Overused and under emphasized the phrase “you are what you eat”
is as true today as ever.
Unfortunately it isn’t the name of the foods that we should be eating that have changed,
it’s the way they are grown, processed and delivered that have changed.
Understanding what foods still possess the essential components
for truly nourishing the body, and therefore helping mind and spirit
stay in balance, can be challenging if not impossible today.
Between the truth in labeling and associated laws,
it is a wonder we feel safe eating anything bought in a “normal supermarket”.
The understanding that “we are what we eat” is the same as,
we are what the animal or vegetable is fed to grow on.
There are a variety of opinions regarding what constitutes healthy eating.
Many people swear by a strict vegan diet (no meat, dairy or eggs),
while others promote a high protein diet with an abundance of animal meat.
Some experts will say that dairy is an essential ingredient of a proper diet,
while many strongly argue against it.
Some encourage you to eat very few carbohydrates,
others tell you that they should be an integral part of every meal.
With all this seeming confusion, how does one know what to believe?
In an effort not to add to the confusion, let us start with the understanding
that different things work for different people.
There are many aspects of your individuality to consider.
What is your physical condition? (youth, old age, illness, pregnancy and lactation)
What is your lifestyle type? (sedentary or active)
Do you have any food allergies or sensitivities?
What are your nutritional goals? (weight gain or loss)
Even your ethnic back background comes to bear in your nutritional needs.
These are all the reasons why Nutritional Consulting is key to your Holistic Health plan.
It is all part of Élan Vital Holistic Healing.