Understanding the Basics to Understand Nutrition

 

Does anyone remember the Food Pyramid that hung in every doctors office, and our schools that prescribed 5-6 servings of Carbohydrates a day , then closer to the top we had our meats, fish, and dairy.  Traveling further to the very top…fat and sweets were lumped together as “use sparingly”?  Sadly, this said Food Pyramid has led us into Obesity, Diabetes, Heart disease and so on.  So who really benefited from this food pyramid and how did our health professionals have it so wrong ? (That’s another Blog)

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Now I am not a medical student, nutritionist or a nurse, what I am is a Certified Whole Health Educator – Wellness Professional.  In my studies I learned about the Five Aspects of Health through 16 courses ranging from Inflammation taught by  Barry Sears, PhD to Metabolic Syndrome taught by Diana Schwarzbein, MD – to Nutrition Research at Harvard taught by Walter Willitt, MD,Dr PH.

Every course I studied touched upon the 5 Aspects of Health®: 1) Physical; 2) Emotional; 3) Environmental; 4) Nutritional; 5) Spiritual which gave the Big Picture understanding how “our bodies work and what our bodies need to stay healthy” that I am easily able to teach this “Big Picture™” understanding to  educate and empower clients to take control of their health.

Understanding the  body and the chemical makeup of our food, I would like to share some simple facts.

  • Carbohydrates turn to sugar in your body. Sugar turns on the Inflammation in our body..  Inflammation leads to most diseases.  Sugar gets transported into the liver by a hormone your pancreas releases called insulin. Our brain needs a steady but very little sugar (glycogen) to keep us alive. Our muscle cells can only store so much sugar. The remaining sugar is stored in our fat cells and turns into the bad cholesterol.   A diet high in carbohydrates, in time, can cause our bodies either to become insulin resistant or that the cells in our bodies cannot take any more sugar “Over Filled Cells”.  Both resulting in high insulin and high blood sugar – Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease.  interestingly enough a point worth sharing.  Cancer feeds on Sugar. (Notice where Carbohydrates was on the food pyramid).
  • Protein consumption stimulates the pancrease to produce Glucagon which tells the body to release stored sugar – meaning it aide’s insulin in regulation blood sugar levels. Protein is the building blocks of our body needed for repair and regeneration.  (Notice where the protein was on the pyramid).

This is where it will get very interesting to you :

  • Fats – Eating cholesterol and fat does not cause heart disease and or obesity!!!!! In fact, not eating this necessary nutrient causes heart disease and obesity – our body will convert the stored sugar in our fat cells into the bad cholesterol (LDL).  Eating foods high in fat is needed by the body .Fat protects our brain, organs and systems in the body.  Every cell membrane is our body is made from cholesterol.  Our bodies convert fat into fuel – a clean burning fuel.  (Notice where fat was on the food pyramid).

Now it will take more of  blog to discuss the complexity of carbohydrates from complex to simple as well as the differences in fats from monounsaturated Omega 3 to saturated Omega 6’s .  To keep it very simple to you- stay clear from white processed, enriched carbohydrates – get most of your carbohydrates from your vegetables.  As far as fats, stay away from any fat made in a lab (canola, vegetable, and especially hydrogenated oil)and balance your Omega 3 to your Omega 6’s.

As you can see, it is imperative that we take control of our health. The information we are given is not always in our best interest. My job is to educate and empower you to do just that.

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Roxanne Linton, WCH, CCP,CCE
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Providing the “Missing Link” in Health Care

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The Importance of Hiring a Wellness Professional specifically trained in Whole Health Education and Behavioral Engagement for Patient Centered Care is the  missing link needed by health care.

The largest expenditure in our health care system is chronic conditions  caused by lifestyle and habit.

Chronic Conditions caused by behavior and habit require a change of behavior to correct them.  The health care system needs revamping, new information is needed and we have got to create patient center care to create that change.

During my studies at the National Institute of Whole Health, I could not tell you how many times my jaw has dropped with “new to me” current integrated information about the root causes of illnesses or how many times I shook my head to think how the medical profession does not have the time or training to get to the root of the problem but can only treat the symptom with medicine only to create more imbalances in the system.  From our Food pyramid, to the Fat Free Craze… We were given the wrong information that worsened the chronic conditions.

I was immediately motivated to live a proactive preventative lifestyle. My results: I stopped exhausting my adrenal glands with proper exercise and diet, my body became collectively stronger and healthier – I am in the  best shape now in my 40’s then when I was in my 20’s. I don’t count calories nor do I weigh myself.  My diet contains
real  anti- inflammatory food and I work diligently on my mind-body thru prayer with faith, meditation, fresh air and yoga.

I am very passionate about what I do because I was chronically sick in my 20 – 30’s being told by health care professionals there was nothing they can do.  I have the education, tools, materials and experience to provide The Whole Picture of Health® and explain the Five Aspects of Health®…. the missing link that is desperately needed by our Health Care.

I truly believe if people were invited into their own healing process along with  One to One peer counseling with Whole Health Education tailored to meet their needs- the largest expenditure would no longer go to chronic conditions but perhaps the monies will go into protecting our planet, our food and our water and thus creating a healthier world and a healthier economy!

Educate to Empower
It’s a Whole Health Thing.

Roxanne Linton WHC, CCP, CCE

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“Does it Matter what we eat? I know people who “eat right” and “exercise” who developed a disease and died.”

554289_434254109936879_392361780792779_1529949_1467913630_n[1]How many have heard this before?  Perhaps these words came out of your mouth.  Here Is my response that I hope will be your’s someday – if not already.

I will take my chances and continue my “whole health lifestyle” of eating real food not -made in a lab – not grown in poisonous soil – foods not shot up with drugs- Being: fats, protein, veggies and whole grains. It’s not all about nutrition!! I will go in sun (moderation) be in nature daily- without poisoned sunscreen and allow my body to absorb the vitamin D3 that ramps up my immune system to fight off many illnesses in disease. I will continue to be kind, compassionate and care for the lives around me, I will continue to exercise in moderation and in such a way that I am not breaking down my body (every day we should move to keep our blood and lymphatic fluid flowing); lastly I will continue to have faith in my heart  – in my God, creator of this universe and respect the beauty how every living thing is interdependent on each other for a good quality of life. I will continue Respect the Golden Rule of most religions- treat others the way you would want to be treated as well as have a grateful heart and positive attitude and laugh. You see:   #1 we never had the right information on what is healthy”; #2 our country is driven by profit that doesn’t protect the health of our soil and thus “All Life” . So the choices we make daily can have a big impact on those profit seeking companies to stop destroying our soil/water/air. .. It’s a conscious shift to a Whole Living Lifestyle.

Spend some time on my website to learn more of my services.

Roxanne Linton, WHE, CCP,CCE

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PROFESSIONAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS WESTERN NEW YORK

Whole Health Today – Professional Wellness Programs

Despite the fact the US spends the most on healthcare then any other country- more and more Americans are on prescribed medication.  What’s worse, the U.S. is facing epidemics in preventable diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease and now Alzheimer’s.  Something is terribly wrong!

Did you know for every Dollar you invest in your employees’ health you save $6 in health care costs? Hard Return of Wellness Programs – Harvard Business Review

A reform in health care is desperately needed – it’s called Whole Health Prevention.  As your Wellness Professional I utilize my Whole Health approach  which addresses the Five Aspects of Health ® that very simply teaches the why’s and hows to preventative health.

Whole Health Wellness Programs:

1)  Stress and Disease – Learn why stress is responsible for 90% of all disease and how to protect you body.
2)  Nutrition  – Understand at a cellular level what you body needs for ultimate health that leads to weight loss and disease prevention. Please just say no to Diets and Fads!
3)  Hidden Food Allergies and Chronic Illness
4) Inflammation  – the Silent Killer.
5) Facts on Fats – Learn the real causes of Heart Disease and High Cholesterol
6) Stress Reductions Techniques – Meditation, EFT, Alternate Nostril Breathing and Guided Imagery.
7) Proper Exercise and Why
8) Your Thoughts and your Health – Learn of the Mind Body Connection
9) The Five Aspects of Health○ – It’s just not about Nutrition and exercise!

For More information please contact:

Roxanne Linton WHE
Nationally Certified Whole Health Educator, Wellness Professional
(716) 225-9030
www.wholehealthtoday@gmail.com

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Why The Need for Professional Wellness Advocates and Whole Health Education – Buffalo, New York

When you hear about the big medical campuses being built in Buffalo do you ever ask your self if that truly is a good thing?  To me that just tells me our Health Care system is not working – business is booming which is creating such a  demand.  Whats wrong with our health care system? Usually when the outcome is continuously bad we step back and look at the situation and try a different approach.  Usually.

A Different Approach that has Amazing results:

What can a  Professional Wellness Advocate do that will change the Health Care Model? A professional Wellness Advocate is an Educator and a patient advocate who facilitate’s the inclusion of whole person care, whole health patient education and health advocacy into the practice of medicine and health care in all settings.  It’s a new approach that addresses disease prevention through whole person health education and self-directed care.

As a Wellness Advocate, through my education at the National Institute of Whole Health, I have a holistic and whole person understanding of the cause and effect of health and disease.
What’s the difference of a Whole Health Educator, Professional Wellness Advocate and  Health Coach?  click here.

The first consult is free, so take the first step in your journey.  Contact me today!

Be kind and compassionate to others.  A simple smile or a helping hand in their time of need can be so healthy not only to them but for you as well.

All the Best,
Roxanne Linton WHE, CCE

Health Education Pediatric and Adolescent, Western New York.

Children and Young Adults need to be encouraged more then ever to protect their bodies.  As a Whole Health Educator, my mission is to fight Big Food and Big Agriculture with education to ensure our children’s’ welfare is protected.

Meanwhile, as a mother of two boys 10 and 12 – you can say I am at the front lines battling to protect my children’s health.  I am more interested about PREVENTION!  When my children think of McDonald’s, Burger King and High Fructose Corn syrup as a JOKE… I know I am winning the battle!  As a Whole Health Educator my mo-to is ” Bring it On”!

Yet nutrition is not everything to protect our children.  As A Whole Health Educator, my vision is to reach these children and teach them that we are dependent our on world as it is dependent on us.  I also need to teach we are meant to be kind and compassionate to one another. In addition, teaching children and young adults the values we place on our selves bring us hope and faith for a better tomorrow.

Unfortunately, teaching our children will not change the pollutants in the air and everyday products.  Yet, maybe just maybe, when these young children grasp the fact that our earth, it’s systems and our bodies cannot thrive on these chemicals… may be just may be -as adults- they have the power to turn this madness around.

I want to be the friend to share and inspire other moms and dads to protect this world – home for our children.

Every child has the right to a healthy life.  Unfortunately we are being bamboozled as to what is healthy and what is not.  Let me walk with you to safe guard the health of your children and their world.

All the Best,

Roxanne Linton WHE,

 

 

Nutrition: Health and Wellness – Know the facts!

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Most people see the responsibility of eating healthy.  Let’s face it – who can afford the rising cost of our health insurance, co pays, uncovered prescriptions and medical procedures?   Has anyone tried to get in to see a specialist lately only to get an appointment 4 months away?  Or worse yet, when we find out someone in their 40’s or younger has fallen over dead or developed a tragic illness leaving a family behind?

As a Whole Health Educator,  I would like to Blog about one of these Aspects…  Nutrition.

Where does one turn for Nutritional Information?

Back in the 80’s the mass population followed the USDA recommendations’ for a “healthier life style and became a nation of pandemic disease and obesity:  The USDA Food Pyramid.  

This Food Pyramid was in every doctor’s office, taught in schools – heck I even did a project with my son in Cub Scouts on it back in 2008!    The problem with the USDA Healthy Food Pyramid was it did not specify what healthy foods vs the unhealthy foods were!

So now we have MyPlate.gov. MyPlate.gov is much better- in a sense -that it displays a plate half filled with fruits and vegetables yet still fails to take into consideration the biochemical needs of human beings.  Also one wonders why most of our subsidized tax dollars still fund Big GMO Corn and so little to fruits and vegetables?

What’s worse, the same USDA (.Gov) who allows non labeled GMO’s, Hydrogenated oils, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame, Hormones, Steroids and MSG in food is giving the American People health Advice?   REALLY?

Check out this short video by Harvard School of Public Health.

Protect Your Health, One bite at a Time
Roxanne Linton WHE, CCE

 

 

Responsibility and Health … If Not You…Then Who?

According to the CDC Health United States 2011 Trends and Statistics :

1.  The cost per capita (per person) of Health Expenditures from 1980 was $2853.  In 2009 it rose to $8086. 

2.  Employer contribution to private health insurance premiums in 1987 $84.2 billion to 2009 $397.5 billion.

3.  Employee contribution to health insurance premiums 1987 $43.9 billion to 2009 $247.6 billion.

4.  Total doctors of medicine (Family, Internal, Obstetrics, Pediatrics) 1980 467,679. In 2009 the number rose to 972,376.

5.  Obesity in 1980 was 15.1 % in 2010 the number rose to 35.4% 

6.  Leading Cause of Death in 1980:
Disease of Heart 761,085
Cancer   416,509
Diabetes 34,851 

7.  Leading Cause of Death in 2008:
Disease of Heart 616,828
Cancer 565,469
Alzheimer’s 82,435
Diabetes 70,553

 8. Fast Food restaurants in 1970 was 30,000.  In 2001 the number rose to 222,000. (GMO’s, Factory Meats, High fructose was introduced in 1980’s)

9. Pepsi and Coke replaced sugar with High Fructose in 1980’s.

It’s time for a change and this change starts with you.  These statistics makes it clear that it our responsibility to take care of our bodies!    Unfortunately Big Food makes it difficult for us to know what it safe.

Best,
Roxanne Linton, WHE

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A New Approach to Health in Buffalo New York

Spread the word… Whole Health Today is accepting clients for Whole Health Education and Professional Wellness Advocacy as well as Childbirth Education in the Buffalo New York Area!  Learn More…

Why Whole Health Education?    The United States spends the most on health care and our cost are rising at sickening rates.  According to the Health United Nation 2010 Chartbook, in 1990 the  U.S GDP spent on health care was $5801 Billion .  In 2008 it rose to $14,441 Billion. Whats more disturbing, the U.S is still a very sick, malnourished country with preventable diseases now becomming epidemics.   The U.S Consumer Price Index spent on prescription drugs was 72.5 in 1980.  In 2009 it rose to 391.1. 

Clearly we can see that treating symptoms DOES NOT WORK!

I do not teach you fad diets or the latest supplements. Nor do I just treat your symptoms.   I teach the 5 Aspects of Health in a way that will allow you to take control of your health.  I walk with you, listen to you, and humbly witness as you find your path to Whole Health.

As a Professional Whole Health Educator, my job allows you to be the center of your healing process.  Together we work with your doctor to ensure all your health needs are met.

This new approach to health does not treat symptoms -it teaches about root cause and puts the control back where it belongs – in your hands.  Learn More!

Protect Your Health.
Contact:   Roxanne Linton WHE, CCE
wholehealthtoday@gmail.com
(716)225-9030