Umm… Excuse me? Then what should I be eating?
EAT THIS, NOT THAT!
EAT THAT, NOT THIS!
Cut Carbs. Eat Carbs.
Cut fat. Eat fat.
Let’s be honest. There is an enormous amount of confusing and contradictory information that regularly floods the world of health and nutrition. It’s tough to decipher between what is accurate, folklore, or just plain nonsense. Everyone has an opinion these days, from Facebook posts, the TV shows you watch, to your co-workers, your neighbor down the street, your personal trainer, your doctor, to even your Aunt Linda. Everyone knows someone with inside information on the new big fad.
We’re heading into the time of year that is very indulgent, but it also can be very stressful for a number of reasons. It’s a time for friends and family to get together and celebrate around food, swap recipes, but also talk about what diet they’ll be on after the new year. Food is tradition, it is emotional, so the thought of changing can be a bit daunting.
“How do I cut through all the noise to make healthy decisions that are right for me?”
The best initial approach does not dwell calories, carbs, fats, and proteins, but rather focusing on the principles of bio-indiviuality to bring yourself to a state of physical health and balance from within. It means that every person is a unique individual with highly individualized nutritional requirements, anatomy, metabolism, body composition and cell structure that all influence your overall health.
Every bite of food can either serve us by promoting & supporting our well-being, or
work against us by promoting inflammation & disease.
Inflammation is our body’s normal and healthy response to an attack on the immune system. Chronic inflammation at the cellular level is the “silent killer” because it develops without pain and can lead to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
The best way to decrease inflammation and toxicity, while strengthening our immune system is by looking at the food we’re putting into out bodies.
Over the next few weeks we will be discussing the link between nutrition and disease, and sharing information from a variety of experts.
But first, we want to hear from YOU.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
How do you comb through information about health and nutrition to find what works for you?
What emotions do you have around changing your nutrition and lifestyle?
What are some breakthrough you’ve had?
Sarah Dade is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and received her Certified Integrative Nutrition and Health Coach designation and training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (“IIN”) in 2012. Sarah is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and received her training from Yoga Vida NYC.
Sarah studies include holistic nutrition, preventive health, dietary theories, hormonal imbalances, supplement therapy, food psychology, one-on-one counseling, lifestyle management techniques, relationship coaching, innovative coaching methods, small business strategy coaching, online marketing strategies, asana yoga, and many spiritual practices from around the world.