Nutrition based solutions

 

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to wellness by supporting the body's natural ability to be nutrient-sufficient and reducing, or even eliminating, dysfunction.  

We definitely need to talk about food!

We know that COVID-19 mostly affects those whose immune systems are both suppressed and inflamed at the same time. Obesity and chronic disease are inflammatory states predominantly caused by our modern diet. While there are other causes of inflammation—toxins, allergens, infections, and stress—food plays the greatest role for most of us. 

In Functional Medicine, we believe that most modern diseases are rooted in inflammation: depression, cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.

Right now, we are dealing with an intersection of the virus pandemic on top of the pandemic of chronic disease and obesity. The reason we are dealing with an influx of sick people in the hospitals is not just because of the virus; it’s because of the host. When you’re inflamed because you’re overweight or obese or have chronic disease caused by metabolic dysfunction, this creates a body ripe for an inflammatory response from COVD-19.

The only way to tackle this issue of rampant inflammation is to start with food. 

Eating real foods shouldn’t be so difficult, and yet, it has become a Herculean task to defeat the endless amounts of processed crap that lines the aisles and the addictive properties of food-like substances. In an ideal world, we would all have access to an abundance of real food.

I truly believe that if everyone had access and the right tools to cook and prepare healthy meals, we wouldn’t be in such a dire situation facing this pandemic of COVID-19 or the epidemic of chronic disease. 

The first step in making this dream a reality is to arm everyone with the information they need to take back their health which is why nutrition education is such an important factor in nutritional therapy.  

Food is a complicated thing:

It’s a key controller of our state of health or disease, it’s a social centerpiece that compliments the most important moments of our lives. It’s the building blocks that create our brain, enabling us to have thoughts and feelings and emotions. It’s the very stuff that makes up our bodies. We literally are what we eat and what we see looking back at us in the mirror. Food isn’t just food., it’s the thing that makes us who we are.

 

Sign up for the next RESTART® or a Intuitive Eating and Empowerment workshop this year, or simply check in for a free 20 minute consult.

Carole