We cannot be healthy if we don't live a healthy lifestyle. If all of our cells are healthy, infact, it is impossible to be sick! So, our job is to keep our cells healthy by living a healthy lifestyle that includes diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, proper weight, and having meaningful purpose in our lives. If we follow these principles, our chances of sustaining good health are the best we can do.
*Dr. Saputo recommends the Lifestyle, Dietary, and Supplement protocols listed below as considerations for prevention and overall health and wellness. All the information on this site is intended solely for educational purposes exclusively for your health care practitioner to consider with you. It is neither ethical nor appropriate for any health care practitioner to give medical advice to anyone who is not their patient.
General Wellness and Prevention Protocol
1. Avoid stress, negativity and worrying.
2. Meditate or practice mindfullness daily.
3. Participate in a regular, balanced exercise program.
4. Practice good sleep habits and get between 8-9 hours of sleep a night.
1. Avoid sugar and refined starches as much as possible.
2. Avoid pesticides and herbicides by buying organic foods.
3. Avoid hormones and antibiotics in commercial meats and poultry. Choose organic whenever possible.
4. Avoid refined, damaged fats including fried foods, hydrogenated oils and margarine.
5. Drink 8 glasses of purified water daily to help remove toxins.
6. Eat 5-9 servings of organic fresh fruits and vegetables daily (raw when possible).
7. Consume a few tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds (flaxmeal) daily.
9. Use herbs in cooking.
10. Drink fresh green juice from kale or other leafy greens. Add lemon and ginger.
The "wellness buffer" is a range on a spectrum between ideal / perfect health and when the symptoms of disease begin. It takes loss of considerable reserve function before things deteriorate to the point where you first develop symptoms. We should all be working hard to preserve this buffer between perfect functionability and where dysfunctionality begins to become apparent. Unfortunately we've been convinced by the business of health care to wait until we get sick before we take action to preserve our wellness.