We depend eating nutritious food... without it we cannot function and sustain life.
"Treat an illness first with food, only if this fails should medicine be prescribed"
Sun Simao (581 - 682 CE) - Court Physician Tang Dynasty
|The care and feeding of the human body.|
Kowing what and how to eat, how you determine what foods you select, knowing what your diet's contents; freedom to pick when, where and how you eat. There is a direct correlation between the quality of food ingested and the quality of health we experience. The more vitality in the food, the more vitality available to your body - you are what you eat.
Chewing your food completely and peaceful eating will allow you gastric juices to flow properly in your stomach. Take normal relaxing breaths and enjoy the aroma of your food. Consider the source of your food, where it comes from. Hhow was it grown and harvested. Enjoy the experience!
We live in a culture where the tendency is to process, package and preserve everything. Additionally, we tend to contaminate our foods while in the growing process by adding insecticides and herbicides as well as hormone and antibiotics. Harmful additives to the feeds of animals significantly affect their food quality. These practices significantly diminish the food's nutritional value and is starting a new process in managing our food chain. However, we do have the option to choose wholesome foods that are produced, processed and packaged without introducing chemicals.
Drinking pure water is essential in facilitating the metabolic processes of assimilating and absorbing our food nutrients. But, in doing this, we should drink only small amounts while eating meals to let saliva enzymes do their work. Excess fluids will dilute gastric acids and enzymes, inhibiting their ability to fully breakdown and process the foods for assimilation. Lastly, when done eating, take time to relax. Allow your digestive and nervous systems absorb the nutrients by not churning right back into activity.
With a bewildering array of diets available... it's nearly impossible to know what to eat in the healthiest manner. Much of this confusion exists because one diet doesn't fit everybody. People with heart disease are urged to follow low-fat diets; serious athletes focus on protein intake; diabetics watch protein to carbohydrate ratios amongother things and cancer patients are told to avoid foods containing chemicals.
We advise you on key food groups tailoring these groups to your specific needs.
We also review with you the results of your 3-day diet recall and our optimal food choices list to review your nutritional status. During the consultation process of discovery you'll receive feedback on how food can make a direct impact on your health and how to create simple changes that will form the foundation on which to build your new healthy lifestyle for years to come. See the list of Optimal Food Choices in our Resources Page..
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