A Word About Wellness
As you have no doubt noticed, there are many different definitions of wellness. And there are even more ideas about how to achieve wellness.
There is, however, a general consensus that inflammation leads to disease (and by disease, I mean anything that does not promote a feeling of ease). The inflammatory response can happen for a number of reasons, but improper nutrition is certainly near the top of the list.
The bottom line
Regardless of your beliefs about diet, lifestyle and specific practices to promote wellness, it would be hard to argue against this one simple fact: eating nutrient-dense foods can only help the body heal and function well.
So that’s the ultimate goal: consume nutrient-dense foods whenever possible. Give your body the materials it needs to reduce inflammation and repair its structures. Much like a car, if you don’t give your body the maintenance and care it needs, its parts won’t continue to perform perfectly forever.
But which foods are nutrient-dense?
The problem is that people often disagree about which foods are nutrient-dense, and which promote inflammation. Some people believe animal products are inflammatory, and others believe they are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Some people believe fat is unhealthy, while others believe it is crucial to good nutrition.
What I believe
I believe nutrition and dietary requirements are different for everyone. What works for one person may not work for another. Nutritionists, naturopaths or other practitioners well-versed in this area can help you determine what’s best for your unique biology and circumstances.
I am not here to dole out advice about what you should be eating, nor am I here to judge you for your food and lifestyle choices.
What I AM here to do is offer alternatives and options you may not have considered to increase the nutrient content of your diet, in accordance with recommendations made by your health practitioner. I am here to help you find solutions that:
- Taste good
- Are easy to prepare
- Don’t cost much more than you currently spend
- Promote proper structure and function of body tissues