Sometimes simple answers are staring us right in the face and we still can’t see them. Would you change your diet if doing so would create a centered, calm, happy, well-rested, sleep-through-the-night kind of person?
An important job
Of course you would. We are given so many choices when feeding our bodies, and like most things, when overloaded with options, it’s difficult to make the right choice. After recently attending a conference on nutrition, while walking away, I thought, “If I changed one thing from the knowledge I gained today, what would it be?” The conference reminded me that I have a very important job¾the job of caring for my body. Nutritionally speaking, what I choose to eat will make me feel either good or bad. I will be tempted. It won’t always be easy, but with persistence, making better food choices becomes natural. I understand how my body is very special and that the food I choose to go inside my body is incredibly important.
Scientific study proves common sense nutrition works
This nutritional conference in London hosted an assortment of specialists in the field of nutrition. Dr. Neil Ward, a professor of chemistry at the University of Surrey, England, reported on a study of nutrition and human behavior. The results were quite incredible. Dr. Ward proved that problems such as sleeping difficulties, hyperactivity and excessive allergies were markedly improved by modifying the diet and supplementing with vitamins and minerals. Nutrition and vitamins, used as the only intervention, got better results than similar studies that used pharmaceuticals.
Another scientific study Dr. Ward conducted documented the link between nutrition and criminal behavior. This involved altering the diets of juvenile inmates by replacing soft drinks and junk food with fruit juice, fruits, vegetables, and whole foods. The results showed a reduction in disciplinary action of forty-five percent. Another convincing study supports a common-sense approach to nutrition. This study involved 3,000 young offenders who experienced a seventy-to-eighty percent reduction in criminal behavior over twelve months while on a high-nutrition diet.