Your Family Tree Holds the Secret: Look Back to Move Forward

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~ Thomas Edison (1847-1931)


Look in your pantry. Consider the foods and drinks that form your diet. Now ask yourself, “would my furthest ancestor call what I eat food?” It’s hard to imagine that the oldest branch on your family tree would know what to do with twinkies, energy drinks, and grease-soaked fast-food wrappers. They may be quicker to identify the food as a potential poison than potential fuel for your body and brain– and they’d be right. 

If you fill up on the sugar-laden, artificial color-saturated, and low-nutrient foods, your stomach has less capacity and desire for the nutrient-rich foods– the foods that best feed your brain. Simply put: Primarily eat foods your ancestors would recognize and consume the unrecognizable ‘food’ sparingly.

End the Reign of Sugar Shock

Consider the following facts from the US Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Two hundred years ago: The average American ate 2 pounds of sugar a year.
  • In 1970: The average American ate 123 pounds of sugar per year.
  • Today: The average American consumes nearly 152 pounds of sugar per year.

Worded differently, today’s average American consumes 3 pounds of sugar a week. So in 200 years, Americans went from 2 pounds of sugar consumed over an entire year to consuming 3 pounds of sugar in a week. Since what you consume feeds your brain, it’s easy to see that Americans, specifically, are crying for help– whether they realize it or not.

Proper nutrition is your mental health’s saving grace, which means poor nutrition is your mental health’s Achilles heel. For those skeptical of getting on the nutrition bandwagon for the sake of mental health, have no fear because there is no disadvantage to you purging your pantry and life of the food and drinks that you know aren’t healthy. Betting on nutrition isn’t a risky move; it’s your best move. Your mental health and your life deserve your best swing, and a nutrient-rich diet and supplements like EMPowerplus Advanced are your best chance at a home run.

Cigarette smoking used to be glamorous and a sign of adulthood. Payphones used to be the best way to call home. Jobs used to require you to apply in person. The point is that the world continually evolves, and now is the time that the world needs to start respecting and nurturing the undeniable connection between nutrition and mental health.

Author: Evelyn Lindell
Certified Health & Wellness Coach