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Start Taking Your Health Seriously | Tannon Dowd & Braiden Belnap

Updated: Jan 30

Summary: In episode 82 on the Journey to Authenticity Podcast I had Tannon Dowd join me.  We talked about health and living a healthy lifestyle. I am so excited to share his insights that we talked about on the podcast.  I am briefly touching on each of the topics we talked about in the podcast episode. If you would like to learn more detailed information the podcast links are below.  


Living a healthy lifestyle is a goal shared by many, but it can be challenging to navigate amidst the vast variety of food choices available. However, by prioritizing certain practices such as eating organic, buying food at local farmers' markets, and reading ingredient labels, you can make informed choices that promote your overall well-being. In this blog post, we will explore these three important aspects of a healthy lifestyle and highlight their benefits.

Eating Organic:

Eating organic food has gained significant popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Organic produce is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, GMOs, and chemical fertilizers, making it a healthier choice for our bodies and the environment. By choosing organic, you reduce your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, while also supporting sustainable farming practices.

Shopping at Farmers Markets:

Visiting your local farmers' market is an excellent way to connect with your community, support local farmers, and access fresh, seasonal produce. Unlike supermarket produce, which often undergoes long transportation and storage processes, farmers' market offerings are typically picked at peak ripeness and contain higher nutrient levels. Not only does this promote a healthier diet, but it also encourages a more sustainable food system.

Reading Ingredient Labels:

When it comes to packaged foods, reading ingredient labels is crucial. By understanding what goes into the products we consume, we can make informed choices about what we put in our bodies. Look out for artificial additives, preservatives, high levels of added sugars, and unhealthy fats. Opting for products with fewer, recognizable ingredients and avoiding harmful additives supports your efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The Benefits and Tips:

Eating organic food provides higher nutrient content, reduces exposure to chemicals, and supports sustainable agriculture.

Shopping at farmers' markets supports local farmers, provides fresher produce, and encourages a stronger sense of community.

Reading ingredient labels helps you make conscious choices about the food you consume, avoiding harmful additives and prioritizing whole, unprocessed ingredients.

Tips for Incorporating These Practices:

Start by gradually incorporating organic options into your diet.

Find the nearest farmers' market in your area and commit to visiting regularly.

Dedicate time to reading ingredient labels, understanding the nutrition content, and making educated decisions about the products you purchase.


Adopting a healthy lifestyle involves conscious decision-making when it comes to our food choices. By prioritizing eating organic, shopping at farmers' markets, and reading ingredient labels, we not only nourish our bodies but also support local communities and sustainable farming practices. So, let's take the first steps towards a healthier future by embracing these three key ingredients for a vibrant and fulfilling life.

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