America is under attack. A nation besieged by illness.
A large segment of the US economy is now dedicated to the treatment of illnesses. The American Epidemic promises to be the most difficult challenge this nation has ever faced. Aside from than the misery it causes, the most troubling aspect of the attack is the fact that it is our cherished institutions of businesses who are behind them.
Fortune 500 companies have thrust the dagger of illness into the heart of this great nation, its children. They no longer make products that improve life but instead instill poor habits in children in the expectation of destroying it. They have created a steady stream of consumers to serve the dual role of slaves to unhealthy food and recipients of prescription drugs.
It is their products, practices and methods that have made our children ill. They have bloated our health care system with unhealthy patients and created an infrastructure dedicated to managing illness and treating symptoms. They plan to fill the coffers of multinational drug companies with profits by keeping doctors busy prescribing drugs and performing invasive surgeries.
The Athlete’s Solution provides the antidote. Exercise. Induce the most stressful situation known to humans and allow the body to adapt by meeting its demands. Improved metabolic efficiency; the fruit of exercise.
The Solution harvests that fruit by better meeting the needs of exercising muscles. It does so by incorporating colorful plants in its meals. The Red, White and Blue Diet with an abundance of Green Foods is the answer.
These foods, not only meet the body’s energy needs but also deliver the universe of antioxidants (flavonoids, polyphenols) healthy fats (omega-3s), and host of natural anti-inflammatory foods (turmeric, ginger, garlic) essential to recovery, compounds embedded in the plant’s fibers.
It borrows from the practices of Ancient Healers who knew the power of plants and the importance of movement. They healed through foods.
These foods provided the essential plant-based, bioactive nutrients needed to fortify the body and increase its resistance to stress. Biological agents that detoxify, neutralize, and remove agents of disease. What we call carcinogens, free radicals and drugs, they viewed as imbalances. What we use drugs for, they used plants. Food was their medicine.