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Nutrition

On your healing journey, think of nutrition as your best friend. It's amazing how the right foods can help repair and strengthen both your body and mind. Imagine your body as a garden that thrives when you water it with the best nutrients. These nutrients are like hugs for your cells, helping you feel stronger and brighter. Good food is not just about keeping fit; it's like a secret superpower for your mood and mental health too. So, every healthy bite you take is like a high-five to yourself on this journey to wellness.

Remember, every meal is a chance to nourish not just your body, but your spirit too. Let's make eating well a fun part of your amazing healing adventure!

Nutrition Resources

Nutrition
Basics

At a nutritional crossroads? This user-friendly guide is for you. It outlines a clear, simple path to wellness, emphasizing small, manageable changes for significant benefits to your physical, mental, and emotional health. As your companion in deciphering nutrition's complexities, it supports a shift towards a healthier lifestyle, promising noticeable improvements in your well-being. Start your journey to a balanced and energized life today.

25 Super Simple Recipes

Feeling lost on starting a healthier diet? You're in good company. Contrary to the belief that healthy eating is pricey and complex, I've compiled 25 easy, delicious meal ideas for any budget and schedule. From gluten-free to vegan or low-sugar options, this guide offers step-by-step recipes, affordable shopping tips, and ensures no sacrifice on taste. It's not just a cookbook—it's your first step to a nourishing lifestyle that's fulfilling and straightforward, catering to both your body and soul.

Easy Nutrition Guide

This guide demystifies nutrition, offering simple strategies for a healthier lifestyle. Learn to understand food labels, make informed choices, and grasp the basics of healthy living through clear steps. It's not just a guide but a roadmap to wellness, suitable for beginners and those further along. Join us on this journey, transforming knowledge into action for a happier, healthier life.

4 Weeks To Health

Introducing a 4-week health and fitness plan designed to enhance your lifestyle! This program includes daily meal plans for optimal nutrition, structured exercise routines, daily affirmations for a positive mindset, and weekly grocery lists. Suitable for beginners and the well-informed alike, it features weekly quizzes to monitor progress. Feel the change or get a full refund. Start your journey to a healthier you!

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Nutrition Journals
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Things I use


I am not a doctor or a qualified nutritionist so these are a recommendation for the things that I use regularly in addition to having a healthy diet:
Vitamins - C, D, A, Zinc, Iodine (Iodoral), Magnesium, AG1 Supplement.
Mushroom powders - Reishi, Lion's Mane & Cordyceps
Hemp Seeds
Goji Berries
Chia Seeds


How Nutrition Helps Healing


Nutrition plays a crucial role in the healing process, not only physically but also mentally. A well-balanced diet can provide the energy needed for your body to repair itself and can support mental health, enhancing overall well-being. Here's a brief overview of how nutrition aids healing, along with some resources you might find helpful:

The Basics of Nutrition and Healing

  • Macro and Micronutrients: Both are essential for healing. Macronutrients provide the body with energy (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats), while micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) support the processes that repair tissue and support the immune system. For instance, vitamin C is crucial for the synthesis of collagen, a key component of skin and tissues, and zinc plays a role in tissue repair and the immune response.

  • Anti-inflammatory Foods: Chronic inflammation can slow the healing process. Including anti-inflammatory foods like omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts, as well as antioxidants found in berries, leafy greens, and whole grains, can help reduce inflammation and promote healing.

  • Hydration: Water is essential for all bodily functions, including the healing process. It helps transport nutrients to cells and removes waste products, which is critical for healing.

  • Gut Health: A healthy gut supports a strong immune system, which is vital for healing. Foods rich in fiber and fermented foods like yoghurt, kefir, and sauerkraut can support gut health.


Resources for Further Exploration

  • Books:

    • "How Not to Die" by Dr. Michael Greger – Focuses on how diet can prevent and reverse disease.

    • "Eat to Beat Disease" by Dr. William Li – Explores how certain foods can enhance the body's natural defenses.

  • Websites:

    • NutritionFacts.org – A non-profit website that provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research.

    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (eatright.org) – Offers a wealth of information on how to maintain a healthy diet.

  • Podcasts and YouTube Channels:

    • "The Doctor's Kitchen" by Dr. Rupy Aujla – Discusses how you can eat your way to health.

    • "NutritionFacts.org" YouTube Channel – Dr. Michael Greger provides insights into how diet impacts health and healing.

  • Courses and Workshops:

    • Consider taking a course on nutrition and healing such as this program I offer which gets you started on ideas for healthy eating with a daily meal plan.

  • Support Groups and Forums:

    • Engaging with communities focused on nutrition and healing can provide support and share personal experiences that can be enlightening.


Incorporating these resources into your journey can enhance your understanding of how nutrition aids in healing, which you can then share with others through your writing and speaking. Remember, the key to using nutrition for healing is balance, variety, and moderation. And, as always, it's important to consult with healthcare professionals or a registered dietitian before making significant changes to your diet, especially if you have specific health conditions or dietary needs. 

Book Recommendations

  • "Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing That Works" by Andrew Saul, PhD: Andrew Saul champions the idea that with proper nutrition and vitamin supplementation, many chronic diseases can not only be prevented but also cured. The book provides practical advice on how to address various health issues through dietary changes and nutritional supplements, advocating for personal responsibility in health care.

  • "The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health" by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II: This groundbreaking book presents findings from one of the most comprehensive nutrition studies ever conducted, revealing the link between diet and the risk of developing diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

  • "Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition" by Paul Pitchford: Merging Eastern dietary theories with Western nutritional science, Pitchford offers insights into diet, herbs, and food energetics for healing, providing a thorough guide to improving health through nutrition.

  • "Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ" by Giulia Enders: Enders delves into the digestive system's vital role in our overall health, including its impact on our mood and immune system, and underscores the importance of gut health and nutrition.

  • "The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom" by Melissa Hartwig Urban and Dallas Hartwig: This book lays out a clear 30-day plan for breaking bad food habits, reducing cravings, and understanding the effects of food on your body, emphasizing whole foods and health.

  • "Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food" by Catherine Shanahan, M.D.: Dr. Shanahan explores the connection between our dietary choices and genetic expression, advocating for a return to traditional foods for improved health outcomes.

  • "Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes" by Mark Bittman: Offering a compelling argument for adopting a more plant-based diet, Bittman discusses the environmental and health benefits of this shift and provides practical recipes to help readers implement these changes in their diet.

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