This made me sick to my stomach because it’s SO true!! Heed the warning! 🙂
I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward, or drag down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do, you might as well turn over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly. I am easily managed–you must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically. I am the servant of all great men; and alas, of all failures, as well. Those who are failures, I have made failures. Those who are great, I have made great. I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine, plus the intelligence of man. You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin–it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. Who am I? I am a habit.
After a survey I conducted I want to address some concerns some of you have. One is some issues with self-esteem due mostly to acne and weight issues. I got you covered! I have a nutrition education from Cornell University. I do not have a bachelor’s degree from there, just a nutrition certificate.
I went this route because at the time I had no interest in working in the nutrition field with a hospital or clinic setting. I wanted the information for my own personal use. I am happy to say I have been able to help so many people over the years!
So….I’d love to offer some tips here to help you as well. First, I want to say my education was firmly planted around various diseases. The awesome thing is the research that is necessary for a person with heart disease to get healthy is the same for the person with weight issues and acne, so here we go!
It’s important to know some of the foods that we love as a culture aren’t good for us in any way shape or form. Now, some people just aren’t ready to give those foods up altogether, so there are some things you can do to switch things around a bit if you are one of those people.
IF YOU HAVE ACNE, AVOID DAIRY LIKE THE PLAGUE
Dairy is highly mucous forming which creates a lot of problems with our skin. It is also highly inflammatory. That’s what you need to know for acne and weight issues, BUT the most important thing the big hitters in research found is casein, the primary protein in dairy is the most significant carcinogen of our time. It participates in all stages of cancer progression.
But don’t just believe me, take a look at nutritionfacts.org It is a free website designed by Dr. Michael Greger who is a practicing physician, but he also combs all the research non-professionals like us don’t have access to. He then posts videos and speaks at every medical school in the U.S. every 2 years to speak about the power of food. He knows doctors are far more educated on Pharmaceutical Drugs than they ever were on diet. In fact, they know only as much as any other person who searches the internet. Unless they take a special interest and dive into the research like Dr. Greger, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, and many other pioneers have.
Here are some short videos for you to check out that are specific to acne.
If that causes you to crinkle your nose let me explain. A whole-foods-plant-based diet is the only lifestyle that will help us prevent all sorts of diseases from certain types of cancer and heart disease to diabetes and arthritis. T. Colin Campbell is one of the most respected researchers. He is so old he is reporting on his research instead of another’s. That is important. You can find a lot of Ted Talks he’s given. You can also watch his DVD documentary Forks Over Knives
Here are some short videos from nutritionfacts.org for you to check out as well specific to weight issues: