Monday, March 12, 2012

John Mackey: 4 Pillars of Healthy Eating

"America is sick, and we are rapidly getting sicker. Most of our illness is do to unhealthy diets and unhealthy lifestyles," says Whole Foods Market founder and CEO, John Mackey. But he's got a plan.

Why is this so?

Maybe it has something to do with the American diet, which only consists of 10% Unrefined Plant Food (Fruits, Vegetables, Beans, Nuts, Seeds), only 2.5% Whole Grains, and a whopping 62% from Processed Foods! Mackey says this diet is "Designed for Disease."

How do you fix this problem?

Mackey breaks it down to the Four Pillars of Healthy Eating:
1.Whole Foods (if it comes in a package or a label then it's probably not a whole food)

2.Plant Strong (you don't have to be vegan, but get your animal product consumption down)

3.Healthy Fats (think avocados)

4.Nutrient Dense (fruits and veggies, not animal products)

Through these four pillars of eating, some Whole Foods team members have reversed diabetes and lost over 100 pounds!

Mackey goes on to talk about how as we as individuals can raise our consciousness and help educate others about adapting a healthy lifestyle.

Click on the link to watch a short video of his presentation.

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