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SeniorZine, Issue #015 -- Junk Food Resolution 2015
January 01, 2015

Health Success As Senior? Yes, Absolutely!

SeniorZine, Issue #015 -- Junk Food Resolution 2015

January 1, 2015

Let's Chuck The Junk in 2015

You are what you eat. As simple as that.

Every single cell of the many trillions of cells in your body is affected by what you eat.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." The Greek physician Hippocrates said it almost 2500 years ago.

But the modern Standard American Diet is FAR from being medicine.

Then why do we eat what we eat? Why do we put toxins in our body, knowing full-well that they keep our body and all its inner systems in a constant state of chronic inflammation – all of which lead to disease (including cancer) and premature death?

Just because these foods, loaded with sugars, fats, chemicals, and salts taste good? Oh yes, they do taste good, delicious even.

And the food industry knows this! And the food industry makes a science out of refining their products to assure they hit your "bliss point."

The industry produces their edible food-like substances, or junk food, for one purpose only: To fool your brain into thinking you need more and more of these substances.

In other words, eating junk food programs your brain to eat more junk.

According to a study from the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia, junk food alters behavior by causing changes in the brain’s reward center, thus triggering obesity and other health problems.

So, let's make this the New Year's "Junk Food" Resolution:


We can get our body back to the simple mechanism that protects it from overeating.

By eating a whole foods, plant-based diet of great variety, we reinforce our natural inclination to seek out these health-promoting, balanced foods. It's called sensory-specific satiety.

To get you off to a good start into the New Year 2015, let me finish the first newsletter of the year with another quote by Hippocrates:

"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Happy New Year!

I know it works. I'm doing it.

As you already know, I enjoy being my peers' guide, supporter and cheerleader.

Take time for dietary and exercise improvements. Make time for living! Make time for challenges!

One of the goals of is to show you how to live a longer and healthier life by learning from many different older adults, including centenarians.

You can look forward to lots of encouraging information in future editions of SeniorZine. Yours in good senior health,

Guenter Hauser, CHC, CFT, SSF

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