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Spring Clean Your Health Myths

Its time to spring clean those health myths that have settled like cobwebs in the recesses of the mind. Is there a developing epidemic of obsessive health consciousness in the quest of avoiding frailty, wrinkles, and catastrophic illness? There is actually a name for this obsession orthorexia.

Has food become an enemy which needs to be weighed and supplemented with vitamins and minerals? Are we so worried about not getting enough sleep in order to work harder and smarter the next day that we are fulfilling our own prophecies of insomnia?

Lately when I go out to dinner with friends, they like to talk about super foods, omega 3s, supplements and going gluten free. Its enough to take the joy out of eating! I ask if a blood test has shown them to be vitamin/mineral deficient, or if a doctor has diagnosed them with celiac disease or an allergy to gluten. The answer is they have voluntarily changed their diet. They are shocked when I say that complex carbs boost my mood and give me energy.

5 myths unmasked:
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