Eating for Health
Eating for Health. Most of us don’t know what that looks like. With fad diets and weird trends it can be frustrating to sift through the information out there to know what’s best if you don’t have a nutritional degree or have a whole lot of time to devote to research.
Eating for Health can be fairly simple once you know the basics. I believe it is truly amazing what the human body can do when it has the proper building blocks to do it. Things like having more energy, healing dis-ease and living pain-free are possible.[slogan size=”small” color=”#1e4ea1″]”The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”[/slogan]
I talk about food all the time with my patients but some of you may be wondering about my basis of food knowledge. Most people don’t know how much education a person like myself receives. It’s a lot. My masters degree is in science, so over a period of 4 years I was tested in biology, anatomy, orthopedic and neurological evaluation, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. I also studied Eastern and Western nutrition, physiology, and pharmacology.
I have no doubt that my education in nutrition far surpasses that of most Western doctors. And unfortunately, many Western doctors don’t know or are not interested in educating their patients about food as medicine and eating for health.
As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, my job it to share my knowledge of what I know to support health. This includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, and what we call the Yang Sheng principles. Yang Sheng basically means participating in things to support a good, healthy life – and avoiding things that make you feel bad or cause harm. So obviously, eating well is a HUGE part of overall health.
I talk to many of my patients about the types of foods they should be eating to support their health goal. Including how eating a wide variety of organic foods can curb or stave off the disease process.
However (unfortunate as it is) I don’t have the time I need to get more in depth about food science and which types of foods they should be eating to increase antioxidants, decrease systemic inflammation, balance their blood sugar, etc. So when I found “The Food Cure” I was so happy I finally found a resource that held all of this rich information to share with my patients.
The Food Cure
The Food Cure (previously known as Your Plate, Your Fate) is a series of eBooks that has A LOT of information about eating for health. If you want to understand how eating badly can cause disease and how eating well improves your health, these books are a great place to start. This should be the blueprint of how to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle forever!
I like how it is broken down into sections. There is SO much information out there regarding what to eat and what is the best nutrition, what your body can and can’t handle, the ratios…it can all be overwhelming. I think she does a great job of educating without overburdening you with information.
The Food Cure covers many aspects of what we should be eating including:
As I mentioned, it is regrettable that most Western Medicine doctors get little to no nutritional training. Therefore most of the time if you have a chronic, sub acute health issue you get prescribed pharmaceuticals instead of suggestions and guidance about how to eat right to give your body what it needs to help heal itself. Most of our “western diseases” like high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and chronic pain are a result of chronic systemic inflammation. The nutritional information in The Food Cure (or Your Plate, Your Fate) is a way to help decrease that by making informed choices about what you are putting into your body.
The saying is true, we are what we eat. If you want to understand how eating badly can damage your overall health and how eating well can support your entire body, you should download this series now (right now it’s only $67!). Arm yourself with the knowledge to help keep yourself, friends, and family healthy, happy and disease-free.