breathing (this includes sleep apnoea – a condition in which a person briefly stops breathing while sleeping)

Putting the right things into your body

The best way to start the process of change is to be real. You have to pay attention to what you have been consuming and continue to consume on a daily basis and just be honest with yourself. See how you feel after every meal and if it sustains you, in terms of your energy, your mood, your digestion and then think if it tasted good.

From there you have something to work with, the goal is to listen to your body and truly help it move in the right direction so learn how to pay attention to what’s happening inside. This is not an overnight process and changing your body takes time and practice, the exciting thing is that anything is possible. One of the ways I found to get the ball rolling on daunting changes is to trick the mind into starting, make it seem so easy that you can do it, then when you’re in it move the goal slightly further and further until you can’t anymore. Then look back and you would have accomplished 10 times more than you thought. Whether it’s just changing one meal, or one per day, or training once this week, whatever. Just do it. And one of the smallest changes you can make to have a huge impact, is add a teaspoon of moringa to your daily routine.

Moringa for weight loss

There are 90 essential nutrients that the body requires, or disease can occur. Proper nutrition can prevent up to 900 diseases including obesity. Supplementation is especially important to obtain these nutrients, especially if you struggle to eat a balanced diet.

Nature’s Relief Moringa powder contains a large amount of essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids). When the body is deficient in some or many of these nutrients, the body cannot function effectively and cannot process foods efficiently and as a result can lead to weight gain. Consuming moringa supplements on a daily basis may assist in the management of overall health and wellbeing and especially digestion and weight loss.

Support for Obesity

Nature’s Relief offers a supportive environment for those wanting to gain control of their health. We work closely with healthcare practitioners including a dietician. We want to offer all our clients a safe space to talk about your options in treating your condition. Book a free consultation here or give us a call at either of our stores.

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