Arizona Residents: Join Brenda this Wednesday Oct. 13 for a Free Digestive Health Lecture

Heartburn, constipation, weight gain and fatigue—even allergies, arthritis and high cholesterol. You may not realize it, but so many common health problems begin in the gut, where roughly 80 percent of your body’s natural defenses are found.

As part of her free lecture series on digestive health and nutrition, Brenda Watson will be appearing this month in Scottsdale, Arizona to talk about the link between a properly functioning digestive system and a healthy body—including how our increasingly toxic world is taking a serious toll on the state of our digestive health. Plus, you’ll learn more about the natural supplements that are essential for helping you look and feel your best every day. Don’t miss it!

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 13th
7:00-9:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Sunflower Farmers Market
4402 N. Miller Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

RSVP:
480-941-6001

Food Label Readers More Fit than Non-readers

A lot of folks these days are trying to make smarter choices about what they eat. Why? Because the reality is that everything is related to what we put on our plate—digestive problems, cholesterol, weight gain—and statistics show that as a country our poor eating habits have been the driving force behind a rise in obesity and obesity-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions.

In an effort to lose weight and improve their health, many Americans are paying more and more attention to food labels, and it seems their attentiveness is paying off. Experts recently analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that people who look at things like ingredients, serving size and nutrition facts are likely to be healthier than their non-label-reading counterparts.

Specifically, label readers consume fewer calories and more fiber in their daily diet, along with less sugar, sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol, and as a result they tend to be slimmer and in better shape overall. Health experts hope that as more and more people start paying attention to labels, food manufacturers will do their part and clearly display important nutrition information. So here’s to smart reading and smart eating!