Dear Fellow Healthcare Consumer…
My name is Joy Stephenson-Laws and I am the founder of Proactive Health Labs, a public non-profit organization.
On behalf of our team, thank you for joining us on this proactive journey designed to give us, our families and our communities, the tools we need to be empowered consumers of healthcare.
The first step of this journey is recognizing the critical role nutrition plays in our lives. We eat to live. And we live healthily by getting the right balance of nutrients such as protein, water, carbohydrates, minerals, fats and vitamins from the foods we eat. Imbalance(s) in any of these nutrients may lead to diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and mental disorders.
MOST OF US HAVE SOME TYPE OF NUTRITIONAL IMBALANCE
And our nutritional deficiencies may not be due to poor eating habits. Our needs for various nutrients change throughout the course of our lives and are impacted by such factors like age, sex, medications, surgery or chronic diseases. For example, our need for vitamin C increases dramatically when we have surgery. Experts recommend up to 50 times the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for faster healing!
So educating ourselves about our bodies and the role nutrition plays in our health is very important for our well-being.
And testing to determine the balance of nutrients in our bodies is critical to recover from or prevent many diseases. Nutrition testing gives us information about whether our bodies are absorbing the nutrients from the good foods we eat. Having this information is important to keep us balanced and healthy to fight diseases.
The final step is to understand the important role mindfulness plays in keeping us healthy and well.
MOST OF US SEEK INNER PEACE AND HAPPINESS
Inner peace and happiness comes from the practice of mindfulness.
Mindfulness allows us to do the following:
- Leave the past where it belongs (behind you)
- Forget the future because we can’t predict it and it’s not even promised
- Cherish the present. It’s called the ‘present,’ because it truly is a gift
As a non-profit association, our goal is to be proactive about our health by creating a greater awareness of nutrition and effective mindfulness techniques.
And just think how great life would be if more of us were as healthy as we could be? We would be better patients, doctors, wives, husbands, employees, employers and citizens. We might even have less crime! Hmmmmm!! Well let me get off my soapbox!
this page and help us achieve our goals so we can all enjoy our healthy lives.
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