DeAnne Salmon, a product designer from Jacksonville, Ore., comes from a family plagued by cancer. Her mother died from colon cancer at age 54. Salmon’s sister died from breast cancer at age 52. It’s no surprise that Salmon became something of a health fanatic, turning to exercise, organic foods and a raft of supplements in order to thwart the disease. “It never occurred to me that after doing everything right, I could get cancer, too,” she says. But in 2011, right on schedule at age 52, Salmon was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Tang, instant mashed potatoes, TV dinners – chances are, if you were born in the 60’s or early 70’s, “Space Age” freeze- dried foods were the order of the day – futuristic, convenient and super cool – so much more exciting than old-fashioned, fresh, real food. Fortunately, over the last decade or so, attitudes towards food have changed, and by now most Americans understand that eating fresh, unprocessed, local and organic foods are far kinder to the earth and body than the faux foods created in the culinary labs of yesteryear. However, for those who grew up on the typical processed diet of the era, loading up on broccoli, spinach and my favorite superfood kale, can seem daunting – but actually, it’s one of the most important things one can do to support health and empower the body to fight off disease.
The benefits of various vitamins, or nutritional supplements, are mentioned almost every day in the news. But with all the reports it can be confusing to know what vitamins do what. So here is a quick look at some of the major vitamins and minerals.
Whey protein – I am a huge fan of it and believe that it should be part of your eating plan as well. Why? Because whey is great for building up the immune system and is the perfect protein, packed with every essential amino acid your body needs to help it soar through the day. So, what exactly is whey protein? Interestingly, it’s a by-product of cheese manufacturing. To make whey, pure amino acids are extracted from the cheese’s cast-off milk proteins, leaving the sugar (lactose), casein, fat and cholesterol behind. The resulting whey, which eventually is converted into powder, is simply the purest, cleanest, most easily absorbed protein source around.
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