Do you consider yourself an “Average American”?

Do you consider yourself an “Average American”?

The Average American will:

Plan in advance for college.

Plan in advance for weddings.

Plan in advance for vacations.

Plan in advance for retirement.

Plan in advance for funerals.

But, the average American doesn’t plan for vibrant health as they age

Consider these average American health statistics:

1 out of every 3 average Americans are considered obese. Being obese can hinder quality of life and can contribute to developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, strokes, high cholesterol, joint problems and sleep apnea. 

The average American eats 57 pounds of sugar a year.  This is an average of 17 teaspoons a day –  more than double the recommended amount.  High added sugar intake can contribute to high blood pressure, inflammation (considered a root cause of most diseases), weight gain, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. It’s also been linked to a greater risk of heart attack and stroke. 

The average American takes around 4 different prescriptions a day.  A few side effects of prescription drugs are constipation, nausea, confusion, memory issues, drowsiness, and poor coordination. 

50 million average Americans are dealing with at least one autoimmune condition. 75% of those are woman. Autoimmune diseases are among the top 10 leading causes of death among Americans. 

Alarming? Yes, very.

Some of you reading this article are probably dismissing these scary figures as “not applicable to me”.

Are you sure?

Before you dismiss this as not pertaining to you, ask yourself these 3 questions: 

1. Do I live like an average American?

2. Do I feel like I have vibrant health?  

3. Do I have a preventive health strategy incorporated into my daily living to prevent myself from becoming one of those statistics? 

I’m quoting these statistics and asking these questions not to scare you, but to point out that most Americans are making serious mistakes when it comes to planning and incorporating preventive health strategies into their daily living.

Remember, the thousands of Americans that make up the above statistics never imagined they would fall prey to those issues. No one intends to let their vibrant health slip. Everyone wants to feel better and have vibrant health, but not everyone knows how to get there.

It’s not your fault.

The American culture does not promote healthy eating and living. On top of that, we are all unique – what may work well for one person might not be so great for their neighbor.  

So, where do you turn?

Although there are several factors that impact good health, I believe the 80,000 meals the average American will eat in a lifetime is a good place to start in acquiring and maintaining vibrant health.

Hundreds of billions of cells in your body die off each and every day. These must be replaced by new cells. The building blocks for those new cells come from what’s at the end of your fork.

If you have nagging symptoms and are not sure how to reach vibrant health, then you want to work with me.  I can help you. 

I can teach you how to address those nagging chronic symptoms while also taking control of your weight. No calorie counting, starving yourself or eating weird diet food. I can help you learn new habits around delicious food that will strengthen your body. Those habits will become second nature – you will never be on a diet again.  

If that sounds good to you and you are ready to feel better, go here to schedule a free 30-minute strategy session. We can chat about what’s going on, and you will leave the call with action steps to help. 


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Yetta Blair, CFNC, CHCC

Yetta Blair, CFNC, CHCC

Yetta is a certified functional nutrition practitioner, holistic cancer coach and speaker. She studied whole-food, plant-based nutrition with T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. She is a food driven analyst and works with clients to help them use nutrition principles to solve the root causes of their health symptoms. She knows that functional nutrition is the answer to our current healthcare crisis, both for individuals and for society at large, and wants to inform as many people as she can of the power of food to heal. Her promise to clients - if you eat better, you will feel better.