Most people would benefit from a Nutrition Consultation
Depending on what you would like to believe, all conditions, if not all; may get some benefit from making a few changes in the way we eat. From a nutritional, biological and functional point of view; all conditions may benefit from changes in our diet. Frank nutritional deficiencies, like Vitamin D, Magnesium, Iodine and Omega-3 need to be corrected in order to improve health. These deficiencies are frequent in our society. At the same time, excessive intake of sugary drinks and refined foods, together with oxidized polyunsaturated Omega-6, trans-fats and gluten (wheat); are common in many families. All these factors may lead to inflammation; and most chronic conditions are heavily impacted by inflammation.
Our philosophy is simple and it based on principles that have been around for years (see below).
1) Let the food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food (Hippocrates 460-377 BC)
2) We are not what we eat; but what we can assimilate (Jordan Rubin)
3) A man's food is to other man bitter poison (Lucretius 99-55 BC)
In addition, we follow a functional medicine and nutrition approach; this means that we consider every organ system is connected; and good health, not only depends on genes, but also on the environment we have lived and that in which our parents lived. Environment includes family, beliefs, environmental exposures, previous medical history, relationships, physical activity and of course, the foods we eat.
Food as Medicine
Eating in a healthy way may help you or your children to prevent, improve or even reverse many health conditions. In addition, healthy eating is of the best ways to educate our children by serving as role models and by providing the required and essential nutrients for proper brain and cells development. Did you know that little girls tend to eat what mothers eat; and little boys will tend to eat what they see their dads eating? This has tremendous implications; the way we eat, in many instances, is the result of what we learned from our parents and grandparents; thus good or bad habits may run in families for decades without us even realizing.