Food is the foundation upon which the body’s energy is produced. When we design a personalized program we take into account specifics of illness, constitutional type, allergies, food sensitivities, inflammation and any digestive problems. Food can be considered the medicinal herbs that we take three times a day. Being aware of what we eat can help to maintain internal balance and prevent disease on a daily basis.
A Few Healthy Nutritional Therapy Eating Guidelines
- Avoid refined and processed foods. They usually contain unhealthy food preservatives, low quality oils and excess sugars or salt.
- Avoid cooking and eating foods made with hydrogenated oils.
- Select fresh, nutritious whole foods, organic if possible. Include plenty of vegetables.
- Avoid eating carbohydrate foods with a high glycemic index (foods that break down to sugar quickly such as white bread, pasta or potatoes).
- Vegetable juices are great for you especially fresh. They have a high concentration of absorbable minerals vitamins and enzymes.
- Eat smaller meals with snacks in between to help regulate blood sugar.
- Do not skip meals; especially breakfast as this tends to slow down metabolism.
- Drink 6 – 8 glasses of water or more especially when exercising or in hot weather. Dehydration mimics hunger.
- Eat slowly. Chew your food thoroughly; take a few deep breaths between bites. This will help to prevent overeating as the satiation response takes time to kick in.
- Accept and love yourself as you make changes that will improve your health.