The old adage that you are what you eat is true. If you eat unhealthy, bland, deficient foods, guess what you’ll be? If you eat healthy, bright, vibrant foods, guess what you’ll become?
You may not have to look further than the mirror to see the effects the SAD (standard American diet) causes. You don’t have to walk far out your door to notice overweight, overtired, or overstressed people. The good news is that you can quickly begin to reverse these negative effects by making dietary changes.
Follow me here for information, ideas, and insights into a variety of topics that impact your total body health. I’ll provide you with nutritious recipes, healthy living information, and tips to help you on your journey in reaching optimal health.
Each of us is a unique person with individual nutritional needs. Lots of factors influence how we react to, metabolize, and feel when we eat certain foods. Many components effect what happens when we eat food such as: metabolism, ability to synthesize nutrients, anatomy, current level of health, age, environmental factors, stress level, and genetics.
You may have noticed your friend thriving on a raw foods diet, but when you tried it, you were tired and cranky. Your coworker might have lost 20 lbs in a month on Atkins, but you gained 10 lbs in two weeks. The reason for this boils down to bio individual nutritional needs.
I believe very strongly that eating a whole foods, nutrient dense, minimally processed diet and consuming a wide variety of foods is the recipe leading to success for everyone. Eating should be a pleasurable experience that nourishes and energizes our bodies.
You won’t find diet dogma here. There is not a one-size-fits-all menu that everyone can follow and live a healthy life. I will post recipes that are compliant with various eating strategies from paleo to vegan, but I’m not a proponent of any label.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
As an NTP student in 2014-2015 with the Nutritional Therapy Association, I will record my journey through the program. If you are interested in becoming an NTP, I hope to provide you with an overview of the curriculum that will help you decide if it is the right career choice for you.
I’ll discuss the program structure and the topics as I learn about them. And share my personal feelings, fears, insights, and experiences. Join me on my journey in becoming a Nutritional Therapist.
I want to be a source of support and encouragement for you as you make healthy changes in your life. I’ll guide you in learning to identify the right foods to eat for your particular individual needs.