Since food is a major source of energy for our body, it is crucial for us to be conscious of what we feed our body. In choosing healthy foods, we can use common sense principles to guide us. We want balanced portions of a spectrum of colorful unprocessed whole foods that emphasize in-season, locally grown raw vegetables and fruits. If we like to cook vegetables, we may want to steam them lightly, as to avoid the breakdown of the biochemical molecules that occurs doing excessive heating or microwaving of food. If we choose to eat meat or fish, we may want to indulge ourselves in free range, wild, organically grown or fed animals in order to avoid the potential contamination by artificial chemicals and hormones.
It is of utmost importance to avoid prepackaged, precooked, preserved foods, that may have multiple ingredients that could be harmful to our health. Because knowledge is power, in order to be more knowledgeable about our health choices we must carefully read all labels on foods and continuously educate ourselves about health and healing.
I received my Nutritional certification and training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
I received additional certification and training unique to “Fitness Nutrition” from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.