I am thrilled to present a compelling opportunity to introduce a 12-series lunch n’ learn program focused on the critical Pillars of Health. This engaging and transformative series will shed light on how the choices we make and actions we take directly impact our well-being and, ultimately, the bottom line of your organization.
A key eye-opener we will explore together is the influential study titled “Actual Causes of Death in the United States in 2000.” This groundbreaking research revealed that an astounding half of all deaths, including those attributed to heart disease, cancer, and stroke, could be traced back to lifestyle choices. This study serves as a powerful reminder that the choices we make on a daily basis have profound implications for our overall health and longevity.
Recognizing that the health of your employees is the most valuable resource for your organization’s success, the Pillars of Health lunch n’ learn series will delve into the pillars of nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, and overall well-being. By equipping your team with practical strategies and actionable steps, we will empower them to make immediate positive changes in their lives, fostering enhanced health and vitality.
I am eager to contribute to the health and success of your organization by delivering impactful lunch n’ learn sessions focused on the Pillars of Health.
~Dr. Hilary Trojano, ND
A Sneak Peek Into Our Pillars Of Health Sessions
Hydration: Drink For Your Life!
Water is vital for maintaining optimal health, as it supports proper digestion, nutrient absorption, and toxin elimination. Staying hydrated enhances energy levels by preventing dehydration, which can cause fatigue and sluggishness. Moreover, drinking water can aid in weight loss by promoting satiety, boosting metabolism, and replacing high-calorie beverages, contributing to a balanced calorie intake.
Hot Off The Stress
Stress is a natural reaction to not being able to cope with specific demands and events, but ongoing stress can affect a person’s health and wellbeing.
Stress can also be a motivator, and it can even be essential to survival. However, when the body becomes triggered too easily, or there are too many stressors at one time, it can undermine a person’s mental and physical health and become harmful.
Move It Or Lose It
Why exercise? Exercise is powerful medicine. Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise prevents health problems, builds strength, boosts energy, and can help you reduce stress. It can also help you maintain a healthy body weight and curb your appetite. Everyone can benefit from physical activity.
The Good In Food: The Green Lights
We’re often told that we need to follow a healthy, balanced diet, but just why is healthy eating important? What we eat and drink can have a huge impact on our bodies and our health, which is why a healthy diet is so important.
The Bad In Food: The Yellow Lights
“Yellow-light” foods have some nutrition, but not as much as green-light foods do. Eat some! They tend to have more fat, added sugars, and/or calories than the green-light options. Yellow-light foods can be enjoyed sometimes, but not all the time. Yellow light foods are “slow down” foods. These foods are ones that you should eat in moderation.
The Ugly In Food: The Red Lights
“Red-light” foods have the lowest nutritional value for your brain and body. Eat less! These food choices usually contain high levels of sugar or fats, and should be replaced with food choices from green and yellow-light options. Foods in the red-light category include highly processed foods with additives and chemicals.
Anxiety, Food and Immunity
Looking for ways to improve your emotional and mental health? Food plays a bigger role than you may think! Studies have shown that diets high in processed foods, fast food, and sugar are more likely to increase depression and anxiety When most of the diet consists of highly refined foods that are void of a lot of nutrition, there is little room left for nutrient-dense foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains, and legumes. Mood is regulated by the brain, and to work properly, the brain needs optimal fuel from nutrients in food.
Dis-Ease: What Is It & Where Does It Come From
All diseases start with something in your body that is not working correctly. I would like to change our way of thinking about disease. I prefer to look at disease as dis-ease. It means that our body is not at an easy state. In order to combat the body not at ease, we must then decide what we can do to give our body or mind a state of ease. Does it have the proper nutrients, hydration, mental focus, and sleep?
Sleep Is Your Superpower
Sleep impacts all of your body systems – cardiovascular, muscular, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and the reproductive system. Sleep also affects metabolism, and is closely linked to weight gain and loss. Poor sleep also has been linked to cancer, injuries, poor brain health and even an increased risk of glaucoma. How are you sleeping?
Supplement For Your Soul
Despite the motives of the agricultural industry, what about the soil itself? The quality of soil has been declining rapidly and, with current practices, there is only about 60 years of topsoil left in some places. Fertile, biodiverse soil is the main provider of beneficial nutrients to the crops that we consume and without this, the quality of the produce we put into our bodies is suffering. The average vegetable found in today’s supermarkets are 5%-40% lower in mineral content than those from over 50 years ago.
The Good Life: Does Joy Just Happen
Joy has come to be one of the most important things I recommend as a Naturopathic Doctor. It’s important that we all feel that sense of joy. Studies show that joyful people have less chance of having a heart attack, maintain healthier blood pressure, and tend to have lower cholesterol levels. There’s research to prove that joy boosts our immune systems, fights stress and pain, and improves our chance of living a longer life.