It seems to me that we’re being told what to eat and more importantly what NOT to eat at every opportunity. I suspect that most of the current diet advice is more about selling books or supplements than sensible, factual or traditional food wisdom.
What I would like to do is
1. Allay any fears surrounding this food group
2. Back it with traditional wisdom and practices
3. Give you tools to ensure that your food does heal and not harm you
I was privileged to have the opportunity to speak with Louise Saunders on her evening show here in Hobart. Louise is keen to clarify just what a functional medicine nutritionist is/ does and what influences my nutritional recommendations compared to the food pyramid and other dietary influences of today.
Have a listen and leave a comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
This article delves into the world of protein - the building blocks of nature without which we would have no structure, strength, motion or Emotional resilience. Protein is essential not only for tissue and muscle integrity but also immune, mental & emotional health, detoxification, energy production and so much more. Having some knowledge of the many functions of protein in your body can help us to better understand the signs and symptoms of deficiency when they occur.
Welcome back to our series on Traditional Foods- the foods which our forefather enjoyed, back when modern diseases like obesity and diabetes were a rarity. (1) Having read part one and two in this series you’re now aware of the importance of good quality fats in your diet along with the powerful healing capacity of organically produced, fresh, heirloom vegetables and fruit. Today we will look at nuts, seeds, grains and legumes, a group of foods which are similarly nutrient-dense and at the same time the source of much confusion and discussion around the health blogosphere.
Welcome back to my series on Traditional Foods- the very foods which early researchers such as Weston A Price found to be the hallmarks of the most robustly healthy folk on the planet. Today- thanks to supermarkets, food is not nearly so tricky to come by as it was in pre-industrial times. At the same time the quality of our convenience foods does not appear to be doing our health any favours. (7) With a little guidance and research however you too can whip up gourmet, healing remedies in your own kitchen from locally sourced produce.
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