Laura Kopec Releases New Book, LET'S GET REAL ABOUT EATING
What to eat, how to eat, when to eat. Raw food, non-GMO, organic, vegetarian. It's confusing. With so much information available about food and nutrition - much of it conflicting - Americans looking to improve their health by improving their diet and lifestyle may not know where to start.
In her new book, "Let's Get Real About Eating"(Balboa Press, 2013), Laura Kopec, ND, MHNE, CNC, breaks down the confusion surrounding what we eat and how it affects our overall health. The practical guide provides simple, straightforward answers based on common sense, natures laws and current research.
Currently available at Kopec Naturals , and at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, the guide pinpoints 16 practical rules for eating and nutrition, along with easy steps to incorporate into daily life that will impact your health.
The whole issue of nutrition and eating seems very confusing and too hard to tackle," said Kopec. "My book helps people make sense of the information and then gives a series of strategies to put the information into practice," she explains.
Each of the 16 chapters in "Let's Get Real About Eating "is packed with easy to understand information that is summarized into a simple rule; followed by a set of action steps to consider incorporating into your life. "The best part is you can do this at your own pace," Kopec adds.
Rule #1: Eat Real Food. Real food is food that grows in nature, on trees, in the ground, or was once a living breathing animal. Real food does not contain chemical or artificial ingredients. So how can you make sure your food is real?
- Eat food that will rot, go bad, grow mold or attract bugs. It has no preservatives.
- Fill your grocery cart with lots of single ingredient foods. Carrots, bananas, eggs, apples, almonds.
- Know what is in your pantry. Read labels. If you can't pronounce it, understand what it is and where it came from, do you really want to put it in your body?
"The places around the world with the best health have no access to processed food," says Kopec.
"More than ever, disease is the result of poor nutrition," said Pediatrician Randy Naidoo, M.D. "If we do not change our nutrition, we will have to accept the healthcare costs that continue to rise, increasing treatments that have higher risk to the patient, and healthcare that does not address the root issue of most disease. "Let's Get Real About Eating" helps you understand the underlying cause of many diseases and is a great first step in getting yours and your children's health back."
Obesity, diabetes, cancer, celiac disease, ADD/ADHD, autoimmune diseases are all on the rise. Each year in the U.S. alone, over half a million people have their first heart attack, 13 million adults are diagnosed with diabetes, and 1.3 million develop cancer. Even though in 1960, the World Health Organization found that most cancer is preventable with better nutrition, it is not yet a disease of the past.
"The excessiveness in this country has become the root of most of our problems, including our health," says Kopec. "We have to make some changes in the way we eat and the way we live or we will find the list of chronic and degenerative diseases growing beyond what our health care is able to manage."