Diabetes and obesity are everywhere in America. We hear about it on the news and we may be witnessing it within our own families.
Lavonia Nowell is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate that is teaching others how to avoid it through a processed-free diet. She lost weight through this healthy lifestyle change and now she helps others to do the same.
Lavonia decided to share what she learned by becoming a Certified Processed-Free Facilitator through the Processed-Free America organization, an organization that was co-founded by Dee McCaffrey. Lavonia began leading four of Dee McCaffrey’s Processed-Free Living support groups along with two other doTERRA Wellness Advocates, Kay Phillips and Dr. Lonny McKenzie. Together, they work to educate their communities on processed-free foods and strive to eliminate childhood and adult obesity across America.
Their aim to eliminate childhood and adult obesity is extremely important, especially in a nation that has high obesity rates. Obesity can be a serious health issue and can be life-threatening. One of the most common side effects of obesity is Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin to control the body’s blood sugar level. Because of this problem and similar malfunctions, diabetes "is the leading cause of early death, CHD, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness."1 Aside from diabetes, those struggling with obesity are at a higher risk of heart disease, asthma, and cancer.2
The Processed-Free America organization is helping fight this obesity battle by providing opportunities for people to receive health education and tips on naturally overcoming and preventing obesity. They accomplish this through health classes, weekly educational podcasts, and counseling. The foundation of their program is to help people see the benefits of whole foods and the harmful effects of processed foods. They believe that living a life free of processed foods is key to losing weight, keeping it off, and retaining a healthy and positive lifestyle.
I also found the Processed-Free America
site to be really educational! You can check out their resources and support groups if this is something that hits close to home for you.